August 15, 2009

Statement of Faith

To seek the simple truth in an age of seemingly increasing confusion about the basics of the Christian faith. And to proclaim that Jesus Christ is all we need for salvation!

The New Testament claims to be Jesus Christ's teachings, will, and purpose for the church in written form.

God has spoken to us in Jesus Christ and His word is full of meaning, power and authority.

God cannot lie, so His word is unchangeable and infallible.

God has spoken and the Holy Spirit has convicted Christians throughout church history to listen.

The full and final revelation of Scripture will not be embellished, superseded or antiquated through the entire period of church history until our Lord's bodily return.

God has spoken and we will be judged concerning our faith in and obedience to what He has said in Scripture.

What is the simple truth about salvation according to the Bible? Believe that Jesus Christ is our one and only Savior. "I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life." -John 6:47

God the Father testifies - "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16

God the Son - Lord Jesus testifies - "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. -John 14:6

Lord Jesus also said: "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies: and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." -John 11:25-26

Apostle Peter testifies - Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." -Acts 4:12

Apostle Paul testifies - But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,"that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 9That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved...."Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." -Romans 10: 8-13

"You will inherit eternal life if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and mind; and, love your neighbor as yourself". -Luke 10:27

"Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me..." -John 14:21

"The man who says, 'I know him,' but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him." -1John 2:4

What does Jesus save us from? He saves us from sin, death, and hell. We should repent of our sins and ask Him to forgive us. "Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed." - James 5:16

What is the Trinity? It is our one God revealed in three persons. The Son, the Father, and the Holy Spirit are one godhead. Yet, they are eternally distinct.

What does it really mean to be a Christian? It means to have a personal relationship with Christ. Christ is in the Father and we are in Christ, and Christ is in us. -John 14:20

Jesus said: "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him." -John 14:23

We have nothing to fear or dread because the awesome Creator of everything is with us and in us. We are the temple of the living God. -2Corinthians 6:16

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