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 The Israel of God is a Bible Study class. Our purpose is to teach the uncut word of God according to the Prophets (Old Testament) and Apostles (New Testament). We observe the Lord's Sabbath Day and all of the Lord's Feast Days, as outlined in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. We observe the Lord's Dietary Law, as outlined in Leviticus, Chapter 11. We teach, and observe the Royal Law, which are the Ten Commandments. We believe in the Resurrection. We believe that Jesus is the King of Israel, He will rule over the House of Jacob forever, and that He is the God of all people, and that his house "shall be a house of prayer for all people." The doctrinal tenants, practices, teachings, and beliefs of the Israel of God are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible. God’s people believe that they are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). GOD God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of two spirit beings with all power: God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful God who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man. Gen 1: 1-2, 26-27; Isaiah 57:15; Nehemiah 9:16-17; John 1: 1-2, 18; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:12-20, Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2 BIBLE The whole Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing His plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in history. The Bible is God’s revelation of knowledge that man cannot discover for himself. It is the foundation of knowledge, and man’s instruction manual of life. The Old and New Testaments comprise God’s written Word, which forms the basis of a true Christian as taught by the church. JESUS CHRIST Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, The Holy One of Israel. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being God in the Flesh. As the second member of the Godhead, He has existed throughout eternity as the “Word.” He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected by God the Father, and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of Kings with His saints forever in Jerusalem. Genesis 49:9-12; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 1:1-14, 41; 3:16-18; John 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:4 THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is not the third part of the “Trinity”. There are currently only two members in the Godhead, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit can be manifested to man in many forms. One form is an Angel sent from God to bring to remembrance what Jesus has told us in His Holy Word (another form of His Spirit). The Word that the Angel brings to man is the power, thoughts, and spiritual extension of God. God begets true Christians as His sons and daughters through this Spirit (God’s Word). It strengthens a Christian spiritually, converts his mind, and serves as an earnest, or beginning, of the transformation to obtain eternal life. Genesis 1:2; Exodus 23:20; Judges 2:1-4; Isaiah 63:9; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 104:4; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-15; Acts 7:52-53; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 1:1-2; 22:6,16 SALVATION Salvation is the means by which God, through Christ, saves man from the penalty of sin and gives him eternal life through obedience to His Word. This process includes one’s calling, repentance, baptism, and receiving of the Holy Spirit, life of faith and obedience, and final birth into God’s Kingdom as a spirit being. Salvation is a freely given gift from God established by the law through grace, with our ultimate reward given according to our works. Matthew 16:27; 24:13; John 3:16–17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1–9; Hebrews 6:1–2; Revelation 3: 10-12 FAITH Faith is the sure knowledge that God exists, and that He will accomplish those things He has promised in His Word. Faith is necessary for salvation. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; 10:17; Hebrews 11:1–40; James 2:20–26 REPENTANCE Repentance is the act of acknowledging one’s sins, and resolving to fully obey God and adhere to His Word. It begins when God opens one’s mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law. True repentance is the first step toward reconciliation with God, and thereby toward ultimate salvation. Acts 2:38; 3:19–21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4 BAPTISM The ceremony of water baptism is performed by immersion, for the forgiveness of sins, upon true repentance and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice. After this action, and as a result, one receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the “...washing of the water by the word.” Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave, and the emergence of a new, Spirit-led man living with Christ’s mind, laws and statutes, and following in His footsteps. Matthew 3:13–16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–11; Colossians 2:6-12, 1 John 2: 1-7 KINGDOM OF JESUS The Kingdom of Jesus is a future world-ruling government to be set up on earth with headquarters in Jerusalem. Those who were found worthy to be raised in the First Resurrection will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years. Flesh and blood man will still be alive as the uninterrupted Word of peace shall go forth from His throne. Satan will be bound for a thousand years as Jesus teaches His law, and shall be completely fulfilled when Jesus gives all ruler ship to God the Father as He and New Jerusalem come down out of heaven to dwell on the earth forever. Psalm 2: 7-9; Isaiah 2:2-5; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; Micah 4:1-8; Revelation 20:4-6 KINGDOM OF God The Kingdom of God is the family of God ruling as the government of God. It is a future world-ruling government to be first established by Christ with Jesus as King and the resurrected spirit-composed saints in positions of co-ruler ship with Him. The Kingdom of God shall be established on earth forever. All will be changed into spirit beings and those who were not found in the Lamb’s book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented forever. Ezekiel 48:1-35; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 5:10; 20:4; 21:1–27; 22:1-5 GOSPEL The gospel is the message preached by the prophets, apostles, and Christ about God’s coming Kingdom, the restoration of His government on earth, and how mankind can enter that Kingdom and government. It includes the message of what Jesus has done, is doing, and shall do—and ultimately is the message of the entire Old and New Testaments. The primary purpose and commission of the Lord’s church (which is Israel) is to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Matthew 3:2; 4:23; 24:14; 28:19–20; Mark 1:1-2, 14-15; Luke 24:47; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 9:14; Revelation 14:6-7 PROPHECY Prophecy is God’s testimony to his people, revealing His purpose and plan for mankind. God boldly states that He has a definite plan and purpose. He declares that there is none like Him, that He declares the end from the beginning, and that He will accomplish His purpose. Much of God’s plan and purpose is revealed in the Holy Bible. God’s people are called upon to be faithful and honest with the Word of God, “rightly dividing the word of truth,” and informed that no prophecy is subject to personal or private interpretation. Down through the ages, many self-proclaimed “prophets” (false prophets) have come, and there is no shortage today. A false prognostication attributed to God is a violation of the Third Commandment and will have to be accounted for. Fulfilled prophecy, or prophecy in progress of being fulfilled, builds faith in God and His Word. Isaiah 46:9–11; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:23-32; Matthew 12:36–37; 2 Timothy 2:15; Revelation 19:9-10 THE FIRST & SECOND RESURRECTION The hope of all mankind and the promise to the Christian is the resurrection from the dead. The Bible refers to (1) the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead and the pioneer of our salvation; (2) the resurrection of the saints—called the “first resurrection”—at the return of Christ when the true believers shall become spirit-composed members of God’s family; (3) the resurrection of the dead who were not found worthy to be raised in the first resurrection. All that will be raised will be given a spiritual body, but all will not inherit the Kingdom of God; some will be cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone (which is called the “second death”). Daniel 12:1-3; John 5:28–29; Acts 2:32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 20:4–6, 12–14. JUDGMENT The time of one’s judgment is the time of his opportunity for salvation, extending from one’s calling by God until his death (or the resurrection at Christ’s return). The Judgment will occur after the beast, the false prophet, and Satan have all been cast in the Lake of Fire and the “rest of the dead” have been raised. Those who shall qualify for God’s Kingdom—the overwhelming majority—shall inherit eternal life, and those who deliberately reject God’s way shall be consumed in the lake of fire. Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 13:49–50; 25:34; Mark 9: 43-48; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8
