Yahweh’s House of God Oakland California

There are three sacraments ordained by Jesus in the New Testament, baptism, feetwashing and communion. (Mat. 28:19, Jn. 13:14, Lk. 22:19 & 20) Water is to be used in the administration of each of these sacraments, excepting the unleavened bread, which is the body of Christ. In the administration of each sacrament we recognize and esteem Jesus as the one and true sacrament. (Jn. 6:35, 7:38) There is only one God and Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God. (1 Tim. 2:9; Heb. 9:15)

  • Baptism brings us into to the holiness of Christ, not by cleansing the body but as a turning to God with a clear conscience through the resurrection of Christ. (Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; 1 Pet. 3:21)
  • Feetwashing serves as a vivid example how we are brought into the holiness of Christ by our humility and servitude as exemplified by Christ our Master and Lord humbling himself even unto death. (Jn. 13:15-17; Phil. 2:8)
  • In the cup of blessing that we drink and refer to as communion, we remember that Christ is the only source of life, and that we live because he died for us. ( Jn. 4:14, 7:37-39) Although many use grape juice, wine, or water mingled with wine, we use water only for this sacrament.
  • Our cup of blessing is that which came from the side of the true vine.

    ìI am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.î (Jn. 15:1)

    ìBut one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.î (Jn. 19:34)

    Our cup of blessing is that of the second of the three earthly witnesses that salvation is through Christ.

    ìThis is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood.

    And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

    And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and these three agree in one.î (1 Jn. 5:6-8)

    Our cup of blessing is a testament to the reality and manner of Christ.

    ìAfter the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup us the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

    For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lordís death till he come.î (1Cor. 11:25 & 26)

    In our Sacrament we acknowledge that as there is no life without water there is no life without Christ. (Acts 17:14) For these reasons we use Water Only for Sacrament and teach other to do the same.