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  The Church of God
Since, then, the church is organized by the Lord, it follows that so-called churches organized by men, lack the authentic seal of God, and are not His church, but unscriptural schisms.
I persecuted the church of God.” I Cor.
When a non-professing sinner is converted to God and born of the Spirit, he is thereby made a member of the church of God, but is in no sect at all.
www.churchofgodonline.com /churchis.htm   (7131 words)

 Dallas Church of God - Church Beliefs
The Church of God was founded in 1886 upon the principles of Christ as they are revealed in the Bible, the Word of God.
The Church of God is founded upon the principles of Protestantism, although it is not a traditional follower of any specific leader of the Protestant Reformation.
The principle distinctive of the Church of God as a Pentecostal organization is its belief in speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance and that this is the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost.
www.dallascog.org /AboutUs/beliefs.asp   (1579 words)

 Church of God with Signs Following - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Church of God with Signs Following is the name applied to Pentecostal holiness churches that engage in the practice of snake handling and drinking poison in their religious worship services, based on Mark 16:17-18.
Hensley was a minister of the Church of God of Richard Spurling-Ambrose J. Tomlinson origin.
In the 1920s, the Church of God repudiated the practice of snake-handling, and Hensley and his followers formed a separate body.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Church_of_God_with_Signs_Following   (923 words)

 The Church of God in Prophecy
To the members of the Church of God at Rome, the apostle Paul writes, "But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.
God always provides an adequate witness before pouring out His wrath upon sinful man. He sent prophets to ancient Israel, warning the people to turn from their sins and return to the Lord through heart-rending repentance, lest they face the horrifying wrath of God.
Paul is speaking to the faithful saints of the Thessalonians church (and, by association, the Church of God in general), not to the unconverted or half-converted.
www.cgitoronto.org /cgi/literature_churchofgodinprophecy.htm   (4206 words)

 Church of God - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eternal Church of God - headquarters are in Eugene, Oregon
Church of God with Signs Following (aka Snake Handlers)
Pentecostal Church of God - headquarters are in Joplin, Missouri
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Church_of_God   (266 words)

 Church of God:Book Template   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In these chapters particularly the author in 1911 interpreted the Scriptures to predict that Christianity (meaning the "evening light" restored Church) would be recognized world-wide and the saints would have universal dominion in spiritual affairs.
The Church still has the responsibility of the Great Commission to carry the gospel to "every creature" with the promise that the Lord would confirm His Word with signs following the believers, and blessed is that servant whom his Master finds so doing.
The Purpose of the Church of God is to spread and
www.churchofgodcarmichael.org /christianchurch/ccpreface1.html   (349 words)

 Church of God - A Christian Fellowship
God said that man could eat from all trees in the garden, including the tree of life, but man was forbidden to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The Church of God has long understood and consistently taught that the tree of life was symbolic of the Holy Spirit.
This Update is an official publication by the ministry of the Church of the Eternal God in the United States of America; the Church of God, a Christian Fellowship in Canada; and the Global Church of God in the United Kingdom.
www.churchofgodacf.ca /update   (3145 words)

 Religious groups that reject medical treatment in favor of prayer
But it does not follow they are free, in identical circumstances, to make martyrs of their children before they can make that choice for themselves." Prince v.
Strong Atheists, who deny the existence of God, generally reject the effectiveness of prayer.
An absent God who has abandoned the universe is not likely to respond to individual prayer.
www.religioustolerance.org /medical.htm   (822 words)

 Booklet > This is The United Church of God > Following in the Footsteps of the Apostles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Church of God began on the biblical Feast of Pentecost.
Historians generally recognize that the Church described in the New Testament is considerably different from that which emerged as historical Christianity after the apostles passed from the scene.
Today, the United Church of God, an International Association, is striving to practice "the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3).
www.ucg.org /booklets/UC/footstepsapostles.htm   (2596 words)

