Please note: these questions and answers are NOT elements of any
sort of creed ... we have no man-made creeds or doctrines, since
God's word in the bible is sufficient for salvation. Any
additions to or subtractions from God's word are strongly
condemned in the bible. The questions and answers listed below
are ONLY some of those that people ask about the practices of
our church, and not an attempt by this website to completely
characterize our congregation of believers. Obviously, any
additional emphasis (italics, underlining) in the bible verses
to follow are added.
Is it necessary to believe that Jesus is the Christ?
Jesus said –Mark 16:15-16 “Go into all the world and preach the
gospel to every creature. He who
believes and is baptized will be saved; but he
who does not believe will be condemned.”
Paul said – Acts 16:30-31 And he brought them out and said,
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe
on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your
repentance absolutely necessary?
Jesus said – Luke 13:3-5 “I tell you, no; but unless you repent
you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the
tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they
were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I
tell you, no; but unless you repent
you will all likewise perish.”
Paul said – Acts 17:30 "Truly, these times of ignorance God
overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to
one confess with ones mouth that Jesus is the Christ?
Jesus said – Matthew 16:13-19 When Jesus came into the region of
Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men
say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John
the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the
prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of
the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are
you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this
to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you
that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and
the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give
you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on
earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth
will be loosed in heaven.”
Paul said – Romans 10:9,10 that if you
confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and
believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you
will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto
righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto
Baptism - must one be baptized to be saved?
Jesus said – Mark 16:15,16 And He said to them, “Go into all the
world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes
and is baptized will
be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”
Paul said – Acts 22:16 And now why are you waiting? Arise and be
baptized, and wash
away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
Peter said – 1 Peter 3:21 There is also an antitype which now
saves us—baptism (not
the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good
conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
a person fall from grace?
Galatians 5:4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who
attempt to be justified by law; you have
fallen from grace.
There are how many churches?
Jesus said - Matthew 16:18 - I will build
My church (only one is indicated)
there be a hell, an eternal punishment?
Jesus said - Matthew 25:45, 46 He will answer them, saying,
‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one
of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ And these will
go away into everlasting punishment,
but the righteous into eternal life.