Tuesday, June 07, 2005

My Beliefs

Romans 6:3-4, Acts 22:16
A New Life in Christ

About God: Psalm 14:1; Ephesians 4:4-6

About Creation are found in Genesis 1:1

About Faith: Hebrews 10:38,

About the Soul is found in Genesis 2:7, James 5:20

About Sin: Ezekiel 18:20; Proverbs 14:34; Acts 22:16,

About Christ: Colossians 1:18, I Corinthians 3:11; Galations 3:27

About the Gospel: defined as the death, the buriel, and the resurrection of Jesus: I Corinthians 15:1-4, defined as the great commission: Mark 16:15-16, defined on judgement day : 11Thessalonians 1:18; the death, buriel and ressurection of Christ enacted: Romans 6:3-6

About Salvation: Romans 1:16, Philippians 2:12, I Timothy 3:15
Acts 2:38-48; 1 Peter 3:21

About the Lord's church: Acts 2:47, Acts 11:26, Romans 16:16

About Worship: Hebrews 10:25, Acts 20:7, I Corinthians 10:16, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16

About Saints: Romans 12:13 Saints are people who have obeyed the Gospel and been added to the church (See Acts 2:42) Romans 8:27, Acts 9:41. The Lords church consists of only saints, and only saints are in his church.

About Christian Living: Matthew 22:37-40, Romans 12.

About Parents and Children: Proverbs 3:12, Ist John 3:18, I Timothy 3:4, Colossians 3:20

About Housekeeping: I Timothy 5:14, Titus 2:5

About Marriage: Ephesians 5:24,25, Colossians 3:19, I Peter 3:1

About Race: I Corinthians 9:24, Hebrews 12:1. Note: the word "race" referring to national distinction, is not in the Bible. Acts 17:26 is the only statement that refers to God's attitude toward different nationalities. Charles Darwin, the person who made evolution a famous theory, popularized the concept of race, as we know it today, when he divided people into classes according to their skin color. While the Bible lists many nations and tribes, there is a lack of skin color distinction to identify them.The race to be considered in the Bible is the one that is to be run in the Christian life. All nationalities must submit to the law of Christ.

About Parents Responsibility in Educating their children: Deuteronomy 6:6-8, Ephesians 6. Proverbs 29:17; Proverbs 19:18; Proverbs 29:17; Proverbs 19:26; Proverbs 29:15;

About Psychology: The entire Book of Proverbs is the most superior psychology book in the world because it shows the consequences of foolishness and the rewards of righteousness. The word of God is the only thing necessary for life. 11Peter 1:3

About division and denominations: Matthew 15:9; I Corinthians 1:11-13

About sin: Acts 22:16, Romans 3:25,

About being converted: Acts 3:19; the conversion of the 3,000: Acts 2, the Samaritans: Acts 8; the treasurer's conversion - Acts 8; The apostle Paul: Acts 9:18, Acts 22:16; The Centurian: Acts 10; Lydia - Acts 16:13-15; The Jailor - Acts 16:26-30; Crispus and household: Acts 18:8;

About drinking: Proverbs 20:1; Proverbs 31:4; Isaiah 5:11; Isaiah 5:22;

About comparison of the Old  Law given to Moses, and the New Law of Christ : Galations 3:23-29

3But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
 24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
 26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
 27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
 29And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

About feminism, socialism, Marxism and other isms: Their doctrines are false and opposed to the teachings of the Bible. Christ already liberated women when He made them fellow heirs and we do not need any isms or added doctrines to the word of God. People are equal when they obey the gospel.

About Class: There are only two classes of people: those who have obeyed the gospel of Christ according to His last will and testament, and those who have not. The attitude the saved should have toward the lost is that they have the responsibility of teaching them the gospel, when the opportunity arises. The attitude of the unsaved, the lost, and those who have not obeyed the gospel, is that they are outside of Christ, and must obey the gospel to get in Christ. 2nd Corinthians 5:17;
About religious leaders to claim to have been given revelations by an angel:  Galations 1:6-9

About Prophets and Prophecy after the Bible was Written:  1st Corinthians 13 vs. 8; Revelation 20:18-19;  I accept only prophets whose names are recorded in the Bible.

