A Few Things About Us
We are just a handful of people who are fortunate enough to be saved, sealed, and members of the body of Christ, totally and completely by His grace. We believe that God has reconciled us to Himself by the death of His Son on the cross for all of our sins. We believe that Christ died for our sins, and that He was raised again for our justification, and that all the work of and for our salvation was totally finished by the cross of Christ.
We believe that we are complete in Christ, by His workmanship. We believe that we are created in Christ Jesus unto good works, and that God has ordained that we should walk in them. We believe that we are in God’s grace rather than under the Law. We believe that by the works of the Law that no flesh can be justified in God’s sight, therefore we believe thatGod’s Holy Spirit leads a true believer in Christ according to His grace and not according to His law.
We are not an organization and we are also not a denomination. We can find no instructions in the Word of God for the building of organizations. We are also not a denomination. It seems strange to imagine asking a fellow believer, “What denomination of the ONE BODY are you?”
We are students of the bible. We believe that the Holy Bible is the final and complete revelation from God for us today. We do not believe that anyone has an “inside track” with God, nor do we believe that God is giving special people special insight or revelation today. We believe that the bible is complete and is true. We take the stance of a devoted bible teacher who once said, “If it is new, it is not true.” We believe that the Holy Spirit leads us into understanding of the things of God through the written word of God.
We do not believe in the keeping of “ordinances” or religious observances of any kind. We do not believe that there are any ordinances for the church today. We also do not observe any day or occasion as special above any other. In other words, we do not hold, in any way, to the traditions of men. Men have a number of religious traditions which they have established from information they obtained from the bible, but who fail to realize the distinctions and divisions in scripture that are so plainly set forth.
We believe in understanding the bible literally. In other words, if the plain sense of the passage makes common sense, there is no sense in seeking any other sense. To state it another way, we do not believe in “spiritualizing” bible passages. We believe that the practice of “spiritualizing” passages is one of the worst blunders of religion today. When we try to make Israel be the Church or the Church be Israel, or misapply passages which are obviously intended for the two different groups for two different reasons, it is worse than “robbing Peter to pay Paul.” It is downright religious confusion.
It is our aim, through this means, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. We want to make it known that there are no requirements for salvation today other than simple faith in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. The bible says that God was in Christ reconciling the world untohimself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. By this means, it is our desire to make it known that salvation is a free gift. You cannot do anything to gain it, and once you are saved, there is nothing that can cause you to lose it. Christ died for our sins, and he was raised again for our justification. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore, believe on, not just in, the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shaltbe saved.