14. About Restitution
Restitution is a sign of true repentance. This is payment for what is damaged - Ez.. 22:3. Whatever cannot give us a clear conscience before man and God should be restituted without delay - Lev. 6:1-7; Luke 19:8; Prov. 28:13; Acts 24:16.
15. Divine Healing (Without Medicine)
Healing without medicine is Biblical - Matt. 4:23; Ps. 103:3; Sickness is caused because of the fall of man. The force behind this is Satan - Job 2:1-9; Luke 13:15; Acts 10:38. But JESUS came to destroy the works of the devil - I John 3:8. Christ purchased our soul from the curse of sin. He bore our infirmities and carried our sorrow - Matt. 8:15-17. By His stripes we are healed. Is 53:4-5; Gal. 3:13; I Peter 2:24. Healing without medicine is of the Gospel - Matt. 9:35; Mark 6:10-18. We read that the twelve Apostles and the seventy disciples combined healing with their Ministry of the Gospel - Luke 9:1-2; Luke 10:1-9. The Lord commanded us to go into the world, just to teach the nations alone, but that we should also heal the sick - Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 10:1, Mark 16:15-18.
We could obtain our healing in these four ways: 1. By individual prayer - John 14:13-14 2. By two people (or a group of people) who have agreed to pray by faith - Matt. 18:19-20. 3. By the
laying of hands on the head - Mark 16:18; Acts 9:18; Acts 28:8. 4. By the Ministry of the Elders, anointing the sick with prayer of faith - James 5:14-15 Special Notice - Before we can work by healing without medicine, we would have sanctified our life to the doing of the Law - Rom. 6:13, 19; Rom. 12:1; Matt. 16:24; II Cor. 8:5, 15. Many miracles were performed by the Apostles - Acts 9:33-42; Acts 19:11-12; Acts 28:8-9.
16. Worldliness Forbidden
The Bible teaches us to abstain from all appearance of evil - I Thess. 5:22. "But follow after righteousness, faith, love, purging ourselves from unclean things so that we may be vessels unto honor, sanctified, and prepared unto every good work" - II Tim. 2:21-22. Therefore we must not see our Church members in dancing halls, or cinema halls, reveling, for such things are works of the flesh. All people doing such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God - Gal 5:19-21; I Peter 4:3-4; Prov 31:4-5; Rev. 1:5-6; Gen 19:30-38.
17. Swearing and Cursing Forbidden
All Christians should not swear or curse or blaspheme for we were not taught of Jesus in such a way. "Bless, and curse not" Rom. 12:14. Swear not at all, neither by Heaven, nor bye the earth or any other swearing. But let your yes by yes, and No be No so that you do not run into condemnation - Matt. 5:34; James 5:12.
18. Due Reverence to Parents and Authorities
All Christians are to obey the law of the country, obey the government and authority. They should honor their parents and elders. I Peter 2:13-14; Rom 13:1-5; Eph. 6:1-3.
19. Rebellion against Church Authority Forbidden
Rebellion against Church Ministers is against the Will of God. Those who rebelled against Moses did not escape unpunished - Num 12:1-10; Num. 16:1-4,32. The Bible teaches that we should obey our Spiritual leaders and submit to them - Heb 13:17; Joshua 1:16-18.
20. Debts Forbidden
Any member of this Church must not willfully enter into any debt which he finds difficult to repay for the Bible teaches us "owe no man anything, but to love one another" - Rom. 13:7-8.
About Debt: 1. Monetary Debt 2. Debt of promise or Vow - Ps. 105:8 3. Debt of time - Eccl. 3:1-8 4. Debt of not preaching the Gospel - I Cor. 16-17
21. Our Garment
We believe that any born again soul is a child of God and is clothed with white garment which is the Righteousness of Christ. It is received freely, a gift unto them that lead a victorious life - Rev. 19:7-8. Furthermore, we are advised to put on charity, which is the bond perfectness - Col. 3:13-14. We believe that all members must be moderate in adornment in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price" I Tim. 2:8-9; I Peter 3:1-6; Gen. 35:1-4; Ex. 32:1-8.
22. Laying of Hands and Anointing the Sick
We believe in the laying on of hands and anointing the sick on the head in the Name of the Lord and that prayer of faith shall save the person - James 5:14-16; Mark 16:17-18. But we do not use any other methods which are not according to Bible teaching such as sanctification of water for the sick to drink, or to perform special washing for the sick in the flowing river, the use of robe or garment, or to carry a small stick in the form of a cross ones person or the use of candles and such things. They are not Biblical. The order of our Lord is that we should heal the sick free of charge - Matt 10:8. We do not receive money or charge money before we offer prayer for anybody. All those using the above materials for healing shall perish with them - Mark 16:18; James 5:14; Matt 10:7-8; Mark 6:13.