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STATEMENT of BELIEFS
 The Israel of God is a Bible Study class. Our purpose is to teach the uncut word of God according to the Prophets (Old Testament) and Apostles (New Testament). We observe the Lord's Sabbath Day and all of the Lord's Feast Days, as outlined in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. We observe the Lord's Dietary Law, as outlined in Leviticus, Chapter 11. We teach, and observe the Royal Law, which are the Ten Commandments. We believe in the Resurrection. We believe that Jesus is the King of Israel, He will rule over the House of Jacob forever, and that He is the God of all people, and that his house "shall be a house of prayer for all people." The doctrinal tenants, practices, teachings, and beliefs of the Israel of God are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible. God’s people believe that they are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). GOD God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of two spirit beings with all power: God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful God who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man. Gen 1: 1-2, 26-27; Isaiah 57:15; Nehemiah 9:16-17; John 1: 1-2, 18; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:12-20, Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2 BIBLE The whole Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing His plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in history. The Bible is God’s revelation of knowledge that man cannot discover for himself. It is the foundation of knowledge, and man’s instruction manual of life. The Old and New Testaments comprise God’s written Word, which forms the basis of a true Christian as taught by the church. JESUS CHRIST Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, The Holy One of Israel. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being God in the Flesh. As the second member of the Godhead, He has existed throughout eternity as the “Word.” He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected by God the Father, and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of Kings with His saints forever in Jerusalem. Genesis 49:9-12; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 1:1-14, 41; 3:16-18; John 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:4 THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is not the third part of the “Trinity”. There are currently only two members in the Godhead, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit can be manifested to man in many forms. One form is an Angel sent from God to bring to remembrance what Jesus has told us in His Holy Word (another form of His Spirit). The Word that the Angel brings to man is the power, thoughts, and spiritual extension of God. God begets true Christians as His sons and daughters through this Spirit (God’s Word). It strengthens a Christian spiritually, converts his mind, and serves as an earnest, or beginning, of the transformation to obtain eternal life. Genesis 1:2; Exodus 23:20; Judges 2:1-4; Isaiah 63:9; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 104:4; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-15; Acts 7:52-53; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 1:1-2; 22:6,16 SALVATION Salvation is the means by which God, through Christ, saves man from the penalty of sin and gives him eternal life through obedience to His Word. This process includes one’s calling, repentance, baptism, and receiving of the Holy Spirit, life of faith and obedience, and final birth into God’s Kingdom as a spirit being. Salvation is a freely given gift from God established by the law through grace, with our ultimate reward given according to our works. Matthew 16:27; 24:13; John 3:16–17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1–9; Hebrews 6:1–2; Revelation 3: 10-12 FAITH Faith is the sure knowledge that God exists, and that He will accomplish those things He has promised in His Word. Faith is necessary for salvation. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; 10:17; Hebrews 11:1–40; James 2:20–26 REPENTANCE Repentance is the act of acknowledging one’s sins, and resolving to fully obey God and adhere to His Word. It begins when God opens one’s mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law. True repentance is the first step toward reconciliation with God, and thereby toward ultimate salvation. Acts 2:38; 3:19–21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4 BAPTISM The ceremony of water baptism is performed by immersion, for the forgiveness of sins, upon true repentance and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice. After this action, and as a result, one receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the “...washing of the water by the word.” Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave, and the emergence of a new, Spirit-led man living with Christ’s mind, laws and statutes, and following in His footsteps. Matthew 3:13–16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–11; Colossians 2:6-12, 1 John 2: 1-7 KINGDOM OF JESUS The Kingdom of Jesus is a future world-ruling government to be set up on earth with headquarters in Jerusalem. Those who were found worthy to be raised in the First Resurrection will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years. Flesh and blood man will still be alive as the uninterrupted Word of peace shall go forth from His throne. Satan will be bound for a thousand years as Jesus teaches His law, and shall be completely fulfilled when Jesus gives all ruler ship to God the Father as He and New Jerusalem come down out of heaven to dwell on the earth forever. Psalm 2: 7-9; Isaiah 2:2-5; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; Micah 4:1-8; Revelation 20:4-6 KINGDOM OF God The Kingdom of God is the family of God ruling as the government of God. It is a future world-ruling government to be first established by Christ with Jesus as King and the resurrected spirit-composed saints in positions of co-ruler ship with Him. The Kingdom of God shall be established on earth forever. All will be changed into spirit beings and those who were not found in the Lamb’s book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented forever. Ezekiel 48:1-35; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 5:10; 20:4; 21:1–27; 22:1-5 GOSPEL The gospel is the message preached by the prophets, apostles, and Christ about God’s coming Kingdom, the restoration of His government on earth, and how mankind can enter that Kingdom and government. It includes the message of what Jesus has done, is doing, and shall do—and ultimately is the message of the entire Old and New Testaments. The primary purpose and commission of the Lord’s church (which is Israel) is to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Matthew 3:2; 4:23; 24:14; 28:19–20; Mark 1:1-2, 14-15; Luke 24:47; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 9:14; Revelation 14:6-7 PROPHECY Prophecy is God’s testimony to his people, revealing His purpose and plan for mankind. God boldly states that He has a definite plan and purpose. He declares that there is none like Him, that He declares the end from the beginning, and that He will accomplish His purpose. Much of God’s plan and purpose is revealed in the Holy Bible. God’s people are called upon to be faithful and honest with the Word of God, “rightly dividing the word of truth,” and informed that no prophecy is subject to personal or private interpretation. Down through the ages, many self-proclaimed “prophets” (false prophets) have come, and there is no shortage today. A false prognostication attributed to God is a violation of the Third Commandment and will have to be accounted for. Fulfilled prophecy, or prophecy in progress of being fulfilled, builds faith in God and His Word. Isaiah 46:9–11; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:23-32; Matthew 12:36–37; 2 Timothy 2:15; Revelation 19:9-10 THE FIRST & SECOND RESURRECTION The hope of all mankind and the promise to the Christian is the resurrection from the dead. The Bible refers to (1) the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead and the pioneer of our salvation; (2) the resurrection of the saints—called the “first resurrection”—at the return of Christ when the true believers shall become spirit-composed members of God’s family; (3) the resurrection of the dead who were not found worthy to be raised in the first resurrection. All that will be raised will be given a spiritual body, but all will not inherit the Kingdom of God; some will be cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone (which is called the “second death”). Daniel 12:1-3; John 5:28–29; Acts 2:32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 20:4–6, 12–14. JUDGMENT The time of one’s judgment is the time of his opportunity for salvation, extending from one’s calling by God until his death (or the resurrection at Christ’s return). The Judgment will occur after the beast, the false prophet, and Satan have all been cast in the Lake of Fire and the “rest of the dead” have been raised. Those who shall qualify for God’s Kingdom—the overwhelming majority—shall inherit eternal life, and those who deliberately reject God’s way shall be consumed in the lake of fire. Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 13:49–50; 25:34; Mark 9: 43-48; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8

