The following are the Five Cardinal Truths about Christ's ministry today:

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Jesus is Savior
The first of the five cardinal truths is that Jesus is our Savior. This is represented by the symbol of the Cross. Jesus said, "The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost" Luke 19:10. Because of our failure to keep God's commandments and our willful disobedience to Him, mankind has incurred a debt to God that he cannot pay. Mankind also gave himself to the destructive power of the devil, and we are suffering the consequences of our wayward lifestyles. Jesus came to save us from the penalty of sin, the power of the devil and even the terrible mess we created for ourselves. Jesus, as the Son of God, lived a perfect life and gave it in ransom for our sins and was put to death for them on the cross. His blood paid the full price, and now those who accept Him and make Him Lord of their lives will be saved. (Scripture references: Luke 19:10; John 1:29; John 3:16)

Jesus is Healer
The second cardinal truth is that Jesus is our healer. This is represented by the cup of blessing. The Bible says that, "Jesus went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed of the devil" Acts Chapter 10. Not only did Jesus die for our sins, but He also died for our sicknesses. When Jesus was on the earth, He healed multitudes of people. God's love for us is so great that He wants to heal us when we are sick. After Christ rose from the grave and ascended to heaven, God the Father sent the Holy Spirit who continues on the ministry of Jesus through the Church. (Scripture references: Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Luke 4:18)

Jesus is the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit
The third cardinal truth is that Jesus baptizes us in the Holy Spirit, represented by the dove. To be baptized in the Holy Spirit means to be completely immersed in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist said just as he baptized in water, Jesus would baptize in the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that "you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you" Acts 1:8. Just as the 120 in the upper room received the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) we believe that every believer today can have the same experience. (Scripture references: Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-33; Acts 10.)

Jesus is the Redeemer from the Curse
The fourth truth is that Jesus redeems us from the Curse. Because of Mankindís sin and rebellion, we have incurred a debt to God. Godís law is eternal and the breaking of the law incurs an eternal debt. Breaking Godís commandments also puts us under a curse. The Bible mentions these curses in Deuteronomy chapter 18. Because of our failure, we were slaves to these curses. Jesus paid the price for our redemption. When Jesus shed His blood, His life was given for us and thus the price needed for our redemption was paid. He set us free from these curses. Some of these curses include poverty, destruction, confusion, etc. In the place of curses we can now receive Godís blessings. (Scripture references: (Deut 18; Gal 3:13; Eph 1:7-14.)
 

Jesus is the
Soon-Coming King

The Bible clearly tells us that after Jesus' death, burial, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven He will come again as King, represented by the crown. This is what we call the Blessed Hope of the Church. The Bible talks about the "rapture" of the Church. This is when Jesus comes in the clouds and those who are dead in Christ will rise first and those who are alive at His coming will be changed in an instant and caught up to meet Jesus in the air. He will then reign on the earth for a period of one thousand years as King of the whole earth. (Scripture references: (Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess 4:13-18.)

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