What The Bible Says

What the Bible says about:

One True God –

God who has revealed Himself as God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit –

God the Father Almighty –

God the Creator of all things, visible and invisible –

Jesus Christ –

The Holy Spirit –

The Bible –

Man’s Condition –

God’s Solution – Ephesians 1:7 says “In Him (Jesus Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.”  In Acts Chapter 2, we see what people who heard the first Gospel sermon did to be forgiven of their sins through the blood of Christ.

The Church

        • Consists of all people everywhere who respond to the Gospel in the same way the 3,000 people did on the day of Pentecost in Acts Chapter 2, as the Lord continues to add to His church day by day those who are being saved.
        • With the assistance of evangelists (the preacher), the pastors (the elders) are to guard and shepherd each local congregation.

The End of the Age

Communion –

        • The early church’s practice of celebrating the Lord’s supper weekly as a proclamation of the death, burial, resurrection, and continuing presence of Christ

Stewardship –

Marriage –

Caution:  God’s Word can be mishandled –

Doctrines and practices to avoid –

        • Since we strive to be a New Testament Church, with God’s help, we will follow his pattern for the New Testament Church as closely as possible.  With this commitment to being a church patterned after the New Testament, there will be no teaching or practice of:
          • The health and wealth (prosperity) gospel
          • Anything implying salvation before baptism into Christ, such as the “Sinner’s Prayer”
          • The doctrine of eternal security (once saved, always saved)
          • The promotion of political agendas or issues
          • The charismatic practice of speaking in tongues, etc. (The sign gifts were for the founding of the first century church and the creation of the New Testament scriptures, and not God’s way of gifting the church today.  Mark 16:14-20; 1 Corinthians 12 and 13; Ephesians 4:11-16)