'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
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So then, let me succinctly state and post, what I believe and live by with respect to what I look for in 'congregations' or 'churches' in which I consistently worship and have 'fellowship'. This is so that I am as 'evenly yoked' with other 'believers' as myself. No, not 'identical', but, 'on the same page' for effective service and being about the Lord's Work, together. We are in 'one accord', 'one heart', as they say. ALL IN ACCORD WITH THE HOLY BIBLE.
[Ecclesiastes 4:9; Amos 3:3; Matthew 18:19; Acts 4:32; 2 Corinthians 6:14]
AGAIN, Good Saturday Morning, My Beloved Friends:
What I Believe, based upon - 'The Word of God'. CONTINUING
Post 1 - Saturday, May 5, 2018; Post 2 - Saturday, May 19, 2018; Post 3 - Saturday, June 2, 2018; Post 4 - Saturday, June 16, 2018.
By now, I am certain that you realize that for me to 'fellowship' with 'any group' LABELLED 'Christian', I first need to discover if the 'group', no matter their 'label', is a 'Biblical based and believing' 'Congregation', or 'church'. So, what do I look for in the 'preaching and teaching', to consistently attend? [Notice, I do not look for how people sing, or such. That is not a matter regarding - 'FAITH' NOR 'SALVATION', through the 'PREACHING AND TEACHING CHRIST'. ROMANS 10:17]
Simply put, a 'Bible Adhering' 'Church' or 'Congregation' is a local group of people who firmly believe and practice the following things as presented in the Bible:
As 'christians', we are commanded by God to be unified in our fundamental beliefs [Ephesians 4:5; Jude 1:3], and in our day-to-day practice of those beliefs, by having the mind of Christ [Philippians 2:5-8], and seeking to be able to 'speak the same things' [1 Corinthians 1:10]. We determine to accomplish these goals by studying, and holding to the following statement of faith as being a summary of Christian doctrine as presented in the Word of God, the Bible. We believe these things unashamedly, as 'believers', 'followers' 'in Christ Jesus'. [Psalm 25:2; Mark 8:38; Romans 1:16].
A. The Word of God. We believe that the only thing in this universe that is perfect [Psalm 19:7], pure [Psalm 19:8; 19:8; 119:140], without error [Psalm 12:6,7], and capable of directing men to God [John 20:31] is the written word of God, the Holy Bible. By the Holy Bible, we mean the collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, as preserved for English speaking people in the King James Authorized Version [KJV of 1611], and duplicated in other languages by translations that match both the faithfulness of the King James Bible, as well as its fruit [Matt 7:16].
B. God. We believe that the Scriptures present its Author as the One, and only One living [Joshua 3:10], true, and eternal God [Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:21]. We believe that even though the God of the Bible is completely outside of this physical universe [Jonah 1:9], as well as outside of time [Deuteronomy 33:27], He has been, is, and will be completely involved in human history [Hebrews 1:1-3] in order to bring to pass His plan for the ages [Ephesians 1:9,10]. We believe that God is inherently One Person, and yet three individual Persons [2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 5:7], and that they are both separate and individual from each other, and yet indivisible as the Godhead.
[Genesis 1:1; 11:7; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:21-23; 9:28-36; John 1:1-3; Rom 1:20, 29-34]..
C. God The Father. We believe the first Person of the Godhead is God the Father, and that as the Father of all creation [Isaiah 45:25,26], He is interested in revealing Himself to His creation [John 17:1-3].
D. God The Son. We believe God revealed Himself to His creation in not only His written word, but also about 2,000 years ago through His living Word [John 1:1-3], His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord [Hebrews 1:1,2]. We believe that Jesus Christ is God in flesh and bones [John 14:9], and was as a human, but without a sinful nature [Luke 1:35; 1 Pet 1:19; 3:18] by virtue of His virgin birth [Isaiah 7:14; 9:6,7; Matt 1:18-25] as described in the Scriptures, and that He is now in heaven as our High Priest [Hebrews 7:25,26] interceding for sinners. We believe that He is the Messiah of the Old Testament, and that His only purpose in coming to this planet as a man was to save sinners [Luke 19:10], and give them 'life, and that more abundant' [John 10:10].
E. God The Holy Spirit. We believe the third Person of the Godhead is the Person of the Holy Spirit [Acts 5:3,4]. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is every Christian's Teacher and Guide in life [John 14:26], and that His role is that first of a Convictor of sin, and Convincer of 'righteousness' [John 16:8-11], then that of Comforter [John 14:16], and Intercessor when a Christian prays [Rom 8:26,27]. The Holy Spirit provides gifts to born again Christians for the distinct purpose of winning people to Jesus Christ, and the edification of the local church [Acts 8:20; Romans 1:11; 11:29; 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Corinthians 13:2, 8, 27-31; 14:1,12; Ephesians 4:7, 8, 11,12; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6; Hebrews 2:4; 1 Peter 4:10,11].
F. Creation. We believe that the Scriptures plainly teach a literal six day creation of this present universe as written in the account in Genesis 1:1-28, and that the account is completely, and scientifically correct.
Now, as you 'search the Scriptures' for your self, [Acts 17:11], on the next posts in this series, we will see what we believe about such as heaven and hell, and other significant topics. Do continue to 'visit' all the 'rooms' in 'my house in Jesus'. Let me know, if I may be of any assistance to you, to help you to draw closer to the Lord. Blessing, in the Precious Name - 'The Name Above All Names' - Jesus Christ. Amen. Amen.
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