The Believers Commandment
Scripture: And this is his commandment. That we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as he gave us his commandment, 1JO 3:23.

INTRO: These is such a richness and fullness in this portion of Scripture. The message of a special grace to the believer to one another.

The Apostle John was a man who was very rich in experience; he was on the Mount of Transfiguration. He had the revelation of Jesus Christ on the Isle of Patmos, yet see where he directs our attention for the assurance of our salvation. John's conclusion is found in chap 5 . These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God, '' 1 JO 5:13,

Now compare that verse with our text above It is not saying we are to believe in Jesus Christ, we are told to believe in the name of Jesus Christ . See the parallel with the words of our text. ''And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ. It is very important that we do not leave out or add any words

FIRST Let's consider the Father's command ''That we should believe on the name of this Son Jesus Christ, The word believe as it is used in our text come from the root word pistist in the Greek which means ''persuasion, i.e., credence; conviction (of religious truth, or truthfulness of God.) this is our standing in God as believers our convictions about Christ being God's only Son. Then in return John 3:16 in lived out in our lives; (eternal life)

SECOND Let's consider what it was that Jesus commanded His dear children; '' one another, as he (His Son, Jesus Christ) gave us his commandment , The Father's commandment is to reverence , the commandment of His Son is to do as Christ would do in love or to act in Love towards one another in reference to the great commandment.

THIRD As he gave us the commandment: Do you see the importance of observing His commandment....This is not teaching a gospel of merit; this is telling us what is the evidence of salvation



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We Believe In:

  1. The verbal inspiration of the Bible.
  2. One God, eternally existing
    in three persons; namely, the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.
  3. Jesus is the only begotten Son of the Father,
    conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the virgin Mary.
    He was crucified, buried and raised from the dead.
    He ascended to heaven
    and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
  4. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God
    and that repentance is commanded of God
    for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  5. Justification, regeneration and the new birth
    are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  6. Sanctification is subsequent to the new birth,
    through faith in the blood of Jesus,
    through the Word and by the Holy Ghost.
  7. Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.
  8. Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
  9. Speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance
    is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
  10. Water baptism is by immersion
    and all who repent should be baptized
    in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
  11. Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
  12. The Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet
    are ordained by Christ for our observance.
  13. The premillennial second coming of Jesus;
    first, to resurrect the righteous dead
    and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air and,
    second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
  14. The bodily resurrection for all,
    resulting in eternal life for the righteous and
    eternal punishment for the wicked


The Church of God’s Practical Commitments offer scriptural guidelines for practical Christian living.

We will demonstrate our commitment to Christ through our practice of the spiritual disciplines; we will demonstrate our commitment to the body of Christ through our loyalty to God and commitment to His church; and we will demonstrate our commitment to the work of Christ through our being good stewards.

We will engage in those activities which glorify God in our body and which avoid the fulfillment of the lust of the flesh. We will read, watch and listen to those things which are of positive benefit to our spiritual well-being.

We will live in a manner that inspires trust and confidence, bearing the fruit of the Spirit and seeking to manifest the character of Christ in all our behavior.

We will give priority to fulfilling family responsibilities, to preserving the sanctity of marriage and to maintaining divine order in the home.

We will practice temperance in behavior and will abstain from activities and attitudes which are offensive to our fellowman or which lead to addiction or enslavement.

We will demonstrate the scriptural principle of modesty by appearing and dressing in a manner that will enhance our Christian testimony and will avoid pride, elaborateness or sensuality.

It should be our objective to fulfill our obligations to society by being good citizens, by correcting social injustices, and by protecting the sanctity of life.