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 The Israel of God is a Bible Study class. Our purpose is to teach the uncut word of God according to the Prophets (Old Testament) and Apostles (New Testament). We observe the Lord's Sabbath Day and all of the Lord's Feast Days, as outlined in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. We observe the Lord's Dietary Law, as outlined in Leviticus, Chapter 11. We teach, and observe the Royal Law, which are the Ten Commandments. We believe in the Resurrection. We believe that Jesus is the King of Israel, He will rule over the House of Jacob forever, and that He is the God of all people, and that his house "shall be a house of prayer for all people." The doctrinal tenants, practices, teachings, and beliefs of the Israel of God are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible. God’s people believe that they are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). GOD God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of two spirit beings with all power: God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful God who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man. Gen 1: 1-2, 26-27; Isaiah 57:15; Nehemiah 9:16-17; John 1: 1-2, 18; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:12-20, Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2 JESUS CHRIST Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, The Holy One of Israel. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being God in the Flesh. As the second member of the Godhead, He has existed throughout eternity as the “Word.” He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected by God the Father, and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of Kings with His saints forever in Jerusalem. Genesis 49:9-12; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 1:1-14, 41; 3:16-18; John 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:4 JUDGMENT The time of one’s judgment is the time of his opportunity for salvation, extending from one’s calling by God until his death (or the resurrection at Christ’s return). The Judgment will occur after the beast, the false prophet, and Satan have all been cast in the Lake of Fire and the “rest of the dead” have been raised. Those who shall qualify for God’s Kingdom—the overwhelming majority—shall inherit eternal life, and those who deliberately reject God’s way shall be consumed in the lake of fire. Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 13:49–50; 25:34; Mark 9: 43-48; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8 THE FIRST & SECOND RESURRECTION The hope of all mankind and the promise to the Christian is the resurrection from the dead. The Bible refers to (1) the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead and the pioneer of our salvation; (2) the resurrection of the saints—called the “first resurrection”—at the return of Christ when the true believers shall become spirit-composed members of God’s family; (3) the resurrection of the dead who were not found worthy to be raised in the first resurrection. All that will be raised will be given a spiritual body, but all will not inherit the Kingdom of God; some will be cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone (which is called the “second death”). Daniel 12:1-3; John 5:28–29; Acts 2:32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 20:4–6, 12–14. PROPHECY Prophecy is God’s testimony to his people, revealing His purpose and plan for mankind. God boldly states that He has a definite plan and purpose. He declares that there is none like Him, that He declares the end from the beginning, and that He will accomplish His purpose. Much of God’s plan and purpose is revealed in the Holy Bible. God’s people are called upon to be faithful and honest with the Word of God, “rightly dividing the word of truth,” and informed that no prophecy is subject to personal or private interpretation. Down through the ages, many self-proclaimed “prophets” (false prophets) have come, and there is no shortage today. A false prognostication attributed to God is a violation of the Third Commandment and will have to be accounted for. Fulfilled prophecy, or prophecy in progress of being fulfilled, builds faith in God and His Word. Isaiah 46:9–11; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:23-32; Matthew 12:36–37; 2 Timothy 2:15; Revelation 19:9-10 GOSPEL The gospel is the message preached by the prophets, apostles, and Christ about God’s coming Kingdom, the restoration of His government on earth, and how mankind can enter that Kingdom and government. It includes the message of what Jesus has done, is doing, and shall do—and ultimately is the message of the entire Old and New Testaments. The primary purpose and commission of the Lord’s church (which is Israel) is to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Matthew 3:2; 4:23; 24:14; 28:19–20; Mark 1:1-2, 14-15; Luke 24:47; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 9:14; Revelation 14:6-7 KINGDOM OF JESUS The Kingdom of Jesus is a future world-ruling government to be set up on earth with headquarters in Jerusalem. Those who were found worthy to be raised in the First Resurrection will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years. Flesh and blood man will still be alive as the uninterrupted Word of peace shall go forth from His throne. Satan will be bound for a thousand years as Jesus teaches His law, and shall be completely fulfilled when Jesus gives all ruler ship to God the Father as He and New Jerusalem come down out of heaven to dwell on the earth forever. Psalm 2: 7-9; Isaiah 2:2-5; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; Micah 4:1-8; Revelation 20:4-6 REPENTANCE Repentance is the act of acknowledging one’s sins, and resolving to fully obey God and adhere to His Word. It begins when God opens one’s mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law. True repentance is the first step toward reconciliation with God, and thereby toward ultimate salvation. Acts 2:38; 3:19–21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4 KINGDOM OF God The Kingdom of God is the family of God ruling as the government of God. It is a future world-ruling government to be first established by Christ with Jesus as King and the resurrected spirit-composed saints in positions of co-ruler ship with Him. The Kingdom of God shall be established on earth forever. All will be changed into spirit beings and those who were not found in the Lamb’s book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented forever. Ezekiel 48:1-35; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 5:10; 20:4; 21:1–27; 22:1-5 FAITH Faith is the sure knowledge that God exists, and that He will accomplish those things He has promised in His Word. Faith is necessary for salvation. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; 10:17; Hebrews 11:1–40; James 2:20–26 SALVATION Salvation is the means by which God, through Christ, saves man from the penalty of sin and gives him eternal life through obedience to His Word. This process includes one’s calling, repentance, baptism, and receiving of the Holy Spirit, life of faith and obedience, and final birth into God’s Kingdom as a spirit being. Salvation is a freely given gift from God established by the law through grace, with our ultimate reward given according to our works. Matthew 16:27; 24:13; John 3:16–17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1–9; Hebrews 6:1–2; Revelation 3: 10-12 THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is not the third part of the “Trinity”. There are currently only two members in the Godhead, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit can be manifested to man in many forms. One form is an Angel sent from God to bring to remembrance what Jesus has told us in His Holy Word (another form of His Spirit). The Word that the Angel brings to man is the power, thoughts, and spiritual extension of God. God begets true Christians as His sons and daughters through this Spirit (God’s Word). It strengthens a Christian spiritually, converts his mind, and serves as an earnest, or beginning, of the transformation to obtain eternal life. Genesis 1:2; Exodus 23:20; Judges 2:1-4; Isaiah 63:9; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 104:4; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-15; Acts 7:52-53; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 1:1-2; 22:6,16 BAPTISM The ceremony of water baptism is performed by immersion, for the forgiveness of sins, upon true repentance and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice. After this action, and as a result, one receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the “...washing of the water by the word.” Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave, and the emergence of a new, Spirit-led man living with Christ’s mind, laws and statutes, and following in His footsteps. Matthew 3:13–16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–11; Colossians 2:6-12, 1 John 2: 1-7 BIBLE The whole Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing His plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in history. The Bible is God’s revelation of knowledge that man cannot discover for himself. It is the foundation of knowledge, and man’s instruction manual of life. The Old and New Testaments comprise God’s written Word, which forms the basis of a true Christian as taught by the church.

