83359 Highway 25
Folsom, Louisiana 70437
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We are committed to being a community of worshippers who, led by the Holy spirit, glorifies God, magnifies His Son and edifies His people as every member celebrates in our worship service.
Psalm 95:1-6 – O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. 5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO A LIFE OF HOLINESS, WHICH MUST BE THE FOCUS OF EACH MEMBER. WE WILL STRIVE TO OBEY ALL OF GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF JESUS’ TEACHINGS, AND FOLLOW THE LEADING AND GUIDING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR DAILY LIVES.
1 Peter 1:13 -16 – Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO EVANGELISM THAT IS CONDUCTED WITH A COMPASSIONATE VIGOR AS WE INSPIRE AND EQUIP OUR MEMBERS TO BE WITNESSES FOR CHRIST BY SEEKING THE LOST AND UNCHURCHED.
Matthew 28:18-20 – And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the and of the world. Amen.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO ACCOUNTABILITY AND TO PURSUING EXCELLENCE IN OUR ADMINISTRATION THROUGH SKILLFUL STEWARDSHIP OF OUR TALENTS, TIME, FACILITIES, FINANCES, AND ALL RESOURCES ENTRUSTED TO US BY GOD AND HIS PEOPLE, AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE CHURCH.
Matthew 20:27 – And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO TRAINING MINISTERS AND LAY PERSONS TO BE SKILLED IN LEADERSHIP AND THE WORK OF THE CHURCH, THROUGH TRAINING THAT IS BIBLICALLY BASED, CONTEMPORARY IN ITS APPLICATION AND AIMED AT REALIZING THE VISION OF OUR CHURCH.
Ephesians 4: 10-13 – He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
The founder of the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA, Bishop Charles Price Jones was not satisfied with a faith that brought no or little spiritual fruit or else fruit of so poor quality spiritually. Bishop Jones was not satisfied with a religion that had none of the signs spoken in the Bible and began to seek the blessedness and usefulness of real Bible religion. He believed that God was calling people to holy living. Bishop Jones challenged believers to “not be satisfied with the attitude that holiness is right, to get the experience, and to get saved…”
In 1897, the first “holiness convention” was held in Jackson, Mississippi. At this convention, believers were called to live a holy, sanctified life. From this convention, the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA was born.
Bishop Jones, while residing in Jackson, MS, became well known as a composer and publisher of holiness hymns. Doctrinally, the COCHUSA is very close to the Church of the Nazarene. It follows the Methodist Articles of Religion and stresses the second blessing as part of the holiness credo. Our church is Episcopal in structure with a senior bishop as the highest office. There are eight dioceses. Mission work is sponsored in West Africa, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras. There is one school, Christ Missionary and Industrial College, located in Jackson. In 2012, we reported 12,960 members, 139 churches and 209 ordained ministers.
We are a church that believes in One God who is triune, being revealed as the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. We further believe that Jesus is the Son of God and manifested in the flesh, died and rose again for our salvation. We believe that the Holy Bible is the eternal inerrant word of God and it contains all necessary truth pertaining to salvation and to Christian living. We believe and are fully persuaded that “without holiness no man shall see the Lord.”
The purpose for which it is created: TO PREACH, PROMULGATE, SPREAD, ENCOURAGE, AND TEACH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. To own, operate, supervise, control, lease, or dispose of such houses of worship, education buildings, schools, seminaries of learning, colleges, universities, graduate schools, playgrounds, cemeteries, and real estate in all parts of the world as allowed by law, with all powers relative to ownership. Management supervision of this charter shall apply to all activities of the Church of Christ (Holiness) of the United States of America, to all of its boards and auxiliaries, and to any and all members, representatives and officers of the said Church in all parts of the world, and further providing that the Board of Bishops or National Trustees, who are the successors in office to the original incorporators, are vested with full power and authority in all matters to represent, obligate, and act for the Church of Christ (Holiness) of the United States of America when the National Convention of the Church of Christ (Holiness) of the United States of America is not in session; and said Board of Bishops shall have authority to retain competent legal counsel to represent it and advise it in all matters wherein the property rights and other interests of the Church of Christ (Holiness) of the United States of America are involved.WITNESS the signatures of the President and Secretary of said Church of Christ (Holiness) of the United States of America, with its name and seal affixed, this 27th day of August 1960.