 Signs and Wonders
The Church was not built on the foundation of believers, it was built on the foundation of the Apostles.
God bore witness through the Apostles with signs and wonders that the New Testament knowledge being introduced was in fact from God.
It was a sign that they were Apostles of the true God.
www.stargods.org /SignsAndWonders.htm   (1061 words)

 Amory Church of God - We Believe
The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God.
The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.
4-That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
www.ourchurch.com /view/?pageID=260765   (505 words)

Many congregations, if not most, had adopted the name Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith, to distinguish themselves from the numerous other 'churches of God' and to proclaim loudly the central importance of the promises made to Abraham.
"The Church of God with Signs Following is a name applied to an informally organized group of Pentecostal churches, ministers, and itinerant evangelists popularly known as snake-handlers, who are distinguished by their practice of drinking poison (usually strychnine) and handling poisonous serpents during their worship services.
Each church is independent (and a variety of names are used, mostly variations on the Church of God).
www.adherents.com /Na/Na_190.html   (2727 words)

 Phaneronoemikon: Thou Shallt Take Up Snakes!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Under this umbrella term falls the loosely organized "Pentecostal churches, ministers and itinerent preachers popularly known as snake handlers." The practice itself developed out of the Pentecostal-Holiness movement which flourished in the first two decades of the twentieth century (Melton 1996, 636).
As church lore has it, snake handling started sometime in the later part of the first decade of the twentieth century while Hensley was preaching at the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee.
By 1914 the practice had spread throughout the Church of God, however, the actual act of snake handling was only practiced by a small portion of the members (Melton 1996, 636).
www.phaneronoemikon.org /blog/2006/04/thou-shallt-take-up-snakes.html   (679 words)

 The Church of God - Bible Beliefs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Regeneration is an act of God performed in the justified heart whereby new, spiritual life is generated.
Its observance was taught by the apostles and practiced by the early Church.
Ornaments of precious stones and metals are evidences of a prideful heart and are unbecoming to a child of God.
www.thechurchofgod.org /doctrine.shtml   (1501 words)

 The Church of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is the state of being void of offense toward God by the act of God's forgiveness of the transgressions for which one has repented.
To be born again is to become a new creature in Christ and a child of God.
God requires man to live sinless in this present world and provides the means through the shed blood of Christ.
www.thechurchofgod.org /literature/truths.shtml   (1511 words)

 Inputing Snake Venom into our bodies in Mark 16:17-18
George Went Hensley, a Church of God pastor founded a Pentecostal religious group in 1909 which is now called Church of God with Signs Following.
Motivated by some deaths and near deaths, the practice was denounced by the Assembly of the Church of God in 1928.
GOD Almighty will then eventually listen to their Prayers, and will order the "Gates and the Steel Bars of Hell" to be opened and allow the people of Hell to enter Heaven for Good.
www.answering-christianity.com /mark16.htm   (1142 words)

 Following Signs - Internet Church For Christ!
These signs are God's miracles, wonderful signs of His power to restore His creation; unusual events that point to the future, Jesus' miracles were called signs.
A sign can be given thorough another person, sermon, book, tape, even the majestic voice of nature and its surroundings; a sunbeam, a rainbow, a sunrise or sunset.
Signs and wonders activate our faith and give us the courage to proceed, and the more we search, the more illuminating the signs become.
churchforchrist.com /mycustompage0075.htm   (1113 words)

The Hausa-Fulanis in the North are predominately followers of Sunni Islam.
Many churches in Nigeria are of the syncretic type where traditional instruments, music, and dances are part of the religious services/sermons.
It is very common to see signs on buildings and on trucks and taxis that express people's beliefs in a supreme being.
www.uni.edu /gai/Nigeria/Background/Church_signs.htm   (467 words)

 Very Close Look At The
He was raised in the United Pentecostal Church (UPC), a denomination that often has been criticized for its strict standards of dress and conduct and for its requirements that converts be baptized in Jesus’ name rather than in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
On the same page he goes on to say he was "sick of church." His statement, which no doubt is an honest assessment of his emotional condition, should have been recognized by him as warning signs of potential spiritual danger.
It could also be a sign of God’s displeasure with the pastor’s direction of the flock.
www.deceptioninthechurch.com /GodChasers.htm   (5469 words)

