We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Celestial Church of Christ Oasis of Grace Parish was established Sunday 3rd September 2017.
We are a vibrant gospel preaching church, full of love, committed to attending the needs of spiritual guidance, and understanding of the Word of God that will lead people to faith and salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Celestial Church of Christ is a spiritual, world-wide, united, indivisible Holy Church which came into the world from heaven by DIVINE ORDER on the 29th of September 1947 in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin through the founder of the Church, the Reverend, Pastor, Prophet Samuel Bilehou Joseph Oshoffa (1909 - 1985). The Church is well known with Parishes, Dioceses all over the world with its International Headquarters in Nigeria.
THE DIVINE ORDER
God called Rev., Pastor, Prophet Oshoffa on the day of total Eclipse of the sun in West Africa, when he was in the forest of Dahomey (now Republic of Benin), to purchase Ebony wood being a carpenter and timber trader, just like his father. He was in the wilderness for forty days and forty nights. Just as our Lord Jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness for forty days and forty nights. St. Matt. 4: 1-11, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13. Just as our Lord started his mission of redemption alone, so also did our highly esteemed Rev., Pastor, Founder, S.B.J. Oshoffa started alone, on the 29th September 1947.
THE SPIRITUAL MESSAGE
In the deep mystery of divine appearance, during prayer on the 19th September 1947, a winged Angel bathed in intense light, word came from God to the founder as follows: "It is the wish of God to send you on an errand of preaching into the World. Many nominal Christians there who were confronted by difficulties and problems of this world. They run after fetish priests and other power of darkness for all kinds of assistance. Consequently, on their death, they cannot see Christ because, by their action, Satan has left his spiritual mark on them. To assist you in in your work so that men may listen to the fact that God has sent you."
TENET AND MODE OF WORSHIP
The Church under the absolute dictatorship of Holy Spirit is hereby emphasized for:
THE NAME OF THE CHURCH
The name of the Church "Celestial Church of Christ" was revealed by the Holy Spirit through a Prophet who was held in trance for seven days.
TENET AND MODE OF WORSHIP OF THE CHURCH
Ordained by the Holy Spirit. The rules and regulations written in the booklet of "Tents and Admission into the membership of Celestial Church of Christ."
Mode of worship includes the setting of the Altar, and the seat therein, the number of candles used for various types of services and the seating arrangement in particular, it should be noted that the seating arrangements was revealed through a Prophetess who under the influence of the Holy Spirit in the wilderness on Friday 5th of October, 1947, sketched the seating arrangement using oranges.
WEARING WHITE GARMENT (SOUTANA)
Revelations 7:9, Revelations 4:4, Leviticus 16:14, Revelations 19:8, Matthew 17:1-2, Matthew 28:2-3, Mark 9:2-3, Daniel 7:9, John 20:11-12
WEARING NO SHOES
Acts 7:33, Joshua 5:15, Exodus 3:5
LIGHTING CANDLES IN THE ALTAR
Revelations 4:5; Zechariah 4:2-5
BOWING DOWN BEFORE THE ALTAR
Revelations 4:3-10, 14:7
CHANTING "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY TO THE LORD OF HOSTS"
THE EYE ON THE CELESTIAL LOGO
USING INCENSE DURING SERVICES
Revelations 5:8 & 8:3-5; Exodus 30:8-9; Luke 1:9-11; Exodus 30:24-38; Exodus 40:5; Exodus 31:10-11; Malachi 1:11
THE SALVATION OF C.C.C.
Revelations 7:14; Romans 8:28-30
USING OF THE HOLY WATER
Exodus 13:17-21; Number 8:6-7; Exodus 27:20
CODE OF CONDUCT
MEMBERS ARE FORBIDDEN TO:
Commit adultery or fornication
Drink alcohol, wine and smoke cigarettes
Eat pork & crawling animals
Merry-go-round at night
Wear transparent dress, especially for Soutana while in the Church premises
Wear red or black apparel, except for professional reasons
Sit male & female members side by side inside the Church
WHILE IN THE CHURCH PREMISES:
Female members are forbidden to leave their heads uncovered
Female members are forbidden to paint their lips and nails
Male members are forbidden to wear their hair too long