What We Believe

BIBLE TEACHINGS ABOUT SIN

What is SIN? Answer: A Willful Transgression (Disobedience)

James 4: 17 “. . .To him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

I John 3: 4 Sin is the transgression of the law (law of Christ)

SIN CAUSES SPIRITUAL DEATH

Ezekiel 18:4  “. . .The soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

James 1:15
“. . . And sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”
Romans 6:23
“. . .The wages of sin is death.”

SIN SEPARATES FROM GOD

Isaiah 59:2
“. . .Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you.”

SIN BARS FROM HEAVEN

John 8:21
(If you) “. . . .Die in your sins, whither I go you cannot come.”
Hebrews 12:14

“Follow . . .holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.”

JESUS COMMANDED ONES TO SIN NO MORE

John 8:11
To the adulterous woman – “Go and sin no more.”
John 5:14
To the impotent man –“Sin no more, lest a worst thing come unto thee.”

CHRISTIANS DO NOT SIN

John 8:34
“. . .Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.”

John 8:36
 “If the Son . . . shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
I  John 3:6
“Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.”
I John 3:8
“He that committeth sin is of the devil”
I John 3:9
“Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin”

PAUL TEACHES CHRISTIANS ARE DELIVERED FROM SIN

Romans 6:1,2
“Shall we continue in sin? . . . . God forbid.”
Romans 6:22
“But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.”
(Read the entire 6th chapter of Romans)

WE ARE COMMANDED TO:

BE HOLY (WITHOUT SIN)

I Peter 1:14-16
“Be ye holy, for I am holy”

BE HOLY IN THIS LIFE

Titus 2:11-12
“Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts. . . . live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world”

LIVE HOLY EVERYDAY

Luke 1:74-75
“. . .serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness . . . all the days of our life.”

WORSHIP GOD IN HOLINESS

Psalms 29:2
“Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness”

THE ANSWER FOR SIN IS SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

Acts 4:10-12
“Neither is there salvation in any other”

CHRIST PURPOSE IN COMING TO EARTH

Matthew 1:21
“. . .He shall save his people from their sins” (not in them)

SALVATION IS RECEIVED THROUGH GODLY SORROW, REPENTANCE AND FAITH

II Corinthians 7:10
“. . .Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation . . . but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”
Proverbs 28:13
 “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”
Ephesians 2:8
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”

TRUE BIBLE TONGUES; SPOKEN LANGUAGES THAT BENEFIT THE HEARERS THROUGH UNDERSTANDING IN A LANGUAGE KNOWN TO THEM. 

Acts 2:6
"...every man heard them speak in his own language."
Acts 10:46
"For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God."  (With Understanding)
1 Corinthians 14:33
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
1 Corinthians 14:40
"Let all things be done in decently and in order."  (No Chaos to be in Gods Churches)

1 Corinthians 14:4
"He that speakteh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church."   (To speak to others in a language that is unknown to them does not benefit them, even if the speaker enjoys the truths they are speaking. However if that speaker teaches something in a language that can be understood, then that is a benefit to others.  Also notice that the word "unknown" is italicized.  This means this word was added by the KJV  translators and is not literally of the original Greek scriptures. Students of the Scriptures will find that the Greek word for tongue directly references the distinct language or dialect used by a particular people. Since we know that "tongue" actually references "language", the added word "unknown" may be omitted as it may cause confusion or mis-understanding.)

  
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