True Teachings of Christ's Temple    

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PRACTICAL DOCTRINE

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The True Teaching of Christ’s Temple is an Inspired Independent Evangelical International Church founded and established by a Dutch citizen of Ghanaian descent and is predominately Africans (as well as others such as English, Netherlands, Surinamers and Antilleans) whose main scriptural aim is to reach and touch every human of goodwill irrespective of race and color hence the name “True Teaching of Christ Temple International Church” and it’s slowly succeeding as it gets acquainted in liturgical exchanges with various European churches (and the west abroad e.g. USA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ghana, Nigeria, Norway, Germany just to mention a few). Situated in the heartland of Amsterdam southeast the practical goals of the T.T.C.T. are:-

·         To steer the youth clear off the streets and from bad habits, and in this respect, the church has an intensive parental course for teenage mothers, guardians and general caretakers as well as youth programs to encourage the youths to aim high educationally, physically, mentally and willingly. You can visit one of the programs which takes place mainly on Wednesdays and Fridays and throughout the week

·         To help others (without jobs) break into the labor market and in this respect a special course (languages) together with information about courses that could help get a job has one being established to help in all interested believers. Further arrangements are made from time to time to arrange or organize all kinds of workshops across the nation

·         The church encourages voluntary works and participate in them as a group when the need be

·         To alleviate the burden of working mothers in matters of baby caring, voluntarily the church established the Jan de Jonge pavilion which serves as a crèche for such working parents and guardians. (the crèche is temporarily suspended because of lack of space at our present premises

·         The Church teaches cultural integration for all members and as such speaks both languages i.e. English and Netherlands. It has also become an information centre for all members to know what is going on in the country Holland that effects us all, (like tax, laws, hospitals insurance, association, legal transactions and matters of interest

·         The Church pride itself in development unto the future and in this respect has sponsored four of the youths in different musical courses in Holland. And there is this weekly Church Services which is as educative and enjoying “as the day of Christ”. There are other activities such as daily Counseling, Bible Studies, Visitation of the ailing and many more and because of the interest from the vast section of society the Church was compelled to expand its building. The extension exercise cost the Church nearly fl 650,000 (Six Hundred Thousand Guilders), about Euro 300,000. All these costs were borne by the Church members, individual philanthropists, and interest free loans from Private Organizations and University professors. The outstanding debt was enormous, yet in 1996 the authorities pulled down our building to make room for new developments, partly were compensated and given a modern building on rental basis, the Church still needs help to get by, so drop us a life line either through a direct approach or through the Church’s’ account No. 69.84.85.796 (ING Bank – Amsterdam Branch, Holland). We hope to see you on one of our Services on Sunday mornings and please do visit one our PRACTICAL PROGRAMES as well as occasional sharing of fellowship with us – MAY GOD BLESS YOU

 

Yours in His Service – Daniel

 

 

  

 

(b)                                Everyday life of the Christian

Are you ready to receive god’s free gift? Are you his follower?

 

If you are, you need to call on him in prayer, you may pray for guidance on your own hell in praying, you may use the following prayer if you truly make it your own confession. “Lord I need you every hour, be with me the rest of the day Amen! Or prolong it with “Lord Jesus, I know how difficult life can be without hope, please come into my life, I know I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I know you died on the cross for me. I know turn from my sins and ask you to forgive me. I now invite you into my heart; I trust you as savior and will follow you as lord. Thank you for saving me amen

When you pray remember and be convinced that He is listening to you!

·         Did you ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins?

·         Did you ask him to save you? When you feel already saved you did right because He’s always saving you!

·         Did you give Jesus complete control of your life? The world is there to shift you, you must always remind yourself of the one in charge of your life

·         If so, welcome to God’s family

·         Why not pause of r a moment and thank Him for saving you, again and again, say thank you Jesus again and again

 

(c)                    What does Jesus want you to do now after this declaration?

First, He wants you to have assurance of your salvation. You can be certain you have eternal life

·         Because you have been born again and birth is a one-time experience (see 2 Cor. 5:17)

·         Because of your commitment, you did what the Bible told you to do (see Romans 10:13)

·         Because of God’s witness (see 1 John 5:11-13)

·         Because of God’s promise (see John 4:24)

 

Second, as evidence of giving Jesus control of your life, He wants you to publicly confess Him and then follow Him in baptism and Church membership. The Bible says, “Those who had received His word were baptized, and … the Lord was adding to their number day by day those were saved” (Acts 2:41-47). And after peter’s speech the converts asked what shall we do? (Acts 2:37-40). Be part of His family today (join a fellowship, a Church or a Global Christian Network today. Reverend Daniel Himmans-Arday, Steve Afrifa, Edward Andoh, Charles Kwartey and the rest of the believers are waiting to hear from you today

Thirdly, Jesus wants you to grow into a strong, faithful disciple. The Bible says, “Like newborn babies longs for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation (1 Peter 2:2-3)

 

There are four absolutes in growth:

·         Food – Spiritual Food is God’s Word (The Bible), you should read it, study it, memorize it and hear it taught and preached. Join a qualified Bible Ministers and teachers

·         Breathing – Spiritual Breathing is prayer, spend time everyday talking to God about everything you do, about your needs and problems, about family and friends, and tell Him how much you love him and how grateful you are, ask Him for directions (James 5:13-16)

 

 

·         Exercise – Spiritual Exercise means helping others witnessing, giving time and energy to God’s work, and being a living testimony to the world you live in and paying true Christian tithes (Matthew 25:37-40) How forgetful have Christians of today forgotten this genuine tithe (Deuteronomy 14:22-29, Acts 20:21-35)

·         Rest – Spiritual Rest means worship, both in public and in private. Rest means being still and waiting on God. It means physical and spiritual renewal. It means being attentive when the word is preached to you (Romans 12:1-3, Hebrews 10:25-26, Acts 16:13)

 

Finally, Jesus wants you to experience victory over sin in your daily life. The bible says, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world and this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith” (1 John 5:4)

·         The Christian life is difficult but not impossible. Victory is assured because “Greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4)

·         Even with victory assured, there will be acts of disobedience and failure because of your human nature. However, God has provided a means by which you can be cleansed of daily sins. His word says “If we confess our sins, Hi is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9), also read (1 Corinthians 10:13) for further assurance

·         So when you sin, don’t try to deny it or excuse it, rather name your sin to God, and claim His promise of forgiveness. May He bless you forever! Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

(d)                               Declaration

                                    Spiritual doctrine

 

The belief that being of service to fellow human is service to God reigns high in our hearts (Matthew 25:31-40, Mark 12:29-31) The T.T.C.T endeavor to follow the Golden Rule of life (Matthew 7:12). Encourages (and grounded on) Conventional Family Life (Hebrews 13:4), while the Church accepts every human of all races in their manner of living association and partnership, it strongly discourages unconventional relationships and appearances (Deuteronomy 22:5; 27:20-26, Leviticus 20:11-17, Romans 1:26-28). Baptism is immersion whole in water as from the age of twelve onwards of the believer (Matthew 3:13-17). It is part of the believer’s commitment and not an afterthought option (Acts 2:38; 8:36-39; 10:46-48), morality is highly essential. The Church does not accept bigamy (Galatians 5:19-26; 1 Timothy 3). Devotional, family, group and individual studying of scripture is highly encouraged (Acts 2:42). Generosity is part of the growth of the Church, to the group and to the individual being addressed (1 Corinthians 10:23-24). Blood transfusion, medical care, faith healing, God’s direct and methodical revelations all form part of the Church’s belief in God’s power (e.g. Luke 8:45-56; John 9:6-7) **Blessing of marriage, wedding ceremony, confirmation of both families in agreements to any relationship in the Church is highly recommended and appreciated

Speaking in strange languages is an asset when spoken publicly with an interpreter around or when spoken privately in individual homes during his/her quite time with the Almighty (1 Corinthians 12:10-12, 14:1-14). Uninterpretated speaking of tongues in public worshipping is viewed with skepticism and looked upon as following lying spirits (1 Corinthians 12:10-12, 14:2, 5, 19, 23, 26 and 28). Diversity in service is an asset (1 Corinthians 12:4-11), daily meetings and Sabbath worship (Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 9-10; Hebrews 3:13-15; 10:25), training of wards, modest appearance, equality of  men and women in the sight of God and exemplary way of life complete the Church’s Doctrine on life of the believer (Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 2:9-10; Colossians 3:20-21; 1 Corinthians 11:11)

 

                                   

What we believe in:

·         The Sovereignty and Grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in Creation, Providence, Revelation and Final Judgment

·         The Devine Inspiration of the Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and Supreme Authority in all matters of faith and conduct

·         The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man, making him subject to God’s wrath and condemnation

·         The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and from its eternal consequences. The justification of the sinner is solely by the Grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead

·         The firm belief and biblically supportive that the death and resurrection of Christ has wiped out in its entirety every debt we own to God Almighty and now replaced with the permanent debt of love for one another. So that we can boldly say without reservation that there is not outstanding physical or material debt between us and our Creator, neither daily nor weekly neither monthly or yearly for all generations to come as the scripture clearly testifies, but only obedient walk humbly with Him and praising His Name (see Hosea 6:6; James1:27; Hebrews 13:15-16; Matthew 25:37-40; Romans 13:8-10; Colossians 2:14; Galatians 2:5-7; 2 Corinthians 9:7-15)

·         The illuminating, regeneration, indwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit, the Priesthood of all believers, who form the Universal Church, the body of which Christ is the Head and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world (1 Peter 2:9-10)

·         The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and Glory, we believe in the fact that God uses instruments, or symbols to deliver people (e.g. Numbers 21:8-9; John 3:14-15) and the almighty still has genuine people walking on this world who ARE still doing His and should be trusted us all in the Christian family (e.g. Hebrews 11:5 etc)





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