Something taught as the creed or principle of a religion.
A principle law established through past decisions. A system of belief.
The doctrine of the Church of the Living God, The Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Which He Purchased With His Own Blood, Inc., shall be:
Article I: Trinitarianism
We believe that God revealed himself as a Trinity in three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) as one God.
"This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear."
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
Jude 20 and 21
"But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life."
"And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry."
II Corinthians 13:14
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen."
The Father,from whom all revelation proceeds. The Father represents the mind. The Father thinks.
The Son, who mediates and objectively incarnates that revelation in a historical manifestation. The Son represents the idea. The Son also represents thought.
The Holy Ghost, who is divinely outpoured and subjectively applies that revelation to men. The Holy Ghost represents expression. The Holy Ghost is action.
Article II: Divine Revelation
We believe the Bible is the divine revelation of God, written without error and inspired by the Holy Spirit.
II Peter 1:20-21
"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
II Timothy 3:16-17
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
Article III: Jesus Christ
We believe in His virgin birth as the Son of God, sinless life, miracles,bodily resurrection, acension and future return.
"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
"Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her."
"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
Article IV: Creation
We believe that God created the heavens and the earth through His spoken word.
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." John 1:1-3
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
"Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
What We Believe
In The Church of the Living god, The Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Which He Purchased With His Own Blood, Inc.
(I Timothy 3:15), (Acts 20:28)
In the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
(Matthew 28:19), (Jude 20, 21)
In the Holy Ghost, and the evidence is speaking in tongues.
(Acts 2:4), (Acts 10:45-46)
In water baptism, which means to emerge.
(Matthew 3:16), (Acts 8:38-39)
In the death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and future return of Christ.
(I Corinthians 15:3-4), (I Peter 1:3), (Acts 1:9-11)