What We Believe
In the Bible as the inspired Word of God. (II Tim. 3:15-17)
That man originally fell through voluntary disobedience to God's law. (Genesis 3)
In a bodily ressurection of the dead, final judgement, heaven and hell. (Rev. 21:8; I Cor. 15)
That Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, lived a sinless life, died for all sin, was buried and raised from the dead.
In personal salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ unto everlasting life. (John 3:16; I John 1:7-10)
In walking in newness of life by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 6:1-6)
In the personal, visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ to earth. (II Thess. 1:7-10)
In water baptism by immersion for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38). We believe baptism does not earn salvation any more than faith earns salvation. It is not a work; it is an obedient faith response to God's grace as demonstrated in Christ's sacrifice. Baptism forgives the past, refreshes the present and reserves our future. Jesus did it to identify with those who would follow Him and He commands us to be baptized. Baptism is an outward expression of a heart decision (Romans 6:17-18).
In discipleship (mentoring), praise & worship, fellowship, and servanthood inorder to live a full life. (Eph 4)
In the celebration of the Lord's Supper every Sunday(Holy Communion). (Acts 20:7)
In the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
In the Church's mission to evangelize the world. (Mark 16:15-16)
In essentials - unity
In non-essentials - liberty
In all things - charity (love)
In One Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the Creator of all things. (John 1:1-3; II Cor. 13:14)
A. Admit you have sinned.....
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23)
Knowing your sins are forgiven and you are ready for heaven is as simple as the following steps:
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us" (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe in Jesus.....
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
C. Repent of sins.....
“Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, (Acts 17:30)
D. Confess that Jesus is The Son of God.....
For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Rom. 10:10)
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. (Matt. 10:32-33)
E. Be Baptized in water for the remission of your sins.
And then he told them, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:15-16)
As they rode along, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "Look! There's some water! Why can't I be baptized?" And Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. (Acts 8:36-38)
Congratulations on becoming a part of God's forever family. Obviously this is only a first step. Should you like to know more about your decision please contact us or visit the metropolitan church of Christ.
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