Monday, September 12, 2011

I believe...

I believe in the God of the Bible (Exodus 3:6-14)

I believe the Holy Bible to be the Word of God. I believe in its History, Covenants, and Prophecy (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21).

I believe in the Bible’s account of Creation (Genesis 1 & 2).

I believe in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, the Word made flesh (John 1:14).

I believe Christ died for us (Romans 5:8); also, that He was raised from the dead (Romans 6:4; Revelation 1:18).

I believe in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary (Romans 5:11); not only for Israel, but for the sins of the world (I John 2:2).

I believe Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven (Mark 16:19; Hebrews 8:1).

I believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ (Zechariah 14:4; Acts 1:9-14) when He shall take the Throne of David (Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 1:32-33) and rule on earth for the prophetic thousand years known as the millennium (Revelation 20:4 Zechariah 14:9).  

I believe that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

I believe in the Holy Spirit and His mission (John 16:7-14; Acts 2).

I believe salvation is by grace through faith, and it is the gift of God, and not of works (Ephesians 2:8-9). It must be preached (Romans 10:14) and it is necessary for all (Romans 3:23).

I believe that water baptism is ordained of God for all that believe (Matthew 3:13-15; Romans 6:3-5; Acts 2:37-39).
I believe in the ordinance of the communion as established by Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16).

I believe in prayer, and whatever the immediate purpose, prayer should be that God's Will be done on earth (Matthew 6:10; I John 5:14-15). We must forgive to be forgiven (Matthew 6:14). The Holy Spirit will help us to pray (Romans 8:26-27). If we ask in faith and in the Name of Jesus Christ, He will hear (John 15:16; James 1:6-7).

I believe. I have faith. I love. I surrender.

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