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STATEMENT of BELIEFS
 The Israel of God is a Bible Study class. Our purpose is to teach the uncut word of God according to the Prophets (Old Testament) and Apostles (New Testament). We observe the Lord's Sabbath Day and all of the Lord's Feast Days, as outlined in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. We observe the Lord's Dietary Law, as outlined in Leviticus, Chapter 11. We teach, and observe the Royal Law, which are the Ten Commandments. We believe in the Resurrection. We believe that Jesus is the King of Israel, He will rule over the House of Jacob forever, and that He is the God of all people, and that his house "shall be a house of prayer for all people." The doctrinal tenants, practices, teachings, and beliefs of the Israel of God are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible. God’s people believe that they are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). GOD God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of two spirit beings with all power: God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful God who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man. Gen 1: 1-2, 26-27; Isaiah 57:15; Nehemiah 9:16-17; John 1: 1-2, 18; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:12-20, Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2 JESUS CHRIST Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, The Holy One of Israel. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being God in the Flesh. As the second member of the Godhead, He has existed throughout eternity as the “Word.” He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected by God the Father, and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of Kings with His saints forever in Jerusalem. Genesis 49:9-12; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 1:1-14, 41; 3:16-18; John 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:4 JUDGMENT The time of one’s judgment is the time of his opportunity for salvation, extending from one’s calling by God until his death (or the resurrection at Christ’s return). The Judgment will occur after the beast, the false prophet, and Satan have all been cast in the Lake of Fire and the “rest of the dead” have been raised. Those who shall qualify for God’s Kingdom—the overwhelming majority—shall inherit eternal life, and those who deliberately reject God’s way shall be consumed in the lake of fire. Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 13:49–50; 25:34; Mark 9: 43-48; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8 THE FIRST & SECOND RESURRECTION The hope of all mankind and the promise to the Christian is the resurrection from the dead. The Bible refers to (1) the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead and the pioneer of our salvation; (2) the resurrection of the saints—called the “first resurrection”—at the return of Christ when the true believers shall become spirit-composed members of God’s family; (3) the resurrection of the dead who were not found worthy to be raised in the first resurrection. All that will be raised will be given a spiritual body, but all will not inherit the Kingdom of God; some will be cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone (which is called the “second death”). Daniel 12:1-3; John 5:28–29; Acts 2:32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 20:4–6, 12–14. PROPHECY Prophecy is God’s testimony to his people, revealing His purpose and plan for mankind. God boldly states that He has a definite plan and purpose. He declares that there is none like Him, that He declares the end from the beginning, and that He will accomplish His purpose. Much of God’s plan and purpose is revealed in the Holy Bible. God’s people are called upon to be faithful and honest with the Word of God, “rightly dividing the word of truth,” and informed that no prophecy is subject to personal or private interpretation. Down through the ages, many self-proclaimed “prophets” (false prophets) have come, and there is no shortage today. A false prognostication attributed to God is a violation of the Third Commandment and will have to be accounted for. Fulfilled prophecy, or prophecy in progress of being fulfilled, builds faith in God and His Word. Isaiah 46:9–11; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:23-32; Matthew 12:36–37; 2 Timothy 2:15; Revelation 19:9-10 GOSPEL The gospel is the message preached by the prophets, apostles, and Christ about God’s coming Kingdom, the restoration of His government on earth, and how mankind can enter that Kingdom and government. It includes the message of what Jesus has done, is doing, and shall do—and ultimately is the message of the entire Old and New Testaments. The primary purpose and commission of the Lord’s church (which is Israel) is to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Matthew 3:2; 4:23; 24:14; 28:19–20; Mark 1:1-2, 14-15; Luke 24:47; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 9:14; Revelation 14:6-7 KINGDOM OF JESUS The Kingdom of Jesus is a future world-ruling government to be set up on earth with headquarters in Jerusalem. Those who were found worthy to be raised in the First Resurrection will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years. Flesh and blood man will still be alive as the uninterrupted Word of peace shall go forth from His throne. Satan will be bound for a thousand years as Jesus teaches His law, and shall be completely fulfilled when Jesus gives all ruler ship to God the Father as He and New Jerusalem come down out of heaven to dwell on the earth forever. Psalm 2: 7-9; Isaiah 2:2-5; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; Micah 4:1-8; Revelation 20:4-6 REPENTANCE Repentance is the act of acknowledging one’s sins, and resolving to fully obey God and adhere to His Word. It begins when God opens one’s mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law. True repentance is the first step toward reconciliation with God, and thereby toward ultimate salvation. Acts 2:38; 3:19–21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4 KINGDOM OF God The Kingdom of God is the family of God ruling as the government of God. It is a future world-ruling government to be first established by Christ with Jesus as King and the resurrected spirit-composed saints in positions of co-ruler ship with Him. The Kingdom of God shall be established on earth forever. All will be changed into spirit beings and those who were not found in the Lamb’s book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented forever. Ezekiel 48:1-35; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 5:10; 20:4; 21:1–27; 22:1-5 FAITH Faith is the sure knowledge that God exists, and that He will accomplish those things He has promised in His Word. Faith is necessary for salvation. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; 10:17; Hebrews 11:1–40; James 2:20–26 SALVATION Salvation is the means by which God, through Christ, saves man from the penalty of sin and gives him eternal life through obedience to His Word. This process includes one’s calling, repentance, baptism, and receiving of the Holy Spirit, life of faith and obedience, and final birth into God’s Kingdom as a spirit being. Salvation is a freely given gift from God established by the law through grace, with our ultimate reward given according to our works. Matthew 16:27; 24:13; John 3:16–17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1–9; Hebrews 6:1–2; Revelation 3: 10-12
THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is not the third part of the “Trinity”. There are currently only two members in the Godhead, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit can be manifested to man in many forms. One form is an Angel sent from God to bring to remembrance what Jesus has told us in His Holy Word (another form of His Spirit). The Word that the Angel brings to man is the power, thoughts, and spiritual extension of God. God begets true Christians as His sons and daughters through this Spirit (God’s Word). It strengthens a Christian spiritually, converts his mind, and serves as an earnest, or beginning, of the transformation to obtain eternal life. Genesis 1:2; Exodus 23:20; Judges 2:1-4; Isaiah 63:9; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 104:4; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-15; Acts 7:52-53; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 1:1-2; 22:6,16 BAPTISM The ceremony of water baptism is performed by immersion, for the forgiveness of sins, upon true repentance and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice. After this action, and as a result, one receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the “...washing of the water by the word.” Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave, and the emergence of a new, Spirit-led man living with Christ’s mind, laws and statutes, and following in His footsteps. Matthew 3:13–16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–11; Colossians 2:6-12, 1 John 2: 1-7
BIBLE The whole Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing His plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in history. The Bible is God’s revelation of knowledge that man cannot discover for himself. It is the foundation of knowledge, and man’s instruction manual of life. The Old and New Testaments comprise God’s written Word, which forms the basis of a true Christian as taught by the church.
