Theological Positions of TLCCC
Our church believes that the 66 Books of the Bible <39 Books of the Old Testament and 27 Books of the New Testament> are the infallible word of God. We also accept all that are proclaimed in the Apostle's Creed.
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost,
the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Also we acknowledge five offices of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, as is written in Ephesians 4:11,
"It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be pastors and teachers.(NIV)"
We believe in the 9 spiritual gifts (including speaking in tongues, healing, and prophecy) of 1 Corinthians 12, and we practice them.
We believe that church is the Body of Christ. When we become a child of God by believing Jesus, we become a part of the Universal Church to which all the true Christians belong and also become a part of the body of each individual church.
As for the Holy Communion, in this service we treat the bread and wine not as a symbol but as the Blood and Body of Christ.
We do not celebrate Christmas in our church because of the following reasons: there are no records of celebrating the nativity in the Bible; the date of December 25th is not historically the actual date of Jesus' birth; it took over a pagan festival of "the Unconquerable Sun (Sol Invictus)." However, since Christmas has a traditional significance today, we use this occasion for the purpose of evangelical meetings.
We do not permit the heretic doctrines of Mormonism (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), or Jehovah's Witnesses and others.