The Doctrine of the New Victory Temple Church:
We believe that the Bible is the mind of God, His living word which contains one harmonious and sufficiently complete system of doctrine.
We believe in the full inspiration of the Word of God. We hold the Word of God to be the only authority in all matters and affirm that no doctrine can be true or essential, if it does not find a place in His Word.
II Timothy 3:16 - 17 says:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction, in righteousness;That the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Author and Creator of all things. The Old Testament reveals God in diverse manners, by manifesting his nature, character, and dominions. The Gospels in the New Testament give us knowledge of God the “Father” or “My Father,” showing the relationship of God to Jesus as Father, or representing Him as the Father in the Godhead, and Jesus himself that son (St. John 15:8; 14:20.) Jesus also gives God the distinction of “Fatherhood” to all believers when he explains God in the light of “Your Father” or “Your Father in Heaven” (St. Matthew 11:25).
We believe that Jesus was and is eternal in his person and nature as the Son of God who was with God in the beginning of creation (St. John 1:1). We believe that Jesus Christ is standing now as mediator between God and man (I Timothy 2:5).
The Holy Ghost
We believe that the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, proceeds from the father and the Son, is of the same substance, equal in power and glory, and is, together with the Father and the Son, to be believed in, obeyed, and worshipped. The Holy Ghost is a gift bestowed upon the believer for the purpose of equipping and empowering the believer, making him a more effective witness for service in the world. He teaches and guides one in all truth. (St. John 16:13; Acts 1:8; 8:39).
THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is an experience subsequent to conversion and sanctification and that tongue-speaking is the consequence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost because we are saved (Acts 19:1 - 6; John 3:5). When one receives a baptismal in the Holy Ghost experience, we believe one will speak with a tongue
unknown to oneself according to the sovereign will of Christ. To be filled with the spirit means to be spirit-controlled as expressed by Paul in Ephesians 5:18-19. Since the charismatic demonstrations were necessary to help the early church to be successful in implementing the command of Christ, we therefore, believe that a Holy Ghost experience is mandatory for all men today.
We believe that man was created by a Holy God, composed of body, soul, and spirit. We believe that after the fall of Adam man became unholy. Therefore we believe that by nature man because of the fall man is sinful and unholy. Because man is born in sin it is mandatory that he be born again, sanctified and cleansed from all sins by the blood of Jesus. We believe that man is saved by confession and forsaking his sins, and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, and that having become a child of God, by being born again and adopted into the family of God, he may, and should claim the inheritance of the sons of God, namely the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Sin, the Bible teaches, began in the angelic world (Ezekiel 28:11 - 19; Isaiah 14:12 - 20) and is transmitted into the blood of the human race through disobedience and deception motivated by unbelief (I Timothy 2:14). Adam’s sin, committed by eating of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, carried with it a permanent pollution or depraved human nature to all his descendants. This is called “original sin.” Sin can now be defined as a volitional transgression against God and a lack of conformity to the will of God. We, therefore, conclude that man by nature, is sinful and that he hath fallen from a glorious and righteous state from which he was created, and has become unrighteous and unholy. Man, therefore,
must be restored to his state of holiness from which he has fallen by being
born again (St. John 3:7).
Salvation deals with the application of the work of redemption to the sinner with his restoration to divine favor and communion with God. This redemptive operation of the Holy Ghost upon sinners is brought about by repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ which brings about conversion, faith, justification, regeneration, sanctification, and the baptism in the Holy Ghost. Repentance is the work of God which results in a change of mind in respect of man’s relationship to God. St. Matthew 3:1, 2:4, 17 Acts 20:21). Faith is a certain conviction wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, as to the truth of the Gospel and heart trust in the promises of God in Christ (Romans 1:17 3:28; St. Matthew 9:22; Acts 26:18.) Conversion is the act of God whereby he causes the regenerated sinner, in His conscious life, to turn to him in repentance and faith (II Kings 5:15; II Chronicles 33:12 - 13 St. Luke 19:8, 9; Acts 8:30). Regeneration is that act of God by which the principle of the new life is implanted in man, and the governing disposition of soul is made holy and the first holy exercise of this new disposition is secured. Sanctification is that gracious and continuous operation of the Holy Ghost, by which He delivers the justified sinner from the pollution of sin, renews his whole nature in the image of God and enables him to perform good works (Romans 6:4:5:6; Col. 2:12:3:1.)
