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Millersburg Church of God
In the Beginning . . . 

                                       It was 1886, in a 
                                       crude meeting house
                                       on the Tennessee- 
                                       North Carolina border,
                                       where the Church of
                                       God traces its roots. 
                                       There, a group of eight
                                       sincere Christians had 
a deep desire for a closer relationship and life with 
Christ. Realizing the futility of reforming their own churches, they established a new church whose objective would be to restore sound scriptural doctrines of the Bible, encourage deeper consecration and promote evangelism and 
Christian service. Twenty-one years after the formation of the Christian Union that evening at
 the Barney Creek Meeting House, the growing movement would establish themselves 
permanently as the Church of God.

From this seemingly insignificant origin has 
grown one of the most influential worldwide Pentecostal denominations. For nearly 120 
years the Church of God has been a distinctive movement focused upon communicating the 
gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Presently, 
the Church of God has a world-wide membership 
of over 6 million with a presence in nearly 150 countries. Leaders of the Church of God are recognized as some of the most respected Pentecostal leaders of today.

The call of the Church of God today beckons 
back to those early 
days at Barney 
Creek. Church of 
God congregations 
around the globe are
 experiencing the fire 
of the Holy Spirit 
today more than ever.
Reports of revivals where hundreds are saved 
and filled with the Holy Spirit are frequent and 
on-going. The call of the Church of God is for 
world evangelization. It is a call to discipleship 
and prayer. It is a call of commitment. It is a 
call for the Church of God to be a channel for Pentecostal revival well into the new millennium.

For further information on the history of the 
Church of God, recommended reading is the 
book Like A Mighty Army, by Dr. Charles W. 
Conn, available through Pathway Press. Visit 
their web site at www.pathwaypress.org or visit the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center.

"Wheat Is In"  P.L. Gaus, Ohio Journal 
​ Millersburg Church of God is located in the 
heart of Ohio's Amish Country in beautiful 
Holmes County. Thousands of tourist visit the area every day and often refer to Holmes County as "God's Country" due to our scenic landscape. Our congregation is part of The Church of God which was founded in 1886 upon the principles 
of Christ as they are revealed in the Bible, 
the Word of God. 
Our Declaration of Faith

  The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be
  completely and equally inspired and that it is the
  written Word of God. The Church of God has
  adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its
  standard and official expression of its doctrine.

  We Believe:

    In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

    In one God eternally existing in three persons;
    namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

    That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the
    Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of
    the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, 
    buried, and raised from the dead. That He
    ascended to heaven and is today at the right
    hand of the Father as the Intercessor.

    That all have sinned and come short of the glory
    of God and that repentance is commanded of 
    God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

    That justification, regeneration, and the new birth
    are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

    In sanctification subsequent to the new birth,
    through faith in the blood of Christ; through the
    Word, and by the Holy Ghost.

    Holiness to be God's standard of living for His

    In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent
    to a clean heart.

    In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit 
    gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence
    of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

    In water baptism by immersion, and all who
    repent should be baptized in the name of the
    Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

    Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

    In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints'

    In the premillennial second coming of Jesus.
    First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to
    catch away the living saints to Him in the air.
    Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.

    In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the
    righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

Doctrinal Commitments

  The following Doctrinal Commitments represent the core beliefs of the denomination as outlined in Scripture.

  Repentance. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19.                     
  Justification. Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7.                         
  Regeneration. Titus 3:5.  
  New birth. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9. 
  Sanctification subsequent to justification. Romans 5:2; 1Corinthians1:30; 1Thessalonians4:3; Hebrews13:12.
  Holiness. Luke 1:75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7;Hebrews 12:14.                       
  Water baptism. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:22, 23; Acts 8:36, 38.
  Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the enduement of power for service. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8.
  The speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost. John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7.
  The Church. Exodus 19:5, 6; Psalm 22:22; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47;7:38; 20:28; Romans 8:14-17: 1 Corinthians3:16, 17; 12:12-31;
     2 Corinthians 6:6-18; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:9, 21; Philipians 3:10; Hebrews 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6, 7; Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17.
  Spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 31; 1 Corinthians 14:1.          
  Signs following believers. Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18, 19; Hebrews 2:4.
  Fruit of the Spirit. Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11.
  Divine healing provided for all in the Atonement. Psalm 103:3; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24.
  The Lord's Supper. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians11 : 2 3 - 2 6.                   
  Washing the saints' feet. John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:9, 10.
  Tithing and giving. Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:42 ; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 ; Hebrews 7:1-21.
  Restitution where possible. Matthew 3:8; Luke 19:8, 9.
  Premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. 1 Corinthians15:52; 
     1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years. Zechariah 14:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians
     1:7-10; Jude 14, 15; Revelation 5:10; 19:11-21; 20:4-6.
  Resurrection. John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:5, 6.
         Eternal life for the righteous. Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11-13.
         Eternal punishment for the wicked. No liberation nor annihilation. Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1: 8, 9; 
                  Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8.

Practical Commitments

The Church of God’s Practical Commitments offer scriptural guidelines for practical Christian living.

We will demonstrate our commitment to Christ through our practice of the spiritual disciplines;we will demonstrate our commitment to the body of Christ through our loyalty to God and commitment to His church; and we will demonstrate our commitment to the work of Christ through our being good stewards. 

We will engage in those activities which glorify God in our body and which avoid the fulfillment 
of the lust of the flesh. We will read, watch and listen to those things which are of positive 
benefit to our spiritual well-being.

We will live in a manner that inspires trust and confidence, bearing the fruit of the Spirit and seeking to manifest the character of Christ in all our behavior. 

We will give priority to fulfilling family responsibilities, to preserving the sanctity of marriage and to maintaining divine order in the home.

We will practice temperance in behavior and will abstain from activities and attitudes which are offensive to our fellowman or which lead to addiction or enslavement.

We will demonstrate the scriptural principle of modesty by appearing and dressing in a manner that will enhance our Christian testimony and will avoid pride, elaborateness or sensuality. 

It should be our objective to fulfill our obligations 
to society by being good citizens, by correcting social injustices, and by protecting the sanctity 
of life.
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Millersburg Church of God ®  10643 State Route 39, Millersburg, OH  44654       330-231-7058