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What we believe the second part - the doctrinal points 16-28

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16 The Lord's Supper - The Lord's Supper is a participation in the symbols of Jesus' body and blood as an expression of faith in Him, our Lord and Savior. The experience of community is present in Christ, who meets with his people and strengthens it. By participating, we joyfully proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. Preparation for the Supper includes self-examination, repentance and confession. Christ instituted foot washing as a symbol of a new cleaning and express a willingness to serve in Christian humility, and to unite our hearts in love. Supper may be open to all believing Christians.

(1 Corinthians 10,16.17, 11,23-30, 26,17-30 Matthew, Revelation 3:20, John 6,48-63; 13,1-17)

17 Spiritual gifts and ministry - God bestows upon all members of the Church in every age spiritual gifts which each member is to be used in the service of love for the common good of the Church and humanity. The Holy Spirit, who apportions to each member as He wills, the gifts provide all abilities and ministries that the church needs to fulfill its divinely ordained. According to the Scriptures, these gifts include: faith, healing, prophecy, proclamation, teaching, administration, reconciliation, compassion, self-sacrificing service and charity for the help and encouragement of people.

Some members are called of God and endowed by the Spirit to meet the pastoral, evangelistic, apostolic, and teaching ministries particularly needed to equip members for service, to build up the church to spiritual maturity, and to promote unity of faith and knowledge of God. When members employ these spiritual gifts as faithful stewards of God's varied grace, the church is protected from the destructive influence of false doctrine, God grows and develops with the growth in faith and love.

(Romans 12,4-8; 12,9-11.27.28 1 Corinthians, Ephesians 4,8.11-16; Acts 6,1-7; 1st Timothy 3,1-13, 1 Peter 4,10.11)

18 Gift of Prophecy - One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of prophecy. This gift is an remnant church. Scripture is a measure that should be considered each and every learning experience.

(Joel 2,28.29; Acts 2,14-21; Hebrews 1:1-3, Revelation 12.17, 19:10)

19 God's law - Great principles of God's law as expressed in the Ten Commandments and Jesus Christ is conceived of his life. They express God's love, will and intentions with respect to human behavior and relations, are binding for all people at all times. These commands are the basis of God's covenant with His people and the measure of the ordeal. Holy Spirit reveals sin and awaken awareness of the needs of the Savior. Salvation is only through grace, not of works, but its fruit is obedience to the commandment. This obedience develops Christian character and gives inner satisfaction. It is an expression of our love for the Lord and our concern for your neighbor. Obedience of faith demonstrates the power of Christ to transform lives, and thus enhances the Christian witness.

(Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 40,8.9, Matthew 22,36-40, 28,1-14 Deuteronomy, Matthew 5,17-20; Hebrews 8,8-10; John 15,7-10; Ephesians 2 ,8-10, 1 John 5.3, Romans 8,3.4, Psalm 19,8-15)

20 Saturday - Gracious Creator of the six creative days and rested the seventh day and made Saturday for all people as a memorial of creation. The fourth commandment of God's immutable law requires the observance of the seventh day as a day of rest, worship and service in accordance with the teachings and the time of Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Sabbath. Saturday is a day of joyous communion with God and other believers. It is a symbol of our redemption in Christ, a sign of our sanctification, a sign of our devotion to God and heralds a future in God's eternal kingdom. Saturday is a permanent sign of the eternal covenant between God and His people. Joyful observance of this holy time from evening to evening (from sunset to sunset) is a celebration of God and his creative and redemptive acts.

(2,1-3 Genesis, Exodus 20,8-11 Luke 4.16; Isaiah 56,5.6, 58,13.14, Matthew 12,1-12; Exodus 31,13-17; 20,12.20 Ezekiel, Deuteronomy 5 ,12-15; Hebrews 4,1-11, Leviticus 23.32, Mark 1.32)

21 Christian Stewardship - we are God's managers, God entrusted us with time and opportunities, abilities and possessions, the gifts of land and natural resources. We are responsible to God for their proper use. Acknowledge God's ownership of faithful service to God and neighbor, hand over tithing and voluntary donations for the proclamation of the Gospel and the promotion and development of the Church. Christian stewardship is a priority that God has given us to grow in love and win over selfishness and covetousness. Christian is happy when others have benefited from his faithful management.

(Genesis 1,26-28, 2:15; 1 Chronicles 29.14; 1,3-11 Haggai, Malachi 3,8-12, 9,9-14 1 Corinthians, Matthew 23.23, 2 Corinthians 8,1-15; Romans 15,26.27)

22 The Christian way of life - We are called to live godly people who think, feel and act in accordance with the principles of Scripture. To the Holy Spirit in us the character of our Lord we involve ourselves only in what Christlike purity, health and enjoyment of life. This means that our entertainment and leisure activities with the highest standards of Christian taste and beauty. While recognizing cultural differences, our dress should be simple, modest and neat, befitting those whose true beauty does not consist of outward adornment but in the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.

This means that we are to take care of your body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. Along with adequate exercise and rest, we supply the body with the healthiest diet possible and abstain meals to those identified in the Scriptures as unclean. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and the irresponsible use of drugs and narcotics are harmful to our body, therefore we do not use. Instead we are to engage in whatever brings our thoughts and bodies into the discipline of Christ, who desires our wholesomeness, joy and happiness.

