This is a Statement of the things we believe in. As Religion
is a creation of men The Rain is not an organization with a hierarchy per se
(Matthew 20:25-28, Luke 22:26-27, John 13:16, 13:20) no person or persons
can stand between a disciple and God. Christianity is a way of life and we
are students of that way of life denoting no denominational affiliation.
We believe in the Holy Scriptures.
We believe Christ Jesus is The Word (John 1:1). The Word being our High
Priest, we believe in the One who sent Him (Matthew 10:40, John 6:38, 7:16,
We are students of God's Word and as such, we are here to study and follow
that Word, as disciples do.
We believe the Holy Spirit was poured out upon all flesh on Pentecost
day (Acts 2) and as it is His Spirit that continues to be with us (we
refer to His Church which is composed of all who are in Him which is
that many membered Body of Christ, Colossians 1:24), we at The Rain
can only offer the truth to all the Nations of this world. If asked,
baptizing them in the name of The Father and of The Son and of The
Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that Jesus commanded
and that He is with us always, even to the end of this age (Matthew 28:19-20).
We believe in the God of the Bible (Exodus 3:6-14)
We believe the Holy Bible to be the Word of God. We believe in its
History, Covenants, and Prophecy (2Timothy 3:16, 2Peter 1:21).
We believe in the Bible account of Creation (Genesis chapters 1 & 2).
We believe in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, the Word made
flesh (John 1:14).
We believe Christ died for us (Romans 5:8), also, that He was raised
from the dead (Romans 6:4, Revelation 1:18).
We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary (Romans
5:11), not only for Israel, but also for the sins of the world (1John 2:2).
We believe Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven (Mark 16:19, Hebrews 8:1).
We believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ (Zechariah 14:4;
Acts 1:9-14) when He shall take the Throne of David (Isaiah 9:6-7;
Luke 1:32-33) and rule on earth for the prophetic thousand years
known as the millennium (Revelation 20:4 Zechariah 14:9).
We believe that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting
life" (John 3:16).
We believe in the Holy Spirit and His mission (John 16:7-14, Acts chapter 2).
We believe salvation is by grace through faith, and it is the gift
of God, and not of works (Ephesians 2:8-9). It must be preached
(Romans 10:14) and it is necessary for all (Romans 3:23).
We believe that water baptism is ordained of God for all that believe
(Matthew 3:13-15, Romans 6:3-5, Acts 2:37-39).
We believe in the ordinance of the communion as established by Jesus
Christ (Matthew 26:26-29, 1Corinthians 10:16).
We believe in prayer, and whatever the immediate purpose prayer should
be that God's Will be done on earth (Matthew 6:10, 1John 5:14-15).
We must forgive to be forgiven (Matthew 6:14). The Holy Spirit will help
us to pray (Romans 8:26-27). If we ask in faith and in the Name of
Jesus Christ, He will hear (John 15:16, James 1:6-7).
We believe that God chose out a special people unto Himself to be
His servants and those servants were to be the descendants of Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob called "Israel" (Deuteronomy 7:6, Psalm 105:6,
We believe the Bible with God's law, statutes and judgments was
given to Israel (Exodus 20: Psalm 147:19-20) and through Israel's
prophets came the inspired Scriptures (2Timothy 3:16, 2Peter 1:21).
We believe God gave civil law to Israel (Deuteronomy 4:1-2). The
law was given for Israel's good (Deuteronomy 5:33). God commands
us to obey civil law (Romans 13:1-7).
We believe that one day out of seven is the Sabbath of the Lord (Exodus
20:10) and that Israel was to keep it (Deuteronomy 5:15) as a sign
between Israel and the Lord (Exodus 31:16-17).
We believe Christ became our Sabbath (Hebrews 4:8, Colossians 2:16-17).
There remaineth therefore a rest, "Sabbatismos"
(sab-bat-is-mos') To the people of God (Hebrews 4:9).
We believe Israel was to be punished if God's laws for the nation
were disregarded (Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Isaiah 42:24, Amos 3:2).
We believe that the New Covenant was made with Israel (Jeremiah 31:31-34,
Hebrews 8:8-12) which meant Israel was to become Christian and that Jesus
confirmed that Covenant (Galatians 3:16-17, Romans 15:8).
We believe that Israel was promised redemption (Psalm 130:7-8, Isaiah
52:3, Hosea 3:9-14), that Jesus Christ came to Israel (Matthew
10:6), that He was recognized as the Redeemer of Israel (Galatians
4:5, Titus 2:14), and His death and resurrection accomplished that
redemption (Galatians 4:4-5, Hebrews 9:12).
We believe that after Christ's death and resurrection Israel was
to be called by a new name (Isaiah 62:2). Israel was not to be
remembered by her old name (Hosea 2:17), and the new name was
to be the Lord's Name (2Chronicles 7:14) and that name would be
CHRISTIAN (Christ-man), (Acts 11:26, 1Peter 4:16).
We believe that each individual, of Israel or not, must be born of
water and of the Spirit to be a Christian (John 3:3-8, 1Peter 1:23).
We believe that there is an existing Satan, who is called the serpent
(Genesis 3:1, Revelation 12:9). Who has power with devils and men
(Matthew 12:22, 1Peter 5:8), who has a people who will not hear
God (John 8:44-47), some of whom deceive people as "ministers of
righteousness" (2Corinthians 11:13-15).
We believe that Jesus Christ has broken the power of Satan (Hebrews
2:14) and His Name makes devils impotent against Christians (Luke
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ along with His followers are
at battle with Satan and his followers (Ephesians 6:11-19). Moreover,
that Jesus Christ is the victor in this "battle" (Isaiah
28:21-22, 45:17-25, Ezekiel 38-39, Hosea 13-14, Joel 3:9-21, Micah
7:16-20, Zechariah 14:9, Malachi 4, Matthew 28:18, Luke 19:27,
1Corinthians 15:24-28, Philippians 2:9-11, 2Peter 3:7-13, Revelation
11:18, 15:4, 19:11-15 and others).
We believe that the resurrection of the dead as prophesied (Job 19:25-27,
Hosea 13:13-14, John 5:29), as proven (1Peter 1:3), as taught by the
Scripture (Acts 24:14-15, 1Corinthians 15:11-26) and that the resurrected
will reign with Christ (2Timothy 2:11-12) forever (Revelation 22:1-5).
We believe the seventh trump sounds after the tribulation (Matthew
24: 29-31), and that the tribulation is the apostasy and the
man of lawlessness will sit in the temple (2Thessalonians 2:3-4).
We believe we are to stand against the man of lawlessness
that will look like the Lamb of God, but his voice is of the
dragon, for he is the great dragon, that old serpent, called
the Devil and Satan (Revelation 12:9).
We believe it is the duty of the elect to stand and witness
in the congregation, allowing the Holy Spirit to give His
Message to the world through them that are delivered up unto
councils (Mark 13:9-11).
We believe we are to teach about the blasphemy and lies of those
of the congregation of Satan, (Revelation. 2:9, 3:9) who do not
hear the Word of God (John 8:47).