Samuel Akpabio, United Kingdom
Elementary Principles of Christ: Intrduction
The Holy Church of God is the Holy Universal Church of God built on the faith of the Apostles in the gospel of water and the Spirit. This faith is indispenseable with if the church of God is to help Souls to first establish this foundation of faith. We need to understand that any believer in Jesus who has not met and understood this gospel of water and the Spirit (Jn.3:5) is unfortunately an Idol worshiper because from Adam to now and into the future in this world, before the new heaven and the new Earth were born evildoers ( Isa.1:4; Isa.14:20; Isa.31:2)
The Apostles' creed is a sumarry of the Apostles' faith. The Apostles believed that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit created all creatures, the Universe and this Earth. They believed that Jesus Christ, the Son of God saved all of the mankind by coming into this world in the flesh, as man, by his baptism and crucifixion. They believed that he gives resurrection and eternal life in the Kingdom of heaven to those with the correct faith.
This criteria is supported by the early church and the Apostles in Heb.6:1-2; that is we have to accept that the Apostles preached the word of God concerning repentance from dead works, faith towards God, the doctrine of baptisms and the laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead and eternal judgement as the Elementary Principles of CHRIST. It is imperative that we observe that the Apostles spread the doctrine of the gospel as they associated, " the laying on of hands of the sacrificial system with the baptism that Jesus received. Hence Jesus commanded the disciples; "Go therefore, and make disciples of nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matt.28:19). This is to make disciples of those who believe in the three persons ( The Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit), Therefore, the faith of the Apostles was establish in the gospel of the water and the Spirit." When we observe the faith of the present day's christianity, we see that it is far removed from the Apostles' faith. disappointingly, the christianity of the present times does not exhibit the faith of the baptism of Jesus which should not be dispensed with so that we can experience the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The worse is that even theologians and preachers have abandoned this faith and , some deny the divinity of Jesus.
The Apostoles' faith is a valueable teaching for those of us who believe in God. We must understand the righteousness of God and return to the true faith. We can all walk in this righteous faith in the gospel of water and the Spirit in which the Apostles also walk.