We are one of many autonomous congregations of the Lord’s church who believe it is possible to have first century New Testament Christianity today. In order for this to be a reality, we must speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent.
A major cleavage within Christendom pertains to the point at which the “new birth” occurs. Most of Christendom maintains that a person is born again, and thus has sin washed away by the blood of Christ, when that person “accepts Jesus Christ as his personal savior.”
By this expression, it is meant that a person must mentally and/or orally decide to embrace Christ as the Lord of his life. Hence, the new birth is seen simply as a determination of the will—a moment in time when the person accepts Christ in his mind and couples that decision with an oral confession.
The passage in the New Testament that alludes specifically to being born again pertains to a conversation that Jesus had with a high-ranking Jewish official:Read More>>>
The answer to this question has implications both now and for eternity. Sadly, wrong answers are being given all the time. In this study, Don Blackwell opens the Bible and shares with us God's answer to this question. It is a simple, straight-forward study done in a kind and loving manner. With a question of this magnitude, you cannot afford to be wrong. Won't you join us for this vital study?
It’s the most important question you can ever ask. Yet if you ask ten different churches, you’ll get ten different answers. But what does the Bible say? We cannot afford to get this one wrong.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Confess Christ Before Men “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’