“THE ONE TRUE GOD”
We believe in the One ever-living, eternal God; infinite in power,
holy in nature, attributes and purpose, and possessing absolute, indivisible Deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father in creation, through the Son in redemption, and as the Holy Ghost by emanation (I Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; II Corinthians 5:19; Joel 2:28).
The Scripture does more than attempt to prove the existence of
God; it asserts, assumes and declares that the knowledge of God is
universal (Romans 1:19, 21, 28, 32; 2:15). God is invisible, incorporeal, without parts, without body and therefore free from all limitations.
He is Spirit (John 4:24), and “a spirit hath not flesh and bones…” (Luke
The first of all commandments is, “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our
God is one LORD:” (Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4). “One God and
Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all:” (Ephesians 4:6).
This one true God manifested Himself in the Old Testament in divers ways, i.e., in the Son while He walked among men; as the Holy
Ghost after the ascension.
Acts 2:38 Romans 6:4
REPENTANCE AND REMISSION OF SIN
The only grounds upon which God will accept a sinner is repentance from the heart for his sins that he has committed. A broken and
contrite heart He will not despise (Psalm 51:17). John preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, and before His ascension commanded
that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name,
beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47). Peter fulfilled this command on
the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:38).
The scriptural mode of baptism is immersion, and is only for those
who have fully repented, having turned from their sins and a love of
the world. It should be administered by a duly authorized minister of
the Gospel in obedience to the Word of God and in the name of Jesus
Christ, according to the Acts of the Apostles; 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5,
thus obeying and fulfilling Matthew 28:19.
HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM
John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said “… He shall baptize you with
the Holy Ghost.”
Jesus, in Acts 1:5, said, “… ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost
not many days hence.”
Luke tells us in Acts 2:4, “… and they were all filled with the Holy
Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, (languages) as the
Spirit gave them utterance.”
The terms “baptized with the Holy Ghost,” “filled with the Holy
Ghost,” and the “gift of the Holy Gh