"For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church:" (Ephesians 5: 23).
COMING OF THE LORD
The coming of the Lord is profoundly proclaimed in the Word of God. Jesus left it on record that he would return. "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14: 2-3).
There is a great debate concerning the rapture of the church whether it will be pre-trib, mid-trib, or post-trib. Meaning, whether the Lord will come before the great tribulation, in the middle of the great tribulation, or after the great tribulation. I believe according to the Word of God that God has delivered us from the wrath (great tribulation) to come. The bible says, "And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath (great tribulation) to come" (1 Thessalonians 1: 10). We read in Revelation, "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation (great tribulation), which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth" (Revelation 3: 10). There are many other scriptures which can prove this stance. Apostle Paul said, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord" (1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17).
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We the pastor and members of True Deliverance Apostolic Church believe that God requires each individual saint to support the local church with your tithes and offerings. This also has been a subject that is debated among some who believe tithing was done away with the law of Moses. Tithing was practiced before the law and was incorporated into the law of Moses. In Paul's letter to the Corinthians it is made clear that not only was tithing practiced under the law of Moses but is likewise required in the dispensation of the grace of God. "Do ye not know that they (Levites) which minister about holy things live of the things (tithes) of the temple? And they (priests) which wait at the altar are partakers (of tithes) with the altar? EVEN SO (likewise) hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel" (1 Corinthians 9: 13-14). The Word of God says, "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come (1 Corinthians 16: 2). Surely if God has prospered us with a job, home or apartment, car, clothes, and food, we should be willing to give God at least a tenth of our income plus our offerings.