Our Beliefs and Doctrine

WE BELIEVE AND TEACH:

  1. That the Holy Bible consisting of 39 books of the Old Testament, and 27 books of the New Testament, is the Inspired, infallible Word of God. This Word of God is flawless, therefore no addition or subtraction to the Word, can be tolerated. The Bible is our only source of instruction and guidance, as regards to the Christian life. We take the Bible as the final authority in deciding any conduct in a Christian’s life, and service to God. Where the Word of Jesus Christ or the Word of God in the New Testament, makes a reformation or an amendment to the Word in the Old Testament, we take the Word of Jesus Christ, or the Word of God in the New Testament; as the final authority, which annuls the former Word or commandment (2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17; PROVERBS 30:5-6; DEUTERONOMY 12:32; MATTHEW 5:21-48; HEBREWS 7:18-19,22; 9:1-10; REVELATION 22:18-19).

  2. That there is one Sovereign God, eternally existent in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three persons are totally different persons, and these are not mere different names, or titles of one person. Nevertheless there is only one God, in total perfect unity (MATTHEW 3:16-17; 28:19-20; COLOSSIANS 1:3, 14-16; ACTS 5:3-4; GENESIS 1:26; 11:6-7; JOHN 17:21-23).

  3. That Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who was born according to the flesh, by the virgin Mary, by the power of the Holy Spirit; came in the world, in the likeness of men and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, and died an atoning death on the cross, buried, and was resurrected bodily; and thereafter ascended to heaven (ISAIAH 7:14; MATTHEW 1:18-25; PHILIPPIANS 2:6-8; ROMANS 1:3-4; HEBREWS 4:14-15; ROMANS 6:5-11; LUKE 24:36-40; 1CORINTHIANS 15:3-8; JOHN 20:17; ACTS 1:9-11).

  4. That all people have sinned and come short of the glory of God, since the fall of Adam; and therefore deserve the indignation, wrath, and judgment of God. Every person is a sinner, brought forth in iniquity, and estranged from the womb (PSALMS 51:5; 58:3; JOB 14:4; 15:14; 25:4; ROMANS 3:10-18,23; 5:12-17; 2:3-9; 1 JOHN 1:8,10).

  5. That man is justified to see the Kingdom of God, when he is born again; after he REPENTS and FORSAKES all his sins, and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ; whose blood was shed on the cross, for the cleansing of all sin and unrighteousness. When a person is born again, his life is completely transformed, and he is given power to overcome sin and the world. As Jesus overcame sin, so is he. He becomes a child of God. He receives remission of his sins. Punishment for his sins, is cancelled. His name is blotted out of the books of judgment, and written in the Book of life. He is now SAVED. He becomes a Christian. Man is saved by grace through faith, and not by himself; it is the gift of God, not of works. A person is called a Christian and is added to the Church, when he is born again, saved from sin (PROVERBS 28:13; ISAIAH 55:7; EZEKIEL 18:21-23; MARK 1:15; LUKE 24:46-47; JOHN 1:12; 3:3; ROMANS 5:1; 8:1; EPHESIANS 2:8-9; TITUS 3:3-5; 1PETER 1:23; ACTS 3:19; 2:47; 11:20-26; 2 CORINTHIANS 7:10; 1 JOHN 1:7,9; 5:4-5, 18; 1 JOHN 3:8-10; REVELATION 12:9-11; 3:5; 20:11-15).

  6. That a Christian ought to live a holy life in this present age. Without Holiness, no one will see the Lord. The saints who are on the earth, are the excellent ones, in whom is all God’s delight (TITUS 2:11-12; HEBREWS 12:14; PSALMS 16:3).

