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ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH
Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10, I John 5:12; John 3:3-5).
Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's-identification with Christ to his death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Cal. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39), The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted;: "On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen".
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4).
The bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ's rerun (Heb. 12; 14, I Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18, Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).
Divine Healing is available for the physical human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Mark 16:18, James 5:14, 15; I Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isa. 53:4, 5).
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD
The angels said to Jesus' disciples, "this same Jesus, who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." His coming is imminent. When He comes, "...the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16, 17). Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with his saints, who shall be kings and priests; He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).
HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal: The terms "eternal" and "everlasting," used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carrying the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20)