A Statement of Beliefs,
Even though not complete in presentation
of Jarvis Windom 10/2008
- God, the Heavenly Father, is the creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that is therein. Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24; Hebrews 1:10.
- The Bible - both the Old and New Testaments is the inspired Word of God;
and is complete, and infallible, and expresses God's will to mankind. Deut.
8:3; Luke 4:4; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21.
- The Sabbath day (7th) is to be observed based on the bible, and is the Sabbath of the Lord, and is to be
observed by man, from even to even, from sunset to sunset. Gen. 2:1-3; Ex.
20:8-11; Acts 13:42-44, 18:4; Matt. 28:1; Hebrews 4:4-11; Mark 1:32.
- The Holy Days are to be observed based on the Bible and the New Moons and
seasons. Lev 23, Exo 13, Exo. 23, Deut. 16, Deut 31, I Chron 23:31, II Chron
2:4 and 8:13 and 30:22, Ezra 3:5,
- Jesus of Nazareth (in Hebrew, Yehshua), our Savior, is the only begotten
Son of God; born of the virgin Mary, conceived of the Holy Ghost; with God
the Father, before the world began. Matt. 1:20,21; John 3:16; John .17:5. He
is our living Messiah, our-High Priest and Mediator before the throne of
God. I Tim. 2:5. I
- Jesus proved His Messiah ship by remaining in the tomb exactly 3 days and 3
nights; being crucified in the midst of the week (the fourth day,
Wednesday), and rising from the dead in the end of the Sabbath before
sundown (Saturday). Matt. 12:40; Dan. 9:27; Matt. 28:1-6. The resurrection
was on Saturday. The Ascension was on Sunday.
- The Christian's life must be patterned after the example of the perfect
man, Christ Jesus. I Peter 2:21, 22.
- Repentance and remission of sins through the shed blood of Jesus must be
preached. Acts 2:38.
- Conversion is necessary in order to be saved. Acts 3:19
- God is a family of which Christ is the first of the first fruits. We are
begotten in His family as physical human beings, and will be in his
spiritual family like Christ when we ascend like Christ did at the
appropriate time when Christ returns.
- We must be baptized by full immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the
remission of sins. Acts 2:38; Mark 1:9, 10.
- Sanctification and holiness is commanded for the people of God. Acts
20:32; Hebrews 12:14; I Peter 1:15, 16.
- There is power in the prayer of the righteous. James 5:16; John 14:13, 14.
- The prayer of faith and anointing with oil will heal the sick. James 5:14,
- The laying on of hands is to be practiced. Acts 8:17, 6:6.
- The Holy Spirit is the comforter which abides in the believer, and is
manifest by power and the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2; Gal. 5:22-26.
Manifestations regulated according to I Cor. 14.
- Satan is a personality, and as the devil is an adversary of God and the
children of God. I Peter 5:8; I John 3:8; Jude 9; Matt. 4:1-11.
- The Passover is to be observed annually at the beginning of the 14th day
of Nisan (Hebrew month), Jesus being our example. Luke 22:7-20; I Cor.
11:23-26. The washing of the feet is to be observed in connection with the
Passover Ceremony. John 13:4, 5.
- The Law of God, the Ten Commandments, should be taught and observed.
Romans 3:31; James 2:8-11; Rev. 22:14.
- Sin is the transgression of the law. I John 3:4.
- Justification from sin is through Christ Jesus alone. I Cor. 6:11; Romans
- The law of the clean and the unclean meats is to be observed. Lev. 11
- The return of Jesus will be literal, visible, personal and is imminent.
Matt. 24:27; Rev. 1:7.
- The institution of the Kingdom of Heaven is at the return of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and the throne of David will be established in the person of
Jesus Christ. Isa. 9:6,7; Luke 1:32, 33.
- The righteous dead will be resurrected and rewarded at the coming of
Jesus. I Thes. 4:16; Rev. 22:l2.
- The meek shall inherit the earth and dwell therein forever. Matt. 5:5;
- The name for God's called out assembly is the "Church of God". I
Cor. 1:2, 10:32, 11:16, 22, 15:9; 2 Cor. 1:1; Gal. 1:13; I Thes. 2:14; 2
Thes. 1:4; I Tim. 3:5, 15; Acts 20:28.