(12,1.2 Romans, 1 John 2.6; 5,1-21 Ephesians, Philippians 4,8; 2 Corinthians 10.5; 6.14 to 7.1, 1 Peter 3,1-4, 1 . Cor 6,19.20, 10.31, Leviticus 11,1-47; 3 John 2)

23 Marriage and Family - Marriage was divinely established in Eden and the Lord Jesus is confirmed as a lifelong union between a man and a woman in loving companionship. Christian a marriage commitment is to God as well as his life partner. The Christian marriage should be entered only by people of the same religion. Mutual love, honor, respect and responsibility are the fabric of this volume to reflect the love, sanctity, closeness, and permanence of the relationship between Christ and His church. Regarding divorce, Jesus taught that anyone who divorces (with the exception of fornication partner) and conclude a new marriage, committing adultery.

Although some family ties are ideal for couples who are in Christ handed over to each other, may the Holy Spirit and the Church to achieve unity of love. God bless the family and intends that its members shall assist each other toward complete maturity. Parents should encourage their children to love and obey God. By their example and their words to teach them that Christ is a loving, always kind and caring, wishing to become members of His body, the family of God. Strengthening the cohesion of the family is one of the objectives of the gospel message for the last time.

(Genesis 2,18-25, Matthew 19,3-9; John 2,1-11; 2 Corinthians 6.14; Eph 5,21-33, 5,31-32 Matthew, Mark 10,11.12 Luke 16 , 18, 1 Corinthians 7,10.11, Exodus 20.12, Ephesians 6,1-4, 6,5-9 Deuteronomy, Proverbs 22.6, Malachi 4,5.6)

24 Christ's ministry in the heavenly sanctuary - The sky is the sanctuary, the true tabernacle which the Lord, and not man. In it Christ ministers on our behalf, making available to believers blessing his atoning sacrifice offered once for all on the cross. Christ was inaugurated as our great High Priest and began His intercessory ministry after His ascension. In 1844, at the end of the prophetic period of 2300 days (years) passed the second and final phase of His atoning ministry. It is a work of investigative court that is part of the final disposition of all sin. Typified by the cleansing of the ancient Hebrew sanctuary on the Day of Atonement.

In that typical service the sanctuary was cleansed with blood of animal sacrifices, but the heavenly things are purified with the perfect sacrifice of Jesus' blood. Investigating the court reveals to heavenly intelligences who among the dead are asleep in Christ and therefore, it is recognized as worthy to share in the first resurrection. The court also indicates which of the living are abiding in Christ, keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ and it is ready for translation into His everlasting kingdom. The Court defends the justice of God in saving those who believe in Jesus Christ. It declares that those who remained loyal to God shall receive the kingdom. The completion of Christ's ministry in the heavenly sanctuary for the people before the second advent mean the end of the grace period.

(Hebrews 8,1-5, 4,14-16, 9,11-28, 10,19-22, 1,3, 2,16.17, Daniel 7,9-27, 8,13.14, 9, 24-27 ; Numbers 14.34; 4.6 Ezekiel, Leviticus 16; Revelation 14,6.7, 20.12, 14.12, 22.12)

25 The Second Coming of Jesus Christ - The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the Christian hope of the Church, the famous climax of the gospel. The Savior's coming will be literal, personal, visible, and worldwide. The return of Christ the righteous dead will be resurrected, and together with the righteous living will be glorified and taken to heaven, but the unrighteous will die. Filling most of the prophecies and the current state of the world suggest that Christ's coming is near. God has not revealed the time of this incident, but encourages us to be ready.

(Titus 2.13, 9.28 Jews, John 14:1-3, Acts 1,9-11; Matthew 24.14, Revelation 1:7; 24,43.44 Matthew, 1 Thessalonians 4,13-18, 1 . 15,51-54 Corinthians, 2 Thessalonians 1,7-10, 2,8, Revelation 14,14-20, 19,11-21, Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21; 2 Timothy 3.1 - 5, 1 Thessalonians 5,1-6)

26 Death and resurrection - The consequence of sin is death. But God, who alone is immortal, will grant eternal life to its redeemed. Until the coming of the Lord's death for all people of the state of unconsciousness. When Christ appears, which is our life, the resurrection of the righteous and the living righteous will be glorified and caught up to meet his Lord. The second resurrection, the resurrection of the unrighteous, will be a thousand years later.

(Romans 6.23; 1st Timothy 6,15.16; Preacher 9,5.6, Psalm 146,3.4, John 11,11-14; Colossians 3.4, 1 Corinthians 15,51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4.13 -17; John 5,28.29; Revelation 20,1-10)

27 The Millennium and the end of sin - The millennium is the thousand reign of Christ with His saints in heaven between the first and second resurrections. At this time the wicked dead will be judged; earth will be utterly desolate, without living human inhabitants, but occupied by Satan and his angels. At its close Christ with His saints and the Holy City will descend from heaven to earth. Then unrighteous dead will be resurrected, and with Satan and his angels will surround the city of God, but fire from God will consume them and cleanse the earth. Thus the universe will forever freed of sin and sinners.

(Revelation 20, 1 Corinthians 6,2.3, Jeremiah 4,23-26; Revelation 21,1-5; Malachi 4,1; Ezekiel 28,18.19)

28 A New Earth - On the new earth where righteousness dwells, God will provide permanent home for the redeemed and a perfect environment for everlasting life, love, joy and learning in His presence. God Himself will dwell with his people and the suffering and death will have passed. The great controversy ended, and sin no longer. Everything animate and inanimate, will declare that God is love. And He shall reign for ever.

(2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 35, 65,17-25, Matthew 5.5, Revelation 21,1-7, 22,1-5, 11.15)


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