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church of god
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James E. Cossey
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VOLUME 99 / ISSUE 4 / APRIL 2009
EDITORIAL STAFF
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EDITORIAL AND
PUBLICATIONS BOARD
Terry Hart, Chair
DECLARATION OF FAITH
Alton Bristow
WE BELIEVE:
Ray E. Hurt
Dale R. Dyar
1. In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
B. Randall Hamon
Fedlyn Beason
2. In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Stephen Darnell
K. Leroy Kerbo
3. That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost,
Raymond Hodge
Jonathan Ramsey
and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead.
Dennis Page
That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
Timothy Brown
4. That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is
INTERNATIONAL
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
General Overseer
5. That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of
Raymond F. Culpepper
Jesus Christ.
First Assistant General Overseer
Timothy M. Hill 6. In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ;
Second Assistant General Overseer
through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
Mark L. Williams
Third Assistant General Overseer 7. Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
David M. Griffis
Secretary General
8. In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
Wallace J. Sibley
9. In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial
CHURCH OF GOD congregations meet in more than 6,500
evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost.
local churches in the United States and in 26,000 churches
in other countries. To find a church and times of services near
you, access the church Web site, www.churchofgod.cc, or
10. In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of
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the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Differing points of view mark the Christian community. Pub-
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11. Divine healing is provided for all in the Atonement.
endorsement of the Church of God.
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12. In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
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14. In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for
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