  7. That Restitution, is to prove someone’s repentance by his deeds. It is to do the works befitting repentance, in other words, bearing fruits worthy of repentance. When someone is saved, he is supposed to return the things which he acquired by theft or extortion, to the rightful owners. If he has done someone any wrong, or owes him; he must clear the issue with him. If a person is saved, he must strive always to keep his conscience clear before GOD and MAN; taking pains to do what is right not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of men, so that he avoids any criticism of his faith, from the unconverted (GENESIS 20:1-7, 14-18; EXODUS 22:1-7; LEVITICUS 6:1-7; NUMBERS 5:6-7; 1 SAMUEL 12:1-5; 2 SAMUEL 12:1-7; PROVERBS 6:30-31; EZEKIEL 33:14-16; MATTHEW 3:8; 5:23-24; LUKE 17:3-4; 19:8-9; ACTS 23:1-5; 24:16; 26:20; 2 CORINTHIANS 8:20-21; JAMES 4:17; 5:1-4; PHILEMON 1:18-19).

  8. That Water Baptism is essential after reconciliation with God. Water Baptism is the first test of obedience to the new convert. A born again person is a new creature. Before the new birth experience, he was a son of disobedience; but now, he is a son of obedience. Disobedience has been rooted up from him, because sin is disobedience. When a person is baptized, he is publically declaring that now he is a son of obedience. Every disciple of Jesus Christ, must follow the example of Water Baptism which was set by the Master; Jesus Christ himself. A person is baptized, after he personally hears and believes the Gospel; after which he repents and forsakes his sins. Because of this, water baptism cannot be done to infants. Little children are only blessed. Baptism is done by immersing a person in plenty of water, making the person to go down into the water and come up out of the water. The water stands as a tomb. He is united with Jesus in his burial, and in his resurrection. Water Baptism is done in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, as commanded by the Head of the Church; Jesus Christ. A person is immersed only ONCE because Jesus Christ was buried only once. It does not matter if a person is baptized in a well, river, sea, or ocean. What matters is plenty of water, enough for someone to be completely immersed; as in a water tomb. The Minister of the Gospel who baptizes a person, must himself be a saved person; a disciple of Jesus Christ; and a public preacher of salvation message, who teaches the people, to observe all things that Jesus commanded (JOHN 3:22-23; 4:2; MATTHEW 3:13-17; 28:16-20; ACTS 8:36-39; 2:37-38; 8:12-13; ROMANS 10:13-14: MARK 10:13-16; LUKE 2:27-34; ROMANS 6:4; COLOSSIANS 2:12; 1 PETER 1:14; 3:21; PSALMS 119:172).

  9. That the Lord’s Table is an important ordinance of the Bible, which Jesus Christ commanded his disciples to observe. It ought to be observed as often, for remembrance of Him. As we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death; till he comes. At the Lord’s Table, or in the Lord’s Supper, we use “unleavened bread” and a “drink of the fruit of the vine”. We use unfermented pure grape juice, in the Lord’s Supper. We don’t use wine. Whoever eats the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner, will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord; and therefore receiving judgment to himself, instead of the intended blessings (LUKE 22:7-20; MATTHEW 26:26-29; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:21; 11:18-19, 23-32).

