Statement of Faith





As a child, I grew up in a small country Baptist church and a Full-Gospel church. As an adult, I have attended Independent Baptist, Non-Denominational, Southern Baptist, Church of God, and Catholic. All have attributes that I like, but I do not believe that Jesus called us to be a denomination.

Mankind has made up the denominations based on their beliefs and how they interpreted the Scriptures. There is a 1980's Contemporary Christian group called 4Him. They did a song titled "Basics of Life." In my younger days, I just liked the song, the melody, and the harmonies in it. As I have gotten older, I began to see the message. Christians need to put aside their differences and quit bickering over things that should not matter. We need to get back to the Basics of Life.


 
1. The Holy Bible is God's Word given unto man through inspiration. It is without error.

2. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit…three separate, yet all are One.

3. Satan was a heavenly angel that rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven. For centuries he and his followers (other heavenly beings that sided with him) have fought against God.
 
4. Adam was made from the dust of the ground. God made Eve from Adams's rib, thereby signifying that the two of them coming together would be one. Meaning, that marriage is between a ma
n and a woman. Satan enticed Eve, thereby causing her and Adam to sin and partake of the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:4-3:24)
 
5. God gave His Son Jesus to be the ultimate sacrifice that would redeem man’s status with God. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified, died upon the cross, buried in a borrowed tomb, and rose from the dead three days later. Jesus ascended up to heaven, sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in man, and sits at the right hand of God the Father making intercession between God and man. (Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:14; 
John 3:16; Matthew 1:18-23; Matthew 27-28; Mark 15-16; Luke 23-24; John 19-20)

 
6. At a time not known by man, Christ will return to take up His children, (those who believe in Jesus and have accepted Him as Lord and Savior) to live with Him in heaven for all eternity.  Satan, his followers, and the people who have rejected Christ will be cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity. (Mark 15:32; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; John 14:3; Revelation 19:11-21)

7. There are two Sacraments that are to be followed, Baptism and the Holy Communion. Baptism is the immersion in water, symbolizing purification, regeneration, and admission into the Body of Christ. Holy Communion is the sacred time of fellowship with God, where believers remember the sacrificial death of Christ on the Cross. Believers commemorate the Lord's death in prayer and meditation and the partaking of the unleavened bread and wine (grape juice). (Matthew 26:17–29; Mark 14:12-25; Luke 22:7-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25)


  
Christians need to quit dividing themselves because some may believe in laying on of hands, speaking in tongues, women cannot preach or teach, we can or cannot have instruments in church, there is to be no dancing, women cannot wear make-up in church, handling snakes, etc. 
Christians need to stop all of that and get back to the basics of Christianity… and that is, what Christ did for us. All of humanity that have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, was given a command to go unto all the world and preach the Gospel. Go tell others of the price that Christ paid for our sins.


 
Keep it simple.


A church service does not need to be so rigid that it follows a strict regime. Too many churches pass out a "menu" of what and how the service will go. There needs to be an order in a worship service, but when a man starts dictating everything that goes on during the service, it leaves out the opportunity for the Holy Spirit to move. And, if the Holy Spirit cannot move in the service, hearts will not be touched, and souls may not be saved. 



It is up to the individual Christian to dutifully study God's Word, talk to the Father in prayer, and listen for the Holy Spirit to speak revelation of the Scriptures to you. I only present what I believe that the Lord has given to me during my time in study and prayer. We need to get back to the basics of God's Word and what Christ has done and is doing for us. True Christian prosperity comes from a right spiritual relationship with the Lord, not in how big our church may be, how many church members we may have, or how financially wealthy we are. We are to lay up our treasures in Heaven, not here on earth (Matthew 6:19-20).

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