While the individual member is left free to decide for himself the amount which he ought to give to God, yet we, as a church, believe that one-tenth of our net income really belongs to God, and that in addition to this we ought to give free will offerings for the support of His cause, and that according to His promise, He will pour upon us abundant blessing for so doing. All our evangelists and workers shall cause the members to know what is expected of them regarding everything expressed or implied in the general rules, and shall deal faithfully with every one. There shall be a General Mission Board, elected by the General Convention, said Board to have the oversight of all the mission work of The Pentecostal Holiness Church in foreign lands, and this Board shall co-operate with the Missionary Boards of the various Annual Conventions in carrying forward the work of missions in the home and foreign fields. All candidates for the mission field shall be examined by the General Mission Board as to their qualifications. May they be richly rewarded for what they have done.
for mission work, but in the case of their acceptance by the Missionary Board of an Annual Convention, they shall be accepted by the General Board in case it is impossible for them to appear before the General Board. Persons on the mission field desiring to unite with The Pentecostal Holiness Church may be received by the General Mission Board upon satisfactory evidence of their sincerity, soundness of faith, and acceptance of the doctrines and discipline of this church. And now we ask Thee that Thou wilt accept this house as an humble expression of our love to Thee for the gift of Thy precious Son; and as Thou didst fill the temple with Thy presence and glory, so we pray Thee that Thou wilt fill this house continually, with Thy presence and with Thy glory.
PREFACE From the highest to the lowest of God's creation we see the most perfect organization. We believe in the imminent, personal, premillennial second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (I Thes. 24 -.29-44), and we love and wait for His appearing (2 Tim. We deny, as false and unscriptural, Seventh-Day Adventism, annihilation of the wicked, conditional immortality, antinomianism, absolute perfection, so-called come-outism, the so-called resurrection life, the so-called redemption or glorification of the body in this life, the doctrine of the restitution of all things, as set forth in millennial-dawnism, and the teaching that we are not born of God until we are sanctified wholly. The Lord says, "Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled," and The Pentecostal Holiness Church firmly holds that there are certain relations between husband and wife which are strictly private according to the Word of God, and into this sacred privacy no one has any right to inquire (Heb. It points us to Calvary, and to the return of Jesus, whose blood cleanseth us from all sin and prepares us for His blessed coming again.
The stars are all placed in order; the sun and moon have their tabernacles; the solar system is a display of God's wonderful arrangement. It should be administered to all Christians in both kinds, and unfermented wine only shall be used.
It shall be his duty to prepare and have published] the minutes of the General Convention, including the tables of reports from the Annual Conventions. We are commanded in God's Word not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, and to have no communion or fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, such as oathbound secret societies, social clubs and corrupt partisan politics (2 Cor. ); and even to turn away from those who have the form of godliness but deny the power thereof (2 Tim. Have you the personal Holy Ghost as promised in Luke ; John ; ; and Acts 19:2? Do you believe in divine healing as in the atonement, and in the laying on of bands, and in anointing with oil? II And the one that delivereth the cup shall say- "The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thee unto everlasting life. "Will you endeavor to walk in the fear of God and in the way of His commandments to the end of life? Forasmuch as M- and N- have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same, before God and this company, and have pledged their faith either to the other, and have declared the same by joining hands, I pronounce that they are husband and wife together, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. -18, or any other suitable Scripture, after which a song may be sung and a short talk or sermon appropriate to the occasion may be made. -25, or any other, at the discretion of the minister. The officers of the church shall then address the minister through one of their number as follows: "God has been gracious to us, and through His goodness we have been enabled to build this tabernacle as a house in which to worship Him. It is His house, not ours; therefore we present it to you to be set apart from all unholy or common uses, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. "It's neat to see their conversations," Jim Bob told PHOTOS: Reality TV's breakout stars Jim Bob is very hands-on when it comes to his girls' love lives.(g) The receiving of ordained ministers coming from other Christian bodies. He shall also keep a register, in which shall be recorded the names and location of all the churches, the names and addresses of all ordained workers, together with the date of their reception and disposal. Will you faithfully and loyallv witness to all these experiences? We pray Thee that Thou wilt grant that we who receive these Thy creatures of bread and wine, emblems of His broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His death and passion may be partakers of His nature by faith in His precious blood, who in the same night that He was betrayed took bread, and when He had given thanks, brake it and gave it to His disciples, saying, 'Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me. FORM 4 At the time appointed, the persons to be married standing together, the man on the right and the woman on the left, the minister shall say: "Dearly Beloved: We are here assembled in the sight of God, and in the presence of these witnesses, to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony; into which holy estate these two persons now come to be joined; therefore, if any can show just cause why they may not be united together, let him now speak, or hereafter, forever, hold his peace." Addressing the couple, the minister shall say to the man: "M ----, wilt thou have this woman to be thy wedded wife, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy bonds of matrimony? (h) The suspending from the ministry and the depriving of credentials persons who are inefficient or negligent of the duties assigned them. It shall be his duty also to prepare and have published the minutes of the Convention, including all the tables of reports from the local churches, the ministerial 11 register, and the report of the Missionary Board. Likewise after supper He took the cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, 'Drink ye all of this: for this is My blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you, and for many, for the remission of sins. Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honor her, and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, 24 forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as you both shall live?