'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]
8/11/2018 0 Comments
AGAIN, Good Saturday Morning, My Beloved Friends
From May 5, 2018 through today, August 11, 2018, through this Bi-Monthly Saturday Series, you have in the postings, 'what and why I believe, what I believe.' It is my since and heartfelt hope and prayer that you will continue to come in and to 'linger', to 'meander', and to 'browse' the various postings in the various 'rooms', as you know what and why I believe as I do. May you be 'fed'. Amen.
Please understand. Prior to the time of these postings, I did not want to 'bind' you in a lot of 'theology', that may not have meant anything to you. I wanted you to get 'the taste' of 'a life in Christ', by the applications, evidenced by the way I think, speak, and act, in accordance with the Word of God. And now, you have the information you may need to find a 'congregation of believers', so that you can grow in your faith in Jesus and be effective in service and being about the Lord's Work, together. For, you will be in 'one accord', 'one heart', as they say. [Ecclesiastes 4:9; Amos 3:3; Matthew 18:19; Acts 4:32; 2 Corinthians 6:14]
On this final Post 8A-B, we shall conclude this 'topic' and with a pause, give you a few weeks to review, to pray, and to get guidance from the Lord as to their meaning for your own life. The heart of being a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ, is having this type of 'personal relationship' with Him.
Then, beginning during the month of September, 2018, further 'bi-monthly' 'series' of posts shall be forth-coming on other 'basics', like 'the Fruit' of the Holy Spirit, as any of us who are 'in Jesus' are 'branches abiding in the Vine' [John 14:1-15:10; Galatians 5]; followed by the Gifts of the Spirit', from the Holy Spirit, [several Biblical passages]; and finally, 'Spiritual Habits or Disciplines' we may use ever so carefully, to enable us to draw closer to the LORD.
[The first two are 'essential' as a True Believer, the third you will understand to be 'aides' for the 'True Believer' to 'focus on the Lord'.] Continuing:
What I Believe, based upon - 'The Word of God'.
Post 1 - Saturday, May 5, 2018; Post 2 - Saturday, May 19, 2018; Post 3 - Saturday, June 2, 2018; Post 4 - Saturday, June 16, 2018; Post 5 - Saturday, June 30, 2018; Post 6 - Saturday, July 14, 2018; Post 7 - Saturday, July 28, 2018; Post 8A-B - Saturday, August 11, 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:
M. The Church. We believe Jesus Christ commanded every born again Christian to assemble together in local, physical, visible places (Matt 18:20; Heb 10:25), when possible, for the purpose of worship, preaching, gathering of tithes and offerings, sending out missionaries (Acts 13), evangelizing (Matt 28:19,20), baptizing new converts, and for being built up and prepared to serve in the faith. [Edification, Romans 15:2; 1 Corinthians 14:4, 26]. We believe that all Christians are part of Jesus Christ's "body" (Rom 12:5; Col 1:18), which is also called "the church", but that that "body" has not assembled yet, but will, in heaven (Heb 12:22,23). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ gave Christian churches three fundamental ordinances (commandments of our Saviour, just to believers): Believer’s Baptism (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 8:36-38), for public identification with His death, burial, and resurrection; the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:20-34), for remembrance of what our salvation cost Him; and the task of loving one another, as a witness to the world (John 13:34; 1 John 3:23).
N. Baptism. We believe that baptism is the act of obedience to the command by Jesus Christ (Matt 28:19,20; Acts 2:41,42) to fully submerge a believer into water, in order to identify the believer with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection (Roman 6:3,4), and to testify to the world that that believer is a new creature because of salvation. Generally speaking, Believer’s Baptism, by context, means to go into and then come out of water (Matt 3:16; Mark 1:9,10; Acts 8:38,39), as in complete immersion, and by definition is the only thing that can picture a burial, whereas all other definitions (i.e., sprinkling, dipping, etc.) cannot picture this. We believe that baptism associates the believer with the doctrine of the church administrating it (1 Corinthians 10:1-4), and therefore is the method ordained by Jesus Christ to keep the church pure from false teachers who may want to enter the church as ravenous wolves, not sparing the flock (Acts 20:28,29).
Our concluding Post 8B shall post this afternoon. Amen. Amen.