STATEMENT of BELIEFS
 The Israel of God is a Bible Study class. Our purpose is to teach the uncut word of God according to the Prophets (Old Testament) and Apostles (New Testament). We observe the Lord's Sabbath Day and all of the Lord's Feast Days, as outlined in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. We observe the Lord's Dietary Law, as outlined in Leviticus, Chapter 11. We teach, and observe the Royal Law, which are the Ten Commandments. We believe in the Resurrection. We believe that Jesus is the King of Israel, He will rule over the House of Jacob forever, and that He is the God of all people, and that his house "shall be a house of prayer for all people." The doctrinal tenants, practices, teachings, and beliefs of the Israel of God are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible. God’s people believe that they are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). GOD God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of two spirit beings with all power: God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful God who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man. Gen 1: 1-2, 26-27; Isaiah 57:15; Nehemiah 9:16-17; John 1: 1-2, 18; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:12-20, Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2 BIBLE The whole Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing His plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in history. The Bible is God’s revelation of knowledge that man cannot discover for himself. It is the foundation of knowledge, and man’s instruction manual of life. The Old and New Testaments comprise God’s written Word, which forms the basis of a true Christian as taught by the church. JESUS CHRIST Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, The Holy One of Israel. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being God in the Flesh. As the second member of the Godhead, He has existed throughout eternity as the “Word.” He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected by God the Father, and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of Kings with His saints forever in Jerusalem. Genesis 49:9-12; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 1:1-14, 41; 3:16-18; John 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:4 KINGDOM OF JESUS The Kingdom of Jesus is a future world-ruling government to be set up on earth with headquarters in Jerusalem. Those who were found worthy to be raised in the First Resurrection will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years. Flesh and blood man will still be alive as the uninterrupted Word of peace shall go forth from His throne. Satan will be bound for a thousand years as Jesus teaches His law, and shall be completely fulfilled when Jesus gives all ruler ship to God the Father as He and New Jerusalem come down out of heaven to dwell on the earth forever. Psalm 2: 7-9; Isaiah 2:2-5; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; Micah 4:1-8; Revelation 20:4-6 GOSPEL The gospel is the message preached by the prophets, apostles, and Christ about God’s coming Kingdom, the restoration of His government on earth, and how mankind can enter that Kingdom and government. It includes the message of what Jesus has done, is doing, and shall do—and ultimately is the message of the entire Old and New Testaments. The primary purpose and commission of the Lord’s church (which is Israel) is to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Matthew 3:2; 4:23; 24:14; 28:19–20; Mark 1:1-2, 14-15; Luke 24:47; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 9:14; Revelation 14:6-7 KINGDOM OF God The Kingdom of God is the family of God ruling as the government of God. It is a future world-ruling government to be first established by Christ with Jesus as King and the resurrected spirit-composed saints in positions of co-ruler ship with Him. The Kingdom of God shall be established on earth forever. All will be changed into spirit beings and those who were not found in the Lamb’s book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented forever. Ezekiel 48:1-35; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 5:10; 20:4; 21:1–27; 22:1-5 PROPHECY Prophecy is God’s testimony to his people, revealing His purpose and plan for mankind. God boldly states that He has a definite plan and purpose. He declares that there is none like Him, that He declares the end from the beginning, and that He will accomplish His purpose. Much of God’s plan and purpose is revealed in the Holy Bible. God’s people are called upon to be faithful and honest with the Word of God, “rightly dividing the word of truth,” and informed that no prophecy is subject to personal or private interpretation. Down through the ages, many self-proclaimed “prophets” (false prophets) have come, and there is no shortage today. A false prognostication attributed to God is a violation of the Third Commandment and will have to be accounted for. Fulfilled prophecy, or prophecy in progress of being fulfilled, builds faith in God and His Word. Isaiah 46:9–11; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:23-32; Matthew 12:36–37; 2 Timothy 2:15; Revelation 19:9-10 THE FIRST & SECOND RESURRECTION The hope of all mankind and the promise to the Christian is the resurrection from the dead. The Bible refers to (1) the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead and the pioneer of our salvation; (2) the resurrection of the saints—called the “first resurrection”—at the return of Christ when the true believers shall become spirit-composed members of God’s family; (3) the resurrection of the dead who were not found worthy to be raised in the first resurrection. All that will be raised will be given a spiritual body, but all will not inherit the Kingdom of God; some will be cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone (which is called the “second death”). Daniel 12:1-3; John 5:28–29; Acts 2:32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 20:4–6, 12–14. JUDGMENT The time of one’s judgment is the time of his opportunity for salvation, extending from one’s calling by God until his death (or the resurrection at Christ’s return). The Judgment will occur after the beast, the false prophet, and Satan have all been cast in the Lake of Fire and the “rest of the dead” have been raised. Those who shall qualify for God’s Kingdom—the overwhelming majority—shall inherit eternal life, and those who deliberately reject God’s way shall be consumed in the lake of fire. Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 13:49–50; 25:34; Mark 9: 43-48; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8 BAPTISM The ceremony of water baptism is performed by immersion, for the forgiveness of sins, upon true repentance and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice. After this action, and as a result, one receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the “...washing of the water by the word.” Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave, and the emergence of a new, Spirit-led man living with Christ’s mind, laws and statutes, and following in His footsteps. Matthew 3:13–16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–11; Colossians 2:6-12, 1 John 2: 1-7 REPENTANCE Repentance is the act of acknowledging one’s sins, and resolving to fully obey God and adhere to His Word. It begins when God opens one’s mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law. True repentance is the first step toward reconciliation with God, and thereby toward ultimate salvation. Acts 2:38; 3:19–21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4 SALVATION Salvation is the means by which God, through Christ, saves man from the penalty of sin and gives him eternal life through obedience to His Word. This process includes one’s calling, repentance, baptism, and receiving of the Holy Spirit, life of faith and obedience, and final birth into God’s Kingdom as a spirit being. Salvation is a freely given gift from God established by the law through grace, with our ultimate reward given according to our works. Matthew 16:27; 24:13; John 3:16–17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1–9; Hebrews 6:1–2; Revelation 3: 10-12 FAITH Faith is the sure knowledge that God exists, and that He will accomplish those things He has promised in His Word. Faith is necessary for salvation. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; 10:17; Hebrews 11:1–40; James 2:20–26 THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is not the third part of the “Trinity”. There are currently only two members in the Godhead, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit can be manifested to man in many forms. One form is an Angel sent from God to bring to remembrance what Jesus has told us in His Holy Word (another form of His Spirit). The Word that the Angel brings to man is the power, thoughts, and spiritual extension of God. God begets true Christians as His sons and daughters through this Spirit (God’s Word). It strengthens a Christian spiritually, converts his mind, and serves as an earnest, or beginning, of the transformation to obtain eternal life. Genesis 1:2; Exodus 23:20; Judges 2:1-4; Isaiah 63:9; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 104:4; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-15; Acts 7:52-53; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 1:1-2; 22:6,16
