Our Beliefs

The Church of God of Prophecy stands  for the whole Bible rightly divided—the New Testament as the only rule of government  and discipline. Listed below are some basic Bible beliefs:

REPENTANCE—Mark  1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19.

JUSTIFICATION—Romans 5:19; Titus 3:7.

REGENERATION/BORN AGAIN—Titus 3:5; Ephesians  2:1, 4, 5; John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9.

SANCTIFICATION—subsequent to Justification; Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians  4:3; Hebrews 13:12; 1 John 1:9.

HOLINESS—Luke 1:74, 75; 1 Thessalonians  4:7; Hebrews 12:14.

BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT—subsequent to cleansing, the enduement of power for service; Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49–53; Acts 1:4–8.

SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES—as the evidence of the baptism with the Holy Ghost; John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44–46; 19:6.

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT—Galatians  5:22, 23; Ephesians  5:9; Philippians  1:11.

FULL RESTORATION OF THE GIFTS TO THE CHURCH—1 Corinthians  12:1, 7–10, 28, 31; 14:1.

SIGNS FOLLOWING BELIEVERS—Mark 16:17–20; Romans 15:18, 19; Hebrews 2:4.

DIVINE HEALING—provided for all in the atonement; Psalm 103:3; Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14–16; 1 Peter 2:24.

WATER BAPTISM—Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:8–10; John 3:22, 23; Acts 8:36–38; 10:47, 48; 16:33; 19:3–5.

THE LORD’S SUPPER—Luke  22:17–20; 1 Corinthians 11:23–33.

WASHING THE SAINTS’ FEET—John 13:4–17; 1 Timothy 5:10.

TITHING AND GIVING—Genesis 14:18–20; 28:20–22; Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42; 1 Corinthians  16:2; 2 Corinthians  9:6–9; Hebrews 7:1–21.

RESTITUTION WHERE POSSIBLE—Matthew  3:8; Luke 19:8, 9; Romans 13:8.

PRE-MILLENNIAL SECOND COMING OF JESUS—first,  to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to meet Him in the air; Matthew 24:27; 1 Corinthians  15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15–17—second, to reign on earth 1,000 years; Zechariah 14:4, 5; Luke 1:32; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians  1:7–10; Jude 14, 15; Revelation 5:10; 19:11–21; 20:4–6.

RESURRECTION—Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2; John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:5, 6.

ETERNAL LIFE FOR THE RIGHTEOUS—Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11–13.

ETERNAL PUNISHMENT  FOR THE WICKED—no liberation nor annihilation; Matthew 25:46; 2 Thessalonians  1:8, 9; Revelation 20:10–15; 21:8.

ABSTINENCE FROM ALL LIQUOR OR STRONG DRINKS—Proverbs 20:1; 23:29–32; Isaiah 28:7; 1 Corinthians  5:11; 6:10; Galatians  5:21.

CONCERNING TOBACCO, OPIUM, MORPHINE, ETC.—Isaiah 55:2; 1 Corinthians  10:31, 32; 2 Corinthians  7:1; Ephesians  5:3–8; James 1:21.

CONCERNING FOOD AND DRINKS—Romans 14:2, 3, 17; 1 Corinthians 8:8; 1 Timothy 4:1–5.

ON THE SABBATH—Romans 14:5, 6; Colossians 2:16, 17.

ADORNMENT—the Christian’s  use of adornment  should be guided by the biblical principles of sobriety, modesty, submission,  and self-discipline; Matthew 16:24; 1 Timothy 2:1–10; 1 Peter 3:17; 1 John 2:16. (88th Assembly Minutes, 1994, p. 155; Committee for Biblical Doctrine and Polity Report.) Scripture explicitly teaches the use of adornment  for occultic, lascivious, and idolatrous practices is prohibited (Acts 8:9; 13:6; 19:19; 1 Corinthians  5:10; 6:9; Galatians  5:19–21).

MEMBERSHIP IN LODGES/SECRET SOCIETIES—Matthew 5:34; John 18:20; 2 Corinthians  6:14–17; James 5:12.

WHOLESOME SPEECH OF THE BELIEVER—Matthew  5:34; James  5:12.

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, AND REMARRIAGE—Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:18–25; Deuteronomy 6:7; Matthew 5:32; 14:3, 4; 19:3–12; Mark 10:12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:2, 3; 1 Corinthians  5:1–5, 6:9–18; 7:2, 11; Colossians 3:18–21.

Note: For further information, see the revised and expanded Biblical Principles, Beliefs, and Practices of the Church of God of Prophecy, based on International Assembly changes, available for purchase from the White Wing Bookstore and Publishing House.