CHRIST'S TOUCH MINISTRIES

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OUR BELIEF

This Church believes the Holy Scriptures as the revealed will of God and the all-sufficient rule for faith and practice; it shall adopt as follows its beliefs, namely:


1. The Scriptures Inspired. The Bible consisting of the SIXTY SIX BOOKS is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of 

    faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (Heb. 4:12; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; 2 Tim. 3:15-17).

2. One True God. The One True God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed "I AM", and has further revealed Himself as            

    embodying the principles of relationship and association of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Deut. 6:4; Is. 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19; Mark 12:29; Matt.

    3:16-17; John. 14:16-17).

3. Man, His Fall and Redemption. The man was created well and upright, for God said, "Let Us make man in our image, after our likeness". But man fell by    

    voluntary transgression and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom. 5; 12- 21)

4. The Salvation of Men.

    (a) Condition to Salvation. The Grace of God, which bringeth salvation, hath appeared to all men through the preaching of repentance toward God and

    faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by grace through faith,

    he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47; Rom. 10:13-15; Titus. 2:11; 3:5-7).

    (b) The Evidence of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the spirit. (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence        to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Rom. 6:22).

5. Baptism in Water. The ordinance of baptism, signifying burial with Christ, shall be observed as commanded in the scriptures by all who have really

    repented and with their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and

    have resurrected with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts. 10:47; Rom, 6:4)

6. The Lord's Supper. The Lord's Supper, consisting of the bread and the fruit of the wine, is a memorial of Christ's suffering and death and a prophecy of His

    second coming and is entrusted to all believers "until He comes". (Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 10:16-17; 1 Cor. 11: 23-32).

7. The Promise of the Father. All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise the Father-the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

    according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it come the bestowment of

    power for life and service and the endowment of the gifts and its use in the work of the ministry. (Luke. 24:49; Acts. 1:4-6; 1 Cor. 12:1-31). This wonderful

    experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts. 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 19:2)

8. Entire Sanctification. The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see God. By the power of the Holy Ghost, we are able to obey the

    command, "Be ye holy, for I am holy". Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to the

    Word of God. (Rom 8:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 Peter 1:15; 1 John 2:6; 2 Cor.7:1)

9. The Church. The church is the body of Christ with divine appointment to fulfill the Great commission.

     Each believer born of the Spirit is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the firstborn which are written in heaven. (Eph.

     1:22-23; 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23).

10. The Great Commission. A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: (1) for the

     evangelization of the world and (2) the edifying of the body of Christ. (Mark. 16:15- 20; Eph. 4:11-13)

11. Divine Healing. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. (Isa. 53:4; Matt. 8:16-17; Mark. 16:18-20;

     James. 5:14-16)

12. The Blessed Hope. The pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their transformation

      with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the Church. (Rom. 8:23; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1

      Thessalonians 4:16-18; Tit. 2:13)

13. The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ. The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of all Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on

      the earth is the scriptural promise and the world's hope. (Rom. 11:25-27; 2 Thes. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7).

14. The Lake of Fire. The Devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet and those whose names are not found written in the Book of Life shall be cast

      into everlasting punishment-The Lake that is burning with fire and brimstone- which is the second death. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15)

15. The New Heaven and the New Earth. We, "according to His promise, look for a new heaven and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness" (11 Pet.

      3:13; Rev. 21:1).