What We Believe

love the Lord thy God


It's all about loving God! We should be so in love with Him that we can't get enough of Him!

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What we believe. No! Only what the Bible teaches!

It makes no difference what we believe, it only matters what the Bible teaches!

Jesus Christ is God Himself, manifest in a human body.

1 Tim 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Col 2:9 For in him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Salvation comes through repentance.

Acts 2:38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 3:19  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...

Acts 17:30  And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

The Gifts of the Spirit are for all members of the church.

1 Cor 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

Baptism is done in the name of Jesus, to put on Christ, to take on His name.

Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

Jesus is the only way to Salvation.

John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Sin is the reason for all the bad things in the world ...

Hosea 4:2-3 You make vows and break them; you kill and steal and commit adultery. There is violence everywhere, one murder after another. That is why your land is in mourning, and everyone is wasting away. Even the wild animals, the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea are disappearing.

The Bible is the Word of God.

2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

The Bible interprets itself and we must use true theology to understand it.

We must read the entire Bible, from cover to cover, for true "context".

Prayer is everything.

1 Thess 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Mark 14:38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

The Church is the body of Christ which is the saints of God, not a building.

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Why Home Church?

The "church" today has fallen into apostacy and looks nothing like the church in the book of Acts.

In fact, it looks almost exactly like the church of the Laodiceans that Jesus rebuked 2000 years ago!

Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

I call it Easy Peasy Churchianity. It seems to be the mindset of most church-goers today. The Church is lukewarm!

The church today is indistinguishable from the world, and looks just like Paul wrote about in his letter to Timothy.

2 Tim 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Now, I do know that there are people in the church who love the Lord, but the mainstream church really does look just like the world and just like this prophecy foretold.

Instead of worship services, they have rock concerts and motivational speakers!

Our desire is to get back to the way of the church Jesus and the Apostles created.

We should love God above all things, with all our heart, soul, mind and strength!

love the Lord thy God

If someone does love God above all things it's apparent in their life. Their fruits give them away.

  • They are eager to study His word.
  • They seek Him in every thing, not their own.
  • They hate sin.
  • They desire His gifts.
  • They obey Him and study His word to find the things that He loves and the things that he hates.
  • They hang out with other people who are Godly and love God with all their heart.

If someone does NOT love God above all things it's apparent in their life. Their fruits give them away.

  • They treat Him like a gold-digger treats their rich husband! Shower me with presents and give me things I want!
  • They make excuses to not study His word and be around others who love the Lord.
  • They hang out with worldly people instead of Godly people.
  • They argue about things like obedience and putting God before family and friends.
  • They try to find ways to make people who love God look bad so they can justify their own sin and disobedience.
  • They love to point fingers in an ungodly fashion.

Our goal is to surround ourselves with others who love God and love others. To be with people who love to pray and worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth!

The church needs to keep itself Holy, and never compromise or allow sin among its members!

Titus 3:10 Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.

Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

We absolutely do not condone sin among ourselves and we should rebuke and exhort, with love, those who are our brothers and sisters in Christ!

Listen to Paul and Peter in the following passages...

Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Cor 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Peter 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work , pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Pass the time here in fear (Prov 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom) and turn away from evil.

How far should we go to admonish and rebuke?

1 Sam 2 contains the story of Eli the priest who had two sons that did not know the Lord (v.12). These two sons made merchandise of the offerings brought to the Temple (v.29) and used their position and power to prey upon the women who came to the temple (v.22). Now, Eli rebuked them verbally (v.23-25), but the Lord knew that he put his sons above the Lord and didn't MAKE them stop, and even partook with them (v.29). His verbal rebuke meant nothing to God because he didn't do what was right and stop the evil from happening (1 Sam 3:13).

How does this relate to the scriptures listed above?

We should NEVER allow sin among our brothers and sisters in Christ without lovingly admonishing them. If they willfully refuse to stop, we should turn away from them.

2 Timothy 2:19 Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

We should warn everyone else of their wicked ways and, if possible, pull them from the fire.

2 Thess 3:13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. 14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

If we love Jesus, we will obey His commandments by loving Him so much that we get rid of our pride and humble ourselves before Him, and we will love others enough to esteem them greater than ourselves and give to those in need, warn the wicked, and rebuke those who call themselves Christians but do not obey His word!

Phil 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

While many pastors start out wanting to do the work of the Lord, many fall into the trap of compromise to keep the peace and avoid being unliked, or to keep the pews full and keep the tithe's coming in.

We can never, ever compromise on God's Word! Never.


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