We believe in ONE GOD, and that He only is God (Exodus 6:3; Isaiah 45:5,6; John 17:3); that He is eternal (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 44:6; Psalm 90:2; 102:27;ITimothy 1:17; Revelation 1:8); invisible (Exodus 33:20; John 1:18; 4:24); infinite in wisdom (Job 11:7-10; Psalm 145:3; 147:5); goodness (Psalm 36:6; 104:21; 145:9,16; Matthew 5:45); mercy, love and grace (Psalm 107:1; John 3:16; Luke 1:54; Romans 9:16; Ephesians 1:6,7; 2:4-9; Titus 2:11-14); power (Job 42:2; Matthew 19:26; Luke 1:37) that He is Maker of Heaven and earth (Genesis I: John 1:3); and that as God. He is triune, being revealed as Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 5:7).Article H – The Son of God We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Matthew 16:16, 17:5), is the second person in the Godhead, co-equal and coexistent, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost (Phil. 2:5; John 1:24; Matthew 1:18; Mark 1:11; I John 1:3, 7; Isaiah 7:14). We further believe in the fullness of time He was manifested in the flesh, incarnated by the power of the Holy Ghost (Luke 1:34-35) in the womb of the Virgin Mary (John 1:1-4).
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third Person in the triune Godhead; and that He is ever present and active in the Church of Christ (John 14:16); convicting (John 16:8) and regenerating those who believe in Jesus Christ; dwelling in, sanctifying, teaching, and comforting believers (John 14:16,17; 17:17) and guiding them into all truth as it is in Christ Jesus (John 16:13), (John 14:26), and empowering them to witness (Acts 1:8).
The Holy Bible
We believe that the Holy Bible is composed of sixty-six books, known as the Old and New Testaments, and that said books contain the eternal inerrant word of God. (Isaiah 40:8; 43:13; Psalm 80:36-37; Matthew 24:35; John 1:1-4). We believe that the Bible was writ ten by holy men as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Samuel 23:1,2; 2 Peter 1: 19-21; 2 Timothy 3:16) and that it contains all necessary truth pertaining to salvation and to Christian living (II Peter 1:3).
We believe that original sin is the corruption of the nature of all offspring of Adam by which they are separated from original righteousness and made sinners by nature (Romans 3:9-24; 5:12-21; 6:20), and that it is referred to in the scriptures as, the carnal mind; the flesh; sin that dwelleth in me; and such like. (Romans 7:17; 8:6-8).
We believe that original sin renders man unfit to enter the presence of God (Genesis 3:22-24), and incapacitates man for the service of God (Romans 8:7, 8), and to keep God’s holy law (Romans 7:12-18; 8:6, 7).
We believe that original sin cannot be overcome by mere force of human will, nor by mental culture (Romans 7:12-23), but must be eradicated by the Holy Spirit through the blood of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:14;10:29; 13:12; 1 John 1:7).
We believe that original sin brings every man under the penalty of death (Romans 5:12) and makes man by nature a child of wrath (Ephesians 2:1-3), and that only Christ can deliver from the penalty of death and restore man to divine favor and give everlasting life (John 3:16-19; I John 5:10
We believe that the atonement made by Jesus Christ through the shedding of His blood for the remission of sins is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin. (Romans 3:22-26; 5-9; Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 9:13-14, 22).
We believe that repentance is a sincere change of the mind involving a sense of personal guilt of sin and a turning away from sin to righteousness; and that the penitent heart is graciously helped and pardoned by the spirit of God. (Acts 2:37, 38; 26:18; 3:19; Ro mans 10:9, 10).
We believe that justification is God’s Judicial work done for man, whereby full pardon is granted to all who repent, believe and receive Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, exonerating him from the guilt of sin. (Acts 10:43; Romans 3:24-27; 5:1; 2:16-18).We believe that regeneration is a spiritual transformation wrought in the heart of the penitent by the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of the word of God, renewing him in the spirit of his mind (Ephesians 4:23); and that no accountable person may enter into the kingdom of God without having this experience. (John 3:3-7; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:22- 24; James 1:18; I Peter 1:23)We further believe that regeneration is manifested by victory over the world and sin (I John 3:7-10), and by regulating one’s relationship with all men according to the will of God, having the heart filled with divine love. (I John 4:7, 8; 5:1, 2).
We believe that sanctification is the act of divine grace, whereby man is freed from moral depravity, (original sin) and made holy. We further believe that sanctification can and must be experienced in this present world to fit man to see God. (John 17:15-17; Hebrews 10:14; Titus 2:11, 12; I Theses. 5:23).
