Redemption Ministires

Redemption's Mission

To be God's earthly example of His divine plan, purpose, and commission

God

We believe in the existence of a personal God, who is the Author, Creator, and Sustainer of the universe.

We believe that God has disclosed Himself to mankind through His works, as Administrator and Governor of the world, through human conscience as the moral Lawgiver and Judge, and in the Bible, His final authoritative self-disclosure as Redeemer, Savior, Lord of Lords, and King of Kings.

We believe that as a person, God is the first person of the universe. Therefore, he is self-existent, eternal, unchangeable, ever present, all powerful, holy, just, loving, longsuffering, and faithful.

We believe that God exists as triune (in three persons) – of one substance and nature, but distinguished in person as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. We hold that this doctrine of the triune God cannot be perfectly explained, but it is a mystery supported by scripture and to be believed by man.

Man

We believe that man was created by God, in his own image, innocent and that through willful disobedience, man became a sinner by nature. He can only be restored to his original relationship to God by divine intervention.

Angels

We believe in the existence of angels, who are powerful superhuman beings of superior intelligence and are divided into two major classes – (1) good angels and (2) fallen angels. Of the fallen angels, there are some who are reserved in chains of darkness until the Judgment Day and others who yet roam the atmosphere instigating and perpetuating evil by physical, mental, and moral means. The head of this group is a personal devil referred to in scripture as “the devil” and “satan”.

Scripture

We believe the Bible is God’s self-disclosure and the only rule of faith and practice. Its teachings are to be believed and observed. Its commands are to be obeyed. What it condemns is to be renounced as wrong and sinful.

Creation

We believe that the universe and its total structure were created by God the Father, through Jesus Christ and the efficiency of the Holy Ghost. We may say that God is the originating or ultimate cause; Christ is the instrumental cause; and the Holy Ghost is the efficient cause of the created universe.

Salvation

We believe that God is the Author of eternal salvation, which was purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ, and is administered by the Holy Spirit to the hearts of men through faith in the substitutionary death of Christ. Salvation is a free gift and can be received only through faith. This faith must be preceded by repentance, which implies a radical turning from sin and all other gods, a complete trust in the true and living God and his appointed means of salvation, Christ. Salvation then comes as justification, regeneration, and sanctification.

Baptism with the Holy Ghost

We believe that to attest the believer’s acceptance into the divine family and to empower one for effective witness and ministry to the world, Jesus Christ baptizes the believer in the Holy Ghost. All who experience the Baptism will speak with unknown tongues by the inspiration of the Spirit. Howbeit, the experience of the unknown tongue speaking is not an object to be sought for its own sake. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is received through obedience to the Word of God, consecration of life, and faith in the promise of God and Christ, and tongues are a necessary result and an outcome of the experience.

After the resurrection and His many appearances, Jesus made it plain to the disciples that they were going to need His “power for living” to cope in such a disintegrating society. Therefore, He instructed them to wait in Jerusalem until the Spirit came upon them.

Divine Healing

We believe that through faith in the power of God and the provision of the atoning blood of Christ, one can be healed of any sickness or disease or be delivered from any evil influence or spirit. However, faith for divine healing is not an essential for the holy life, and the doctrine is not directed against medical cure or the aid of duly authorized physicians. Divine healing is a privilege enjoyed through faith.

Ordinances

We believe in and observe the rite of water baptism, the celebration of Holy Communion (The Lord’s Supper), and washing of feet as the three ordinances given the church by Christ as symbolic of (1) the acceptance of the righteousness of God by faith;
(2) commemorating the suffering and death of our Lord; and (3) humility as a crowning virtue of holy life, respectively.

The Christian Life

We believe that God requires of all born again Christians, as well as all Spirit-filled Christians, a righteous life in relation to their fellowman and themselves and holiness in relation to God. This implies freedom from all defilements of body, soul, and spirit, fulfilling all the known requirements of God through faith in the power of God.

Church Government

The church of God in Christ is governed by Bishops, Superintendents, Pastors, and Elders with women assigned to the tasks of women’s work, such as Supervisors and Missionaries.

Civil Government

We believe in civil government as God’s appointment, but we are averse to war and the shedding of blood. We believe that the powers of government are ordained of God, for the benefit of mankind, and are worthy of respect, obedience and honor (Romans 13:1-7). We believe in the separation of church and state so that each, in its respective place of authority, may give due attention to its particular emphasis. We note in the New Testament scripture, the two forces are considered separate. We exhort christians to subject themselves to both church and state (Matthew 22:21, I Corinthians 2:11-14, I Peter 2:13-14, Romans 13:1-7). In any matter which does not conflict with God’s laws, we are to be subject to the laws of man. When there is conflict, we believe we ought to obey God rather than man.

Second Coming of Christ

We believe that Christ shall return to the mid-air and resurrect the dead saints and transfigure the living saints at the consummation of this dispensation of grace; after which, He will return to the earth, judge the living nations, and establish His millennial kingdom.