October 17, 2009

One Faith. One Message.

One Faith.

1. About God

We Believe in the one ever-living, eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes, and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father; through His Son, in redemptiom; and as the Holy Spirit, by emanation.

2. About Jesus Christ
The one true God, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon himself the form of man, and, as the son of man, was born of a virgin named Mary. As Paul says, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory" 1Timothy 3:16 (KJV)

"He came unto his own, and his own received him not" John 1:11 (KJV). The one true God was manifest in the flesh, that is, in His Son Jesus Christ. "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself..." 2 Corinthians 5:19 (KJV)

We believe that, "in him ( Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily: Colossians 2:9 (KJV). "For it pleased the Father that in him should all the fullness dwell" Colossians 1:19 (KJV). Therefore, Jesus in His humanity was man; in his deity was and is God. His flesh was the lamb, or the sacrifice of God. He is the only mediator between God and man. : For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: 1 Timothy 2:5 (KJV)

On His Father's side Jesus was divine, and on His mother's side Jesus was human. Thus, He was known as the Son of God and also the Son of man, or the God-man.

3. About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the one true God. It resides in every christian from the moment he or she receives it. The terms "baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire," "filled with the Holy Spirit," and the "gift of the Holy Ghost", are synonymous terms used interchangeably in the Bible. It is scriptural to expect all who receive the gift, filling, or baptism of the Holy Spirit, to receive the same physical initial sign of speaking with other tongues. The Holy Spirit provides the christian with power for living holy, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. It provides believers with spiritual gifts when they are saved, as well as the Fruit of the Spirit. As christians, we seek to live under the control of the Holy Spirit.

4. About the Bible
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by humans, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by Godd, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

5. About Salvation
We believe that we are saved by grace, thorugh faith. The grace of God makes salvation available to us through the cross of Calvary, and it is a free gift. Before you can obey the Gospel, you must first believe the Gospel. There is where faith begins to work. However, the Bible indicates that having saving faith is more than just believing that Jesus died and rose again. True faith will cause you to follow and obey the Lord. Romans 10:16 declares that gospel is to be obeyed. The Bible standard of full salvation is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

Romans 10:10-16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 38

6. About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God- to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude separates people from God, and causes many problems in life.

Genesis1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Romans 3:23

7. About Grace
"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world" Titus 2:11-12 (KJV). Grace is the agent that brought salvation to us. Some have misinterpreted grace as a license to live like you want and still be saved. This is simply not the truth. Saving grace will grant you salvation while you are lost, undone, and imperfect, because salvation is a free gift and not of works. However, saving grace refuses to let you continue to live a sinful life. A Christian must walk with God and keep himself in the love of God and in the grace of God. When a person sins against God and does not repent, he will eventually be lost. But God's grace gives us the power to be saved and stay saved.

1 Peter 1:3-5; John 1:17; Ephesians 2:8-9; Jude 1:21; John 15:2, 6; 2 Peter 2:20-21: Hebrews 6:4-6

8. About Eternity
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18

One Message.

Our vision with One Message. One Faith. is to share the truths that God shares with us through His Spirit with others who desire a deeper relationship with The Father. We hope to be a source of encouragement and inspiration to all who find us and follow us. We're also here to simply be family! We just want to share in each other's walks with the Lord in whatever ways He's leading us! We believe we're connected by His Spirit, so we can 't help but to love ya! 


Anonymous said...

I appreciate your beliefs. I only feel I have obligation to ask you about your explanation of who Jesus was. If Jesus was Jehovah incarnate, then why did he pray to his Father in heaven (John 17:1,2). I feel this scripture clearly shows they were separate persons along with other scriptures. (for example: John 5:19, 20; John 14:28; Matthew 27:46)

Chantel said...

Thank you for your gracious comment.
Jesus Prayed to the Father for two points:
1.To be our perfect example as touched in 1 Peter 2:21 and John 13:15. Hence he was also baptized for this purpose.
2. Phillipians 2:6-7;Jesus was fully human embodied by The Holy Spirit of the Father. The body- while sinless- was still pressured ( I.E. The temptation in the wilderness by Satan) Hebrews 4:14. The human part of him prayed to the Spirit that Fathered/created the specially prepared body, to keep the body submitted to the will of the Spirit.

This Spirit we call Jehovah is omnipresent, formless, with no beginnig or ending. This Spirit is Holy ( Be ye holy for I am Holy). Hence the Holy Spirit who dwells in our mortal bodies today when we believe.
This Spirit fathered us - creatd us to be his own. Hence he is our Father. The Greek form of father means provider and protector. Jesus embodies all the attributes of the Holy Spirit, who comforts and guides, and the Father, while he was in the flesh.
Jehovah Yeshua- God is become our salvation!
I hope that was what you were looking for. God bless you!