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The Ten Basic Beliefs of the True Jesus Church
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The True Jesus Church, being “the pillar and foundation of the truth”, must uphold and preach the message of salvation to all nations. This is a commission entrusted, not only to full-time ministers, but also to every individual member of this church. It therefore follows that every member needs to have a clear understanding of his or her beliefs. How well do you know the church’s basic beliefs listed below?

1. The True God was manifested in the flesh as the Lord Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the remission of our sins, and was resurrected on the third day. Jesus is the one and only Saviour of mankind, the Creator of heaven and earth, and the only true God (I Tim 3:16, I Cor 15:3-4; Lk2:8-11;Phill 2:6-8; Acts 4:12).

2. The Holy Bible, consisting of the Old and the New Testaments, is inspired by God and is the only standard of scriptural truth for the believers (II Tim 3:16; ll Pet 1:21; Gal 1:6-9)

3. The True Jesus Church, a restored Apostolic Church during the time of the “Latter Rain” (End Time) and having a spiritual and theocratic government, preaches the Truth, is filled with the Holy Spirit, and abounds in miracles and the manifold power of God (Joel 2:23; Amos 9:11)

4. Water Baptism is the Sacrament for the remission of sins and for regeneration. The baptist must be one who has received the Holy Spirit. The baptism must be administered in the following mode: (Mt 3:16;  Acts 2:38; Jn 20:21-23)

         In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38; 19:5; 8:16; 22:16)

         With the head of the baptised bowed and facing downward (Rom 6:5, 8; Jn 19:30)

         Complete immersion of the baptised (Jn 3:23; Acts 8:38)

         In such natural living water as sea, river, or spring (Zech 13: 1; Mt 3: 13; Acts 8:38)

         Infants of believing parents or families may be baptised (Lk 2:21; Acts 10:44-48; 16:15)

5. Receiving the Holy Spirit is for sanctification and divine power and is evidenced by speaking in tongues. To be sealed with the Holy Spirit is a guarantee of our inheritance into the kingdom of God (Eph 1:14; Acts 10:44-47; Rom 8:16).

6. The Sacrament of Foot Washing enables a believer to have a part with the Lord Jesus Christ. It also serves as a constant reminder that a believer should have love, holiness, humility, forgiveness and service. All Christians who have received water baptism must have their feet washed in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Mutual foot washing may be practised when necessary (Jn 13:1-17)

7. The Holy Communion is the Sacrament to commemorate the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. It enables Christians to partake of the flesh and blood of our Lord, and to be in communion with Him so that they can have eternal life and be raised on the Last Day. This Sacrament shall be held as often as possible. Only one unleavened bread and grape juice shall be used (I Cor 11:26; Jn 6:53-56; I Cor 10:17, 5:6-8; Mk 14:24-25)

8. The Sabbath day, the seventh day of the week (Saturday), is a Holy Day blessed and sanctified by God. It is to be observed under grace for the commemoration of God’s creation and salvation and with the hope of eternal rest in the future (Gen 2.2-3; Ex 20:8-11; Heb 4:9-11)

9. Salvation is given by the grace of God through the faith of believers. They must rely on the Holy Spirit to pursue holiness, to honour God, and to love humanity (Eph 2:8; Heb 12:14; Ecc 12:13; Mt 22:37-39).

10. The Lord’s Second Coming will take place on the Last Day when He descends from Heaven to judge the world; the righteous will receive eternal life, while the wicked will be condemned (Acts 1:11; ll Cor 5:10; Mt 25:31-46).

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