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THE FAMILY CHURCH CARING FOR THE FAMILY OF GOD
Christ Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith Inc.- C.O.O.L.J.C.

9020 B Woodyard Road, Clinton, Maryland, 20735
Elder Donald Malloy, B.S., M.A., Pastor and Founder 301-868-3567

MOTTO: "WE WALK BY FAITH , NOT BY SIGHT" II Cor 5:7
THEME: "Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."Acts 2:38

Jesus is Lord! Jesus Saves! Walk with Jesus and Exercise your Faith!
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thou house" Acts 16:31

THE UNITY AND BEING OF GOD

 


"God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth." (St. John 4:24) There is but one God, therefore, there is but one Spirit. God is, in essence, and in person one from Whom and in Whom there is a divine three-fold manifestation and relationship made kwon as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

First, as Father, he is the Creator, source, origin, and progenitor of all things and souls, Universal Father, and Father of Eternity, without body parts, self-existent; that is, existent of Himself and by Himself, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent.

Secondly, as Son of Man in redemption form sin, coming into the world through the immaculate conception and virgin birth, thus assuming a personality, the second greatest mystery of all times; a body for the purpose of redemption through death of those who had sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God, God's Lamb that taketh away the sins of the world.

Thirdly, the Holy Spirit, regenerator and perfector of those who believe, the organizer and element of the church, the divine executor and head. This trinity of manifestation of relationship may be compared to the body, soul and spirit of operation in every man. The Father, the Divine essence and Spirit, and the all begotten Divinity, corresponds to the soul of man.

The Son is the humanity of Jesus Christ made divine and united to the Father-Spirit, or in other words the divine Humanity answering to the body of man. The Holy Spirit is the Divine Proceeding Energy out of the Son from the father who dwelleth in the son, thus answering to the operation of man's spirit and body together. Therefore, God as Father is Creator and first cause of all things from eternity. As Son, the Redeemer in time, and as the Holy Spirit; the Regenerator in the church to eternity. THE LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST IS THAT GOD. In sum, we believe:

One

There is one God, the Creator of all worlds, visible and invisible, who in consideration of his Divine case, which is the orginginal source and incoprehensible fountain of all life and being, is called "I AM THAT I AM", OR Jehovah (YHWH), who is, who was, and who is to be, the first anf the last, the begining and the end, the Alpha and the Omega, the All and In All. (St. John 14:9-11-" Believe me I that I am in the Father and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works sake")

Two

The being and unity of Jehovah God are inculcated by the general tenor of Divine Revelation, as well as by many express declarations, and may be considered as the ground work or foundation of all religion. It is therfore written, "Hear O Isreal Jehovah (YHWH) our God is One Jehovah (YHWH)"(Deut. 6:4). "Thus saith Jehovah, the King of Isreal, "...I am the First, and I am the Last, and besides me there is no God." (Isa. 44:6)." ...I am the Lord thy God..""...and thou shalt know no God but me: for there is no saviour besides me." Hosea 13:4.

Three

This one God is the real primary substance and form from whom, and be whom, all created substances and forms were produced; it being impossible that any substance whatever could have risen up out of nothing. All things that exit must, therefore, have been produced by a Divine power from an orginal substance, that is, from God himself, yet in a way and according to an order, that persrves the most perfect and complete distinction between the Creator and the creature. And as we see that all created substances and forms have,either directly or indirectly, some respect to the human form, and it being certain that this respect must ultimately lead and point to him form whom they proceeded, it necessarily follows, that God is in such orginal and primary substance and form a Divine man, in whom nevertheless all things are infinte and eternal, without any relation either to space, or time, or matter, being prior to and far above them.

Four

As the Divine essence of Jehovah God is in itself infinitely above the comprehension of any finite mind, and cannot become the proper subject of either human or angelic contemplation, he has, therefore, in mercy been pleased so to accomodate himself to the capacity of his intelligent creatures, as to exhibit before them the most evident and striking marks of his divine love and divine wisdom, as revealed on Calvary, constitute his essence. "Hereby perceive we, the love of God because he laid down his life for us." (I John 3:16; Romans 5:8-10)

Five

Therefore, he accommodated himself to our human comprehension which was that of man; if he had revelaed himself as an angel it have necessitated angelical intelligence for comprehension. If he had come below the capacity and sphere of man, man would have contemned rather that worship Him. The only capacity in which we could understand him was that of a man. Therefore, God came in the form of a man through the immaculate conception and virgin birth. The incarnation of God is the marvel of all marvels, the mystery of all mysteries... Great is the mystery of godliness. God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into Glory." (I Timothy 3:16)

***Edited from original text Discipline Book,Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith,Inc.,third edition, 1969***



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"Year's Theme: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” - Joshua 24:15; "As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD in 2017.”

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