tenets of the faith

tenets of the faith

 

I believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior over my entire life, and trust that His resurrection from the dead gives me hope for today and the future. Having therefore received Him by faith, so shall I walk in Him. (Romans 10:9-11) (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) (Acts 4:12) (Galatians 1:8-10) (Colossians 2:6)

I believe that I am justified before God and reconciled to Him by faith alone in Jesus Christ. Having therefore been born into a right relationship with God, I am called to walk and live by the declaration of righteousness I have been given. (Romans 5:1, 2) (Galatians 2:16) (Colossians 1:21-23) (Philippians 3:9) (1 John 3:10)

I believe that God’s acceptance of me is based solely upon my faith in Christ and not as a result of works that I do. Therefore, having been chosen and adopted by God, I make it my ambition to be continually pleasing to Him.               (2 Corinthians 5:9)  (Ephesians 1:4-6) (Titus 3:4-8) (James 2:22, 23)

I believe that salvation is first from God’s grace, then in cooperation with His grace through my individual faith. His salvation is forever since it originates with Him, therefore I am secure. (John 6:37-39) (John 10:27-29) (Ephesians 2:8-10) (Hebrews 6:9-12) (1 John 5:11-13)

I believe in the complete sinfulness of man, that I possess no good in and of my old self, that my worth comes solely from my identity and union with Christ. Having this awareness, I therefore refuse to rely upon my old nature and resources, recognizing that all true goodness results from Christ living in me as I submit to God’s will. (Romans 3:10-18) (Romans 5:12-19) (Romans 7:18) (Ephesians 2:1-4) (Colossians 2:13)

I believe that I am complete in Christ; that all of my needs are met in Him provided I place Him first in all things. Having this precious promise, I therefore rely upon Him daily for all that I need. (Matthew 6:33) (Romans 8:32) (Philippians 4:19) (Colossians 2:9, 10) (2 Peter 1:2-15)

I believe in the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit who lives in me as a Christian, to impart truth, spiritual gifts and the life of Christ in and through me. Therefore, I will exchange the tendency of self evaluation for His ability to search and know me and reveal to me the sins I must confess and forsake. I learn to rely upon Him and not my old means of thinking and doing. (Psalm 26) (John 14:16, 17) (John 16:13-15) (1 Corinthians 2:11-16) (1 Corinthians 12:1-7) (2 Corinthians 3:18) (Hebrews 4:10)

I believe that I am set apart from this world for God’s use (sanctification), therefore I am called to pursue personal sanctification (holiness) as I appropriate my identification with Christ in His death and resurrection. (Romans 6:11) (Romans 12:1, 2) (Galatians 6:14) (Colossians 3:1-3) (Hebrews 2:11)

I believe in the process of discipleship whereby I become willing to embrace the cross of Christ and share in the fellowship of His sufferings. Therefore, I now perceive life’s difficulties as necessary in order to keep me humble, Adam’s nature in me inactive and the Holy Spirit’s power in me manifest. (Luke 9:23, 24) (Romans 6:5-7) (2 Corinthians 4:11, 12) (Philippians 3:10, 11) (2 Timothy 3:12) (1 Peter 2:21-24) (1 Peter 4:1, 2)

I believe in the command to evangelize and disciple the world; first through my loyalty to God and secondly in my loving service to others. In order to achieve this goal I must never forget my highest calling is in knowing God My Father through Jesus Christ, and therefore at any cost must submit my will to His. (Matthew 28:18-20) (2 Corinthians 5:20) (2 Timothy 2:2, 3:14) (1 Peter 4:7-11) (1 John 3:18) (1 John 5:20, 21)

 

 

 

 

 

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