I. THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is the exclusive Word of God and is the sole source of evangelical truth and faith, a guide for morale teachings and eschatological predictions, which are final instructions given to the believers in order to prevail. (2 Peter 1:19; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Mt. 4:4)
II. GOD’S DIVINE NATURE
We believe in a Transcendental God who is, by far, beyond the comprehension of the limited human mind, and that He introduces himself to us as a Personal Being, and due to His nature we will never be able to see, but only through the Person of Jesus. In Christ, God limited himself within space and time and it is (Christ) the meeting point between God and man. We also believe the Spirit is not a person but a double manifestation of the Supreme God, who is the only immortal in every sense of the word. This makes of the Trinitarian God a dual one (the Sovereign Personality of the Father, and the Anthropomorphic Personality of the Son); however, functionally speaking, He manifests himself as three:
1. The Father, the Giver of Grace (1 Cor. 1:4).
2. The Son, the Content and Substance of Grace (Col. 2:9).
3. The Spirit, the Enlightener of the Gospel which is God’s Grace in Christ (John 16:14).
III. CHRIST’S DIVINE NATURE
We believe that God (the Son) became a man, being conceived by the Spirit and given birth by Mary the virgin. Both natures, divine and human, are joined in one Person-so to speak, Christ is God’s tangible form within Space and Time, becoming this way in a meeting point between God (the Divinity) and man (humanity) (John 10:30).
IV. CHRIST’S HUMANITY
We believe that Christ, though bored by a sinner woman with corrupted nature, He did not participate of that corruption. The law of heritage was halted by the act of the Holy Spirit in such a way that His nature was preserved from corruption. He has been the only Man that due to his holy nature, has recorded a perfect obedience to God’s Law (Luke 1:35; Heb. 4:15).
V. CHRIST AS OUR MEDIATOR
We believe that the Savior, who lived about thirty-three years of human life in perfect obedience, who died and was resurrected, is now at the Father’s Presence. His All-Sufficient presence is applicable to the needs of the saints through His ministerial priesthood. He truly asks offers and begs in favor of all those who believe in Him, and protects them (Heb. 7:25; Rom. 8:34).
VI. UNIVERSAL ATONEMENT
We believe, opposite to those who capriciously deny the fact that an atonement took place in history on behalf of all humanity, that is, Christ lived and died for all. His act is in favor of everyone without exception and that faith is the result of listening to the good news about a universal atonement (John 3:16-17; Rom. 1:16-17).
VII. MAN’S CORRUPTION
We believe that since Adam’s fall, all men have inherited a completely corrupted nature. This corrupted nature is the reason why man cannot achieve a perfect obedience to God’s Will. This affects our being, our will, our affections and desires, in such a way, that our best efforts are being spoiled by our nature’s corruption (Romans 7:14). This is the reason why no man could claim perfection or justification through deeds stimulated by the Spirit, due to the fact that even these deeds involve the human element which is contaminated (Rom. 3:10).
We firmly believe that we cannot achieve forgiveness for our sins and righteousness (or obedience) before God through our own merits, deeds or satisfaction of God’s law. We obtain forgiveness of our sins by the acts of Jesus Christ only. Not even through the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer can we obtain a verdict of justification or acceptance before God. We cannot, through our own experience with the Spirit, even its power and strength, achieve perfection or full obedience due to our fallen nature. We are considered righteous before God by grace, due to the fact that God accepts Christ’s obedience in our favor instead of man’s failure, and this, through faith only. Only for this reason we are considered forgiven in the divine judgment and no deed will be considered good or worthy enough (no matter if there are the result of the power and strength of the flesh or of the Spirit—no deed or action by part of the man will be considered acceptable before God). The righteousness by which we are justified must be differentiated from our sanctification. The only righteousness by which we are justified is found in the Person of Jesus Christ in heaven, and the sanctification occurs in us on earth. Two different righteousness: the first is perfect and complete; the second one is deficient and incomplete (Gal. 2:16).
We believe that our sanctification is not a work to change our natural corruption. We understand the fact that this corruption cannot be transformed, improved, changed or eliminated. Our sanctification is a continuous struggle against this nature until the Lord returns. This cursed and corrupted nature is used by God to lead us to the Cross. (Romans 7:24; 8:1; 6:12; Galatians 5:16-17).
X. THE WORK OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the main function of the Spirit is to testify about the Gospel. It convinces us of our acceptance in Christ. The gifts granted by Him (Ephesians 4:7-16) are not to replace the Gospel, but to edify the body that will trust and depend in the blood of the Calvary. Altogether with this act of faith, the Spirit then, in a very special manner, struggles with the believer against the flesh in order to avoid being controlled and ruled by our fallen nature. This struggle is realized through the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17) and not by a personal dwelling within the believer.