  10. That Sanctification, is a definite work of grace upon the believer; which gives him the grace to live a life of holiness, without which , no man will see the Lord. As salvation is for unbelievers, so sanctification is for believers. At salvation, Christ’s blood and power, cleanses us from the guilt and power of OUTWARD sins; but at sanctification, Christ’s blood purges us from the INWARD, INBRED or INHERITED SIN. At salvation, a believer gets freedom from outward sins-fornication and adultery, idolatry, theft, drunkenness, smoking etc; but does not have victory over inward sins like pride, hypocrisy, envy, anger, resentment, selfishness, the desire to be greater than others, failure to esteem others better than himself, worldliness etc. A believer who is not sanctified, has an inward pressure to go back to what he used to do. He experiences practically what is said in ROMANS 7:15-24 “…..For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now , if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me……”. The sin that still dwells in a believer, is the inbred or inward sin. The disciples of Jesus Christ, were obviously saved, but their lives were filled with bad temper, resentment, selfishness, desire to be greater than others etc (MATTHEW 20:24; MATHEW 26:6-13; LUKE 9:51-56; MARK 9:38-39; MARK 9:30-37; LUKE 22:24-26; MATTHEW 20:20-22, 25-28). Jesus Christ prayed for their Sanctification. Sanctification does not come with salvation, automatically. Just like any other work of grace in man, it requires that a person hear and believe the message on that particular subject (ACTS 19:1-2). Likewise, a believer has to hear and believe the message of Sanctification; and thereafter, as a result of the hunger and thirst for holiness, pray to receive Sanctification. A person will remember when he was sanctified, just the same way he remembers when he got saved. After a person is sanctified, his heart becomes very pure. He also has pure motives, thoughts and deeds. The heart is circumcised, by the circumcision of Christ. The person now can do what he wills. He hates even the sin which he considered before, as being very little. He now counts the pleasures of this world as dung (JOHN 17:15-17; ROMANS 2:29; COLOSSIANS 2:10-11; 1 THESSALONIANS 4:3-8; 5:22-24; MATTHEW 5:8; HEBREWS 12:14; 13:12; 1 PETER 1:14-16; EPHESIANS 5:25-27; PHILIPPIANS 3:7-8).

  11. That the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the enduement with power from on high, upon believers. We teach PURITY before POWER. We stress Sanctification, before Baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is the “Promise of the Father,” and the “Gift of the Holy Spirit”. The first sign which accompanies the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, is the speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit gives utterance. Nevertheless, the most important sign of being filled with the Holy Spirit; is to be endued with power to preach the gospel to sinners, with encouraging results (MICAH 3:8). When a person who is filled with the Holy Spirit preaches or teaches the Word, he preaches the word WITH his Helper, the Holy Spirit. As he witnesses, the Holy Spirit also testifies WITH him (JOHN 15:26-27). The Holy Spirit does a greater work of convicting the person who receives the Word; of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment of sin; thereby bringing forth more fruit. The Power of the Holy Spirit makes a timid person to become a bold person, as in the case of Apostle Peter. A person who is filled with the Holy Spirit, is guided by the Holy Spirit, into ALL TRUTH. We don’t teach believers how to speak with other tongues, but we teach a believer to pray with a known tongue, and the Holy Spirit himself, will give him the grace to speak with other tongues (LUKE 3:21-22). We teach discipline in the speaking with other tongues. We ought not to speak with other tongues, among the unbelievers or unlearned; lest they say that we are mad ( 1CORINTHIANS 14:23; MATTHEW 7:6 ). Nevertheless, “praying with the Spirit” by speaking with other tongues, is a very important and profitable Christian experience; when we do it in private prayer life, or when we are in an assembly of believers, or the learned (MATTHEW 3:11; LUKE 24:49; JOHN 7:37-39; MARK 16:17; ACTS 1:4-8; 2:1-18, 38-39; 10:44-46; 19:1-6; JOHN 16:7-15; 1CORINTHIANS 14:2-19).

  12. That a saved or born again person ought to be known also by his outward appearance. Holiness is in both body and spirit (1 CORINTHIANS 7:34; 2 CORINTHIANS 7:1). A saved person is known by his fruits, and fruits of a tree are not inside the tree, but rather they are seen outwardly. A disciple of Jesus Christ, is supposed to be identified by his speech (MATTHEW 26:73; 12:33). Likewise, what you wear tells what you are! You can easily tell a doctor, student, soldier, policeman, or a madman; by looking at his clothes or garments. When you see an adult clothed in nappies, you automatically know that, he is a madman. Likewise, the way Christians dress, is of paramount importance, if we want the world to know that we are Christians. Most likely, the outward appearance of Moses, who was a Hebrew; made him to be called an Egyptian (EXODUS 2:17-19; GENESIS 41:14). The way a person dresses, can make people think, she is a harlot (GENESIS 38:15). The Bible speaks of THE ATTIRE OF AN HARLOT (PROVERBS 7:10). A born again person, has repented and forsaken prostitution (EPHESIANS 5:3), so she can’t dress like a prostitute. She can’t put on clothes that expose her nakedness. Clothes are meant to cover our nakedness ( GENESIS 3:7; EXODUS 20:26; 28:42 ). Believers are not supposed to be conformed to this world, in their dressing; but we have to adhere to Biblical principles of Christian dressing (ROMANS 12:1-2; EPHESIANS 4:17; DEUTERONOMY 22:5; ISAIAH 3:16-24, 4:3-4; 1 CORINTHIANS 11:4-10; ROMANS 9:20; 2 TIMOTHY 2:9; 1 PETER 3:1-6; 2 KINGS 9:30; REVELATION 2:20).

