This is a New Testament Church in Pattern, Order, Procedures and Practices Have You considered your development of Ministry in a Corporate Church Body with convictions similar to yours:
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We are not just another Denominational Church ! 'Having done everything to stand firm, stand firm therefore'
Theme: Brethrens Building Together in Trouble Times!
A New Generation to Save!
Often the generation that inherits the fallen truth, undone deeds and errors of the preceding one, falls victim to the sins of its Fathers. The bibles speak of the sins of the fathers being visited upon the children. "A Restored Faith in Trouble Times" Dr. J. L. Payne was led of God over 45 years ago to establish New Testament Church Ministry within the Church and he conceived the vision of God's restored church into the Apostle's Order. The message of placing this before the body of the church became a consuming passion of his life and ministry. He has written over (10) books describing and producing documentation of the early church's era. These accounts of the church is based upon the end time revelation of the church restored before the Rapture and the Tribulation.
If The Foundations Be Destroyed,
What Can The Righteous Do?
The time has come for an uncompromising Gospel, rooted in the Christ-centered message of the Cross that the early church practiced, studied and preached. The inception of the Payne Bible College was founded in 1970 with a missionary zeal and vision to equip it students with an International burden. This was reflected in the world-wide missionary vision and the increasing emphasis placed upon Bishop Payne to reach the lost at any cost. The first class to complete studies was numbered at over 50 students that were prepared to serve in local and foreign lands. The historical significance of the school is that the school stands for a movement firmly fixed upon the principle: "the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the chief corner stone" (Ephesians 2:20). The nature of the Payne Bible College is a fellowship for study, not a "church" as in a denomination, but focusing on teaching the basic body of biblical truth that establishes and builds individual bodies of believers in the church controlled by the Head of the church, Christ Jesus through Personal Relationship with Him and the Holy Spirit. The Articles of Faith and Doctrine of the Church Fellowship and School are essentially the same. We have established cardinal beliefs of the historic biblical Christian faith as taught in the beginning of the new testament church era by Jesus Christ and the epistles later written by the Apostles and we take serious accounts of the history of God dealing man in the ages of both Old and New Testament times. We teach scriptural principles necessary to bring us into oneness of the Lord's work world-wide with others that there may be One Fold.
The Five Ministries How can we function alone as a member and leadership in the body of the church when each member of the church is by the very ministry of the church dependent on each other and totally dependent upon our Lord as the head? In a real sense, there is no independent church member or leadership in the body of the church. The realization is that we are a dependent member body church and a dependent member body in Christ's ministries to the world depending upon each other. In this book, we will begin to discuss the spiritual gifts of the church operating in associating with each other.
** Sanctification, our greatest need in fulfilling salvation in us
Sanctification is a step into the divine law of God. It delights in the Law of God. It is meeting the need of man by providing man the divine order of living the law of God. Romans chapter seven teaches the law of sin working in our members, but sanctification through revelation of the Holy Ghost opens up to us the divine ability to walk in God's Divine Law. When one comes to Christ for salvation, sins are removed, forgiven and canceled. But, the Law of Sin in our members that causes one to commits sins is usually not discovered until the Holy Ghost baptizes us. The baptism of the Holy Spirit leads one into this divine revelation of sin. It is the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) that convicts of sins. The Holy Ghost resides in one creates a greater relationship and fellowship with God. The Holy Ghost reveals not only our need for deliverance from the guilt of sin but it causes a cry in us for deliverance from the very sin nature in us which causes us to commit sin. This cry in us for sanctification causes one to hate the very nature of sin in us. There is a profound conviction against sin in sanctification. We must be sanctified. The absent of the presence of the Holy Spirit and its baptism in many believers lives today in the church is probably the main reason for the lack of sanctification in the average church. Many sincere church members haven't experienced the second work of grace, that is a Holy Ghost's Baptism to complete sanctification in them thus they lack even the desire to live sanctified and holy. There is no wonder the average modern church has very little knowledge of holy living and sanctification. A Holy Ghost, fire baptism and spirit driven church will cry out to God for His Holiness. It takes the Holy Spirit to convict one of holiness. The early movement of the church in Pentecostalism or holiness cause a vigor:
1) Because it was Holy Ghost Baptism
2) It tarried and waited for power from on high as Christ instructed.
3) The Holy Spirit brought a conviction for sin and the things of the world.
4) The church was conscience of the second work of grace (Holy Ghost's baptism) to accomplish the work of sanctification and holiness.
5) The early church loved Holy Living as a sign of Christ's presence in their midst.
6) They preached sanctification and holiness as witness of the indwelling Savior
7) They preach and taught perfecting holiness in the fear and sight of God