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At Antioch Gospel Church We Believe That ...

1. The Bible is the inspired word of God that has been revealed by the Holy Spirit. It consists of the Old Testament and the New Testament and it is a means of spiritual guidance for every believer. Ephesians 6:17; Romans 1:16; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:19.

2. God, Jehovah is the one and only God. He is the Most High, Everlasting, Powerful One and our Creator. The Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit) is three people in one - God (God the Father), Jesus (God the Son) and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; Matthew 15:26; 1 John 5:7.

3. Jesus Christ is the only begotten son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and the child of Mary. Jesus was crucified to death, entombed, and rose from the dead on the third day. Following His resurrection He ascended to Heaven and is now seated at the right hand side of God the Father. Jesus is the Saviour of our life and our bridge to God our Father. Galatians 4:4; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19.

4. Jesus Christ is now in Heaven preparing a place for us in His kingdom and we need to believe that He will come back again in the air for the rapture. At that moment all His people who have died will be awakened and all of His people who are still alive will be caught up (raptured) to meet with Him. At this moment, all of His people will come and meet Him together in the air. Later He will come again in person at the Mount of Olives (Jesus' second coming) to perform judgment and to build a one-thousand year empire on this earth. John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:22-24; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

5. All human beings have sinned against God and have therefore lost the glory of God. The Holy Spirit moves in His power and according to the word of God, in order to cause people to come to the realization that they have sinned against God and to convict them of that sin, so that they will ask for forgiveness and repent and turn from their sinful nature and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. It is at this point that the sinner has reconciliation with God - when they accept salvation totally and are cleansed from all their sins, sanctified and cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ, being born again and entering everlasting life. Romans 3:23; Romans 5:21; Romans 6:23; John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9.

6. Each and every human being who receives the salvation of Christ must be baptized in the name of God the Father, The Son of God, and the Holy Spirit, by full immersion in water. Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38.

7. Each and every believer who has been baptized, must experience a new life being led by the Holy Spirit and the word of God so that their life can become a testimony to the people of this broken and hurting world. It is important to lead a Godly lifestyle that is holy, full of power and victory and giving glory to God in every area of their life. We are always to build a strong and intimate relationship with God through prayer and reading the word, always walking with God and building relationships with other believers in the Church. Ephesians 4:22; 2 Corinthians 5:17.

8. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God for all the believers who are longing and hungry to obey Him. The sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is to have a new language, given by the Holy Spirit, known as tongues. Luke 3:16; Acts 2:4; Acts 8:14-17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:1-6. The Holy Spirit also gives gifts from above known as spiritual gifts that are used to equip the ministry of the Church and the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.

9. The Holy communion that we take is for our communion with God and communion with one another. Matthew 26:28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16.

10. Salvation is totally from Jesus Christ and is available to anyone who will trust, receive and accept Him. It includes the forgiveness of sin, the restoration of the spirit and soul and also being set free from darkness as well as obtaining everlasting life.

11. The Lord wants His people to be blessed and to live a blessed life. This is determined by our faith toward God, adherence and acceptance and walking in the truth (the word of God) which includes: love, forgiving, blessing, serving, giving, tithing, sharing about Jesus and the gospel and paying the price for God.

12. Heaven is an everlasting place for all those who have believed and put their trust in Jesus Christ during this lifetime and Hell is an everlasting place of punishment for the unbeliever. John 5:24-29; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:8.