Holy Church of God in Christ Jesus

Topics: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit Pages: 3 (670 words) Published: September 28, 2012
he Most Holy Church of God in Christ Jesus (Filipino: Kabanalbanalang Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus),[1][2] is an independent Christian denomination founded in the Philippines by Teofilo D. Ora in May 1922. It has spread to areas including California, USA; Calgary, Canada and some Asian countries. The World Christian Encyclopedia estimates the church has a following of about 30,000.[3] Contents [hide]

1 Mission of the Church
2 Church History
3 Spiritual Nation
3.1 Church Anthem
3.2 Church Flag
4 Radio Programs
5 Church Choir
6 Customs
7 References
8 External links
[edit]Mission of the Church

To preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven, to the whole world, all the nations, produce fruits, care for and insure the fruits last and become one holy nation, make Christ Jesus their Lord, with hope and AGAPE in GOD. [edit]Church History

The church was founded by Bishop Teofilo D. Ora in 1922. He, along with Avelino Santiago and Nicolas Perez, split off from the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in 1922. They initially called their church Iglesia Verdadera de Cristo Hesus (True Church of Christ Jesus). However, following a religious doctrine controversy, Nicolas Perez split off from the group and registered an offshoot called Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus, Haligi at Suhay ng Katotohanan (Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Support of the Truth). Teofilo D. Ora assumed the position of bishop until his death in 1969. He was officially succeeded by Bishop Salvador C. Payawal who led the church until 1989. Subsequent bishops were Bishop Gamaliel T. Payawal (1989 to 2003) and Bishop Isagani N. Capistrano (2003–present). It was during Gamaliel Payawal's tenure when the church was renamed as Most Holy Church of God in Christ Jesus. [edit]Spiritual Nation

[edit]Church Anthem
Just like the other nations in this lowland, the church as a Spiritual Nation has its own anthem, the "Psalm of Zion", which is based on 1 Peter...
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