ARTICLES OF FAITH
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Acts Full Gospel Church of God in Christ accepts the Holy Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule for faith and practice, and for maintaining general unity, adopts the following statements of fundamental truth:
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative written Word of God.
We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in the Godhead; God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Ghost.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his bodily death and resurrection from the dead, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in the blessed hope of his personal visible future return to receive unto Himself his blood bought church, that it may be with him forever.
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through the blood of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, and this is essential for personal salvation.
We believe that the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.
We believe that Baptism in water is a public demonstration of a clear conscience with God.
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
POLICY OF MARRIAGE
Marriage is a union ordained by God. The first recording of this God-ordained union is found in the early chapters of Genesis. Marriage was codified in the Levitical law. The Old Testament prophets compared it to the historical narratives, and the wisdom literature discusses the unique unity of this relationship. The Lord Jesus explained the original intention and core elements of marriage. Several New Testament epistles give explicit instructions on this union. Marriage, as a profound spiritual institution was established by God. Due to the importance of marriage in the biblical witness, Acts Full Gospel Church adopts the following policy:
Only duty ordered clergy who are members of this church shall officiate at marriage ceremonies conducted on church property.
Clergy employed by or volunteers at the church shall be subject to dismissal and/or loss of ordination for officiated a Mae-gender ceremony.
Applicants wishing to have ceremonies performed by a member of the clergy employed by or a volunteer at the church, or to use the church facilities, shall affirm their agreement with the Articles of Faith and Conduct, and shall conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent therewith.
Applicants shall receive four sessions of premarital counseling by approved clergy who are members in good standing of Acts Full Gospel Church, and that have the appropriate training, experience, and spiritual understanding to provide such counseling.
Any marriage performed on the church premises shall be officiated by clergy who are members of Acts Full Gospel Church.
Clergy officiating marriage ceremonies on church premises shall affirm their agreement with the Articles of Faith and Conduct and shall conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent therewith.
The clergy assigned by the church to implement the procedures contained in this Marriage Policy may, in his or her sole discretion, decline to make church facilities available for, and/or decline to officiate at, a ceremony when, in his or her judgement, there are significant concerns that one or both, of the applicants may not be qualified to enter the second bond of marriage for theological, doctrinal, moral or legal reasons.