1. Glad you asked...
The Biblical concept of being “born-again” or saved does not mean religion or church membership or even baptism. The Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed to Nicodemus in John 3:3, “...Except a man be born again, he (cannot) see the kingdom of God.” Being born-again means that you have turned to Christ and are leaning upon His free gift of eternal life that was bought and paid for on the cross of Calvary.
Eph 2:8-9 • Titus 3:5
2. Next on the list
Baptism is a believer’s first act of obedience after he/she has come to faith in Christ. It is never before. According to 1 Peter 3:21 baptism does not take away the sins of the flesh “...but the answer of a good conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” If you have been truly born again you should be baptized by immersion in a good, Bible-believing church and then serve there till the Lord returns.
Eph 2:8-9 • Titus 3:5
3. Not a chance!
Once a person has come to know Christ as their Lord and Saviour the Holy Spirit takes up residence in the believer (1 Cor 6:19). From the very moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit seals you... “with that Holy Spirit of promise.” (Eph 1:13) He proceeds then, at the very second of salvation, to preform a “spiritual circumcision” which cuts away the dead nature (flesh) from your living nature (spirit) and makes you “sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Eph 2:6; Col 2:10-13) Because of these wonderful God appointed promises, every believer in Christ is eternally secure in Him.
4. Good Question...
In a day when there are over 200 + translations of the Bible on the market it would behoove us to take a stand on just one. At our church, we believe that God has providentially preserved His Word in the King James Bible (Psalms 12:6-7). All who preach and teach from our pulpit will be admonished to just use the most beloved of translations that has stood the test of time for over 400 years of modern criticism.
Psalm 119:89 • 2 Timothy 3:16-17
5. Time to grow...
With birth must come growth. It is impossible to be a good soldier without having gone through the training in boot camp. Likewise, in order to be a profitable, well equipped soldier of the Lord, you must be a part of a healthy, well balanced, Bible-believing church. Christ said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth (much fruit): for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:5) It is imperative for a Christian to be attending a church where they can be encouraged, equipped, and edified to impact a lost and dying world for Christ.
6. The privilege...
The Bible puts it this way, “every man according to his ability...” (Acts 11:29) Understand that all that you ever had, all that you have now, and all that you will ever have is a gift from a gracious God. That includes your health, you finances, your abilities, and your time. You should give as the Lord has “prospered you” (1 Cor 16:2). The Old Testament principle of a “tithe” or a “tenth” is a good starting point, but shouldn't be where you should stop. As God’s people we should be willing to open out our hands to the Lord and allow Him to take what He will, as opposed to what we want to give.
Gen 14:20 • Rom 12:8
7. Only if you participate.
You will never find out the answer to that question unless you are part of a healthy, well balanced, Bible-believing church. Only in the fellowship of other like believers will you ever really know what God has planned for you.
1 Cor 12-13 • Rom 12:6-8
8. We won't be here!
We believe that the Bible clearly teaches a Pretribulational, Premillennial, view of the end-times. We believe this position to be biblically based upon certain criteria:
1. The literal interpretation of scripture
2. The distinction between Israel and the church
3. The church, which is now composed of bond and free, Jew and Gentile, is the
espoused Bride of Christ.
4. The future fulfillment of all covenant promises to Israel
5. The Dispensational approach to the Bible as a whole.
Therefore, the church will be “taken out” before the time of “Jacob’s trouble” which is the Great Tribulation spoken of in Matthew 24-25.
9. Periods of time.
The word Dispensation simply means “an economy of a household.” In short, it was a period of time when God dealt with a man, or a group of people, in a particular manner that He did not in periods before. While God is “unchanging” and “immutable” His methods change from dispensation to dispensation.
It is imperative to understand dispensationalism when studying biblical issues such as: law vs. grace, apostolic signs, and healing, just to name a few.
10. Yep, we're sure of it!
If you desire close fellowship with like believers, sound preaching and teaching, worship that is God-centered, and a place where the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ are given their rightful place, then our church is for you.
1. What does it mean to be "Born Again"?
2. What is Baptisim?
3. Can I lose my salvation?
4. What Bible translation should I use?
5. I'm saved & baptized, now what?
6. How much should I give to the Lord?
7. Can God use a sinner like me?
8. What's your view on the "End Times"?
9. What are "dispensations"?
10. Is Freedom's Way the church for me?
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