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The Church of God in Kenosha WI invites you to come as you are and experience the love and grace of Jesus of Nazareth.
The Church has a several fold reason for existing in the world today.
These important purposes are divinely originated and are found in the New Testament.
The Bible declares that Christ came to “…gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad” (John 11:52); see also Ephesians 1:10.
Jesus set His Church in order as that “one fold” (John 10:14-16) in which is embodied and will be manifested all of His fulness (Ephesians 1:22, 23).
Therefore, it is imperative that the world know about The Church of God, “…the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).
The faith of the gospel has been committed solely into the hands of the Church and thus the responsibility for keeping and guarding the faith rests upon the Church’s shoulders.
It is The Church of God’s duty to keep the faith pure and unadulterated and to defend it against all enemies.
One phase of keeping and guarding the faith is the searching out and putting into operation God’s laws for the Church, the full restoration of the New Testament doctrine and governing principles.
These teachings are all based on the Scripture; they were taught and practiced by the early Church; and they have been searched out in these last days by godly men and women not concerned with their own opinions.
However, the Church does not make a “hobby horse” of any one teaching or group of teachings, but accepts the whole Bible rightly divided with the New Testament as the only rule for government and discipline.
These teachings of the Church do not constitute a creed or statement of beliefs, for The Church of God accepts the whole Bible as the inspired Word of God.
All those who become members of the Church assume the following obligation: “Will you sincerely promise in the presence of God and these witnesses that you will accept this Bible as the Word of God—believe and practice its teachings rightly divided—the New Testament as your rule of faith and practice, government and discipline, and walk in the light to the best of your knowledge and ability?” This is a “perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.” Justification is both a state and an act; it is the state of being void of offense toward God brought about by the act of God in forgiving actual transgressions for which one has repented.
It is the result of repentance and faith.
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).
Also, read Romans 5:2-9; Titus 3:7.
Justification precedes regeneration.
Holiness is the state of being free from sin, a condition made possible by the experience of sanctification.
God requires man to live without sin in this present world and provided the means through the shed blood of Christ.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:11, 12).
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14).
Read Luke 1:74, 75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Ephesians 4:24; 1 Peter 1:15, 16.
Holiness is a necessity not only for the individual but also for the Church, the body of Christ.
Read Ephesians 1:4; 5:27; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Psalm 93:5.
The Spirit-filled life will manifest the fruit of the Spirit.
Galatians 5:22, 23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is not law.” These virtues cannot be manifested by the flesh or by human nature.
They are divine in origin and must spring from a Spirit-filled heart.
Read Romans 6:22; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11.
Restitution is the act of restoring something wrongfully taken or the satisfying of one who has been wronged.
God requires those who become converted to perform such tasks if at all possible.
“And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham” (Luke 19: 8, 9).
Read Matthew 3:8; Romans 13:8.
The New Testament makes no rigid rule concerning what the Christian shall eat or drink (with the exception of strong drink).
Thus, we have no right to judge what our brother eats or what he drinks.
The legal restrictions of Jewish law concerning these were not extended into the Grace Dispensation.
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17).
Read Romans 14:2, 3; 1 Corinthians 8:8; 1 Timothy 4:1-5.
The taking of an oath is a vain thing and condemned by the Scripture.
An affirmation to the truth of anything is sufficient.
Matthew 5:34, “But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne.” Also, the use of profanity is forbidden.
Read Exodus 20:7; James 5:12.