The difference between our faith vs any other made up faith in the world.
1 Corinthians 4:20 -For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. The word power here is dunamis which means (miraculous) power, might, strength. Every other religion or faith talks words but they don’t have the power to heal the sick, cast out demons or raise the dead. They can’t even talk to the rain and tell the rain to stop raining. We have the ability to do the impossible because it says whatsoever things you desire when you pray believe that you receive them and you shall have them in Mark 11:23-24 and whoever believes on the Lord Jesus Christ shall not be put to shame in Romans 10:11.
We affirm that the Scriptures, as the breath of God, serve as the definitive guide for Christian life and practice. These Scriptures stand unbroken and are fulfilled through Jesus Christ. The Old Testament foreshadows the fullness revealed in the New Testament. Through the teachings of the Apostles, we understand Christ's work in and through us. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-3; John 10:35; Matthew 5:19, 19:17; 1 John 2:3-4; Psalm 8:4-6; Matthew 9:8; Ephesians 4:15)
Humanity's Divine Image
At Command Church, we hold a fundamental belief that humanity is composed of spiritual beings temporarily dwelling in earthly bodies, each with a soul. The soul serves as the seat of our carnal mind, where emotions, feelings, and thoughts find their abode. The physical body, often referred to as the flesh, serves as the vessel that cloaks the invisible spirit, bestowing life upon our earthly existence.
In our conviction, every man and woman is meticulously crafted in the image of God, reflecting His divine attributes. This intrinsic likeness to our Creator is woven into the very fabric of our being.The human body, or flesh, operates primarily through the five senses—taste, smell, vision, hearing, and touch. These senses enable us to interact with the physical world around us.However, it is the spirit within us that embodies our true essence. When our earthly journey comes to an end, our spirit lives on, destined for either the eternal bliss of Heaven or the somber depths of Hell.
We believe that as Christians, we become new spiritual creations, and our spirit possesses a spiritual mind. Our mission at Command Church is to assist fellow believers in bridging the gap between their perfect spirit and their carnal mind, renewing their thoughts and attitudes to become more Christ-like on Earth. It is through the alignment of our renewed minds and bodies with the Spirit of God that divine works manifest in our lives, allowing God to operate effectively through us to impact the world for His glory. (Romans 5:12; John 3:16; Romans 5:8; John 14:12)
Despite our willful defiance and fall, Christ's sacrificial death offers us redemption. Our righteousness alone is insufficient; we must profess the righteousness of Christ as our redemption. (Romans 5:12; John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:8)
Even while engulfed in sin, Christ's sacrificial death offers us redemption. Our own righteousness is insufficient; we must seek God, professing the righteousness of Christ as our solitary redemption. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:8)
Divine Empowerment through the Holy Spirit
We profess that the Holy Spirit emboldens believers to lead a life honoring God, emulate Christ's deeds, and cater to humanity's needs. (John 14:12; 16:7-16; Acts 1:8)
The Earthly Church: Christ's Body
We understand the earthly church as encompassing all who embrace the Spirit of Christ. It represents Christ's body on earth, continually evolving to reflect Him. (Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:23; 4:12-16)
We believe judgment rests with Jesus, as God presently withholds judgment. Although there is a designated Day of Judgment, it remains in the future. (John 5:22; 12:47-48; Acts 17:30-31; 1 Corinthians 6:2)
Grace and Renouncing Fruitless Actions
The grace, manifested through Jesus Christ, beckons all towards faith in Him. This grace encompasses both the chance and the capacity granted to humanity to seek repentance and embrace Christ for the absolution of sins. Turning away from fruitless deeds implies renouncing any action that one might deem worthy of God's favor or salvation. (John 1:16, 17; Romans 11:6; Hebrews 6:1; 9:14)
The Divine Trinity
We profess our belief in the Triune God: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each distinct yet equally divine, embodying the fullness of deity. (1 John 5:7-8; Matthew 1:20-25; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Spiritual Beings: Adversaries and Protectors
We acknowledge the existence of the Devil, our spiritual adversary, alongside spirit entities known as demons and angels. They hold significant roles within the spiritual realm. (1 Peter 5:8; Matthew 8:16; Mark 16:17; Hebrews 1:7, 13-14)
The Nature of Sin
Sin, in essence, is the absence of faith. Yet, we rejoice in the belief that our transgressions are forgiven and not counted against us. And, in moments of weakness, our advocate, Jesus Christ, stands ready to purify us. (Romans 4:8; 6:14; 14:23; 1 John 1:9-2:1)
The Process of Sanctification
In receiving Christ, we also receive sanctification, for He embodies it. Our spiritual journey in Christ is one of continuous growth in grace and a deeper commitment to holiness. (1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 3:18)
Healing Through Christ's Sacrifice
We uphold the belief in Divine Healing. God's power can heal both the mind and body. Christ's sacrifice encompasses healing for all, making it not only possible but a divine mandate for Christians to facilitate healing, always and for everyone. (Psalm 103:2; Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24; John 14:12)
We believe, as Scripture attests, that by Jesus' wounds we have been healed. Grounded in the holy passages of Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:17, and 1 Peter 2:24, our faith maintains that believers can reside in a continuous state of divine health, protected from illness and affliction. Yet, even as our earthly journey may occasionally bring minor mishaps or unforeseen events, we fervently counteract any profound misfortune and assert God's shield over all disciples in the powerful name of Jesus. Embracing and cherishing this truth, we confide in His pledge of restoration and safeguard. Additionally, we affirm that just as faith in the sanctity of Jesus' blood is essential for the gracious gift of salvation, similarly, faith in His broken body bestows upon believers the free gift of divine health. Nonetheless, to truly receive these divine blessings, one must approach with unwavering faith, avoiding a double-minded stance towards God and His Word (James 1:8). We do not force or advise anyone to stop taking medication or to stop following advice from medical professionals however we give people the Bible truth and knowledge which then gives them an opportunity to choose which knowledge they want to serve. We provide factual information about the Bible and general advice and then personal advice to those who desire personal advice on the Holy Bible's opinions about one's choices and those people who want personal advice on their current situation then we provide it if they come to us for knowledge about God's word with their consent.
The Ministry's Role
God has appointed specific individuals to guide and nurture the Body of Christ on earth. These leaders, entrusted with the growth and well-being of the faithful, are to lead until the church matures in Christ's likeness. (Ephesians 4:11-15; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-3)
Unwavering Faith in God
Our faith leans not on our understanding but on God's promises and His unwavering faithfulness. We place our trust not in the strength of our faith, but in God's commitment to fulfill His Word. (Mark 11:22-23; Hebrews 6:1; 11:11; 2 Timothy 2:13)
We are committed to teaching from Bibles that provide accurate and contextual representation of the Scriptures, often referring to the Greek definitions as found in Strong's Concordance for clarity. While we respect all translations, we do not utilise versions like the NIV that may omit verses, such as Mark 11:26. Our intention is not to be overly particular but rather to ensure that our teachings deliver the comprehensive and true essence of God's Word.
We believe that the Christian Mission, rooted in Scripture, is to: Love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. This love is actualised by treating others as we wish to be treated. Our deep affection for both God and humanity is showcased by multiplying and nurturing disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, both within our borders and abroad, employing all methods affirmed in the Holy Scriptures. (Matt. 7:11-29; Matt. 28:18-20)