  13. That all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are also for this present age. Signs, wonders and miracles are performed today, in the name of Jesus Christ; so as to confirm the Word we preach (1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-31; 14:1-40; ROMANS 12:4-8;15:19; MARK 16:20).

  14. That redemption from the curse of the law, involves healing of all diseases, and all manner of sickness, as we call upon the name of Jesus Christ. Demons are cast out in the name of Jesus, the deaf hear; the dumb speak; the cripple and the lame walk; and all who are oppressed by the devil, are set free. By His stripes we were healed. He Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses. He who believes, receives life, and moreover, abundant life (EXODUS 15:26; DEUTERONOMY 7:15; PSALMS 103:3; PROVERBS 4:20-22; ISAIAH 53:4-5; MATTHEW 8:16-17; 1 PETER 2:24; MARK 16:15-18; LUKE 13:16; 4:18; JOHN 14:12-14; 10:10; ACTS 10:38; JAMES 5:14-16; 1 JOHN 3:8; 3 JOHN 1:2; GALATIANS 3:13-14). Nevertheless, medical doctors do a good work, and there is nothing wrong for a Christian to use medication or other hospital services (COLOSSIANS 4:14; 1 TIMOTHY 5:23; LUKE 10:30-37; EXODUS 1:15-21; ROMANS 14:1-4).

  15. That winning souls to Jesus Christ, is the responsibility of every believer, and not the work of Pastors, Evangelists or a bunch of selected people only. Every disciple of Jesus Christ, is entitled to preach the Gospel to every creature, and teach the converts, what he has been taught. The Great Commission is for all believers. Woe is to everyone who does not preach the Gospel! (MATTHEW 28:19-20; MARK 16:15; JOHN 17:18; ACTS 1:8; 8:1-4; EZEKIEL 3:18-21; PSALMS 78:3-6; JOEL 1:3; 2 TIMOTHY 2:2; ACTS 18:24-26; 1 CORINTHIANS 9:16-17).

