· We believe that God is the creator of the
universe creating both of the seen (physical) and the unseen (spiritual)
realms and that God the creator is also the giver of life.
· We believe the Holy Bible is God's word
Personally spoken by God for mankind for the purpose of revealing who He
is and it is without error in all issues to which it speaks.
· We believe in the Triunity (Trinity), one
God in three Persons, consisting of Father, Son Jesus, and Holy Spirit.
· We Believe Jesus Christ is Divine God who
came from Heaven to mankind as a man yet retaining the Divinity of God
and who while living a sinless life was rejected and betrayed by man to
be crucified and die on the cross yet not to remain dead but to
Resurrect the third day in accordance with His Everlasting Divine life.
· We believe that the death of Jesus on the
cross provided complete atonement for all the sins of the world
therefore cleansing those who choose to be cleansed from their sin to
then receive the Holy Spirit and by receiving the Holy Spirit becoming
"Born Again" and being Born Again becoming children of God. Children in
the family of God and as children in a personal relationship with their
Father who is God above all and as children also inheritors in the
Heavenly Kingdom of Jesus the kingdom that is without end.
· We believe that Jesus is the judge of all
of mankind's thoughts, intentions and actions and that He is just and
wise in His judgment. As judge, Jesus will judge the unjust to
everlasting condemnation while to the righteous He will give of His
life, His gifts, and His glory.
· We believe Jesus physically rose from the
dead, was seen by and interacted with many eyewitnesses including the
Disciples and Apostles and that Jesus has now ascended back into Heaven
where He originally came from. Jesus is currently seated in Majesty,
Power and Authority alongside the Father and He is now accessible to us
in both Prayer and Fellowship.
A Christian is a follower, a disciple of
Jesus Christ, a person that believes that Jesus is God!
Christianity is a Relationship
with God. Christianity is Not a Religion!
All of the religions of the world focus on
what man can do to make amends for his own shortcomings. This is called
work. This is man's effort to reach God. Christianity is the opposite of
religion. It is a relationship with God. In Christianity, God, because
of His love for us, came to us in the virgin birth of Jesus.
In the beginning of the Bible we are told how
God created the world, how He created mankind in His own image. This is
the image/ability of mankind to think, reason, understand, and have
emotions. Yes, the world is created by God. It is impossible for
something to come from nothing and it is even more impossible for life
to come from non-life. The Bible tells us that mankind was created for
Fellowship with God, to have a relationship with God in the Image that
God created us.
As we all know, Adam and Eve disobeyed God
and sinned. Sin separated now sinful mankind from the Holy God. The
Earth is a fallen place where sin is being lived out in disobedience,
sickness and death, all at the displeasure of God. Heaven is where God's
will is being obeyed and Heaven is out of the presence of disobedience,
sickness, sin and death.
This is where Jesus comes in. Jesus being
God, He created us, yet man's sin has separated us from God. In time,
God took on the form of a man (became a physical man). In His body
Jesus/God gave Himself and died on the cross, dying in the physical so
we can now have a Spiritual relationship with God. Three days later
Jesus rose from death (showed Himself to be Alive). Jesus is now Alive
and in a Spiritual body. The Bible tells us that our physical eyes
cannot see the Spirit/Heavenly realm, just as we cannot see radio waves
though they exist.
Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this
world." John 18:36 Jesus is referring to His kingdom where man is
reunited with God in the Holy Spirit.
A Christian is a person who acknowledges their own
human sinful nature and accepts the Love of God to die on a cross for
us. Being God He then Resurrected from death and currently is reuniting
us into a living Spiritual Life with Himself/God.
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How do I become a Christian?
To desire to be a Christian is to
desire to be a child of God, to be a person in a personal
relationship with God.
To become a Christian is to partake
in the actual event of receiving God the Holy Spirit within our
own human spirit, therefore creating a new Spiritual life inside
of us. It is this Spiritual life that unites us and makes us a
child of God our Father.
In other words Christianity is not an
Idea nor a Philosophy. Christianity is an event, specifically
the event of God giving us each personally a new Spiritual
Birth. This new Birth is also called the "Born Again" or "Born
from Above" event.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto
him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be Born
Again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
2nd Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold all things are become new.
Christianity is the
series of actual events that are occurring throughout history.
