ARTICLES OF FAITH
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.
BIBLE, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God and
is the only standard of scriptural truth for the believers.
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.
is given by the grace of God through the faith of believers. They must rely on
the Holy Spirit to pursue holiness, to honor God, and to love humanity.
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: (1) in the name
of the Lord Jesus Christ; (2) with the head of the baptized bowed and facing
downward; (3) complete immersion of the baptized; (4) in such natural living
water as sea, river, or spring.
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.
The sacrament of FOOTWASHING 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 footwashing may be practiced when necessary.
COMMUNION is the sacrament to commemorate the death of the Lord Jesus
Christ. It enables Christians to partake of the þesh
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.
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.
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.