XI. THE LAW
We believe that the Law (The Ten Commandments) is still in effect and that such, in no manner, can save or justify man. Whoever depends of it, as a method of acceptance, places himself under God’s curse and condemnation. (Romans 3:10-20; Galatians 3:10). Regarding salvation, it is not the compliance of the Law plus the Person of Jesus that saves, but Jesus only. The Law is an instrument that allow us to know God’s Will concerning the correct way of living, but its main purpose is to make us conscious of sin, to reveal us that we have no inherent righteousness, and to lead us to Christ, our only life and hope of salvation. The Law is holy, fair, and good (Rom. 7:12), and its true function is to become a servant of the Gospel (Romans 3:31; Galatians 3:18-19).
XII. THE SABBATH
We believe that the Fourth Commandment is still a testimony of our election in Christ. We understand that the Sabbath must be observed, not to obtain acceptance before God, but as a celebration of his forgiving love, of his restoration to Christ’s peace and the liberation from our guilt’s and sins. That such is a memorial of our justification, of the rejection of our own actions, efforts and work, that is, to ease in the rest of God in Christ. In this spiritual truth, as in the Lord’s Supper, we remember and celebrate in respect and observance of the seventh day (Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 2:27-28).
XIII. THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial act of His life, death and resurrection. All true believers, through their participation of this symbol, expresses their total dependency in Christ for the forgiveness of their sins, and confesses about Jesus Christ as the Lord raised from the dead, and that He will come soon in glory (Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-24).
XIV. THE TITHE
We believe that the tithe is not a despotic dictum, but a benefit granted to man. The tithes are the first fruits granted by God. In our offering of a tenth of our belongings to God, we are not simply expressing that this tenth belongs to Him, but that all things belong to Him. This does not establish a limit to what we offer and what belongs to the Lord, but it establishes the beginning of the release of everything that has been given to us. As an ecclesiastical institution this represents a blessing which helps in the advance of the spreading of the Gospel to all souls (Leviticus 27:30; 2 Corinthian 9:7).
XV. CHURCH DISCIPLINARY MEASURES
We understand that the ecclesiastical society has the right to censure and excomulgate any of its enrolled members from the organization. We firmly believe that the Bible so establishes in a very clear and indubitable manner, for “a little leaventh the whole lump”, and we cannot afford to allow any one to take a stand against our beliefs and ideas pretending to destroy the general of this biblical movement (Hebrews 12:4-11; Matthew 18:15-18).
We believe that the New Age’s marital institution is pluralist (a man married to more than one wife), not monogamical (as it is today). We are based on the fact that the Old Testament’s Theocracy was a figure (a truth shown previous to the final reality) of the New Age’s Theocracy. There is a lot of biblical evidence on this specific matter (2 Samuel 12:8).
We also believe that, as a result of the natural corruption that has overtaken man, the only reasonable marital system for this present days is monogamy, not pluralism; for in order to be able practice right fully the pluralist marriage it is first necessary to have man’s corruption to be swallowed up by incorruption (1 Corinthians 15:53).
XVIII. PATRIARCHS SYSTEM
We believe that this system is eternal. Due to the fact that in the Coming New Age the prevailing marital system will be pluralist (for evident reasons which include the need to multiply in number in order to repopulate the Earth), the patriarchal system will also prevail and continue to be in effect. The future society will be divided into patriarchal family groups (Revelations 7:4-8).
XIX. IDENTIFYING SPIRITS
We firmly believe that it is essential to be able to distinguish whether any spirit comes from God or not. This is a warning from the Scripture: many are the spirits that have come up by means of false prophets, evil deceivers who pretend to lead your astray and away from salvation. We firmly believe that a spirit that cannot distinguish the Gospel is not from God, for in order to welcome and accept a spirit as legitimate, such spirit must first understand and preach the Gospel (1 John 4:1-3).
XX. THE FIRST FRUITS
According to the Scriptures, God has what it is called “the first fruits” (1 Corinthians 15:23), who are raised souls in heaven, also called spirits been made perfect. In order to confirm this statement be sure to read Hebrews 12:22-23, which speaks of the assembly of the spirits of the just men been made perfect and the firstborn which are written in heaven. The expression “To the spirits of just men been made perfect” clearly connotes the spirits of the righteous clothed in immortality – for they have received of a spiritual, heavenly body not susceptible to natural death. This new condition, which is received through the new clothing is not the same as the perfection mentioned in Hebrews 11:39-40, which speaks of the total inheritance (the final placing for the eternal livelihood and final making position God has determined for each of us).
