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Statement of Beliefs Statement of Beliefs

  1. We believe in God the Father, Almighty Maker of Heaven and Earth.  We believe in Jesus, the Messiah/Christ, his only begotten Son.  We believe there is power in His name.  All things should be done in His name, according to His will.  He is God Almighty, Father in Creation, Son in Redemption and is now the Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit in the Church.  He is known by many names and titles in many nations and truly hears and replies to those names, characteristics and titles, showing no difference or preference to the believer.  Forasmuch as God in His vast love, mercy, righteousness and compassion continues to desire relationship with every beleiver, King David Missions shall in no wise discriminate, scrutinize or intimidate anyone for worshipping, praying, praising or speaking to or about God/Jesus-YHWH/Yeshua-Hebrew for God/Jesus in their native language. All are encouraged to develop an intimate relationship on the basis of His Holy existence, character, redemption, salvation, love, and Word.  Likewise all are encouraged to truly seek and worship Him in spirit and truth that He may continually reveal Himself through wisdom, knowledge, understanding, compassion, mighty acts and infallible proofs.  For the purposes of continuity and understanding, this Congregation and document shall use the English names and titles of God/Jesus
  2. We believe that Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, and buried and on the third day he rose from the dead
  3. We believe Jesus is the anointed of God and is now seated on the right hand of power
  4. We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus on the clouds of heaven to receive his own and 
    to judge the quick and the dead
  5. We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Church of the Living God, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the redemption of the body, and the resurrection from the grave into life eternal
  6. We believe all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
  7.  We believe the ten commandments (royal law), expresses God’s great love for mankind and outlines the whole duty of man Ex 20-Chapter; Ecc 12:13-14; Deut 5-Chapter; Matt 5:17-19; Rom 13:10; 1 Cor 7:19; Rev 12:17 & 22:14)
  8. We believe the seventh day Sabbath, commonly called Saturday, is the hallowed day of worship and remains the true day of rest ordained by God.  It is to be celebrated from eve to eve, beginning Friday sundown and ending on Saturday sundown.  The Sabbath was observed by Jesus and the apostles.  No work shall be done, no carnal pleasures shall be fulfilled, and no baking, cooking or seething of food is permitted under normal circumstances.  All foods are to be in the state of final preparation prior to the Sabbath.  Foods may be warmed up if they have been previously prepared.  We also believe it is lawful to do “good” on the Sabbath.  Such good constitutes the healing of the sick, aiding of a neighbor in unpreventable/unforeseen predicaments, and lie emergencies. (Ex 2:2-3; Ex 16:23-27; Ex 34:11-15; Ex 35:2-3; Ex 35:2-3; Deut 5:12-14; Is 56-Chapter; Is 58:13-14; Mal 3:6; Heb 4:8; Matt 12:9-13; Joh 5:6-9; Lev 23:3; Lev 23:32; Mark 1:21, 2:27-28; Luke 4:16, 13:10; Acts 17:2, 184, 16:13, 13:42)
  9. We believe the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and that God’s people should refrain from any practice that would defile their bodies physically, emotionally, cognitively,  and/or spiritually. We believe sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.  Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.  By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command:  “Be ye holy, for I am holy”.  Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Jesus in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.  (Rom 12:12,2; 1 Thess 5:23; Heb 13:12; Heb 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15,16; Rom 6:1-13; 8:1,2,13; Gal 2:20; Philipp 2:12,13; 1 Peter 1:5) Therefore adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hated, variance, strife, heresies, murder, drunkenness, revellings, seditions, wrath, envyings and such like are forbidden and those that do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God (1 Cor 3:16-17; Galatians 5:19).  We believe smoking or other tobacco and/or controlled dangerous substance usage is forbidden (Prov 16:27), the excessive usage of alcoholic beverages whereby ones righteous judgment is altered is forbidden (Prov 20:1, 23:29-30).  We believe gluttony is forbidden ( Prov 23:20-21).  We believe originally God intended and decreed only certain fruits, herbs, plants, and later animals are to be eaten.  We embrace these tenets for health, honor and love reasons, in accordance with the Old and New Testaments. (Lev 11:1-46; Deut 14:1-2; Acts 15:19-20; Acts 21:18-25)
  10. We believe sin is the transgression/crime against God’s law-the falling short of the character of Jesus Christ. Although the penalty for sin is death in the lake of fire, all sin can be completely forgiven by God, who desires that all men be saved.  God forgives sin upon the repentance, or the acknowledging of one’s sins, and resolving to fully obey God, which begins when God opens one’s mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law.  True repentance is one of the steps toward reconciliation with God, and thereby toward ultimate salvation (Acts 2:28; 3:19-21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4)
  11. The ceremony of water baptism is performed by immersion, for the forgiveness of sins, upon the hearing of the Word, true repentance, and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice.  Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave, and the emergence of a new, Spirit-led man living with Messiah’s mind and following in His footsteps (Matt 3:13-16; Acts 2:28; Rom 6:1-8; Col 2:12)
  12. We believe the Holy Ghost (Spirit of God) is the Comforter promised by our Lord, who will abide in the hearts of those who diligently seek Him.  Further He will guide us into all Godly truths and give us power.  Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of the Lord gives utterance, although not necessarily the initial time of indwelling or abode, is the audible evidence/sign of the presence of the Holy Ghost and shall be expected from all those who have been filled with God’s Holy Spirit (Joel 2:27-29; John 14:26-27; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4, 1:8; John 14:15-19, 26; John 16:13; Rom 5:5; 1 Cor 12:7-11; Ps 51:11; Eze 36:26-27; Gal 5:22-26)
