Belief is said to be a concept held sacrosanct by a set of people, which they have faith in and accept as true.
People who share a common belief are identified with communal actions and choices that lines up with the claimed belief.
In addition, Principles or creeds are guidelines given to distinguished persons for safeguarding, checkmating, discipline, as well as to differentiate them from the general or to achieve a common goal.
As such, every organization, group, and society have laws, principles or guidelines governing them against failure towards excellence.
Also, the measure of the effectiveness of its regulations determines how far an organization will go in terms of growth and development.
A life without principles is a life in shambles.
In line with this every believer is held with the mandate of upholding the principles/creed of the faith he confesses which also signifies that the person is not trying to deceive others.
Many people actually confess their belief in something but fail to fulfil their part in toeing the line of the principles of the faith they profess, and such by action are considered apostates.
As clearly stated in the Bible: he that is not with me is against me and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad Matthew 12:30.
Celestial Church of Christ is one spiritual body with heavenly/holy principles set aside for the direction and safeguarding of its members, with the aim of building up people separated unto God.
Awkwardly, many disregard God’s laid down principles under the pretext of GRACE, forgetting that God exalts his word above his name, so disregarding his word and calling on his name could amount to a waste of time, which actually explains why many complain of unanswered prayers.
Grace is the ability of God poured on the sons, and this ability is not given to sideline or neither does it marginalize God’s laid down principles. As Jesus himself unequivocally stated; think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets, I am not come to destroy but to fulfil.
Till heaven and earth pass one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.Matthew 5:17-18
This obviously clarifies that Jesus is in line with laws and order.
Many actually confess the creed ‘I believe in the Holy Celestial Church of Christ’ but condemn the teachings, doctrine, and tenets of the faith they profess by their deeds, judging God by their own opinion.
It is realistic to know that anyone who confesses his faith in something but fail to adhere to the instructions of that faith is an apostate and has directly or indirectly renounced the faith.
CCC hymn 772 says
“fun eni toba gbagbo tose igboran yio riye ijo mimo” in English “whoever believes and is obedient shall see life in celestial church.”Celestial Church of Christ Hymn 772
Moreover, academic or intellectual beliefs are different from spiritual beliefs. The things that you believe intellectually are irrelevant to your spiritual compass; for the foolishness of God is wiser than men…… ( 1 Corinthians 1:25)
Do you truly believe in the Holy Celestial Church Of Christ as often confessed?
Do you judge God’s words by men’s understanding?
How long are we going to continue disregarding God’s laid down principles and tempting the spirit of truth?
Lukewarmness is tantamount to loss; you are either a full fleshed Celestial in spirit and in truth or nothing. The bible says; He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind.… (Proverbs 11:29).
Therefore, as Celestials indeed let us shun all frivolities and uphold the banner of the truth concerning our heritage, knowing fully well that if you don’t stand for something you will fall for all things.You will be known for what you are given.