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Articles of Faith and Doctrine of Redeemed People’s Mission Inc.

Articles of Faith & Doctrine

The Redeemed People’s Mission shall believe, hold and teach the following as her fundamental Christian doctrines:

1.01     The Bible:

That the Bible is the infallible, indispensable and inspired Word of God and therefore the Final Authority in all matters of doctrines (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).

1.02     The Trinity:

That there are three persons in one God, viz: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. (2 Cor. 13:14; John 10:30;  2 Cor. 3:17; 1 Tim. 3:16)

1.03     The Church:

That the Church of Christ is made up of all (dead and alive) who have received Christ by faith as their personal Saviour, Christ Himself being the Head. (Matt. 16:18; 1 Cor. 3:11; 12:13; Eph. 5:21-32)

1.04     New Birth And Salvation:

That New Birth is pre-condition for any attainment  of salvation (1 Cor 15:22).  Man must accept his utter sinfulness, his inability to save himself and the fact that Jesus died on his behalf and shed His blood to save him (John 3:3-18; Romans 3:21-25)

1.05     Justification:

That justification is judicial act of God whereby a sinner, by repenting of his sins, and believing in the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ through His atoning death and resurrection, is declared guiltless before the Almighty God.  This holds as the saved sinner continues to abide in Christ.  However, if he sins and refuses to be restored, he loses his salvation (John 10:9; 1:12; Acts 3:19; John 15:5-6; 2 Tim. 2:12; Romans 11:21)

1.06     Sanctification:

That the work of sanctification is progressive in nature in the life of the believer as he yields to the Holy Spirit. (John 12:17; Eph 5:26; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Cor. 3:18)

1.07     Water Baptism:

That only after one has repented and accepted Christ could he qualify for Water Baptism which must be administered by immersion.  Infants are therefore exempted from the sacrament since they cannot fulfill this pre-condition.  They can, however, be dedicated unto God by prayers (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:4; Matt. 18:3,10; Mark 10:13-16)

1.08     Baptism Of The Holy Spirit:

That the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a definite, and separate experience of God’s grace whereby the believer is endued with power from on High, enabling him to have power for service.  (Acts 1:5,8, 2:4)

1.09     Holy Communion:

That this sacrament was instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who commanded all born-again believers to observe it in remembrance of Him till He come again.  To ensure that this commandment is kept, the Mission shall restrict participation in the Holy Communion to those believers who have been baptized by immersion, irrespective of denomination.  (Lk. 22:19-10; 1 Cor. 11:27-28; 14:30; 1 Thess. 5:12-30)

1.10     Restitution:

That before the saved sinner could exercise a “conscience void of offence” before God and man, he should have to restore ill-gotten good/s and make right, all marred relationship/s when and where possible.  (Acts 24:16; Rom.13:8; Matt. 5:8, 23-24)

1.11     Gifts Of The Holy Spirit:

That the Christian may receive and manifest the gifts of the Holy Spirit like speaking in unknown tongues, words of wisdom, working of miracles, etc. (1 Cor. 12: 4-10)

1.12     Divine Healing:

That the healing of sickness and diseases in the Name of Jesus Christ is as possible today as it was in the early Christian days to anyone who will believer.  (Heb. 13: 8; Mark 16:16-18).  This does not discourage or make medical science and treatment sinful. (Col. 2:20-22; 4:14).  Of course, not all miraculous healings are of God. (Matt. 24:24; 7:15-20).

1.13     The Second Coming Of Christ:

That Christ shall come suddenly ‘like a thief in the night’ to rapture the Church, after which He will return with the raptured saints to set up a literal one thousand years of reign, otherwise known as the millennial reign (Acts 1: 11-12) compared with Zechariah 14:4; Job 19:25; Heb. 10:37; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-53; Rev. 20:6)

1.14     Heaven And Hell Fire:

That there is life after death, and all born-again Christians will be in a single literal heaven of paradise, otherwise known as the Kingdom of God or Heaven.  Another literal place of eternal fire prepared principally for satan and his demons called hell shall be abode of the rest of men who reject Christ and the atonement.

1.15     Discipline:

That the members of any Christian Church or denomination shall lead such lives that conform with godliness and righteousness.  Therefore any member of the Mission with proven evidence/s of lifestyle contrary to fundamental Christian morality or who holds beliefs contrary to fundamental Christian doctrines of the Mission shall face correction and or warning and or punishment within the limits of authority the General Council of the Mission or its accredited representative acting on her behalf can weld.

1.16     Death:

That a Christian may experience physical death on earth, but that prayers for the soul of the dead are irrelevant, unnecessary and unprofitable exercises.  However, when a member of the Mission dies, the local Church Committee acting on her behalf shall ensure that the remains are buried and the bereaved consoled.

1.17     Marriage:

That marriage is honourable and holy before God.  Therefore no member shall be denied the right to marriage by reasons of any office he holds with or for the Mission.  (Heb. 13:4; 1 Tim.4: 1-3)

1.18     Worship:

That only God is to be worshipped and that Christians are not to be judged in respect of any particular day of worship.  Offering prayers and praises to angels, saints (dead or alive) or any other being is not only unprofitable, but also sinful.


2.01     Holy Communion:

The sacrament of the Holy Communion shall be administered in all Churches of the Mission by only full time Minister, with bread (leavened or unleavened) and any non-alcoholic drink.  Christ enjoined that the sacrament may be administered as often as possible.

2.02     Water Baptism:

Only full time Ministers, or in special circumstances, an authorized born-again Christian shall administer water baptism for and on behalf of the Redeemed People’s Mission.

2.03     Marriage:

The marriage bond holds till death, (1 Cor. 7:39; Rom. 7:2) except for reasons of differences in faith after the marriage has been contracted.

Re-marriage after divorce shall not be allowed, except on grounds of faith, in which case only the General Council of the Mission shall give the go-ahead.  (1 Cor. 7:15; Matt.5:32; 19:6)

No member shall marry an unbeliever.  This includes widows and widowers since they are free to re-marry.

2.04     Worship Services And Ceremonies:

Every Sunday shall be a day of Central worship in all; Churches of the Mission, just for the sake of general convenience and in line with the traditions of the early Church (Col. 2:16-17; Rom.14:5-6; 1 Cor.16:1-2).

Other meetings or activities could be held on any day and time in which any particular local church committee of the Mission may find convenient.

2.05     Sunday Services:

One Hour Sunday School Lesson shall always precede the Sunday Morning Worship.

All services shall be under the direction of the General Superintendent or anybody duly authorized by him. 

Prayer books, candles, so-called holy-water, incense and images shall not be used in any service as part or object of worship.

2.06     Burial Services:

The remains of the deceased shall be buried amidst singing and before or after a message of such nature, the officiating minister shall determine.  Thereafter, no second burial service shall take place or wearing of mourning dresses.