  13. We believe the church of God is the spiritual body of Jesus Christ our Messiah, a group of persons called out by God and impregnated (filled) with His Holy Spirit.  As a spiritual body, the church is made up of Baptized, Spirit-led individuals who are scattered around the world.  1 Cor 12:12-14 & 28; Col 3:15)
  14.  We believe in the sanctity of marriage, the laying on of hands, the healing of the sick, the gifts and fruits of the Spirit, and the equal, spiritual potential of men and women before God, within the confines of the Bible’s well defined roles (Matt 5:11-21; 1 Cor 7-Chapter; Lev 18 & 20-Chapters; Eph 5:22-29; 6:1-3; 1 Peter 3:7; Ex 20:12; Mal 4:5-6)
  15. We believe the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance given to the Church as a memorial of the sacrifice, love and death of Jesus Christ.  It should be observed annually at the appointed time.  The Lord’s Supper, instituted by our Lord and Savior on the eve of the 13th day of the month Abib, of the Hebrew Calendar.  Unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine (wine), should be used in this service as emblems of the body and the shed blood of Jesus.  The ordinance of feet washing was also given at this time by Christ as an example for us to teach humility and is to be practiced in connection with the observance of the Lord’s Supper.  The washing of feet shall precede the Lord’s Supper (Luke 22:7-21; 29-30; John 19:14-15; 31; 1 Cor 5:7,10:16; 11:1-2 & 18:30)
  16. We believe there are festivals of God, given by God to point to the Coming of  Jesus.  These were of natural/spiritual application.  However, most have been spiritually fulfilled with the exception of the Festival of Tabernacles/Ingathering that represents the gathering of the Saints at the coming of Savior, Jesus Christ.  A natural Jew must observe these days perpetually.  Zechariah 14 says the heathen nations that fought against Israel will come up every year to keep this Feast on the earth; this being the only remaining unfulfilled Feast Day.  Therefore, we hold to the tenant that Jesus Christ is all and in all.  Prior to a harvest, a seedling, stalk and leaf “prophesy” to the coming of fruit.  When fruit comes, the stalk and leaf are discarded and the fruit is harvested.  Jesus is the first-fruit from the grave and the expected harvest that the leaves / stalk of festivals pointed to.  There is no harm in remembering these days as testimonies to the coming of Jesus.  However, we do not mandate their observance or keeping.  Our salvation is not predicated on the keeping/observing of these days.  Furthermore, it is impossible to keep them to the letter without sacrifice and some without going to Jerusalem.  At the most, we may observe the day as a Celebration in honor of God keeping His promises and sending a Redeemer. 
  17.  We believe contributions, gifts and donations are an act of worship and the plan of   God to support the furthering of the Gospel and sustain his Saints in need. Initially Abraham, Jacob and others gave the tithe (one-tenth of all their increase, whether food or goods) to the Lord as thanksgiving for His mercies, protection and provision. Later, during the existence of the Temple all gave the first fruits (agriculture and cattle) to the Leviticus priesthood for their consumption and that of their families, since they did not have crops or livestock because of their burden and inheritance to care for the people spiritually. An additional 1/10th was charitably given to the widow, stranger and fatherless in its season.  In addition, a free will offering was requested and received for the creation and maintenance of the Tabernacle, needs of the Temple, to build walls, and to fund projects as directed by the Lord and as God prospered and layed upon one’s heart.    In the New Testament, Jesus declares the charitable support (a minimum of a tenth) of the priests (those who had obediently dedicated their lives wholly to the ministry of the things of God) should continue along with the weightier matters such as mercy, judgment and faith.  The apostles do not specifically speak of tithing, yet because they were Jews they were obligated to continue the practices set forth by God to preserve the Levitical priesthood.  Repeatedly the apostles distributed to the needs of the Saints throughout the world.  This Mission does not “regulate” contributions, but, in honor of God’s demonstrated mercy, love and compassion simply teaches the responsibility and obligation to charitably support the Mission, its programs and the Body of Believers freely, from the heart, with such as one has, loving your neighbor as yourself.  (Mal 3a:8-10; Matt 6:21 &23:23; 2 Cor 8 & 9 (Chapters); Ex 25:1-2; Ezek 46:1).   
  18.  We believe that the way an organization handles itself in the financial area is a reflection of its integrity in every area.  The Bible teaches that the person who is untrustworthy in handling money cannot be trusted to handle spiritual riches either.  This ministry belongs to God.  It is neither a monument to one’s ego or a legacy to one’s memory.  We are all merely stewards and fellow servants in the work of the Kingdom.  We will not “claw” for contributions, nor resort to disrespectful/dishonorable methods of raising funds.  We will not attempt to motivate giving from a false sense of guilt or compulsion, since this robs God’s people of the opportunity to give cheerfully (2 Cor 9:7; Luke 16: 10 & 11).
  19.  We believe all contributions received to be sacrificial gifts from people who love God.  Our obligation is to spend that money conservatively and wisely.  Every penny will be stretched as far as possible to serve the needs of the ministry and extend the Kingdom.  When we make a purchase, we will pay the invoice within 30 days if possible.  We will not spend more money than we receive.  It is our goal to remain financially free from debt, as much as possible.  If debt is incurred, we will work to repay the obligation as soon as possible.  The Church budget shall be prepared by the Administrative Board, with the assistance of the Treasurer and President.  The Budget shall be based on God-given challenges, previous receipt and disbursement records, growth experienced and other factors that affect the expenditures of the Congregation.  Input should be obtained from the members at a Business Meeting.