STATEMENT of BELIEFS
 The Israel of God is a Bible Study class. Our purpose is to teach the uncut word of God according to the Prophets (Old Testament) and Apostles (New Testament). We observe the Lord's Sabbath Day and all of the Lord's Feast Days, as outlined in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. We observe the Lord's Dietary Law, as outlined in Leviticus, Chapter 11. We teach, and observe the Royal Law, which are the Ten Commandments. We believe in the Resurrection. We believe that Jesus is the King of Israel, He will rule over the House of Jacob forever, and that He is the God of all people, and that his house "shall be a house of prayer for all people." The doctrinal tenants, practices, teachings, and beliefs of the Israel of God are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible. God’s people believe that they are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). GOD God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of two spirit beings with all power: God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful God who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man. Gen 1: 1-2, 26-27; Isaiah 57:15; Nehemiah 9:16-17; John 1: 1-2, 18; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:12-20, Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2 BIBLE The whole Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing His plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in history. The Bible is God’s revelation of knowledge that man cannot discover for himself. It is the foundation of knowledge, and man’s instruction manual of life. The Old and New Testaments comprise God’s written Word, which forms the basis of a true Christian as taught by the church. JESUS CHRIST Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, The Holy One of Israel. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being God in the Flesh. As the second member of the Godhead, He has existed throughout eternity as the “Word.” He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected by God the Father, and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of Kings with His saints forever in Jerusalem. Genesis 49:9-12; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 1:1-14, 41; 3:16-18; John 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:4 KINGDOM OF JESUS The Kingdom of Jesus is a future world-ruling government to be set up on earth with headquarters in Jerusalem. Those who were found worthy to be raised in the First Resurrection will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years. Flesh and blood man will still be alive as the uninterrupted Word of peace shall go forth from His throne. Satan will be bound for a thousand years as Jesus teaches His law, and shall be completely fulfilled when Jesus gives all ruler ship to God the Father as He and New Jerusalem come down out of heaven to dwell on the earth forever. Psalm 2: 7-9; Isaiah 2:2-5; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; Micah 4:1-8; Revelation 20:4-6 GOSPEL The gospel is the message preached by the prophets, apostles, and Christ about God’s coming Kingdom, the restoration of His government on earth, and how mankind can enter that Kingdom and government. It includes the message of what Jesus has done, is doing, and shall do—and ultimately is the message of the entire Old and New Testaments. The primary purpose and commission of the Lord’s church (which is Israel) is to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Matthew 3:2; 4:23; 24:14; 28:19–20; Mark 1:1-2, 14-15; Luke 24:47; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 9:14; Revelation 14:6-7 KINGDOM OF God The Kingdom of God is the family of God ruling as the government of God. It is a future world-ruling government to be first established by Christ with Jesus as King and the resurrected spirit-composed saints in positions of co-ruler ship with Him. The Kingdom of God shall be established on earth forever. All will be changed into spirit beings and those who were not found in the Lamb’s book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented forever. Ezekiel 48:1-35; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 5:10; 20:4; 21:1–27; 22:1-5 PROPHECY Prophecy is God’s testimony to his people, revealing His purpose and plan for mankind. God boldly states that He has a definite plan and purpose. He declares that there is none like Him, that He declares the end from the beginning, and that He will accomplish His purpose. Much of God’s plan and purpose is revealed in the Holy Bible. God’s people are called upon to be faithful and honest with the Word of God, “rightly dividing the word of truth,” and informed that no prophecy is subject to personal or private interpretation. Down through the ages, many self-proclaimed “prophets” (false prophets) have come, and there is no shortage today. A false prognostication attributed to God is a violation of the Third Commandment and will have to be accounted for. Fulfilled prophecy, or prophecy in progress of being fulfilled, builds faith in God and His Word. Isaiah 46:9–11; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:23-32; Matthew 12:36–37; 2 Timothy 2:15; Revelation 19:9-10
THE FIRST & SECOND RESURRECTION The hope of all mankind and the promise to the Christian is the resurrection from the dead. The Bible refers to (1) the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead and the pioneer of our salvation; (2) the resurrection of the saints—called the “first resurrection”—at the return of Christ when the true believers shall become spirit-composed members of God’s family; (3) the resurrection of the dead who were not found worthy to be raised in the first resurrection. All that will be raised will be given a spiritual body, but all will not inherit the Kingdom of God; some will be cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone (which is called the “second death”). Daniel 12:1-3; John 5:28–29; Acts 2:32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 20:4–6, 12–14. JUDGMENT The time of one’s judgment is the time of his opportunity for salvation, extending from one’s calling by God until his death (or the resurrection at Christ’s return). The Judgment will occur after the beast, the false prophet, and Satan have all been cast in the Lake of Fire and the “rest of the dead” have been raised. Those who shall qualify for God’s Kingdom—the overwhelming majority—shall inherit eternal life, and those who deliberately reject God’s way shall be consumed in the lake of fire. Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 13:49–50; 25:34; Mark 9: 43-48; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8
BAPTISM The ceremony of water baptism is performed by immersion, for the forgiveness of sins, upon true repentance and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice. After this action, and as a result, one receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the “...washing of the water by the word.” Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave, and the emergence of a new, Spirit-led man living with Christ’s mind, laws and statutes, and following in His footsteps. Matthew 3:13–16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–11; Colossians 2:6-12, 1 John 2: 1-7 REPENTANCE Repentance is the act of acknowledging one’s sins, and resolving to fully obey God and adhere to His Word. It begins when God opens one’s mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law. True repentance is the first step toward reconciliation with God, and thereby toward ultimate salvation. Acts 2:38; 3:19–21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4 SALVATION Salvation is the means by which God, through Christ, saves man from the penalty of sin and gives him eternal life through obedience to His Word. This process includes one’s calling, repentance, baptism, and receiving of the Holy Spirit, life of faith and obedience, and final birth into God’s Kingdom as a spirit being. Salvation is a freely given gift from God established by the law through grace, with our ultimate reward given according to our works. Matthew 16:27; 24:13; John 3:16–17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1–9; Hebrews 6:1–2; Revelation 3: 10-12 FAITH Faith is the sure knowledge that God exists, and that He will accomplish those things He has promised in His Word. Faith is necessary for salvation. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; 10:17; Hebrews 11:1–40; James 2:20–26 THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is not the third part of the “Trinity”. There are currently only two members in the Godhead, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit can be manifested to man in many forms. One form is an Angel sent from God to bring to remembrance what Jesus has told us in His Holy Word (another form of His Spirit). The Word that the Angel brings to man is the power, thoughts, and spiritual extension of God. God begets true Christians as His sons and daughters through this Spirit (God’s Word). It strengthens a Christian spiritually, converts his mind, and serves as an earnest, or beginning, of the transformation to obtain eternal life. Genesis 1:2; Exodus 23:20; Judges 2:1-4; Isaiah 63:9; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 104:4; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-15; Acts 7:52-53; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 1:1-2; 22:6,16