  16. That Marriage binds a man to his one wife, during life. It is until the death of one of them, that one can be free to marry again. Monogamy is the will of God since the beginning. Polygamy was not the perfect will of God from the beginning. The first Polygamist in the Bible was Lamech, who was also a murderer, and a very rebellious man (GENESIS 4:19, 23-24). The flood destroyed all polygamists and spared only four monogamists (GENESIS 7:13). Divorce was not the perfect will of God from the beginning . God SUFFERED the Israelites to put away their wives , because of their HARDNESS OF THEIR HEARTS, but from the beginning , it was not so (MATTHEW 19:7-8). A genuine Christian, or rather a born again person, cannot have “hardness of heart”. He is a new creature, with a new heart. The stony (hard) heart has been taken out of his flesh, and he has been given an heart of flesh (EZEKIEL 36:26). Because of this, divorce is not “suffered” in Christianity. Even as Christ is the head of the Church ( his body ), so the husband is the head of the wife ( his body ) (EPHESIANS 5:23). One head cannot have two or three bodies. Can you imagine seeing a person with one head, and two or three bodies? That will be a monster! Any attempt to separate the head from the body, will automatically result in murder. This is why the husband (the head), cannot put away his wife (his body) except by death! When the Bible speaks in MATTHEW 19:9 that a person can put away his wife because of FORNICATION, it is speaking about a fiancé with his fiancée. In Bible times, when a Hebrew man had a fiancée, even before the actual marriage relationship; they were considered as husband and wife (MATTHEW 1:18-20). In this period of espousal (engagement), when one of them was proved to have been involved in fornication, it was concluded that the person was not faithful, and therefore “divorce” was allowed, and the engagement was broken off. For that matter they couldn’t proceed to the actual marriage relationship. This is the thing that Jesus is talking about. In Christianity, today, engagement can be broken off because of having a proof that one of them is a fornicator, and therefore not a Christian; because a Christian cannot be a fornicator! (EPHESIANS 5:3). This is the only “divorce” allowed in Christianity. That’s why, when Joseph wanted to put away his “wife” Mary, because he thought she was pregnant as a result of indulging in fornication; the angel of the Lord had to verify that she conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit; otherwise it could have justified Joseph to “divorce” his wife Mary. Adultery, or sexual immorality of a spouse, in actual marriage relationship; is a sin like all other sins, and the Bible teaches us to forgive one another, even as God in Christ forgave us. Did God in Christ forgive us all our sins except sexual immorality in marriage? The answer is NO ! He forgave us ALL SINS. Therefore we ought to forgive others, including our spouses; ALL SINS including ADULTERY! How many times can we forgive our spouses of sexual immorality? The answer is seventy times seven! (MATTHEW 18:21-22). There is no excuse for putting away your wife! God hates divorce (MALACHI 2:14-16). Jesus said, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery” (LUKE 16:18; MARK 10:10-12), and the Bible says expressly in 1CORINTHIANS 6:9, adulterers shall not inherit the Kingdom of God! Separation of spouses is allowed in the Bible on condition that, after the separation, no one of the spouses is free to re-marry. Every one of them must remain alone or otherwise they have to be reconciled to one another (1CORINTHIANS 7:10-11). It is also important to know that when Jesus was talking about marriage and divorce in MATTHEW 19, he was not talking to Christians, but rather he was talking to Pharisees (MATTHEW 19:3). The teaching on marriage and divorce, applies to all men (all people regardless if they are Christians or not). “….For this cause shall A MAN………..” (every man)- MATTHEW 19:5. “……….WHOEVER (regardless if he is a Christian or not) shall put away his wife……..” (MATTHEW 19:9). When the Scriptures in 1CORINTHIANS 7:15 say that “But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart, a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace.” The subject matter here is “PEACE”. The Lord is saying here that, God has called us to peace, therefore if the unbeliever wants to go because he/she hates your Christian life, you can’t tie down your spouse and compel him/her to remain with you. Leave the spouse to go peacefully, and we shall pray; and the spouse will be swallowed by a great fish, and thereafter it will vomit him/her, like Jonah. In other words, God will bring back the spouse, as a result of prayer. During this period when the believer will still be alone, because his/her spouse has gone, he/she cannot be excommunicated by the church as a covetous or sexually immoral person (1CORINTHIANS 5:9-13). Now, before we proceed, the singles should remember also that, the Bible also teaches us that a believer cannot marry an unbeliever (DEUTERONOMY 7:1-4; JOSHUA 23:11-13; 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-18). OK! Let us now proceed to the conclusion: It is also important to know that biblically, one is counted as married when parents of the lady, have given consent for the marriage, and none of the spouses was ever married before with such a consent, to someone else; who is still alive. After the parents consent, when they leave their parents and are joined in a marriage relationship, then they are husband and wife (1 CORINTHIANS 7:36, 38; MATTHEW 19:4-6). Remember, Jesus said that there is a possibility for a person to have had five unbiblical husbands, and the one whom she has now, is also not her husband; according to biblical standards (JOHN 4:16-17). Last but not least; it is equally important to know that when a person is saved, that person is supposed to do restitution relating to marriage, if applicable; by leaving a man or woman who is not his/her biblical husband/wife, and return to his biblical husband/wife. If the biblical husband or wife has already been married to someone else, then the person ought to believe that God is able to make the person rejoin his/her spouse sooner or later. If a polygamist is saved , he has to put away all his other wives, and remain only with the first wife; and if a person, who is not the first wife in a polygamous marriage, is saved; she must depart from the man, because he is not his biblical husband (GENESIS 20:3, 7; EZRA 10:19). Church! Be not deceived, neither fornicators nor adulterers shall inherit the Kingdom of God! Put your house in order, He who is coming will come, and will not delay. He who has an ear, let him hear! (1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10; ISAIAH 38:1; HEBREWS 10:37; REVELATION 2:11).

