OFG Beliefs: Summarised

OFG Beliefs

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42 (AV)

The Godhead. The single, indivisible and only true Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, with full identity and revelation in Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ the Son of God. The man Jesus Christ is God Himself manifested in the flesh, the only-begotten Son of God, the final Prophet of the divine revelation, the Living Word of God, Deity, both truly God and truly man, the Supreme Creator, Supreme Judge and Lord of all.

The Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is the revealed Word of God written, 66 books Genesis to Revelation, God-breathed, spoken and recorded by holy men of old who were divinely inspired by the Spirit of God and interpreted and applied by the Holy Spirit.

The Sovereignty of God. The Most High God, through His infallible foreknowledge, immutable counsel and absolute power, ordains, governs and directs all created realities to serve His inviolable purposes.

The Fall of Man. Mankind, through the fall of our first ancestors from the state of human perfection both spiritually and physically, has since suffered from an inherent corruption of their entire being in sin, resulting in eternal death both physically and spiritually.

The Gospel & Salvation. Gospel salvation is attributed to the free grace of God alone, granted through God given repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, apart from works of the Divine Law or of a personal nature.

Election and Predestination. The elect of God have been predestined to salvation according to the foreknowledge and determinate counsel of God purposed in Christ before the world began. All gospel rejecters, according to judgment for their sin and unbelief are ordained to everlasting damnation.

The Atonement Sacrifice. Jesus Christ is the final substitutionary sacrifice of atonement; His blood redeems believers to salvation. The atonement sacrifice carries grace for divine healing of the physical body, applied through several means at the personal discretion and will of God.

Water Baptism. Water baptism is to be undertaken in obedience to the commandment of Jesus Christ upon faith to salvation. Truly confessing believers are to be baptized into Christ by immersion for the remission of sins, in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, affects spiritual rebirth, and is given to indwell, lead, comfort, teach, empower, equip and fully sanctify believers. Through Spirit Baptism, supernatural power, gifts and offices are applied to the believer for Christian life and service.

The Second Coming of Christ & the Millennial Kingdom. Jesus Christ will return to the earth a second time to execute divine judgment upon its inhabitants following a period of great tribulation. A one thousand year millennial reign of the Kingdom of God will then begin where He rules the nations with a rod of iron.

Resurrection, Judgment & Consummation. At the coming of Christ, the dead in Christ will rise in the first resurrection. Following the millennial kingdom, the remaining dead will be judged and those whose names are not written in the book of life will be cast into the Lake of Fire. After the final judgment, the former heavens and earth will pass away, the supernatural regeneration of the creation will occur and the New Jerusalem, the Tabernacle of God will descend consummating the new heavens and earth.