The Bible uses the term “angel” (a heavenly body) clearly and primarily to denote messengers or ambassadors of God; (psalms 103:20) to do God’s will; (St. Matthew 18:10) to behold his face. But since heaven must come down to earth, they also have a mission to earth. The Bible indicates that they accompanied God in the creation, and also that they will accompany Christ in his return in Glory.
Demons denote unclean or evil spirits; they are sometimes called devils or demoniac beings. They are evil spirits, belonging to the unseen or spiritual realm, embodied in human beings. The Old Testament refers to the prince of demons sometimes called Satan (Adversary) or Devil as having power and wisdom, taking the habitation of other forms such as the serpent (Gen. 3:1). The New Testament speaks of the Devil as Tempter (St. Matt. 4:3) and it goes on to tell the works of Satan, The Devil, and Demons as combating righteousness and good in any form, proving to be an adversary to the saints. Their chief power is exercised to destroy the mission of Jesus Christ. It can well be said that the Christian Church believes in Demons, Satan, and Devils. We believe in their power and purpose. We believe they can be subdued and conquered as in the commandment to the believer by Jesus. (St. Mark 16:17) “In my name they shall cast out Satan and the works of the Devil and to resist him and then he will flee (WITHDRAW) from you.
We believe that the church is made of all local assemblies of believers all over the world as well as the redeemed of all the ages who follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
We believe that the Church forms a spiritual unity of which Christ is the divine head. It is controlled by one Spirit, The Spirit of Christ; It professes one faith, shares our hope, and serves one King. It is the fortress of the truth and God’s agency for communicating to believers all spiritual blessing. The Church then is the object of our faith rather than of our knowledge.
We believe that after His resurrection, Jesus commissioned the church to make disciples and teach them what He had taught (Matt 28:16). The entire Book of Acts is the story of the early church's struggle to be loyal to this commission. With this in mind we believe that it is our ultimate spiritual goal to make disciples of others by teaching the word of God.
The Second Coming Of Christ
We believe in the second coming of Christ; that He shall come from heaven to earth, Personally, Bodily, Visibly according to (Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13; Mat. 16:27; 24:30; 25:30). We believe that the Church, the bride, will be caught up to meet Him in the air according (I Thess. 4:16-17).
We believe and do practice Divine Healing. It is a commandment of Jesus to the Apostles (St. Mark 16:18). Jesus affirms His teaching on healing by explaining to His disciples, who were to be the Apostles.
We believe that healing by Faith in God has scriptural support and ordain authority. James write in his epistles encourage elders to pray for the sick, lay hands upon them and to anoint them with oil, and that paryers with faith shall heal the sick and the Lord whall rise them up.
The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion)
We believe that the Lord’s Supper symbolizes the Lord’s death and suffering for the benefit and in the place of His people. It also symbolizes the believers participation in the in the Crucified Christ.
It represents the death of Christ as the object of faith which unites the believers to Christ, but also the effect of this act giving life, strength, and joy to the soul. The communicant by faith enter into a special spiritual union of His soul with the glorified Christ.
We believe that water Baptism is necessary as instructed by Christ in St. John 3:5 “Unless man be born again of water and of the Spirit….” However, we do not believe that water Baptism alone is a means of salvation, but as an outward demonstration that one has already had a conversion experience and has accepted Christ as His personal Saviour. As believers, we practice immersion in preference to SPRINKLING, because immersion corresponds more closely to the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord (Col. 2:12) It also symbolizes regeneration and purfication more than any other mode. Therefore, we practice immersion as our mode of Baptism. Baptism Formula. We believe that we should use the Formula given us by Christ for all BAPTISM: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost….” (St. Matt. 28:19)