  17. That the Rapture of the Church, is the snatching up of the living saints from the world, and the dead in Christ. The Rapture of the Church will take place BEFORE the Great Tribulation, and it can happen any moment from now. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, without any prior notice; at the last trump, the trumpet shall sound and the dead in Christ shall be raised first, then we which are alive and remain; shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord (JOHN 14:1-3; LUKE 21:34-36; 1CORINTHIANS 15:51-58; 1THESSALONIANS 4:13-17, 5:4-9; 2THESSALONIANS 2:5-7; PHILIPPIANS 3:11, 20-21; 1 JOHN 3:1-3).

  18. That the Ressurection of the dead is a clear teaching of the Scriptures. All the people who lived on this earth, will be resurrected, some to glorius everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt. The first ressurection, is also called the ressurection of life. Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first ressurection. The second ressurection, is also called the ressurection of condemnation. All sinners will be resurrected in the second ressurection, a ressurection of shame, damnation and everlasting contempt (PSALMS 71:20; ISAIAH 26:19; DANIEL 12:2; JOHN 5:28-29; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:12-57; 1THESSALONIANS 4:13-16; PHILIPPIANS 3:8-11; REVELATION 20:4, 6, 12-13).

  19. That the Great Tribulation will take place AFTER the Rapture of the Church. In those days, there will be a lot of trouble and affliction, such as has not been, since the beginning of the creation which God created, until this time; nor ever shall be. This will be a seven year period, also called the time of Jacob’s trouble (MATTHEW 24:21-22; REVELATION 9:6; MARK 13:19; 2THESSALONIANS 2:3-12; REVELATION 13:1-18; JEREMIAH 30:7). In this period, the man of sin, the lawless one, the son of perdition, the ANTICHRIST; will rule this world with mighty power. This Anti-Christ will not be an organization, a political party or an association; but rather a person of Satanic influence who will be extremely cruel, and who will speak great blasphemies against God, showing himself that he is God (DANIEL 8:23-25; 2THESSALONIANS 2:3-12; REVELATION 13:1-10). The Marriage supper of the Lamb, will take place in the heavens above, at the same time of the Great Tribulation in the world (REVELATION 19:1-10).

  20. That the Second coming of Jesus Christ on earth, will be visible in like manner as he ascended to heaven. At the Rapture of the Church, Jesus Christ comes in the clouds FOR the saints; while at the Second coming, He comes WITH the saints. At the Rapture of the Church, Jesus Christ will not touch the earth, and He will not be visible to any man on earth, but at the Second coming of Jesus Christ on earth, He will be visible on earth; and His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives; at the same place he started his ascent to heaven. He will come to judge the ungodly sinners, at the time of the battle of Armagedon; which will take place before He reigns on earth for a thousand years (ZECHARIAH 14:3-4; MATTHEW 25:31-46; 26:64; MARK 13:24-27; MARK 13:24-27; 2THESSALONIANS 1:7-10; 2:8; JUDE 1:14-15; REVELATION 16:16).