STATEMENT of BELIEFS
 The Israel of God is a Bible Study class. Our purpose is to teach the uncut word of God according to the Prophets (Old Testament) and Apostles (New Testament). We observe the Lord's Sabbath Day and all of the Lord's Feast Days, as outlined in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. We observe the Lord's Dietary Law, as outlined in Leviticus, Chapter 11. We teach, and observe the Royal Law, which are the Ten Commandments. We believe in the Resurrection. We believe that Jesus is the King of Israel, He will rule over the House of Jacob forever, and that He is the God of all people, and that his house "shall be a house of prayer for all people." The doctrinal tenants, practices, teachings, and beliefs of the Israel of God are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible. God’s people believe that they are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). GOD God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of two spirit beings with all power: God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful God who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man. Gen 1: 1-2, 26-27; Isaiah 57:15; Nehemiah 9:16-17; John 1: 1-2, 18; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:12-20, Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2 JESUS CHRIST Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, The Holy One of Israel. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being God in the Flesh. As the second member of the Godhead, He has existed throughout eternity as the “Word.” He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected by God the Father, and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of Kings with His saints forever in Jerusalem. Genesis 49:9-12; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 1:1-14, 41; 3:16-18; John 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:4 BIBLE The whole Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing His plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in history. The Bible is God’s revelation of knowledge that man cannot discover for himself. It is the foundation of knowledge, and man’s instruction manual of life. The Old and New Testaments comprise God’s written Word, which forms the basis of a true Christian as taught by the church. KINGDOM OF God The Kingdom of God is the family of God ruling as the government of God. It is a future world-ruling government to be first established by Christ with Jesus as King and the resurrected spirit-composed saints in positions of co-ruler ship with Him. The Kingdom of God shall be established on earth forever. All will be changed into spirit beings and those who were not found in the Lamb’s book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented forever. Ezekiel 48:1-35; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 5:10; 20:4; 21:1–27; 22:1-5 KINGDOM OF JESUS The Kingdom of Jesus is a future world-ruling government to be set up on earth with headquarters in Jerusalem. Those who were found worthy to be raised in the First Resurrection will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years. Flesh and blood man will still be alive as the uninterrupted Word of peace shall go forth from His throne. Satan will be bound for a thousand years as Jesus teaches His law, and shall be completely fulfilled when Jesus gives all ruler ship to God the Father as He and New Jerusalem come down out of heaven to dwell on the earth forever. Psalm 2: 7-9; Isaiah 2:2-5; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; Micah 4:1-8; Revelation 20:4-6 FAITH Faith is the sure knowledge that God exists, and that He will accomplish those things He has promised in His Word. Faith is necessary for salvation. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; 10:17; Hebrews 11:1–40; James 2:20–26 THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is not the third part of the “Trinity”. There are currently only two members in the Godhead, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit can be manifested to man in many forms. One form is an Angel sent from God to bring to remembrance what Jesus has told us in His Holy Word (another form of His Spirit). The Word that the Angel brings to man is the power, thoughts, and spiritual extension of God. God begets true Christians as His sons and daughters through this Spirit (God’s Word). It strengthens a Christian spiritually, converts his mind, and serves as an earnest, or beginning, of the transformation to obtain eternal life. Genesis 1:2; Exodus 23:20; Judges 2:1-4; Isaiah 63:9; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 104:4; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-15; Acts 7:52-53; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 1:1-2; 22:6,16 GOSPEL The gospel is the message preached by the prophets, apostles, and Christ about God’s coming Kingdom, the restoration of His government on earth, and how mankind can enter that Kingdom and government. It includes the message of what Jesus has done, is doing, and shall do—and ultimately is the message of the entire Old and New Testaments. The primary purpose and commission of the Lord’s church (which is Israel) is to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Matthew 3:2; 4:23; 24:14; 28:19–20; Mark 1:1-2, 14-15; Luke 24:47; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 9:14; Revelation 14:6-7 PROPHECY Prophecy is God’s testimony to his people, revealing His purpose and plan for mankind. God boldly states that He has a definite plan and purpose. He declares that there is none like Him, that He declares the end from the beginning, and that He will accomplish His purpose. Much of God’s plan and purpose is revealed in the Holy Bible. God’s people are called upon to be faithful and honest with the Word of God, “rightly dividing the word of truth,” and informed that no prophecy is subject to personal or private interpretation. Down through the ages, many self-proclaimed “prophets” (false prophets) have come, and there is no shortage today. A false prognostication attributed to God is a violation of the Third Commandment and will have to be accounted for. Fulfilled prophecy, or prophecy in progress of being fulfilled, builds faith in God and His Word. Isaiah 46:9–11; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:23-32; Matthew 12:36–37; 2 Timothy 2:15; Revelation 19:9-10 SALVATION Salvation is the means by which God, through Christ, saves man from the penalty of sin and gives him eternal life through obedience to His Word. This process includes one’s calling, repentance, baptism, and receiving of the Holy Spirit, life of faith and obedience, and final birth into God’s Kingdom as a spirit being. Salvation is a freely given gift from God established by the law through grace, with our ultimate reward given according to our works. Matthew 16:27; 24:13; John 3:16–17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1–9; Hebrews 6:1–2; Revelation 3: 10-12 THE FIRST & SECOND RESURRECTION The hope of all mankind and the promise to the Christian is the resurrection from the dead. The Bible refers to (1) the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead and the pioneer of our salvation; (2) the resurrection of the saints—called the “first resurrection”—at the return of Christ when the true believers shall become spirit-composed members of God’s family; (3) the resurrection of the dead who were not found worthy to be raised in the first resurrection. All that will be raised will be given a spiritual body, but all will not inherit the Kingdom of God; some will be cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone (which is called the “second death”). Daniel 12:1-3; John 5:28–29; Acts 2:32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 20:4–6, 12–14. REPENTANCE Repentance is the act of acknowledging one’s sins, and resolving to fully obey God and adhere to His Word. It begins when God opens one’s mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law. True repentance is the first step toward reconciliation with God, and thereby toward ultimate salvation. Acts 2:38; 3:19–21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4 BAPTISM The ceremony of water baptism is performed by immersion, for the forgiveness of sins, upon true repentance and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice. After this action, and as a result, one receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the “...washing of the water by the word.” Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave, and the emergence of a new, Spirit-led man living with Christ’s mind, laws and statutes, and following in His footsteps. Matthew 3:13–16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–11; Colossians 2:6-12, 1 John 2: 1-7 JUDGMENT The time of one’s judgment is the time of his opportunity for salvation, extending from one’s calling by God until his death (or the resurrection at Christ’s return). The Judgment will occur after the beast, the false prophet, and Satan have all been cast in the Lake of Fire and the “rest of the dead” have been raised. Those who shall qualify for God’s Kingdom—the overwhelming majority—shall inherit eternal life, and those who deliberately reject God’s way shall be consumed in the lake of fire. Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 13:49–50; 25:34; Mark 9: 43-48; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8
