Garment 
oF Praise Ministries

301-333-4676

gopminfo@gmail.com

 

1420 Ritchie Spur Road #B1

Capitol Heights, MD  20743

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@2018 by Garment of Praise Ministries

Usher & Hospitality Minister

Concerning the Whole Bible


We believe the Scriptures — both Old and New Testaments — to be the inspired Word of God and the revelation of God to man.  It is superior to conscience and all human reasoning, and is the infallible and authoritative rule of faith and conduct (Isaiah 40:8; 2 Timothy 3:15-17).

 

Concerning God


We believe there is only one God, Creator of Heaven, Earth and all mankind — in divine three-fold manifestation and relationship.  As Father in creation — He is self-existent, omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent (Isaiah 40:28).  As Son in redemption – He is self-revealed, coming into the world through Immaculate Conception and virgin birth, thus, assuming a personality (Matthew 1:21-23).  As the Holy Spirit – He is self-accomplishing, the regenerator, and perfecter of all who believe (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:11).  This One Eternal God is not three Gods, but three manifestations of One God (John 14:16-26; Ephesians 4:5-6; 1 John 5:7).

 

Concerning the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ

 

We believe God, who expressed (or manifested) Himself in the beginning by the thought of His creation, manifested Himself in flesh (John 1:1-4, 14; 1 Timothy 3:16).  We believe Jesus Christ was not an inferior deity to a supreme being.  He was and is the only true and living God.  The human body was called the Son of God because God fathered it.  We believe and teach:

 

His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31-35)

His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22)

His atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39)

His personal return to the earth (Acts 1:11; 2 Thessalonians 4:16-18)

 

Concerning the Salvation of Man


We believe Christ alone provides salvation.  Hebrews 9:22 teaches, “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission.”  This means the removal of sin.  Sin is violence done to the constitution under which God and man live.  It is rebellion against God, His honor and holiness.  The only way sin could be removed was by a perfect sacrifice (Romans 3:25).  Christ provided that sacrifice at Calvary.  In order to be saved, one must repent, believe and obey the gospel (John 3:3, 16; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8).  This directly affects one’s will, intellect and emotions. “If any man be in Christ he is a new creation.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

Concerning the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

 

We believe the New Testament’s experience of conversion and forgiveness of sins provides all believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  Hence, all must earnestly seek for the promise of the Father (Acts 1:4).  We believe the initial and attendant sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance witnesses this experience (Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:6).

 

Concerning Sanctification and Holiness

 

We believe Biblical sanctification is an act of separation from evil to dedication to God (Romans 12:1-1; Hebrews 10:14-19, 13:2).  As we submit ourselves to the truth and promises of the Word of God, a life of consecration and godliness will be realized.  God is holy and demands a holy people.  The character of God (holiness) will dwell in every spirit-filled believer as they offer every faculty to the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 2:9).

 

Concerning Divine Healing

 

We believe the miracles of divine healing are provided for in God’s program.  The blood of Jesus purchased this for us.  Therefore, by HIS STRIPES we are (Isaiah 53:5) and were (1 Peter 2:24) HEALED!  There is no sickness or disease too hard for God.  THEREFORE, we believe it is the scriptural privilege of all believers (Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16).

 

Concerning the Lord’s Supper (Communion)

 

We believe this memorial feast is symbolic of the Lord’s death and suffering. The phrase “given for you” and “shed for you” gives strength to this truth (Luke 22:19, 20).  The element of wine represents the blood of Christ and the element of bread represents the broken body of Christ.  This ordinance brings scriptural unity and love among believers (1 Corinthians 10:16-17).  Only those persons saved and in fellowship with Christ are permitted to participate in this sacred ordinance (1 Corinthians 11:27-29).

 

Concerning the Church and its Mission

 

We believe the Church is the called out body of Christ — indeed a habitation of God through the Spirit (Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22).  As divinely appointed trustees of destiny, we must lift up a living Christ in a dying world (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16).  The teaching and preaching of the gospel is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16).

 

Concerning the Return of Christ and Last Things

 

We believe in the visible, bodily, personal return of Christ (Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13).  We believe the church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and will be judged by Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).  We believe the tribulation period, millennium, and the judgment of all mankind are part of God’s plan (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelations 9:14-19).