This remains our heritage. A breed of modern Evangelists in the church today are fond of condemning our spiritual works, even people within the church. This is erroneous. The spiritual works given to Celestial Church of Christ, are ordained for us by God and instituted by Him for our spiritual use.
Not all spiritual works that obtain today are acceptable, but the ones laid down by God, for us, are familiar to all those that are inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The law is meant to keep us holy since the scripture calls us ‘Priests’, therefore, we are meant to keep and conform to certain rules so as to make us HOLY.
The Lord says, ‘be holy for I am holy’. This is a must for every heaven seeker and whoever would count on God for any good thing.
“But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy”.- 1 Peter 1: 15-16.
The tenet of Celestial Church of Christ, implies that we are Kings. Scripturally, this is affirmed in Ecclesiastes 8: 4, “Where the word of a King is, there is power”. To every member who keys into this, such a one is meant to exercise the authority of the living God in his territory of influence.
Note carefully, there are not tenets, but there is one tenet.
Most often than not, people misplace doctrine with law and law with tenet. They are all called liturgy. “And has made us Kings and Priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.”- Revelation 1: 6.
There is only one doctrine, and it states that we should be humble.
Of old, members displayed this virtue in the church amongst themselves (though humility is fast sinking into oblivion these days). A new member is expected to respect the elderly ones.
This is buttressed in Hymn 608 st 2.
“To speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men” – Titus 3:2.
Humility entails taking strict adherence to the instructions and commands of God; either from the scriptures or through prophecies spoken by Holy men of God that are moved by the Spirit of God. (2 Peter 1: 21).