Our Beliefs.

APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF GOD

7TH DAY MINISTRIES

TENETS OF FAITH

1] We believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct [2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13].

2] We believe in the Eternal Godhead Who has revealed Himself as One God, ministering as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible [Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Deuteronomy 6:4-6].

3] We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to Divine righteousness in his own strength [Romans 5:12-18].

4] We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very Man [Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6].

5] We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples [1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25].

6] We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for His Church [John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18].

7] We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins [Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12, 22; Romans 5:11].

8] We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in order to fulfil the command of the Lord Jesus Christ [Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 19:4-5].

9] We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at, or subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural evidence, namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance [Acts 2:1-4; Acts 8:14-17; Acts 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15].

10] We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians

chapters 12, 13 and 14, as manifested in the early Church].

11] We believe in the Spirit-filled life; a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith [Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Corinthians 7:1].

12] We believe in the observance of the Seventh Day Sabbath as the Day sanctified by God for rest and worship, a Day to acknowledge Him as Creator, and that this Day is especially blessed by God [Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 2:27-28; Luke 4:16; Acts 17:1-3].

13] We believe in the healing of the body by Divine Power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practised in the Early Church [Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14].

14] We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers [1 Corinthians 11:28-32; Matthew 26:26-28].

15] We believe in the reality and personality of the devil, and eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire for the devil and his angels [Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:14-15].

16] We believe in eternal life for believers [John 5:24; John 3:16, and eternal punishment for unbelievers [Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15].

17] We believe that there is one true universal Church, made up of genuine believers, but this one universal Church is also composed of many local Churches in given localities. These Churches are under the Sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the Gospel [Acts 15:22; Matthew 16:18; Matthew 18:15-20].

18] We believe that Government is ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and the ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God. We are subject not only for wrath sake, but for conscience sake, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour. We declare our loyalty to our Government and its leaders and will assist in every way possible consistent with our faith in the Scriptures as Christian citizens [Romans 13; 1 Timothy 2:1-4].

UK Apostolic Church of God 7th Day

Harrow, London, PO Box 304 - HA2 0YQ,

Tel: 020 8423 7731, Email: lake22d@aol.com

Apostle Dr Daisy M Lake BBS, MBS, D.Min

International Overseer

Pastor Ronald Lake,Dip Christian Ministry, BBS, MSc

Deputy International Overseer

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