The Bible tells us what the basic
series of events are that make Christianity real time events and
not ideas or philosophies about life.
God created mankind to live forever
so that we can get to know God forever.
Mankind disobeyed God and entered
into a relationship with sin and with sin came death (separation
Mankind is now separated from God.
God as Jesus then came to mankind by taking on the form and
appearance of a human. God became a human to interact with us on
our human level.
God's entrance into the physical
world as the physical person Jesus was accomplished via the
Virgin Birth by Mary.
Jesus then died on the cross. Sin
requires death and only through death can sin be completely
removed. To die is the end and fortunately for us the death of
Jesus on the cross is the end of sin as it is His death that we
acknowledge was for us. Sin is dead and never to be resurrected
Three days later Jesus Resurrected
from death to Life providing the opportunity for a new Spiritual
life for us in the Resurrection Life of Jesus.
1st Corinthians 15:1-4
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I
preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye
stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I
preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I
delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and
that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day
according to the Scriptures:
Gospel means Good News. Eternal Life
in the Resurrection Life of Jesus Christ is the Good News of
Since Jesus died for us there is only
one thing for us to do and that is to Accept what Jesus did for
us. This is called Faith and Trust. We have faith that Jesus is
Alive even after He suffered and died. We have faith that the
same Resurrection Life that Jesus now lives we too also live.
Faith is a wonderful thing! Faith is
trust, we trust Jesus. Faith excludes works. It would seem
natural to have to do something in order to gain the attention
of God however we don't. We already have God's attention. What
God desires is for us to have a personal relationship with Him.
We can only have a relationship when we acknowledge the
existence of the other person, in this case God.
When should we
acknowledge God and become a Christian?
The Bible tells us that we are
created to get to know God and that every moment in life is an
opportunity to know Him. God wants very much for each and every
person to acknowledge and to accept Him.
2nd Corinthians 6:1-2 We
then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye
receive not the grace of God in vain. For He saith, I have heard
thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I
succored (helped/aided) thee: behold, now is the accepted time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.
In the Bible when people became
Christians they took action, they got Baptized in water,
fellowshipped with other Christians, prayed and read the Bible
and served and proclaimed Jesus to others. They also took the
very important step of destroying in fire the elements of their
past life that are unpleasing to God. It is important to rid our
lives of the old unpleasing ways and that means destroying
whatever does not glorify God. Sometimes it's drugs,
pornography, music, movies, books or clothing. Whatever it is,
destroy it in acknowledgment that it has been destroying your
soul and your relationship with God.
To become a Christian is to
acknowledge that Jesus is God and to acknowledge that Jesus is
Alive and with us at every moment. To acknowledge God is to talk
to God, this is called prayer.
You can start and talk
to God in a prayer like this.
God I acknowledge you in the
existence of Jesus and I acknowledge your Love for me to come as
a human and to die on the cross for me. I too love you and I
desire to live my life in a relationship with you. Thank you
that you love me. Thank you that you hear me when I call upon
your name. I accept Your death and Your blood as the full
penalty for all of my sins and I acknowledge that by the blood
of Jesus I am now clean. I ask that you, having cleansed me,
will now in Your Spirit come into my life and make me Your
child. God I give You my life this day to take and to do with
whatever You will. I now walk in faith day by day and moment by
moment in the love and Resurrection life of Jesus. To the glory
of God and the praise of His Holy Angels and to the delight of
all the Saints of Heaven I now confess that Jesus is my God, my
Lord, my Savior, my Companion, and also my Friend.
In the name of Jesus I pray.
1st John 5:11 And this is
the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this
life is in His Son.
Growth & Maturity I am a Christian now what do I do?
accepting Jesus as God and your Savior!
JOHN 3:16 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.
Having now given your life to the
Lord Jesus you might have the feeling of what do I do now? Here
are some simple guidelines of what to do next to help you grow
in your loving relationship with God the Lord Christ Jesus.
Love God and Love
Deuteronomy 6:5/Luke 10:27
Love the Lord with all of your heart and with all of your soul
and with all your strength and with all of your mind, and, Love
your neighbor as yourself.
Love means "commitment to the highest
good" to love is to commit to the highest good that is possible
for another person. The greatest love and highest commitment
possible is a relationship with God in Jesus Christ.
READ THE BIBLE
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God.
