Statement of faith
By accepting the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the finished work of the Cross, man is saved (John 3.16). You can not earn your salvation, but once you are truly saved by faith in Christ you are eternally secure.!
I believe that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to God, the ONLY way to be saved, and the ONLY way to peace with God. He Himself said: (John 14:6
KJV) "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Those who believe that there are "other ways" to God need not write us and rant and rave. We do not care whether we hurt your feelings or not - you are damned for all eternity if you do not accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. We are not here to be politically correct, but exist to show you that Jesus MUST be the only Way to God - or else He stands convicted by His own words as a liar or a lunatic. Jesus did not leave us a fence to sit on - He alone is the Savior of the world, which makes all other so called saviors deceivers.
The Holy Bible
The Bible is God's infallible, immutable, and perfect Word handed down to man. There are no other "testaments" of Jesus Christ, no other word of prophecy, no other works like the Holy Scriptures. The Scriptures are free from error in their Autographa, the original languages of the Scripture.
I base my perception of life on the Scripture, not on what is currently the accepted fad, politically correct, or one group's perception of "love". If the Scripture clearly forbids or prescribes a certain action for the Church Age, then we accept the teaching of Scripture without debate. Your actions do not validate something as acceptable, only the Canon of the Scripture can do that. If your actions, be they adulterous or homosexual, drug or alcohol induced, are rejected as sin by the Scripture then I stand on this along with the Holy Text.
The Church of Jesus Christ
I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ commanded His Church to observe two ordinances. These ordinances do not bring salvation to those who participate in them. We are saved by the grace of God through faith alone. I do believe, however, that these ordinances are an important part of the Christian life.
The first ordinance is water baptism (Matt. 28:19). Baptism is the outward expression and testimony of faith in Christ and symbolizes the believer's baptism by the Holy Spirit into one body of Christ (Rom. 6:3-4; 1 Cor. 12:13). Baptism is to be administered by immersion to believers in Jesus Christ.
The second ordinance is the Lord's Supper or communion.The bread and "fruit of the vine" used in the communion service are symbols of the body and blood of Christ and serve as reminders to us of His death for our sins (Matt. 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).
The Church, which is the body and the bride of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23, 5:22-23; 2 Cor. 11:2), is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons of this present age. The Church Age began on and was empowered by the Holy Spirit the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2, 11:15-17) and will be concluded at the rapture of the Church (1 Thess. 4:13-18) at which time the spiritual building will be complete (Eph. 2:20-22; 1 Pet. 2:4-7; Rom. 11:25). Jesus Christ is the Head of the universal Church and of our local church (Col. 1:18). We are members of Christ and members of each other (Rom. 12:5). Therefore, we seek to exalt Christ in every ministry and activity of our church, and we are to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. 4:1-3; Col. 3:12-17). False teaching and division are to be handled by church discipline (Rom. 16:17; 1 Cor. 1:10). As believers we are to love each other fervently (Eph. 5:1-4; Rom. 14:13-23; 1 John 3:14).
I believe that the second coming of Jesus Christ will take place in two phases. The first phase will be personal (1 Thess. 4:13-18), imminent (1 Cor. 15:51-52; Titus 2:13; Rev. 22:20), and pre-tribulational (Rev. 3:10; 1 Thess. 1:10, 5:9-11) coming of the Lord Jesus for His Church. The rapture of the Church is the believer's confident hope. The rapture will be followed by the tribulation period, a period of seven years, during which God pours out His wrath on sinful men (Rev. 4-19). The second phase of Christ's coming will take place at the end of the tribulation period when Christ will return to the earth with His saints to establish His Kingdom (Zech. 14:4-11; Rev. 19:11-16, 20:1-6; 2 Thess. 1:7-10; Matt. 24:29-31, 36-51).
I believe that the Christian life should be a life of joy and peace and obedience to the Lord who saved us. The believer is free to be guided by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God and is not bound by the Old Testament Law or the rules of legalists (Gal. 5:1, 25). This liberty in Christ, however, is not to be used as an excuse for sin (Rom. 13:13-14; 6:1-13; Gal. 5:13). The grace of God teaches us that we should deny ungodliness and worldly desires and should live sensible, righteous, and godly lives (Titus 2:11-13). Saved people should live in such a way that they do not bring reproach to the name of Christ. Separation from religious apostasy and compromise, from sinful and worldly practices, and from unscriptural associations is clearly commanded in God's Word (2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1). If a person is truly saved, he should manifest a life of constant obedience to the Word of God (1 John 2:3-5), a fervent love for other believers (1 John 3:14-19; 4:7, 20) and a daily walk that is characterized by righteousness and Christ-likeness (Gal. 5:22-23; 1 John 2:29; 3:10). Christians MUST live like CHRISTians, else what benefit is our faith!
At death, the believer goes immediately to be with Christ (Phil. 1:21-23). He is absent from the body but face to face with the Lord (2 Cor. 5:6-8). There, in conscious joy, the believer awaits the first resurrection (1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:4-6) when he will be reunited with his resurrected body, to be glorified forever with the Lord. At death, unbelievers go to be in conscious misery (Luke 16:19-26) until the second resurrection when they shall be reunited with their resurrected bodies to appear before Christ at the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev. 20:15). They will not be annihilated but will suffer everlasting conscious punishment under the wrath of God (Matt. 25:41-46; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48).
Who is God?
God is holy, pure, without sin, the Creator of all, and Triune in Being. He is Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient.
Jesus Christ is equal to and perfectly in tune with both the Father and the Holy Ghost. All three Persons of the Trinity are God.
Christ established by decree the Church on earth. No one Church denomination has an exclusive right to the Pearly Gates and salvation. Denomination is a man-made concept divorced from God's Word. Anyone who rejects Christ as Savior, whether they be minister, deacon, charter member, or any denomination affiliation, can expect to see eternal damnation after they leave this life.
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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Please note this is only an example of a prayer! You can pray your own words, from your own heart, God respects that I believe. These are just guidelines as to what to pray for.
Dear God in heaven, I'm a sinner. I know I need Jesus in my life. The bible says, that Jesus died for my sins at the cross. God, I believe that Jesus died for me and I believe you raised him from the grave. The bible says that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Father God, I have sin in my life that separates me from you and I am so sorry for that sin. I want to be saved. Jesus, come into my heart and take away the burden of sin in my life. I realize that I can do nothing of myself to be close to you. I know that salvation is a gift of grace and only by Jesus and the spirit working in and through me can I obtain salvation. I can never be good enough or work hard enough for this gift. Only through the love and grace of Jesus can I be who God wants me to be. Help me Lord to be the person YOU want me to be. Thank you, Jesus. I believe you have saved me. Amen.
Now if you have said a prayer with all your heart...then Praise the Lord....you are saved. Believe it! Father God loved you so much that He sent His only begotten Son to the world, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life. Amen! Now you need to read the guide provided here at Christian Heart called Your First Steps as a New Christian. It is so very important that once you have accepted this gift of salvation, that you grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If you have accepted the Lord Jesus as your saviour and have made a committment of faith, Please Email Me so that I may be the first to share your new found joy! Thanks and God Bless!
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