from the Minute Book of the P. A. W., Inc.
Our Faith, Discipline, Rules of Order and Doctrine is in the
WORD of God as taught and revealed by the Holy Ghost. (John
14:26; I Corinthians 2:9-13). "All scripture is given
by inspiration of God, and is profitable for Doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness;
that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto
all good works." (II Timothy 3:16-17).
names of members are kept on record in Heaven (Luke 10:20).
For it is written, "The Lord shall count, when He writeth
up the people, that this man was born there" (Psalms
87:6). All must be "born of water and Spirit" in
this dispensation, if they desire their names to be written
in Heaven (See 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 a local
organization should be kept in the record of such congregation.
STANDARD OF SALVATION
earnestly contend for God's standard of Salvation. In the
Word of God, we can find nothing short of a Holy, Spirit-filled
life with SIGNS FOLLOWING as on the day of Pentecost (Mark
16:16-17, Acts 2:4; 8:14-17; 9:17-18; 10:44-48; 19:1-6. See
Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 12:14; Matthew 5:48; I Peter 1:15-16).
AND REMISSION OF SINS
only grounds upon which God will accept a sinner is repentance
from the heart for the sins that he has committed. A broken
and a contrite heart, He will not despise (Psalms 51:17).
John preached repentance and remission of sins be preached
in His name, beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47). Peter fulfilled
this command on the Day of Pentecost (See Acts 2:38).
believe that except a man be born of the water and of the
Sprit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)
Water baptism is a command. Then Peter said unto them, repent
and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of your sins, and ye shall recieve the gift
of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:38)
fully believe in the mystery of the Godhead. We believe that
Jesus was both human and divine, and further, that the Godhead
be understood to mean all of the fullness of God (Colossians
1:19 and 2:9). We believe that Jesus was Mary's son and Mary's
God, Creator and creature, God manifest in the flesh; that
the flesh of Jesus was the same as ours with the exception
that it had no sin; that Jesus was the Eternal Father made
visible, apart from whom there is no God. We believe that
at the final consummation of all things there will be only
one God, and that will be our Lord Jesus Christ.
Lord is our Healer (Exodus 15:26; Psalms 30:2-3). The Lord
made our bodies. Should it be thought a thing incredible that
He can heal us? With His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:4,
with Matthew 8:14-17. Also see John 14:12; Mark 16:18; and
COMING OF CHRIST
Jesus is coming to earth in person is a doctrine clearly set
forth in apostolic times. Jesus taught it. The Apostles preached
it, and the saints accepted it (See Matt. 24:1, etc., Acts
1:11;3:19-21; I Corinthians 1:7-8 and 11:26; Philippians
3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:14-17; Titus 2:13-14).
old method of begging, rallying, giving socials, shows and
concerts to carry on God's word 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 without scheming and
grafting. "Tithing, and freewill offering" is God's
Plan (Genesis 15:20 and 28:22; Malachi 3:8-12. Also, see Exodus
25:2, 35:5, 21, and 29).
believe that the time draweth near for the coming of the Lord
to make a change in the present order of things, and at that
time all the righteous dead shall rise from the graves, and
"we that are alive" and living righteous before
God shall be translated or "caught up to meet the Lord
in the air" (Matthew 24:36; Luke 17:20, 37; I Corinthians
15:51, 54; Philippians 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:13, 17).
we believe that the distress upon the world is the "beginning
of sorrows" and will become more intense until there
"shall be a time of trouble such as there never was since
there was a nation even to that time,' (Matthew 24:3-8; Daniel
12:1), and that period of tribulation will be followed by
the dawn of a better day on earth, and that for one thousand
years there shall be "peace on earth, good will toward
men" (Revelation 20:1-5; Isaiah 65:17-25; Matthew 5:5;
Daniel 7:27; Micah 4:1-2; Habbakuk 2:14).
the thousand years are finished there shall be a resurrection
of the dead, who shall be summoned before the Great White
Throne for their final judgement, all those whose names are
not found written in the Book of Life shall be cast into the
Lake of Fire, burning with brimstone, which God hath prepared
for the devil and his angels. Satan being cast in first (Revelation
20:7-15; Matthew 24:41-46; Revelation 21:8).
believe that in order to escape the judgement of God and to
have the hope of enjoying the glory of life eternal, one must
be thoroughly saved from his sins, wholly sanctified and filled
with the Holy Ghost. And that a wholly sanctified life is
the only true standard of Christian life (Hebrews 12:14; I