It is crucial to read the Bible
especially in today's hectic society. Unfortunately you will not
get God's word reinforced to you on the nightly news, or in any
other segment of society. Reading daily, even one or two
sentences in the morning and evening will help to fill your days
with God's inspiration and love.
The Bible is God's actual word.
The Bible has been remarkably well preserved and is an accurate
translation of what God intends for us to know about him.
1st THESSALONIANS 5:16-18
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all
circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Prayer is our way of communicating
with God. As with any relationship communication is crucial.
Prayer isn't the only thing Christians have; but it is the best
thing we have. While God desires to do many things for us he
will not do some of them unless we specifically ask Him in
prayer. Jesus said "you have not because you ask not."
FELLOWSHIP / ATTEND
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.
They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and
sincere hearts, praising God.
Fellowship, attending church and
other Christian functions is an anchor for our faith. Being
around other Christians is the best way to see how God is
working in the lives of other people, and it is the best way to
be strengthened and built up in your own Christian walk.
ABIDE / STAY OBEDIENT
Be still, and know that I am God
In becoming a Christian you now have
the strength through Jesus to overcome worldly problems and
addictions. Yes - it is necessary to turn from past deeds. Deeds
that inside your heart you known to be wrong, even slightly
PROCLAME YOUR FAITH in
Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will also acknowledge him
before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men I
will disown him before My Father in heaven.
COMMON MYTHS AND
MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT BEING A CHRISTIAN
I'LL first clean up myself, then
present myself to the Lord and to His Church.
Only God has the ability to forgive
sin and the ability to cleanse us from our sin. When we come to
Jesus, we come directly to God, and not to man. God then
instructs us through the Bible in how to have a relationship
I'LL worship God in my own unique
We worship God in His glory. We want
to be recognized for who we are and likewise we should recognize
God for who God is. That means worshiping God the way He has
asked us to worship Him in the Bible.
Christianity is the easy way out and
once I accept Jesus my life will be a breeze.
Not necessary the case: while
accepting Jesus does give us great peace, like knowing that when
you die you will go to heaven. At times your faith in Jesus will
require great endurance, as your faith is put to the test. We
walk with Jesus by faith and not by emotions, because our faith
will endure while our emotions fluctuate and change daily.
Remember Jesus loves us and is in
heaven right now praying for us.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans
to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and
I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek
Me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the
God Loves you, and wants to have a
relationship with you, and like every relationship, it takes two
individuals. Any relationship is only as good as the effort that
is put into it by the individuals involved. Put some effort into
a relationship with God, and be Truly Blessed.
The Resurrection of Jesus
and why it is important to humanity
Why is the
resurrection of Jesus important to humanity?
Romans 1:3-4 Concerning His Son Jesus
Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according
to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power,
according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the Resurrection from
The resurrection of Jesus shows to us
and proves to us that Jesus is God just as He said that He is.
No one else has ever returned from death. We can now be certain
that there is a God (Jesus), that our sins are forgiven by God
and that we who believe in the forgiveness of our sins, because
Jesus died in our place, we too can look forward to our own
resurrected life in the presence of God (heaven).
2nd Corinthians 4:14
Knowing that He which Raised up the Lord Jesus shall Raise up
us also by Jesus,
We can be certain that all of our
sins have been atoned for by the sacrifice of Jesus on His cross
and that Jesus is the acceptable sacrifice because God accepted
the sacrifice of Jesus by receiving Jesus/Himself back up into
heaven. Only acceptable sacrifices are received by God into
heaven. Let's look back to some of the first pages of the Bible
and at the two differing sacrifice offerings to God by Cain and
Able. Cain's sacrifice was not acceptable to God but the
sacrifice of Able was and likewise we know that the sacrifice of
Jesus is acceptable because Jesus is now in heaven. Had the
sacrifice of Jesus on the cross not been sufficient to give us
life, meaning that had Jesus not actually been God in the flesh
then God would not have received Jesus up into heaven and not
only is Jesus resurrected and in heaven it has been done as a
public display in order to give each of us a real confidence in
the resurrection life of Jesus.
Genesis 4:3-5 And in the process of
time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the
ground an offering unto the LORD. And Able, he also brought of
the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD
had respect unto Able and his offering: But unto Cain and to his
offering he had not respect.
