What We Believe

There is only One True God, Creator of heaven and earth.
God has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, but
these three are One. (I John 5:7).  God’s Name is JESUS.  (Isaiah 9:6; John                                 14:9-11; Matthew 1:21; John 14:26; John 10:30).  Truly, as Thomas
confessed, JESUS is Our Lord and Our God !!  (John 20:28).

The Bible is the inspired Word of God.  (II Timothy 3:16).

All humanity is born in sin as a result of our foreparents,
Adam and Eve, who sinned.  (Romans 5:12).

To escape the world of sin and death, one must repent and be
born again of water and of the Spirit.  (John 3:5; Acts 2:38).

Water baptism must be in the Name of JESUS CHRIST. (Luke 24:47;
Acts 4:10-12; Acts 2:38; Colossians 3:17).

Initial evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost is speaking in other
tongues (languages) as God gives the utterance.  (Mark 15:17;
Acts 2:1-18; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:6).  Subsequent evidence
is the fruit of the Spirit.  (Galatians 5:22-23).

Holy living and perfection are the Christian’s God-ordained
goals.  (I Peter 1:15-16; Matthew 5:48, Hebrews 6:1-3).

There is only one gospel and doctrine authorized by JESUS
CHRIST and which was taught and preached by His Apostles.
(John 17:17-20; John 13:20; Galatians 1:6-9; Ephesians 2:20).

There is no biblical basis for women preachers, nor for women
teaching men.  JESUS CHRIST is The Head of every man and the
head of the woman is the man. (I Corinthians 14:34-35;
I Timothy 2:11-15; and Revelation 2:20-23).

Saints of God are not bound under the law (Mosaic), but free
under grace and truth.  (John 1:17; Galatians 5:4). We are to remain
steadfast in the liberty where with Christ hath made us free !
(Galatians 5:1).

The sacraments of Communion are wine and unleavened
bread.  This solemn occasion is to remember the suffering and
death of JESUS CHRIST.  (Luke 22:17-20).  Feet washing is also
normally included in  the communion service as a lesson of
demonstrated humility.  (John 13:3-16).

Women of GOD should wear modest head (or hair) coverings (hats or prayer cloths) during worship services, and/or whenever praying or prophesying.  Although the custom of wearing full veils has changed, the wearing of head (or hair) coverings which shows respect to the order that God has not and never will change.  By covering her head (or hair), which is her glory, when she prays and/or prophesies, the woman is acknowledging that she has accepted her God-given role of being a women.  Put another way, on the natural plane, hair is what distinguishes women from men (I Corinthians 11:14-15), they have the power or authority to wear their hair long while men do not.  However, on the spiritual plane, it is the man that has the power or authority since God has made him the head of the woman.  By covering her head (or hair), the woman is acknowledging this fact and demonstrating her voluntary submission to this God-ordained order.  (I Corinthians 11:3-16)

Marriage and Divorce

A legally married man and women, irrespective of spiritual status, are considered by God to be one flesh.  The marriage bond between a man and woman cannot be dissolved rightly in the sight of God except for reasons of death or fornication. No other reasons for divorce, besides death or fornication (which includes adultery) shall be recognized by APOSTOLIC HOLINESS CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 5:31-32; Romans 7:2-3).

In extreme cases of conflict between a married man and woman which cannot be successfully mediated, there can be a separation.  However, neither the man or woman are free to divorce and remarry if no fornication has been committed. If  they desire companionship, they must reconcile. (I Corinthians 7:10-11) Unless all the circumstances of a previous marriage and divorce can be established as having conformed to the Word of God, it shall be the policy of AHCJC to have no part in either sanctioning or performing remarriages.  (I Timothy 5:22, 24-25; Matthew 5:32; Hebrews 13:4)

If a saved believer is married to an unbeliever, by virtue of having been married before being saved, and the unbelieving partner desires to continue the marriage, the believer shall by all means continue in the marriage and faithfully honor their marriage duties and responsibilities (in that which is right or fit in the Lord).  If the unbeliever only separates from the believing partner, the believer still shall not be free to remarry unless the departed unbeliever commits fornication.  If the unbeliever departs, a brother or sister is not bound in such cases.  (Note:  this applies only to these specific cases!). (I Corinthians 7:12-16; Colossians 3:18; Matthew 19:9)

Those individuals who are guilty of improper divorce and remarriage, before getting saved, are not required by the Word of God to divorce again and attempt to return to their former spouse.  The foolishness of this is self-evident.  The sins involved in divorce(s), when one comes out of the world of sin, are covered by the blood of JESUS CHRIST.  This does not excuse one of reaping what they have sown in the world. (I Corinthians 7:17-24; Deuteronomy 24:3-4; Matthew 12:31)

It shall be the policy of AHCJC to have no part in sanctioning or performing marriages that involve backslidden former members of the Common Faith.  (I Timothy 5:22;
Ephesians 5:11)

Saved believers are not to marry sinners under any circumstances.  (II Corinthians 6:14-18)

Even in cases where a married individual has committed fornication, if the offending partner truly repents, confesses, and is restored, if they were saved, the marriage should be salvaged if at all possible.  However, the marriage vow should be retaken by the offender.

 

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