Galations 1:8:  But though we, or an angel from heaven should preach  any other gospel unto to than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed (anathema).

My comments: those who claim to be prophets also say that their prophecy was revealed to them by an angel.  Galations 1:8 (above) says that even if an angel from heaven should come to you and preach another gospel that is not the same as that which the apostles preached,  they are accursed. If it is not the exact words of the Bible, it is not the same gospel that the apostles preached and wrote. If it is not, the prophet is false, and if it is the same, there is no need for the prophet.

About false prophets

About Jesus Christ:

 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (Hebrews 1:1-2)

About the first day of the week:

1 Corinthians 16:2, Acts 20:7; Jesus rose on the first day of the week, the first gospel sermon in Acts 2 was preached on the first day of the week, the kingdom (church) was established on the first day of the week (Acts 2) and the first baptisms took place. The Lord add those who were baptised to His church. Read also Matthew

On the first day of the week, Paul preached to the disciples who had gathered together to break bread:  "And upon the first day of the week, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow, and continued his speech until midnight." Acts 20:7

Mark 16:9
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

Sabbath was one of the laws of the Old Testament Jewish Mosaical Law, and it was nailed to the cross and abolished at the death of Jesus Christ:

Colossians 2:14-16:  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances, which was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross."

Ephesians 2:15: Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, the law of commandments in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain, one new man.

The law given to Moses for the Israelites was replaced by the last will and testament, the New Testament, of Jesus Christ, as our spiritual authority.  The Old Testament is the schoolmaster, which was written for our learning, but the Bible says we are no longer under a schoolmaster. Galations 3:24-25

Hebrews 8:6-8: But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much more he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

About Authority:  Our authority today is Jesus Christ, who gave us His last will and testament when he died on the cross. His words, rather than the words of others, are  our authority. See also Hebrews 1:2

Read a very through study of these issues here.

For more on the Sabbath verses the Lord's Day click here or, go here or here
Read some personal stories of people who studied and came to a right conclusion about these issues, here.

If you are still not sure about this, I urge you to carefully read the book of Galations, the book of Hebrews, and the book of Romans, all which address the problem of people bringing the Old Law into the New Covenant, and explain how the Old Law was taken away, nailed to the cross, and the New Law of Christ became the spiritual authority.  "This is my beloved son ...hear ye Him."   Mathew 17:5

Another good personal story here.  My note:  I pray all these people will study further and be taught the "way more perfectly"  (Acts 18:26) as they seek to find the truth of the Gospel.
Also read this man's story which contains a lot of essential scripture. Highly recommended.

About Cults: The definition of a cult is a religion that has a prophet or leader other than those recorded in the Bible, and they have additional books other than the Bible, which they claim were revealed to their leader by an angel.  The true church is based on the pattern set by the apostles in the New Testament, and does not need additional revelations outside of the Bible. Many cult religions have their own version of the Bible, having been revised to suit the claims of their particular prophets. Our only leader is Christ; our only book is the Bible, our only religious authority for our personal spiritual life is the New Covenant.

About the Ressurrection on the First Day of the Week:  Mark 16:1-6:  "And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James, and ZSalome, had brought sweet spices, that they might come and annoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came into the sepulchre at the rising of the sun...."

Jesus said he would die and would be raised on the third day. He died on Friday, was entombed on Saturday, and rose on Sunday, the first day of the week.  If you will read Mark, chapters 15 and 16, it will show  you how he died in Friday, and rose on Sunday.

Mistakes of 19th century self-proclaimed prophets can be read here.  See also this site concerning the similarities of modern day prophets.

The real church can be read about in the New Testament, and has no book but the Bible, no leader but Christ.

About the end times: Get comfortable and read the history of some of the fantastic ideas about the end times here, which include scriptures that shed light on the subject.  You might also like this for a study on world predictions.

1 comment:

JO said...

You've done a great job on "beliefs."
I wholeheartedly am in agreement with you my sister in Christ.
All for Him.
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