The Bible says in the book of
1st Corinthians 15:12-22
Now if Christ be preached that He rose from the dead, how say
some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? And if
Christ be not risen, then our preaching is vain, and your faith
is also vain, Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God;
because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ: Whom
he raised not up if so be that the dead raise not. Then is
Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain;
ye are yet in your sins.
With our own personal identification
in the death of Jesus for our sins on the cross with our sins
now dead we then become identified with the Life of Jesus and
receive His Spirit and take part in His glorious resurrection
Romans 6:3-11 Know ye not, that so
many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into
His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into
death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the
glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of
life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of
His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection:
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not
serve sin. For He that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be
dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him:
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;
death hath no more dominion over Him. For in that He died, He
died unto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,
but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus Himself makes it
perfectly clear that
there is a resurrection of God's people
Luke 20:34-38 And Jesus answering
said unto them, The children of this [physical] world marry, and
are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy
to obtain that world (heaven), and the resurrection from the
dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage [in heaven]:
Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the
angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the
resurrection. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at
the [burning] bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham,
and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For He is not a God
of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto Him.
Abraham along with his son Isaac and
his grandson Jacob each lived and died a long time ago. Each
died about 4,000 years before the visit/incarnation of Jesus.
Yet Jesus called them alive. They are indeed alive right now and
living in the presence of God. This is a difficult concept to
grasp that people who physically lived and died are still alive
in the presence of God but this is reality and thank God that
through Jesus Christ it is also our opportunity to live for
eternity in the presence of Jesus/God.
The Cross of Jesus is
His Victory over Satan, Sin, Death
and the Despair of this World
In dying on the cross Jesus provided
an end (death) to the agenda of Satan.
Colossians 1:12-13 Giving thanks unto
the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the
inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from
the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom
of His dear Son:
In resurrecting three days later
Jesus provided a re-birth to the agenda of God, the original
agenda-plan of God in a relationship with mankind that He began
in the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve.
Colossians 2:12-15 Buried with Him
(Jesus) in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through
the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the
dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of
your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven
you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances
that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out
of the way, nailing it to His cross; And having spoiled
principalities (Satan) and powers (demons), He made a shew of
them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Satan still remains here on earth
although without any real authority. Satan therefore is a
trespasser in the kingdom of Jesus. Satan is now pretending that
he has a kingdom, power and authority, it is however a dream, a
Satanic scam, and when Jesus does return he will imprison Satan
and Jesus will have His glorious 1,000 year Kingdom here on
earth and then afterwards Satan will be cast into the lake of
Death is finality, death brings about
the ultimate end and in the cross of Jesus the death is the
ultimate end of sin as sin is now paid in full and the effects
of sin and the deadly kingdom of Satan have died while the
resurrection life of Jesus now lives and rules and it is now the
kingdom of Jesus that now remains, rules and glorifies God.
With Satan now powerless except for
his own scams and deceits and with sin and death conquered and
mankind reunited to God by the cross and resurrection of Jesus
the despair of this world has also been vanquished, vanquished
as long as we seek God and continue to obey Him and live in His
kingdom of life and eternity.
The resurrection of
Jesus makes perfect sense
because it is not possible to kill God.
We can experience Jesus right now
here on earth. Answered prayer is one way that we experience the
living Jesus. Another way to experience the living Jesus is to
read the Bible. The Bible is God's word and the Bible is clearly
written with more knowledge than any human possess. Knowledge
about God, heaven, the future, man, angels, Satan, demons, hell,
1st Peter 3:21 .. the
answer of a good conscience toward God, by the Resurrection of
Because of the resurrection of Jesus
and our belief in His resurrection we are now forgiven for all
of our sins and with a clean conscience we can now approach and
have a relationship & fellowship with God. We can get to know
the God of heaven, the God that loves us, the God that created
us, just like we can get to know people here on earth.
Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore,
brethren, Boldness to Enter into the Holiest by the blood of
Jesus, By a New and Living (Resurrection) Way, which He hath
Consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say His flesh
and having a High Priest (Jesus) over the House of God Let us
draw near ...
What wonderful news it is that Jesus
is Alive! This wonderful, news about the resurrection of Jesus
and the reconciliation of sinful man to the Holy God, through
the forgiveness of our sins is called the Gospel. The Gospel
means just that Good News!