The easy answer is that we are Christians.
What does that really mean though? For us, we understand that there are two aspects of our relationship with God that are vital to being right with God. The first is to be sure that we are in fellowship with God. The second is to be sure that our fellowship with other Christians is what God desires it to be.
Our Fellowship with God.
The Bible teaches us that sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59.2), and that all of us have sinned (Romans 3.23). This separation was demonstrated when Adam and Eve sinned and were cast out of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3.24). The question then becomes how do we return to a right relationship with God? The short answer is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and was raised the third day; through God’s grace we can be saved when we believe in Him, repent of our sins and are baptized into Christ (see 1 Corinthians 15.1-4 and Romans 6.3-4). You can read more about what is necessary for salvation in our article “Are You Going to Heaven?” When we accept this salvation in Jesus, we become Christians.
Our Fellowship with One Another.
The Scriptures also teach us that as His followers, He wants us to spend time with other Christians. This relationship is commonly referred to as a church (which just means a group of people). As a church, we understand that God has provided instruction for us in New Testament regarding what we are to do as a group of His disciples. We believe that one of the most important tasks given to us by God is to teach the gospel (Matthew 28.19-20), particularly in our community. With regard to worship, we engage in singing (Ephesians 5.16), prayers (Acts 4.23-31) , teaching ( Acts 20.7), and partaking of the Lord’s supper each Sunday (Acts 20.8). We are careful to use the money we contribute in ways that are appropriate and authorized by God’s Word (particularly with regard to evangelism and benevolence to our brethren). We are not affiliated with any denominational groups, or any other churches, because in our study of the Bible we find that each congregation is autonomous.
We hope it is obvious that our desire is to please God in all that we do, and that we are determined to do all these things by the authority of Jesus as found in His Word. If you have further questions, we’d love to talk to you — just send us an email.
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