Tenet of Faith

The fundamental teachings of the Nagaland CRC are reflected in the following clear statements of faith:
1. We believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant and sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct. (II Tim. 3:16; 1Cor. 2:13).
2. We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as One God existing in the three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but invisible. (Mt 28:19; 2Co 13:14).
3. We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to Divine righteousness. (Rom 5:12, 18).
4. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, very God and very man. (Lk 1:26-35; Jn 1:14-18; Isa 7:14; 9:6).
5. We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples. (1Co 15:1-4; Ro 4:25). And we practice the confession of sins for forgiveness. (Prov 28:13; 1Jn 1:9).

6. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for His Church. (Jn 14:2,3; 1Th 4:13-18).

7. We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins. (Eph. 2:8,9; Heb 9:12, 22; Ro 5:11).
8. We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Mt. 28:19; Ac 2:34-36; 19:1-6). “And we nurture the baptized members to practice the regular tithe for prosperity ” (Malachi 3:10-12; Nehemiah 10:37-39)”.
9. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at or subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural evidence, namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10: 44-46; Gal 3:14-15). We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12:14 as manifested in the early Church.
10. We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith. (Eph. 5:18; 2Cor 5:14; 7:1). And we practice the expulsion of Demons for victory over Satan. (Mt 4:10; Mk 16:17-18; James 4:7). As the Spirit-filled believers we practice praises of the Lord-Jehovah as practiced by Holy Angels in the presence of God. (Ps 150:1,6; 117:1; Isa 6:3).
11. We believe in the healing of the body of Divine power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the early Church. (Acts 4:30; Ro 8:11; 1Co 12:9; James 5:14). And we practice the consecration of fasting (Mt 17:14-21).
12. We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for the believers. (1Cor 11:28-32; Mt 26:26-28).
13. We believe that there is one true universal Church, made up of genuine believers, but this one universal church is also composed of many local churches in given localities. These churches are under the sovereign headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry as well as the propagation of the Gospel. (Acts 15:22; with Mt 16:18; 18:15-20).
14. The rapture of the church, the bodily resurrection of the dead in Christ and translation of those who are alive and remain upto the coming of the Lord is the blessed hope of the church. (Ti 2:13; 1Th 4:16-18; Ro 8:23; 1Co 15:51-52).
15. The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel and the millennial reign of Christ on earth is the scriptural promise and the world’s hope. (2Th 1:7; Rev 19:11-16; Ro 11:15-27; Rev 20:1-7).
16. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet. And whosoever is not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).
17. After the millennial reign the present heaven and earth shall pass away and that God shall usher in a new heaven and a new earth. (2Pe 3:13; Rev 21:1).


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