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Demons 'God Will Protect And Provide' 'Going Home' 'Grace' Grace Not Works Gratitude To God 'Growing In The Grace And Knowledge Of God 'Growing In The Grace And Knowledge Of The Lord' 'Habits To Draw Closer To God' 'Hatred Heading Towards And Beyond The Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ Heaven He Is Returning 'Home-Coming' 'Immorality' 'In His Word' 'In The Beginning' In The Topics Room From 2018 'Israel' 'Israel Sites' It Is Finished! 'Jacob' Jacob Returns Home 'Jacob's Generation' Jealousy' Jerusalem Sites Jesus 'Jesus Jesus Christ 'Joseph' 'Joseph And His Brothers' 'Joseph' As 'savior' JUBILEE 'Judah' Judgment 'Land Possessions' 'Lessons In Studying The Bible' Less We Are Decieved! 'let My People Go!' Life After Death 'Light Vs Darkness' 'Links For Review' Lot Lot And Family 'Man's Rebellion' 'Man With A 'dream' Maturing In Jesus Meditate 'Meditation' 'Memorization' 'Memorization Of Scriptures' 'Milk And Meat' 'Milk/Meat' Of The Word 'Miraculous Appearances' 'Mission - Under Devine Orders' Mortality/Immortality Mortality Or Immortality 'Moses' 'Moses And Aaron' 'Moses Being Called' MY REDEEMER No Greater Love Exists! No One Is Left Out' 'On Mortality' 'Parental Responsibilities' 'Passing The 'torch'. 'Passing The Torch' 'Passover Meaning' 'Peace' Perseverance 'Post-Script' Praise Prayer 'Praying For Understanding' 'Praying With Fervor' 'Pray Without Ceasing' 'Promotion Comes From The Lord 'Protecting Children' 'Providential Care' Providentially' 'Rachel 'Reaping And Sowing' 'reaping And Sowing' Judgment' 'Reconciliation' 'Reconciliation' And 'Going Forward' 'Redemption' Reflections Repentance Or Stubborn? 'Resisting Temptations To Sin' Restoration Salvation Sanctuary 'Seeking Forgiveness' Sex 'Sex And Sin' Sexual Purity 'sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God' 'Slowly And Devotionally' 'Sodom And Other Cities' 'songs Of Our Faith' Songs Of Remembrance Of Faith 'Songs Of The 'Blood' 'Spiritual Discipline' 'Spiritual Disciplines' 'Spiritual Gifts' Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Habits Or Disciplines Spiritual Training Spiritual Warfare Stress Suicide 'Symbols Of Good Vs Evil' 'Taking Risks For The Benefit Of The Family Unit' Tenacious FAITH! The Abundant Life 'the Apple Of God's Eye' 'the Beginnings' The 'Beloved Wife' 'The Blood' 'The Bride Of Christ 'the Building Of A Nation' 'the Call Of Moses' 'the Command Will Of God' 'the Commission To Moses And Aaron' The Contest Between God And Pharaoh The Cross The Cross Is Empty 'the End Of One Generation' 'the Exodus' 'the Faithfulness' Of God The 'Faith Walk' The Generation Of - Abraham The Heritage Of The Lord 'the Jacob Generation' The King' 'THE LAND OF GOD' The Land Of Israel 'The Last Week In Our Savior's Life' The Life And Times Of Abraham 'the Long Resisting Of The Unrepentant' 'the Longsuffering Of God' The Lord's Supper Then 'The New Testament' 'the Passover' The Passover The Plaques Of Egypt The Resurrection Of Our Lord And Savior! The Sons Of Jacob 'the Sovereign LORD Is At Work' 'The Will Of God' Today To Draw Closer To God 'True Love' 'Trust And Obey' Trusting 'Types' 'Vengeance Belongs To God' Waiting On The Lord 'walking On Dry Land In The Midst Of The Sea-bed' Welcome To All 'What Happens When A Person Dies?' What Love! 'When God Counts When God Hardens The Heart 'when God Remembers' 'When God's Way Does Not Make Sense' 'When The Heart Is - Hardened' When They Are Your Enemies' 'When Visions Come To Pass' 'will Of God' 'Wisdom' 'You Must Be Born-Again'! 'youth Lacks Wisdom'
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So, you want to know what it is like to be a 'follower' of Jesus Christ? Well, I am so thrilled to tell you.
It is the best life you can ever live. You become a child of the Living God, the Greatest Father in or out of this world, unto eternity.
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So, welcome to all the 'rooms' where 'themes' will guide you to understand a 'life in the Faith of Jesus Christ'. Come as often as you like - 24/7 days per year. Thank you, and let me hear from you with any suggestions or questions. Satira M. Quarles