  21. That the reign of Jesus Christ for a thousand years on earth, will be a literal kingdom and earthly; and will be preceded by the Second coming of Jesus Christ, coming with ten thousands of His saints, whereby, he will execute judgment on the ungodly sinners who will be living on earth (JUDE 1:14-15; 2THESSALONIANS 1:7-10). During this reign, Satan will be bound for a thousand years (REVELATION 20:2-3). This Millenial reign of Christ will be full of peace and many blessings (ISAIAH 11:6-9; 65:25; HOSEA 2:18; ZECHARIAH 14:9-11; ISAIAH 2:2-4).

  22. That the Great white throne of judgment, will be a place where Jesus Christ will judge the dead, small and great, who lived since the beginning of the earth; according to their works. This judgment, will take place after the Millenial reign of Jesus Christ on earth. At this judgment , God, the righteous Judge; will reveal to everybody who was cast into hell fire, the reason for His judgment. One by one will defend himself before Jesus Christ, the Judge; and no defence will be entertained; but everyone whose name will not be found in the Book of Life; will be cast into the lake of fire (MATTHEW 7:22-23; LUKE 13:26-28; REVELATION 20:11-15). This will be a judgment for the unbelievers. The believers will not be judged here (JOHN 5:24; 3:17-19). The Devil and his angels will also be cast into the lake of fire, with all his followers. This will be the eternal damnation, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth (ACTS 10:42; JUDE 1:6; REVELATION 20:10; MATTHEW 13:42; 2 PETER 2:9; ROMANS 2:15-16; MATTHEW 10:15; 21-24).

  23. That the New Heavens and New Earth in which righteousness dwells , will be made by God; and these are completely different from the present ones. The present heaven which keeps the record of the sins of every sinner, and the present earth and skies have all been defiled by sin, so they are not fit to be an eternal abode for His saints. The heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it, will be burned up and dissolved. Thereafter, shall God make the New Heavens and new earth; the eternal abode for the overcomers (2 PETER 3:10-13; ISAIAH 51:6; 66:22; 65:17; PSALMS 102:25-26; MATTHEW 5:18; 24:35; REVELATION 21:1). And there, shall in no wise enter anything that defiles, neither who causes abomination or a lie. We shall know each other, and everyone shall have perfect knowledge. For now, we know in part, but when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part; will be done away. And there shall be no more curse, nor crying or pain, for the former things have passed away. There shall be no night there. The overcomers need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. Their City has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminates it. The Lamb is its light (REVELATION 21:1-7, 23, 27; 22:1-5; 1CORINTHIANS 13:9-10, 12; 1JOHN 3:2-3).

  24. That Hell is a literal place for the everlasting punishment of the people, whose names, are not written in the Book of Life. They are cast into hell fire immediately after their death ( HEBREWS 9:27; LUKE 16:19-31). Thereafter, after the Great white throne of judgment, they will be cast into the lake of fire, to top up their punishment. The everlasting fire was originally prepared for the devil and his angels ( MATTHEW 25:41), and if man goes there, it is because he has refused to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord, and therefore neglected so great a salvation ( HEBREWS 2:3). Because of the torment in the flame, the people in hell fire, desire to see someone dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool their tongues. They are also tormented by special worms which cannot be destroyed by fire. The people in hell fire, feel like death, but they never die. The torment here is so terrible, to the extent that, the people who are tormented here, don’t wish to see their relations go there. They desire that someone may testify to them, while they live, lest they also, go to this place of torment ( MATTHEW 5:22, 30; 25:46; LUKE 12:4-5; 16:19-31: MARK 9:43-48).

Anyone, like you who had the opportunity to learn these truths and neglected to do them, and therefore cast into hell fire; the people who went there before, will tell you, “Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us?” (ISAIAH 14:10). Lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food, sold his birthright (HEBREWS 12:16). HE WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR! (MATTHEW 11:15).