What We Believe:
Singing and Departing
First Sunday Communion - The Lord's Supper
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As a members of the Body of Christ, which is the true Church (Ephesians 1:22-23), the "Word of God" declares only one way of entrance therein and that is "by one Spirir are we all baptized into one Body" which is the baptism of "Water and Spirit" (1 Corinthians 12: 12-27), Galatians 3:26-28, Romans 6:3-4, John 3:5, Acts 2:38).
As a members of the Body of Christ, which is the true Church (Ephesians 1:22-23), the "Word of God" declares only one way of entrance therein and that is "by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body" which is the baptism of "Water and Spirit" (1 Corinthians 12: 12-27), Galatians 3:26-28, Romans 6:3-4, John 3:5, Acts 2:38).
Repentance and Remission
Water Baptism was administered in the name of Jesus Christ because this was the name given to our Savior before His birth for the purpose of saving His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21); there is salvation in "no other name" (Acts 4:12) whereby we must be saved. The Apostles always administered baptism in His name from the day of Pentecost forward. There is no biblical record of one person ever being baptized as some believers are today, using the formula, "in the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19). The reason there were no believers to baptized is because the Apostles knew the Name of the Father, the Name of the Son, and the Name of the Holy Ghost. If the Name is one, then the person must be one (Zechariah 14:9). The one God to His creatures. As this has been said, He is "Father" in His relationship to His creation, He is "Son" in His redemptive role in saving the Human element of His creation, He is "Holy Ghost" in His sanctifying and preserving the indwelt believer, but His name is One - Jesus.
Record of Membership
The names of the members are kept on record in Heaven (Luke 10:20). For it is written, "The Lord shall count when He written up the people that this man was born there" (Psalms 87:5-6). All must be "born of Water and Spirit" in this dispensation if they desire their name to be written in Heaven (Hebrews 12:22-23), However, for the matter of legal record we recommend that the name of each individual who is recognized as being subject to the rule of local assembly be kept in the record of such congregation.
The Lord's Supper
Melchizedek, the Priest of the Most High God, gave the first communion to our Father Abraham, consisting of bread and wine (Genesis 14:18). Christ being a High Priest "after the order of Melchizedek", evidently administered the same (Hebrews 6:20). Water and grape juice are modern substitutes that have been adopted by the formal church today (Matthew 26:29, I Corinthians 11:23-32).
The methods of begging, rallying, giving socials, shows and concerts to carry on God's work is not God's plan. We believe that if the people of God would obey His word there would be plenty on hand to carry on His work.
In accordance with God's plan CPBC shall be financed primarily through Tithes, Free Will Offerings, Building Fund, and any other pledges of contributions by its members or well wishers (Genesis 14:20, 28:22, Exodus 25:2, 35:21,29; Malachi 3:6-12). Tithing is 10 percent of your gross income (Proverbs 3:9)
All members should be full supporter of the church in finance. All deacons, trustees, ministry leaders, choir members, evangelists, ministers, Sunday school teachers, ushers, and musicians of any kind must be full supporters in tithes, offerings and building fund. Not only should you be faithful in finance, but also in attendance.