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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.
During the subsequent 1,578 years, there were glimmering rays of light as the submerged TRUTH struggled to break forth—by the providence of God—into this world’s “gross darkness.” Then there came a divine revelation on June 13, 1903 in what is now known as Fields of the Wood.
Though it found a welcome in hungry hearts who would give ear to it, and though thousands have accepted it, the enemy of TRUTH has waged an incessant warfare against it.
This alone is the most convincing proof of its veracity.
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.
Water baptism is the act of being immersed in water according to the commandment and instructions of Christ.
This ordinance has no power to wash away sin but is the answer of a good conscience toward God, representing the death, burial and resurrection of Christ through which one has obtained new life.
Only those who have already been born again are eligible for water baptism.
“The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward god,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1Peter 3:21).
Water baptism has divine approval only when t it is done “in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Read Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:8-10; John 3:22, 23; Acts 10: 47, 48.
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 Bible expressly forbids the use of intoxicating beverages.
Even slight indulgence is sinful and not in keeping with Scriptural standards of holiness.
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise” (Proverbs 20:1).
Read also Proverbs 23:29-32; Isaiah 28:7; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:10; Galatians 5:21.
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.