CONCERNING THE DOCTRINE

In these last days and perilous times that Apostle Paul spoke of in II Timothy Chapter 4 when he said; “the Time would come when men would not endure sound doctrine”. The doctrine meaning; we are catering and dedicated to the Word the apostles taught. Christ said in St. John chapter 14, “as my father sent me so send I you.” Therefore we believe the Bible which has proven itself to be the living Word of God, and has stood up, with proof; under all the conditions that it has been tried…it hasn’t failed. So for that cause we know from a spiritual and also a natural point of view that the Bible is the living word of God. Paul said in I Timothy 4:16; “take heed unto thyself and unto the doctrine; continue in them for in doing this thou shall both save thyself and all them that hear thee.” We, of The Greater Highway Church of Christ church family, have continued in the doctrine and will continue until the duration of our lives and the existence of the Church.

            We believe the only true way to be baptized is according to the commandment of Jesus himself when he said, “baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost”. (St. Matthew 28:19) The name is Jesus. Thank God for the revelation that separates truth from fiction. For the Bible said, that Jesus is the true God and there is no doubt about it; we believe the Bible. ( I John 5:20)

 

The Bible teaches that there is only ONE GOD.

The Bible teaches that God, by creation, is our Father.

The Bible teaches that God is holy.

The Bible teaches that God is a Spirit.

A biblical descriptive title for God is "The Holy Spirit".

2. The Bible
The Bible is the infallible inspired Word of God; the word "inspired" meaning God-breathed and every word is true.

3. The Fallen State Of Man
Adam was created without sin, but by sinning he was separated from relationship with God, and all of humanity,
being in Adam, became separated from God as sinners from birth.

When Adam sinned death was introduced to humanity, death being the payment for sin.

All who die without biblical salvation, without having their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will see death,
followed by Hell, and finally eternal torment in the Lake of Fire , which is the second death.

4. The Lord Jesus Christ
The Bible teaches that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of the living God.

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is both fully Divine and fully human.

The Bible Teaches that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin.

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life.

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, and was resurrected from the dead the third day.

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ ascended back to Heaven.

5. Salvation
Every person is born in need of salvation, as sinners.

Jesus Christ was sent for our salvation.

Jesus commands that all people repent lest they perish.

The Apostles, like Jesus, preached repentance as necessary for salvation.

Jesus taught that water baptism and Spirit baptism are essential to salvation.

The Apostles, like Jesus, preached water baptism and Spirit baptism for salvation.

The Apostles always baptized in the name of Jesus Christ as Christ instructed them, we also follow the
Apostles by baptizing in the name of Jesus Christ.

Water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ is for the remission or washing away of sins.

Water baptism is by complete immersion and only for those who believe the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance.

Jesus Christ saves us from sin.

This salvation is only available by the grace and mercy of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

6. Holiness
God commands us to be holy even as He is holy, being separated from sin and totally dedicated to God.

We can only be holy by the blood of Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God.

Holiness is not a list of do’s and don’ts, but simple obedience to the Spirit of God.

7. Divine Healing
The atonement of Christ on the cross provides not only remission of sins but also the healing for the physical body.

God has empowered all believers generally, and the elders specifically, to pray effectively for the healing of others.

8. The Priesthood of all Christians
The Bible teaches that every saved person is a priest and minister of the Most High God.

As priests, every Christian has direct access and communication with God.

10. The Great Tribulation
The Bible teaches that in the end times a great tribulation and persecution shall come against the Church.

11. The Second Coming
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ will return to earth in like manner as He ascended, to destroy His enemies, set up His earthly Kingdom, and reign from a literal throne in Jerusalem . Satan shall be bound for one thousand years.

12. The Rapture
At Christ’s coming the Christians shall be caught up to meet Him in the air and change from mortal to immortal in the twinkling of an eye.

13. The Millennium
Christ shall reign for one thousand years, after which Satan will be released, he shall mount a revolt against God and His people, and be destroyed by the fire of God.

14. Final Judgment
After God defeats Satan’s final revolt He shall sit on a great white throne and pass final judgment on the dead.

15. New Heavens and Earth
The old heaven and earth shall pass away and a new heaven and earth shall be revealed