 Church of God International Offices - Cleveland, Tennessee
WHEREAS God has created us, declared His desire for fellowship with us, and has offered us the awesome privilege of contin-ually abiding in His presence through the practice of prayer in the name of His Son Jesus; and
WHEREAS the Church of God was born in prayer and has expanded throughout the world in obedience to our Lord and in the strength of prayer; and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the people of the Church of God, do solemnly commit to a renewed emphasis to spend time before God our Father in daily devotion to Him, and that we will stand in the gap and make up the hedge as intercessors for those in need.
www.churchofgod.cc /resources/resolutions/prayer.cfm   (297 words)

 Church Directory Information
We need to be able to direct people to churches in their area that can help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ so that they can become His disciples.
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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
www.seekgod.org /church/info   (1022 words)

 J. B. COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The photographs in the collection were taken by Collins as part of his coverage of serpent-handling church services in c.
Included are scenes of members being arrested at the Dolley Pond church and scenes at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dolley Pond Church of God with Signs Following (Birchwood, Tenn.)
cass.etsu.edu /archives/afindaid/a446.html   (219 words)

 GodSpeaks - Billboards from God
Well not a specific local church but yes the church, the word in the original language is ecclesia it means the called-out ones and as you heard His voice calling you, you decided to obey and That's where we begin this new life.
You'll want to look for a church that's actually taking the time to divide the Word of God, and if it is verse by verse, chapter by chapter, all the more so.
But if, instead, whatever happens in the church, he can refer to the Word of God and say this is why we do what we do, now it makes perfect sense.
www.godspeaks.net   (1944 words)

 Adherents.com: By Location
Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990 "; "Christian church adherents were defined as 'all members, including full members, their children and the est.
The church first came to Tennessee in fall 1834, organizing in Henry, Benton and Humphreys counties.
"Cumberland Methodist Church (Defunct); The Cumberland Methdodist Church withdrew from the Congregational Methodist Church in 1950 because of a disagreement on both polity and doctrine.
www.adherents.com /adhloc/Wh_318.html   (1913 words)

 Scriptural Proofs Against the Modern Tongues Theory
Tongues are not a sign that the believer has the Holy Spirit, because Paul said “tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not” (I Cor.
Since tongues are a sign “to them that believe not,” then it cannot be a special prayer language as they would have us believe, because that is not a sign to unbelievers.
To allow or tolerate that which is not sanctioned by the Word of God is to leave the door wide open for deception.
www.churchofgodonline.com /proofs.htm   (1438 words)

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 Apostolic Church of God [ABOUT US • What We Believe]
In the Word of God we find nothing short of a holy, Spirit-filled life with the signs following as on the day of Pentecost.
The only ground upon which God will accept a sinner is repentance from the heart for the sins that he has committed.
If this is not possible, you may call the church directly at 773.667.1500.
www.apostolicchurchofgod.net /aboutus_wha.html   (132 words)

 Church of God International Offices - Cleveland, Tennessee
Church of God International Offices - Cleveland, Tennessee
» About Church of God » Doctrinal Commitments
The following Doctrinal Commitments represent the core beliefs of the denomination as outlined in Scripture.
www.churchofgod.cc /about/doctrinal_commitments.cfm   (303 words)

 My Weekly Column
Their belief is that if they have sufficient faith, they will not die or be permanently harmed by the poison.
This belief is based on a Biblical passage: Mark 16:17-18: "And these signs will accompany those who believe.
J.G. Melton (3) estimates that between 50 to 100 "signs" congregations exist with a total of several thousand members.
www.biblehistory.com /25.htm   (886 words)

 Harold Catoe Ministries - Homepage
He has pastored churches in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, and preached revivals across the nation.
God is pouring out His spirit in that part of the world.
Many are praying through and receiving the Holy Ghost.
www.haroldcatoeministries.com   (107 words)

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