POTTERS HOUSE BELIEF
The Bible is the
Word of God to men; the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is
to conscience and reason. but not contrary to reason (II Timothy 3:
I Corinthians 2: 13; I Peter 2:2).
The One True
The One true God has
Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed "I AM"; and has
revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and
i.e.. as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29;
43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Galatians 3:20).
Man, His Fall
The creation, test
of man, as recorded in Genesis; his total depravity and inability to
to Divine righteousness. Man's only hope is Jesus Christ, the Son of
(Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
Saviour Of Man
The Saviour of men,
Lord Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin
very God and very man. (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 9:6).
The grace of God,
brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of
toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the
washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and, being
by grace through faith he becomes an heir of God according to the hope
of eternal life. (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:8-10,13-15; Luke 24:47; Titus
The salvation of
by grace alone, through faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the
Cross of Calvary, by which we secure remission of sins and eternal
(Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12,22; Romans 5:1). The Gospel of the grace
of God, how that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again
third day for our justification. (I Corinthians 15: 1-4; Romans 4:25).
The water baptism of
by immersion in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
to Scripture. (Matthew 28: 19; Acts 8:37-38; 10:47-48; 19:5; Romans
Baptism Of The
The baptism of the
Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural
namely, speaking "with other tongues as the Spirit gave them
(Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 38-39; 8:13-17; 10:44-47; 11:15-17;
The Gifts Of
The gifts of the
as enumerated and practised as manifest in the early church. (I
Chapters 12-14; Acts 5:12-16).
a life of separation from the world, and the perfecting of holiness in
the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith. (Ephesians 5: 18 ;
II Corinthians 6:147:1).
Christ is building
the called out ones that gather in His name and a spiritual work takes
place. The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through
the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great
to go into all the world and make disciples of every nation. Each
born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and the
Church of the first born, which are written in heaven. (Matthew 16:18;
28:19; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23).
Of The Church
ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose:
the world, and
(2) The direction
edifying of the Body of Christ.
(Matthew 29:19; Mark
15-20; Matthew 24: 14; Ephesians 4: 11-16).
The healing of the
by divine power, or divine healing in its many aspects as practised by
the early church. This was provided for in the atonement of Christ, and
is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Acts
3:1-22; 4:30; James 5:14-15).
The Lord's memorial,
called Communion, for believers. (1 Corinthians 11 :23-32).
Coming Or Blessed
The bodily ascension
Jesus to heaven, His enthronement, His personal coming for His church
who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with
who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord which is the
hope of the church), then there will be the general resurrection and
final judgment. (Luke 24:15; Ephesians 1:20; Acts 7:54-58; Hebrews 1:3;
I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians
The revelation of
Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the
reign of Christ on the earth is the scriptural promise and the world's
hope. (II Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-14; 20:1-7; Romans
Satan has many names
Scripture and is real with a personality. (Job 1 :6 -3: 1 ; II
The etemal life of
(John 5:42; 10:28), and the eternal punishment of the unbeliever. (Mark
9:43,48; II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20: 10-15).
Heavens And The
We, "according to
look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness".
Peter 3: 13).
Government Of The Local Church
We believe in the
church, which has within itself all it needs to fulfill the commission
of the Church. That is the raising up, ordaining, and releasing of
for the harvest field, and the taking care of any problems arising
the Body. (Matthew 18:17; Acts 6:1-8; 15:22; I Corinthians 16:12).