Gethsemane
Church

Phone: (773) 595-4668

thegethsemanechurch@gmail.com

1601 Frederick Dr.

Pekin, IL. 61554

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Doctrine

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 perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 

II Timothy 3:16-17

I. The Bible clearly teaches the personal and literal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mt. 24:37-47; Lk. 21:25-28; Acts. 1:11; I Thes. 4:16,17; II Thes. 1:7,8; Rev. 1:7.


II. The Old and New Testaments called the Bible are the inerrant, infallible, preserved Word of God. They are verbally and plenarily inspired of God.
DT. 4:2; Ps. 12:6,7; 119:89; Mt. 5:17-19; Mt. 24:35; IITim. 3:16; Rev.22:18,19.


​III. The Bible teaches the sanctity of the Lord’s Day (Sunday), and that Christians are to refrain from work and worldly pleasures on this day.
Ex. 20:8; Mt. 28:1-8, Acts. 20:7; I Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10.


IV. The Bible teaches that every Christian should be a soul winner.
Mt. 28:19,20; Mk. 1:17; Jn. 15:1-2; II Tim. 2:2.


V. The Bible teaches holy living. Christians should strive to love all men, but they should be clearly separated from worldliness in appearance, speech and walk of life.
Mt. 5:8; 23:26; Rom. 12:1,2; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 1:4; I Thes. 5:22; Heb. 12:14, I Cor. 11:1-16;
I Tim. 2:9-10; Rev. 1:12-18; 7:9.


VIThe Bible teaches that debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, and doctrinal disputes are wrong, because they detract from the glorification of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I Tim. 6:4; II Tim. 2:24; James 3:16; 4:1,2.


VII. The Bible teaches that there is only one God whose Divine essence (Trinity) encompasses the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
Dt. 6:4; Mt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; Col. 2:9; (The Father ) Matt. 6:26; (The Son) Jn. 20:28,29; (The Holy Ghost) Acts 5:3,4.


VIII. The Bible teaches that all men are lost, and depraved without God, and can only be saved through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:23; Lk. 19:10; Jn. 14:6; I Jn. 5:1.


IX. The Bible teaches that salvation, justification, sanctification and redemption are by The life, death, resurrection, ascension, and intercession of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Rom. 3:24; I Cor. 1:30; 6:9; 15:1-4; I Tim. 2:5; Heb. 4:14-16; 9:12.


X. The Bible teaches a literal Heaven for those who are saved, and a literal Hell for Those who are lost. Both are eternal.
Mt. 25:34; Jn. 5:28,29; 14:1-3; Mt. 25:46; Mk. 9:46-48; Lk. 16:19-31; Rev. 20:11-15.



XI. The Bible teaches three ordinances of the church.​
     1. Baptism by immersion to symbolize the                                 newness of life in Jesus Christ.​
              Rom. 6:4; I Pet. 3:21.​
     2. Communion to symbolize the vicarious                                 atonement, and to remind the Christian that                     Christ will return.​
               Mt. 26:26-29; I Cor. 11:22-26.
     3.
Feet washing to symbolize the service of the                     Christian life.
             Jn. 13:14.



​​XII. The Bible, because of the finished work of Christ, and the insistence of grace, teaches the eternal security of the faithful; however, because grace is not coercive, and because man is a free moral agent, warns about the possibility of the child of God backsliding , apostatizing, and being finally lost.

Jn. 10:28-31; Rom. 2:6-10; 8:35-39; Mt. 18:21-35; Jn. 15:2; Heb. 6:4-6; 10:29; Rev. 22:19. click words for more info on this doctrine!

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