Create and establish debt free Christian communities
if you embrace and implement the teachings of Jesus as taught in this four level membership program, it is my hope in Christ Jesus that He would have raised you up in the power of His Holy Spirit to become 10 Mina stewards in such a degree that He would be able to entrust to you half of His Kingdom and it will for all eternity never cause any regret in His heart!
To empower every member of the Body of Christ this vision of “creating and establishing debt free Christan communities” touches to obtain and maintain a debt-free Christian lifestyle, aligned to one’s life creation goal in Christ Jesus.
(a) That the Bible, i.e. the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God and as such constitute the only dependable, unfailing source of their faith, being the highest authority and guideline for all matters concerning the Christian Church, the Christian’s faith, and the Christian’s life.
(b) The members believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, who suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried, who descended to the realm of the dead, who on the third day arose from the dead, ascended to heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. In the Holy Spirit, that proceeds from both the Father and the Son, a holy universal Christian church, the fellowship of the believers, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
(c) That Jesus Christ not only bore the sins of the people on the cross, but also conquered Satan (the devil), who personifies everything evil, sinful and impure. The evil is still present in the world; but those who believe in Christ do not fear the devil.
(d) That no person through any actions or neglect of any kind can contribute to their justification on their own accord. It is only through our belief in Jesus Christ, the son of God, that we are justified through grace and not through any attempts of our own. This is the very essence of the Gospel and serves as the basis on which we receive the Holy Spirit and consequently fellowship with God.
(e) The members further believe that the Holy Spirit, in accordance with the Bible, spontaneously teaches believers and leads them in the ways of God, inter alia by means of prophesies, dreams, visions, and other spiritual gifts as proclaimed in 1 Corinthians 12 -14, of which the greatest is love.
(f) Sin, namely not doing the will of God as revealed in His holy Word and/or by the Holy Spirit, remains sin. Although we strive to live holy and sinless lives after the example of Jesus Christ on earth, we realize that we were conceived and born in sin, and that anyone who alleges that he is without sin is not speaking the truth.
(g) We believe in accordance with the Holy Scriptures that confession before a witness has a rightful place when considering the spiritual wellbeing of a soul, be it physical or psychological healing or the restoration of strained relationships.
Confession of sin (as such) may not replace the doctrine of salvation. We believe that through the perfect work of redemption of Calvary, forgiveness, cleansing, and deliverance from any sin has been accomplished for any one who believes in Jesus Christ. It will therefore be regarded as sin in the eyes of the Lord and in conflict with church doctrine, should a person who was a witness to a confession, in any way reveal it to another person unless he is compelled to do so by law. If I have caused substantive harm to anybody, the member shall, apart from confessing (admitting) it to the person concerned, reimburse that person as soon as possible, if in his/her means, for the damage suffered in this way.
(h) As believing in Jesus Christ is the prerequisite for being saved and as children are not yet able to make this religious decision, children cannot be baptized. This does however not exclude them from the Church of Christ, as Jesus himself said that the children were to be brought to Him, because to them belongs to the kingdom of God. For this reason, parents should bring their children to the house of God where a member, after the example of Jesus, will lay his hands on the child and will bless the child in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
(i) We believe in baptizing adults or persons mature enough to be able to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ and to accept Him as their Redeemer and their Messiah. Baptizing is done as it was done in New Testament times, i.e. by immersion of the person in water, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This may be conducted in public or in private.
(j) We believe in the Holy Communion as instituted by Jesus Christ during His last supper with His disciples before His death on the cross. The meal consisted of broken bread of which Jesus had said, “this is my body” and wine of which Jesus had said, “this is my blood.” By means of the Holy Communion, believers become partakers of the body of Jesus Christ, which was broken for the sinful world, and His blood that flowed at the cross at Golgotha.
(k) We believe in baptism with the Holy Spirit, similar to the way in which the believers experienced it in the time of the Apostles. Baptism with the Holy Spirit is a gift of God and need not necessarily be preceded by baptism with water. Baptism with the Holy Spirit often is accompanied by speaking in foreign tongues, whether heavenly or earthly or both.
(l) We believe in freely practising all spiritual gifts as they were practised in the time of the Apostles, provided that these gifts lead only to the edification, comfort and encouragement of the congregation and not to disruption and disorder. For this reason, the gifts of prophesy, the speaking in tongues, and the interpretation thereof, may only be practised when the President, as spiritual head of the Mission, after seclusion and prayer has given permission in general or for a specific occasion.
(m) The members of the Mission believe in divine healing of illness by means of the laying-on of hands and prayer and anointing with oil.
(n) We believe that people are destined once to die, and then judgment, and that there will eventually be a new heaven and a new earth in which there will be peace and justice ever after.