In justification, the guilt of sin is removed; in re generation, the love of sin is removed; in sanctification, the inclination to practice sin is removed.
We believe in the resurrection of the dead; that Christ truly rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is now sitting at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us. (Acts 1:9; 7:56; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 1:3; 7:25.) We also believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28, 29; Revelation 20:12, 13); and that the just shall be raised incorruptible and shall be changed and made like unto Christ’s own glorious body. (I Corinthians 15:52; Philippians 3:20, 21). The unjust shall be resurrected also, but unto everlasting damnation and punishment. (Revelation 20:14-15).
The Second Coming
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return to rapture the church and to judge the living and the dead. (Acts 1:10, 11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 9:28; II Peter 3:10).
We believe that baptism is commanded by our Lord as an ordinance in the church; and that it belongs to the believer in the gospel of Jesus Christ (not infants who cannot believe) – and that the Bible way of ad ministering it is by immersion. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:14-16; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:1
The Lord’s Supper
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a New Testament ordinance, and that it was instituted when our Lord celebrated His Last Passover with His disciples, and that it consists of bread arid wine (unfermented), and that as often as we take it we show forth the Lord’s death till He comes again (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 2 19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34).
The Gift of the Holy Ghost
We believe that every true believer is heir to the Holy Ghost, (Galatians 4:6, 7).We believe that He is the gift of God in Christ Jesus to the children of God, sanctifying, quickening, guiding into all truth, and giving power to obey and witness God’s word (John 14:16-26; Acts 1:8). We believe that the receiving of the Holy Spirit is an integral part of conversion. (Acts 2:39; 5:32; 8:14-16; l0:44-48; 19:1-4). (Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13,14).
We believe that the gift of the Holy Spirit is the ratification of man’s acceptance with God and the earnest or guarantee of Man’s eternal inheritance in Christ. (II Corinthians1:22; Ephesians 1:13, 14).
We believe that the Holy Ghost baptized the church, Jews on the day of Pentecost (Acts 1:4, 5), Gentiles, at the house of Cornelius (Acts 11:13-18). His indwelling also is referred to as a gift (Acts 2:38, 39), a receiving (Acts 19:1, 2), a filling (Ephesians 5:18), and an anointing (I John 2:27; I Corinthians 1:21, 22). We believe that the spirit-filled life produces the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:23), however, the greatest fruit is love (I Corinthiansl3:13).
We believe in foot washing as an act of obedience in following the example of humility given by our Lord Jesus Christ (John 13:1-18). We hold that foot washing is not an ordinance in the church and were never so administered in the New Testament Church.
We believe that spiritual gifts are set forth in First Corinthians 12, 13, 14, and Romans 12:3, 4. We further believe:
That no one gift is the specific sign or evidence of the Holy Spirit’s presence, but faith (Hebrews 11:1) and love (I Corinthians 13; John 13:35) are the evidences; not even power alone is the evidence for that may be of Satan.
That these gifts, though they may be of use to edification, may be counterfeited or abused and are not to be trusted as evidence. (II. Thessalonians 2:7-12; II Timothy 3:8) That there are three essential evidences of the Spirit filled life: Faith, Hope, and Love. (Corinthians 13:13)
That the Bible endorses speaking in tongues, or a gift of tongues, but that no one really speaks in tongues unless he speaks a language understood by man, as in Acts chapter
That though one speaks with tongues, it is not the primary evidence of the Holy Ghost, but merely a sign, (I Corinthians 14:22), and that when such a gift is exercised, it should follow strictly the guidelines of I Corinthians 14:26-33.
We believe in and teach divine healing according to the scripture (Psalm 103:3; Jeremiah 30:17). We further believe that divine healing is a gift of God to the church (I Corinthians 12:9); and that the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up (Matthew 9:21, 22; 21:21, 22; Mark 10:51, 52; James 5:14-16).
Worship Service Times
Sunday Worship .......... 9:00 AM
Youth in Charge ........... Every 2nd Sunday Evening
Men in Charge ............. Every 3rd Sunday
Communion ................ Every 4th Sunday
Sunday School ............ After Worship Service
Evening Worship ......... 2nd and 4th Sunday @ 7:00 PM
Prayer and Praise ....... 7:00 PM
Bible Sudy .................. 7:30 PM