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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.” Regeneration is an act of God performed in the justified heart whereby new, spiritual life is generated.
Man is dead in trespasses and sin through Adam; he must be quickened or regenerated through Christ.
It is a vital part of the plan of salvation by faith.
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5).
Other Scriptures are Matthew 19:28; Ephesians 2:1, 4, 5.
Regeneration is simultaneous with the new birth.
The gifts of the Spirit were set in the Church to be operated by the Spirit according to the will of God.
They are manifested through individual members but individuals do not personally possess the gifts.
Therefore, since the gifts are given to the Church and not to individuals, a spiritual gift cannot be taken away by one who leaves the Church.
These gifts were all operating in the Church before it went into the dark ages, and were all restored to the Church when it arose out of darkness.
Fist Corinthians 12:28, “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” Read 1 Corinthians 12:1; 4-11; 14:1.
Feet washing was instituted by Jesus on the night of the Last Supper and is a New Testament ordinance we are enjoined to observe in addition to communion.
Its observance was taught by the apostles and practiced by the early Church.
Charity and good works do not fulfill this obligation.
“If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14).
Read John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:10.
Tithing is the paying of one tenth of our increase into the treasury of the Church.
It began with Abraham, continued under the law and received Christ’s approval.
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone” (Matthew 23:23).
The obligation of tithing is not fulfilled by giving ten percent to the poor or to some good cause but only by paying it into the Church treasurer.
Giving differs from and is in addition to tithing.
Both are parts of God’s plan to finance His work on earth.
Read Genesis 14:19-20; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:42; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; Hebrews 7:1-21.
Our life in this present world determines our eternal reward.
The unconverted and the wicked are doomed to eternal punishment, from which there is no escape—no liberation but annihilation.
“And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:46).
Read Mark 3:29, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, 9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8.
or decoration such as finger rings, bracelets, earrings, lockets, etc…Ornaments of gold or other precious metals are a useless and frivolous waste of money, for they do not benefit the wearer either physically or spiritually.
For this reason, and because they are evidences of a prideful heart, they are unbecoming to a child of God.
Isaiah 55:2, “Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” Read 1Timothy 2:9; 1 Peter 3:3; 1 John 2:16.