What we believe
What We Believe
We believe there is one God, and that Jesus Christ is his only son. We believe Jesus died as part of God’s plan to save each one of us. And we believe that God has clearly communicated everything we must do to please Him through the Bible, and that every word is important. That means that every principle and command included in the Bible is a part of what we teach in our classes, preach from the stage, and profess in our community.
Based on these beliefs, we thank God daily through prayer, and come together to worship him every week. We do our best to live like Jesus: doing good, following God’s word, and living in peace with all men. We also take literally God’s command to share our faith in God, Jesus, and the plan of salvation with family members, friends, and neighbors—because all people benefit, and are ultimately saved, through a relationship with God.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
The “gospel” is the “good news” that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and was raised so that we could have salvation from our sins. The Bible is God’s inspired word, which outlines His plan of salvation for us.
1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (From Paul to the church in Corinth) Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
John 1:12 We must receive Jesus as the authority for our life.
John 12:48 We must receive Jesus’ words.
2 Th. 1:8 We must obey the gospel of Christ to be saved.
John 3:16 We must believe in Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:38-47 We must repent and be baptized for the remission of sins. The Lord adds those who are being saved to the church.
Acts 22:16 Our sins are washed away when we are baptized.
Matthew 10:22 We must endure to the end.
Colossians 1:23 We must continue in the faith to be saved.
By Allan McNabb - Taken from BibleStudyGuide.org