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The Second Coming of Christ

(Tenet No. 3) 1. What do we mean by the expression “The Second Coming of Christ”?It is called the “Second Coming” because He already has been in the universe once, but is coming again in a twofold way, firstly to the air for His saints, and later to the earth with His saints. (1st Thess.…

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The Sacraments

(Tenet No. 7) 1. What is a sacrament?”An outward seal and sign of an inward work Divine” instituted by the Lord. (1st Cor. 11:26) 2. What are the true Sacraments of the Church?The Lord’s Supper, and Baptism by immersion in water (1st Cor. 11:23-27, Matt. 28:19, Rom. 6:3-5) 3. What is Baptism the Symbol of?It…

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The Gifts of The Holy Spirit and The Ascended Christ

(Tenets Nos. 6 and 9) 1. What functions should operate in the Church on earth?The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit and the five ascension gifts of Christ. (1st Cor. 12:5-12, Eph. 4:11, 12), With the fruit of the Holy Ghost. (Gal. 5:22,23) 2. What are the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit?The word of…

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The Church

1. Who is the head of the Church?The Lord Jesus Christ. (Col. 1:18, Eph. 1:22) 2. Who is the one responsible for building the Church?The Lord Jesus Christ. He said, “I will build my Church”. (Matt. 16:18) 3. What terms are used in the Scriptures to describe the Church?The Church is called the  “Body of…

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The Obligatory Nature of Tithes and Offerings

(Tenet No. 11) 1. What does the Lord expect us to give Him?Christ, having denied Himself for us, invites us to follow His example and give Him our time, talents and money, etc. He said, “Freely ye have received, freely give”. (Matt. 10:8, Acts 20:35) 2. Has the Lord given any direction in His written…

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The Possibility of Falling from Grace

(Tenet No. 10) 1. What do the Scripture mean by “grace”?Grace is God’s free and unmerited favour shown to sinners through the atoning death of His Son our Lord Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:11, John 3:16) 2. Does the grace of God relate itself to our will?Yes. Grace is God strengthening the yielded will of the…

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The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

(Tenet No. 5) 1. Is the Holy Spirit of God promised to every believer?Yes. Peter said, “the promise is unto you, and to your children and to all that are afar of, even as many as the Lord our God shall call”. (Acts 2:38-39) 2. How do the Scriptures describe the receiving of the promised…

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Justification

(Tenet No. 4) 1. What does the word “Christian” means?A follower, or disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matt. 10:39, Luke 14:27, Acts 11:26). 2. Where were the followers of Jesus Christ first called Christians?An Antioch (Acts 11:26) 3. Is it possible for anyone to be a Christian?Yes. If he is prepared to accept the…

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Sanctification

(Tenet No. 4) 1. What is the meaning of the word “Sanctify”?It signifies a setting apart of anyone or anything, to a holy and religious use (2nd Chron. 29:16,17, 2nd Tim. 2:21) 2. What does the sanctification of a believer mean?Sanctification means the enabling of the believer by the Holy Spirit to live in perfect…

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The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

(Tenets Nos. 5 and 6) 1. What are some of the names given to the Holy Spirit in the Scriptures?The Comforter, the Spirit of Holiness, and the Spirit of Truth. (John 14:26, Rom. 1:4, John 14:17) 2. What are some of the Scriptural emblems of the Holy Spirit?He is referred to as Water, Fire, Wind,…

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Prayer

(Tenet No. 4) 1. Does God desire us to approach him in prayer?Jesus taught His disciples to pray, and said that men ought always to pray and not to faint. (Luke 11:9, Mark 1:35, Luke 18:1) 2. Has prayer been common to men from the beginning?Yes. It is God’s will that man should always call…

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The Incarnation

(Tenet No. 3) 1. What are we to understand by the word “Incarnation”?The Act of God the Son, in taking to Himself, as a Divine Person, a human nature, thus becoming the God-man (1st John 1:14, Phil. 2:6,7) 2. Why did He become incarnate?To redeem mankind from the fall, restoring man to God, and thus…

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The Utter Depravity of Human Nature

(Tenet No. 2) 1. Into what state was a man brought when God made him? God made man in His own image, and after his own likeness. (Gen. 1:26-28) 2. What is God’s chief aim with man? That man should glorify God and enjoy His fellowship forever. (Matt. 4:10) 3. How did man fall from…

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Regeneration

(Tenet  No. 2) 1. What do we mean by the term “Regeneration”?Regeneration means rebirth through the grace of God, by the operation of the Holy Spirit. (John 3:3,6, Titus 3:5) 2. Why should we seek the New Birth?That we might be saved from the spiritual death, brought into relationship with God, and delivered from the…

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His Atoning Death

(Tenet No. 3) 1. What is the meaning of “Atonement” in the Scriptures?Atonement in the Old Testament Scriptures is that covering of sin through the blood of sacrifice, which prefigured God’s dealing with sin on Calvary. (Lev. 17:11, Rom. 3:25) 2. Who made atonement for human race?Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. (Heb. 9:26) 3.…

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His sinless life

(Tenet No. 3) 1. Why was it necessary for Christ to have a sinless life?That He might render perfect obedience to His Father, and thus qualify as Mediator and High Priest for God’s people. (1st Pet. 1:19) 2. What other reason was there that Christ should be sinless?Because, as Lamb of God, He had to…

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Repentance

(Tenet No. 2) 1. On what ground is God’s salvation offered to man?Only upon the ground of true repentance towards God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ; our Saviour. (Acts 3:19, John 3:16) 2. Does fear of punishment or loss through wrong doing constitute the true repentance?No. But such fear is a true element…

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THE GODHEAD

(Tenet No. 1) 1. What are some important things the Scriptures reveal concerning God?The Scriptures tell us that God exists, eternal in His being. Almighty in His Power, ruling all things for His own glory. (Psalm 90:2, 1st Chron. 29:11). 2. What do the Scriptures say of God?God is a Spirit, without equal, present everywhere,…

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His Triumphant Resurrection and Ascension

(Tenet No. 3) 1. Did Christ remain in the tomb?No. He arose from the dead, and ascended to heaven (Acts 2:24-30) 2. How did Christ arise from the dead?He arose from the dead through the Power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 8:11) 3. Were there any proofs of His resurrection?Yes. Jesus, after His death and…

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The Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures

(Tenet No. 8) 1. How did God first make Himself known to man?God spoke, by speech He blessed man and gave him direction and authority. (Gen. 1:28-30) 2. When did God first move man to commit His word to writing?When He committed His law to the Hebrews at the commencement of their separate existence as…

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