Why Church of God in Christ, International
Bishop William Leon Lockhart will be installed (Sunday the 10th) as Bishop of Church of God in Christ, International, at the 2014 National Holy Convocation, August 4-10, 2014. Jonesboro, AR
History of the Church Of God in Christ, International from the
Official Manual, Copyright ©1973 by Board of Publication of the Church of God in Christ, Incorporated
The worldwide chaotic conditions and the blatant defiance of the reality of God are irrefutable testimony of the urgent need for a new dedication to the principles upon which we as true believers of Christ stand.
During the first decade of the twentieth century, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, a Prophet of God and Founder of the Church of God In Christ, International, began to reveal his God-given vision. He expressed a great faith in the New Testament teachings of sanctification, the Spirit-filled life, as essential to God’s present day plan for man’s salvation.
The initial Movement of the Church of God in Christ had its beginning in Lexington, Mississippi and surrounding towns. His preaching was met with great hostility because of the social and religious changes envisioned. But it did not discourage him nor prevent the rapid expansion of the Church which now embraces millions of communicants throughout the world.
Only a true Prophet of God with an unwavering faith and a consistent dedication could have been chosen as the instrument through which such a heavenly vision could have been realized. The colorful history of our Church could not have been written without giving proper recognition to our illustrious and God-fearing Founder. This informative Doctrinal and Disciplinary Handbook, so prayerfully and scholastically complied shall establish guidelines for the conduct of both the ministry and laity of the Church of God in Christ, International. It is a monumental tribute to Bishop Mason and to the innumerable co-laborers who shared his God-given vision.
AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, INC.
DECLARATION OF FAITH AND PREAMBLE
Paragraph 4, page 1
With pride and gratitude, we dedicate and commemorate this revision of the Charter, to the memory and honor of the beloved Founder and Chief Apostle of our Church, the late Bishop C. H. Mason, whose vision and wisdom played an indispensable part in developing the principles and precepts upon which our great Church has been built.
And, in order to more effectively carry on the program our Charter, as set out hereinafter, and repeal the provisions of all former Charters, Rules, Regulations, Practices and Usages, inconsistent herewith.
ARTICLE I. page 2 – NAME OF CORPORATION
The corporate name of the Church shall be CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, INC
SECTION B. page 8 - THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly is the *? supreme legislative and judicial authority of the Church of God in Christ. *? It is the tribunal which has power to express doctrines and creeds of the Church, and *? its decisions shall be *? binding on all members of the Church of God in Christ.
*? In other words; The Constitution and By-Laws of the Church of God in Christ, and all actions taken shall be subject to the will of the General Assembly. Page 5 and 6.
Because of all the *? above I shall stay with the vision of Bishop Charles Harrison Mason of the Church of God in Christ, International in PREFACE ABOVE; During the first decade of the twentieth century, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, a Prophet of God and Founder of the Church of God In Christ, International, began to reveal his God-given vision. He expressed a great faith in the New Testament teachings of sanctification, the Spirit-filled life, as essential to God’s present day plan for man’s salvation.
In honor of my Late Father & Mother (Adopted) Superintendent Cornelius B. Sr. & Mother Bertha M. Brown & my Late Father & Mother Lafayette Lockhart & Hattie M. Lockhart-Scott.
All Is Well
Death is nothing at all.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of
solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes
we enjoyed together.
Pray, smile, think of me.
Let my name be ever the household name it always was,
let it be spoken without effect without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was; there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight.
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhat very near, just around the corner.
All Is Well.
"Do not for get the children". A statement from my Mother the Late Mother Bertha Brown (Nana Akosua Fosua Aduanwoma) of Tanoso-Techiman, Ghana during her visit in Ghana.
''For which i am keeping that statement she made to me in Ghana, see website: at www.gsvictoryusasl.org. God gets the Glory and their Ministry is alive and well (Founder's of Brown's Faith Temple Church of God in Christ , Alton, Illinois from 1961 to present day in 206 and beyond).
International in 2016, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cote D' Ivoire, Uganda, Norway.
''Give God the Praise in this matter above and below"
Bishop William Leon Lockhart (Prophet of God)
The Florida Cry A Loud Church Of God In Christ International, (Arkansas) Inc
And the Lord said unto me Bishop, Go to Orlando, Florida and tell the Spirit of Pharaoh and his Army, and say to them (COGIC, Inc, Bishop's, Pastor's, Elder's, Minister's, Priest's, Etc's.), the Lord said "Let my people go, that they may serve me, if they refuse some will live and some will die."
Orlando, Know that Jesus Came to Save His People !
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save His people From their sins. (Matthew 1-21)
- 1. His - that or those belonging to him; made by, or done by him.
- 2. From - a point of departure for motion, duration, distance, action, source or beginning of, reason, cause, motive, cause by, absence, removal, separation, exclusion, prevention, freedom.
Orlando, who we are as God Chosen Christian! Is this you?
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. (Ephesians 1:3-4)
That he would grant unto us, that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. (Luke 1:74-75)
Orlando, as Christian We Should Be Dead in Sin, but Risen, Renewed and Alive in Jesus Christ! (Romans 6:1-23)
- 1. Continue - to remain in existence or effect, last, endure the course of action or condition, presist to continue.
- 2. Abound - to be plentiful, to have plenty.
- 3. Glory - great honor and admiration won by doing something important or valuable, fame, renown, anything bringing this.
- 4. Yield - to pay, recompense, to give up willingly, a right, position, privilege.
Orlando, as Christian, Are You Meeting the Lords Requirements? (Deuteronomy 10:12-21)
- 1. Cleave - hold, grip, grasp, clutch, clinch, bite, hug, embrace, cling, cling to, cleave to, stick to, adhere to, freeze to, hold on to, hold fast or tight, hang on to, keep a firm hold upon, hold on like a bulldog, stick like a leech, cling like a wrinkle, hang, keep hold of, never let go.
- 2. Praise - is the simple basic word implying an expression of approval, esteem, or commendation, explain (to praise God performance), praise is an outward show of strong approval, praise is to thank, to honor, to flatter, and acknowledgement, praise is to worship, to glorify, to the Lord, to bless the Lord, to praise God from whom all blessing flow.
Orlando, Why Worry, When God is in Control, Rejoice in the Lord! Rejoice!
The Florida Cry A Loud Church of God in Christ, International, (Arkansas) Inc is a "Special Place for God's Special People" sent by God to reach his backsliders and for those who are sincere but in the hands of the "Spirit of Pharaoh and his Army" here in Orlando, Florida, USA and International.