THE OLD APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF AFRICA CONFESSION OF FAITH
“…in one God, the Almighty Father, Creator of the heaven and the earth and all things, visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, born of the Father from eternity: God out of God and Light out of Light, truly God and of the same being as the Father; who for us as man and for our salvation, descended from heaven and became flesh, truly God and truly man, conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary; who suffered, was crucified, died, descended into hades and was resurrected on the third day; who ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father, from where He cometh again in glory to judge the living and the dead; and of whose kingdom there shall be no end; and in the Holy Ghost that speaketh through the prophets, whereby we bear the image of the Father, and that dwelleth in us and is our teacher and guide in all truth; and that He is one God...”
“...in His holy Apostolic Church, the fellowship of the saints and the Apostle sent to us as the anointed of Jesus Christ...”
“...in the administering of the three holy sacraments, namely: the Holy Baptism with water unto repentance in the Name of Jesus Christ; the Holy Communion whereby we receive forgiveness of sins by the blood of Jesus Christ; and the Holy Sealing by the laying on of the hands of an Apostle of Jesus Christ, whereby we receive the Holy Ghost; and in the administering, through the living for the dead, of the three holy sacraments unto the souls in the realm of the dead…”
“...in the Holy Scriptures, the Old and the New Testament, and in the fulfilment of all the promises contained therein...”
“...that our souls are sanctified and clothed in righteousness in the body of Jesus Christ, in preparation for our membership of the soul-bride; that as children of God we must love Him above all, serve Him in submissiveness, honour the brotherhood and love our neighbour as ourselves; that for the Lord’s sake, we must subject ourselves to every ordinance and acknowledge and respect the legitimate rulers of the land in which we live, even if we have to suffer anguish...”
OAC Confession of Faith: “…The Confession of Faith, which comprises of five tenets, will serve as the basis for the HTC.
We believe in:
2) The Church;
5) Members of the Church, love for God, the Brotherhood, our neighbour and ourselves; and submission to authority…”
HTC = Home Tuition Calendar
You can click on the embedded hyperlinks above to see the details behind every tenet. The tenets are not what they seem and are discussed elsewhere on this blog in further detail.
John 3:16-21 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.