STATEMENT of BELIEFS
GOD God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of two spirit beings with all power: God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful God who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man. Gen 1: 1-2, 26-27; Isaiah 57:15; Nehemiah 9:16-17; John 1: 1-2, 18; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:12-20, Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2 JESUS CHRIST Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, The Holy One of Israel. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being God in the Flesh. As the second member of the Godhead, He has existed throughout eternity as the “Word.” He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected by God the Father, and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of Kings with His saints forever in Jerusalem. Genesis 49:9-12; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 9:6-7; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-9; John 1:1-14, 41; 3:16-18; John 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 20:4 BIBLE The whole Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing His plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in history. The Bible is God’s revelation of knowledge that man cannot discover for himself. It is the foundation of knowledge, and man’s instruction manual of life. The Old and New Testaments comprise God’s written Word, which forms the basis of a true Christian as taught by the church. KINGDOM OF God The Kingdom of God is the family of God ruling as the government of God. It is a future world-ruling government to be first established by Christ with Jesus as King and the resurrected spirit-composed saints in positions of co-ruler ship with Him. The Kingdom of God shall be established on earth forever. All will be changed into spirit beings and those who were not found in the Lamb’s book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented forever. Ezekiel 48:1-35; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 5:10; 20:4; 21:1–27; 22:1-5 KINGDOM OF JESUS The Kingdom of Jesus is a future world-ruling government to be set up on earth with headquarters in Jerusalem. Those who were found worthy to be raised in the First Resurrection will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years. Flesh and blood man will still be alive as the uninterrupted Word of peace shall go forth from His throne. Satan will be bound for a thousand years as Jesus teaches His law, and shall be completely fulfilled when Jesus gives all ruler ship to God the Father as He and New Jerusalem come down out of heaven to dwell on the earth forever. Psalm 2: 7-9; Isaiah 2:2-5; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; Micah 4:1-8; Revelation 20:4-6 FAITH Faith is the sure knowledge that God exists, and that He will accomplish those things He has promised in His Word. Faith is necessary for salvation. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; 10:17; Hebrews 11:1–40; James 2:20–26 THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is not the third part of the “Trinity”. There are currently only two members in the Godhead, The Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit can be manifested to man in many forms. One form is an Angel sent from God to bring to remembrance what Jesus has told us in His Holy Word (another form of His Spirit). The Word that the Angel brings to man is the power, thoughts, and spiritual extension of God. God begets true Christians as His sons and daughters through this Spirit (God’s Word). It strengthens a Christian spiritually, converts his mind, and serves as an earnest, or beginning, of the transformation to obtain eternal life. Genesis 1:2; Exodus 23:20; Judges 2:1-4; Isaiah 63:9; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 104:4; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-15; Acts 7:52-53; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 1:1-2; 22:6,16 PROPHECY Prophecy is God’s testimony to his people, revealing His purpose and plan for mankind. God boldly states that He has a definite plan and purpose. He declares that there is none like Him, that He declares the end from the beginning, and that He will accomplish His purpose. Much of God’s plan and purpose is revealed in the Holy Bible. God’s people are called upon to be faithful and honest with the Word of God, “rightly dividing the word of truth,” and informed that no prophecy is subject to personal or private interpretation. Down through the ages, many self-proclaimed “prophets” (false prophets) have come, and there is no shortage today. A false prognostication attributed to God is a violation of the Third Commandment and will have to be accounted for. Fulfilled prophecy, or prophecy in progress of being fulfilled, builds faith in God and His Word. Isaiah 46:9–11; Isaiah 55:10-11; Jeremiah 23:23-32; Matthew 12:36–37; 2 Timothy 2:15; Revelation 19:9-10 SALVATION Salvation is the means by which God, through Christ, saves man from the penalty of sin and gives him eternal life through obedience to His Word. This process includes one’s calling, repentance, baptism, and receiving of the Holy Spirit, life of faith and obedience, and final birth into God’s Kingdom as a spirit being. Salvation is a freely given gift from God established by the law through grace, with our ultimate reward given according to our works. Matthew 16:27; 24:13; John 3:16–17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1–9; Hebrews 6:1–2; Revelation 3: 10-12 BAPTISM The ceremony of water baptism is performed by immersion, for the forgiveness of sins, upon true repentance and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice. After this action, and as a result, one receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the “...washing of the water by the word.” Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave, and the emergence of a new, Spirit-led man living with Christ’s mind, laws and statutes, and following in His footsteps. Matthew 3:13–16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–11; Colossians 2:6-12, 1 John 2: 1-7 GOSPEL The gospel is the message preached by the prophets, apostles, and Christ about God’s coming Kingdom, the restoration of His government on earth, and how mankind can enter that Kingdom and government. It includes the message of what Jesus has done, is doing, and shall do—and ultimately is the message of the entire Old and New Testaments. The primary purpose and commission of the Lord’s church (which is Israel) is to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Matthew 3:2; 4:23; 24:14; 28:19–20; Mark 1:1-2, 14-15; Luke 24:47; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 9:14; Revelation 14:6-7 REPENTANCE Repentance is the act of acknowledging one’s sins, and resolving to fully obey God and adhere to His Word. It begins when God opens one’s mind to see himself in comparison with God and His law. True repentance is the first step toward reconciliation with God, and thereby toward ultimate salvation. Acts 2:38; 3:19–21; 8:22; 1 John 3:4 THE FIRST & SECOND RESURRECTION The hope of all mankind and the promise to the Christian is the resurrection from the dead. The Bible refers to (1) the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead and the pioneer of our salvation; (2) the resurrection of the saints—called the “first resurrection”—at the return of Christ when the true believers shall become spirit-composed members of God’s family; (3) the resurrection of the dead who were not found worthy to be raised in the first resurrection. All that will be raised will be given a spiritual body, but all will not inherit the Kingdom of God; some will be cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone (which is called the “second death”). Daniel 12:1-3; John 5:28–29; Acts 2:32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 20:4–6, 12–14. JUDGMENT The time of one’s judgment is the time of his opportunity for salvation, extending from one’s calling by God until his death (or the resurrection at Christ’s return). The Judgment will occur after the beast, the false prophet, and Satan have all been cast in the Lake of Fire and the “rest of the dead” have been raised. Those who shall qualify for God’s Kingdom—the overwhelming majority—shall inherit eternal life, and those who deliberately reject God’s way shall be consumed in the lake of fire. Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 13:49–50; 25:34; Mark 9: 43-48; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8
 The Israel of God is a Bible Study class. Our purpose is to teach the uncut word of God according to the Prophets (Old Testament) and Apostles (New Testament). We observe the Lord's Sabbath Day and all of the Lord's Feast Days, as outlined in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. We observe the Lord's Dietary Law, as outlined in Leviticus, Chapter 11. We teach, and observe the Royal Law, which are the Ten Commandments. We believe in the Resurrection. We believe that Jesus is the King of Israel, He will rule over the House of Jacob forever, and that He is the God of all people, and that his house "shall be a house of prayer for all people." The doctrinal tenants, practices, teachings, and beliefs of the Israel of God are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible. God’s people believe that they are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4).