XXI. MORTALITY OF THE SOUL
We believe God created man as a rational being, in order to live in partnership with Him. Man’s original immortal life was not part of his nature but a blessing which flowed from this partnership between God and man. Since the fall of man, this agreement of life was broken by sin and that life which streamed from this relationship vanished. We understand that this relationship of life (even though in an intermediate level) will be restored by the Gospel, at the moment of the believer’s death (Ezekiel 18:4, 20).
We believe that the modern science of Ufology (a branch of science which studies the U.F.O. phenomenon) is part of these final events and also is the last revealed prophecy in the Holy Scriptures, in order to prevent believers from establishing a neglectful and mortal contact with the Dragon or ancient serpent. This interpretation is totally based on the Bible, in particular, Matthew chapter 24.
XXIII. THE SECOND WITNESS
We firmly believe that the president and founder of this final movement, Luis J. Laborde, and now known by God’s will as Luiko of Jesus, is the second witness foretold in Revelations 11, who as the last anointed chair master will gather the final harvest of Christ. This is the way, all the spiritual Israel will be gathered and saved, as Paul the apostle declared on Romans 11:25-26.
We also clearly understand the first of the two witnesses of Revelations 11 is our Lord Jesus, who is also called in Revelations as the Loyal and Touthful Witness. The second witness is one that is determined to appear at the end of the end of times, and he is no other than Luiko of Jesus, who the Lord has identified as the second banner or sign of Isaiah 11:11-12. The second witness will be came the promised sign foretold in Isaiah 66:18-19 that will gather the remnant.
XXIV. VINDICATION OF LUIKO OF JESUS
The Lord has declared that in order to fulfill this strenuous task, our president and founder will be the object of an awesome physical restoration, on which he will receive back the youthful vigor and energy as of a thirty-year old man. For that purpose the Lord has commanded him to retreat the way Moses and Himself once did. This implies to “go to the wilderness” (away from all people and things) and eventually return and introduce himself to the world as the Prophet of God for these final days in a vindicated body. This will become the sign that will draw the attention of the whole world (Isaiah 66:18-19; Revelations 11).
XXV. JUDGEMENT PRIOR TO THE SECOND COMING
We believe, concerning the final events, that there is a judgment prior to the Second Coming of Christ. Such trial will take effect for the deeds. Let it be clear that even though we will be judged for our deeds we will also be justified by faith. This trial does not have the purpose of giving information to God, but to his saints. God himself will clearly make evident his extraordinary fair proceeding in the justification of the transgressors. In no manner does this judgment contradicts or dims the justification by faith, but it assures what we already have in the Person of Christ. During this process the assigned reward for every soul is also granted.
XXVI. FINAL RELOCATION
We believe the Lord will gather his remnant in places already chosen by Him in order to protect his people from the final plagues – his own judgment. This event will occur at the end of the Grace Period, for a period of about three-and-a-half years at the end of time. From the final relocation (Revelations 12:14), the Lord’s angels will come down and transfer us to the Holy City, where we will meet the Lord and live with him forever (Matthew 24:31).
XXVII. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe the Lord Jesus will return in a visible and audible manner, very soon, as promised by the angels in his Ascension (Acts 1:11). This will be the one and only personal appearance, which will mark the starting point of the Millennium and the New Age.
XXVIII. THE MILLENIUM
We believe that all unbelievers who are still alive by the time of the Advent will perish with the splendor of the Lord’s glory. The saints in Christ will be transferred to the heavens joining those resurrected (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, 2:8; Jude 4-5; Revelations 20:5; John 5:28; Acts 24:15). Those resurrected in Christ will travel for a period of one-thousand years to the heavens, and then they will return to earth to live in their inheritance (Revelations 21:2, 10). During this period, the saints will put on trial the dead unbelievers (Revelations 20:4; 1 Corinthians 6:2-3). At the end of the Millennium all unbelievers will be destroyed.
XXIX. REDEEMED EARTH
We believe on the fact that in the future sin will be no longer death will be destroyed and the saints will return to take possession of this renewed planet-restored and redeemed from its slavery of corruption to the glorious liberty of the sons of God (Romans 8:22-24). This restoration will take place by the Lord’s purifying fire (2 Peter 3:9-13; Isaiah 65:17-25; Matthew 5:5).
TRUTH IS ABOVE ALL MEN; IT IS NEITHER OPTIONAL NOR NEGOTIABLE
Luiko of Jesus