23. Holy Matrimony
Marriage is honorable in all - Heb. 13:4. Therefore all members who wish to marry could do so in the church. They are not to follow the worldly pattern with drumming and dancing, drunkenness or wear clothes that:30-31; I John 2:15-17; Rom. 12:2.
24. Tithe and Offering
Regular payment of tithe and offering is obligatory because it is God's command. It is God's way of providing for the Ministers in the Church. The ministers and other church employees are paid their food, allowance through tithe. The offering is used to cater for the needy in the Church. Tithe and Offering must be paid on every income e.g. salary, profit from business transaction, gifts, etc. Mal. 3:8-12; Gen. 14:19-20; Num. 18:20-21; Deut. 26:12-13; Lev. 27:30; Heb. 7:2-5; I Cor. 16:2; Matt. 23:23. Tithe is exclusively for the minister's welfare.
25. Prophecy in the Church
We believe in all the prophecies in the Bible; likewise we believe that we can be given the gift of prophecy by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit - I Cor. 14:29. Despise not prophesying - I Thess. 5:20. But any prophecy that is against the Bible is rejected.
26. Church Discipline
Above all, whatever is not Bible teaching should be ignored entirely by all members. If there be found any member disobeyingthese teachings he may be disciplined privately, but if any backslider would not admit discipline and restitute his way, he may be disciplined openly as it is written in Matt. 18:15-18, So that truth might be established by the witness of two or three according to the Word of God. Rebuke them that sinned before all that others also may fear - I Tim. 5:20; I Cor. 5:1-13; II Cor. 2:6-11; Heb. 12:5-12.
27. One Husband, One Wife, Correct Divorce and Re-Marriage
The Word of God teaches us that monogamy has been the order since the beginning of the Law of Christ. Divorce is permissible only when a life partner has committed adultery. Even then, neither of the two should be married to a new partner while both are yet alive - Matt. 5:31-32, 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18; Rom. 7:2-3; Mal. 2:13-16; Gen. 2:18: Matt. 19:4-6.
28. Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper
It is instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ shortly before His death. He commanded all Christians to gather together regularly to share the bread and wine till He comes back again - Luke 22:17-20; Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; I Cor. 10:18, 21; Acts 2:42; 20:7; I Cor. 11:23-30
29. The Church of God
The born-again souls are called the Church of God - Eph. 1:22; Col. 1:1-18; Eph 3:10; 5:24-29. The assembly of the believers, the sanctified souls in Christ Jesus, Those who we call the Holy people of God - I Cor. 1:2; Acts 14:23; Phil. 4:15; Acts 13:28. Therefore all that God has called to gather together in a place and fed with the Word of God - Acts 2:41-47; They accept Christ as the head of the Church. They gather from time to time to worship God in truth and Spirit to share the bread and eat. Their major assignment is to spread the Gospel of Christ to all Nations - Matt. 28:19.
30. The Dedication or Separation
Dedication is very important for the children of God for the Lord is Holy - John 17:19; I Peter 1:15-16. If we want god to be our Father, we must separate and dedicate ourselves unto God - II Cor. 6:17-18. God called us unto Holiness - I Thess. 4:7; Rom. 12:1-2
31. The Dedicated Christian
The dedicated Christian would avoid foolish talking or jesting, Eph. 5:4. He or she would not wear clothing of the opposite sex, Deut. 22:5. Marriage would be esteemed honorable in all respects in the life of the dedicated Christian, and he or she would be a hearer as well as a doer of the Word of God at all times.
32. The Dead in Christ
We believe that a brother who sleeps in the Lord is with Christ already - Phil. 1:21-23; I Cor. 5:1-9. Paul said that it is better to come out of this flesh and be with the Lord forever in our Heavenly home. Further still he emphasizes that " But I would not have you to be ignorant brethren concerning them which are asleep that ye sorrow not even as there which have no hope" I Thess. 4:13-18. Therefore all members should separate themselves form the things of this world in worshiping the dead by which we become idolaters - Deut 14:1
We experience daily the resurrection of the Spirit, all the born-again souls who are passed from death to life - Eph. 6:14; Rom 6:11; John 5:20. As this body is dissolved, immediately we are entering into our Heavenly Home or house not made with hands eternal in the Heavens - I Cor. 5:1-8 There is resurrection of the Body. Jesus taught us plainly that the buried body will be raised up from the tomb at the last day Job 5:28-29. Paul also explained this to us - Acts 24:15; I Cor. 15:22, 42-44; Phil. 3:21; Dan. 12:2. Only Holy people will be at the resurrection those who belong to Jesus when He appears; but the sinners shall resurrect in hell, a place where people whose names are not found in the Lamb's Book - Rev. 20:4-5; John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:12-15.