Husband Several bishops disagreed with the new organizational structure; they severed ties with COGIC to start their own organizations. The most notable rift occurred inwhen fourteen bishops met in Evanston, Illinois to form the Church of God in Christ, International.
We believe in the full inspiration of the Word of God. We hold the Word of God to be the only authority in all matters and assert that no doctrine can be true or essential, if it does not find a place in this Word.
The Old Testament reveals God in diverse manners, by manifesting his nature, character, and dominions. We believe that Jesus was and is eternal in his person and nature as the Son of God who was with God in the beginning of creation St. We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin called Mary according to the scripture St.
The Holy Ghost is a gift bestowed upon the believer for the purpose of equipping and empowering the believer, making him a more effective witness for service in the world.
He teaches and guides one into all truth John We believe that we are not baptized with the Holy Ghost in order to be saved Acts When one receives a baptismal Holy Ghost experience, we believe one will speak with a tongue unknown to oneself according to the sovereign will of Christ.
To be filled with the Spirit means to be Spirit controlled as expressed by Paul in Ephesians 5: Since the charismatic demonstrations were necessary to help the early church to be successful in implementing the command of Christ, we therefore, believe that a Holy Ghost experience is mandatory for all men today.
MAN We believe that man was created holy by God, composed of body and soul. We believe that man, by nature, is sinful and unholy. Being born in sin, he needs to be born again, sanctified and cleansed from all sins by the blood of Jesus.
We believe that man is saved by confessing and forsaking his sins, and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, and that having become a child of God, by being born again and adopted into the family of God, he may, and should, claim the inheritance of the sons of God, namely the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
We, therefore, conclude that man by nature, is sinful and that he has fallen from a glorious and righteous state from which he was created, and has become unrighteous and unholy. Man, therefore, must be restored to his state of holiness from which he has fallen by being born again St. This redemptive operation of the Holy Ghost upon sinners is brought about by repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ which brings conversion, faith, justification regeneration, sanctification, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Faith is a certain conviction wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, as to the truth of the Gospel and a heart trust in the promises of God in Christ Romans 1: Conversion is that act of God whereby He causes the regenerated sinner, in his conscious life, to turn to Him in repentance and faith II Kings 5: Regeneration is that act of God by which the principle of the new life is implanted in man, and the governing disposition of soul is made holy and the first holy exercise of this new disposition is secured.
Sanctification is that gracious and continuous operation of the Holy Ghost, by which He delivers the justified sinner from the pollution of sin, renews his whole nature in the image of God and enables him to perform good works Romans 6: But since heaven must come down to earth, they also have a mission to earth.
The Bible indicates that they accompanied God in the Creation, and also that they will accompany Christ in His return in Glory. They are evil spirits, belonging to the unseen or spiritual realm, embodied in human beings.
The Old Testament refers to the prince of demons, sometimes called Satan Adversary or Devil, as having power and wisdom, taking the habitation of other forms such as the serpent Genesis 3: Their chief power is exercised to destroy the mission of Jesus Christ. We believe in their power and purpose.
We believe they can be subdued and conquered as in the commandment to the believer by Jesus.
It is animated by one Spirit, the Spirit of Christ. It professes one faith, shares one hope, and serves one King. The Church then is the object of our faith rather than of knowledge. We admonish all who have this hope to purify themselves as He is pure. It is a commandment of Jesus to the Apostles St.
Jesus affirms his teachings on healing by explaining to His disciples, who were to be Apostles, that healing the afflicted is by faith St. Therefore, we believe that healing by faith in God has scriptural support and ordained authority.
Healing is still practiced widely and frequently in the Church of God in Christ, and testimonies of healing in our Church testify to this fact. We believe that the works of God, which were performed during the beginnings of Christianity, do and will occur even today where God is preached, Faith in Christ is exercised, The Holy Ghost is active, and the Gospel is promulgated in the truth Acts 5: When we speak of ordinances of the church, we are speaking of those instituted by Christ, in which by sensible signs the grace of God in Christ, and the benefits of the covenant of grace are represented, sealed, and applied to believers, and these in turn give expression to their faith and allegiance to God.
The Church Of God In Christ recognizes three ordinances as having been instituted by Christ himself and therefore, binding upon the church practice.
It represents not only the death of Christ as the object of faith which unites the believers to Christ, but also the effect of this act as the giving of life, strength, and joy to the soul. The communicant by faith enters into a special spiritual union of his soul with the glorified Christ.
It also symbolizes regeneration and purification more than any other mode. Therefore, we practice immersion as our mode of Baptism.By Reginald Boswell Founder Charles Harrison Mason had a similar experience to Jesus’ beloved disciple1, but instead of composing the book of Revelation at Patmos, C.H.
Mason had received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at Azusa. He would go on to lay the ground work for the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) as we know today.
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