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WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?

 

WE BELIEVE IN THE NAME OF JESUS!

WE BELIEVE IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS!

Evangelists Stephen and Bonita Ann (Logsdon) Richie

The Spirit of The Lord GOD is upon me; because The LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of The LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
Isaiah 61:1-2
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We believe in God.  He is the eternal Creator of all things.  He is omnipotent and omnipresent.  He is both LORD and Judge over all things pertaining to life and over all things pertaining to eternity.  His name is Jesus.

We KNOW  The Bible to be the inerrant and infallible Word of God.  We KNOW EVERY thing in The Word of God to be absolutely true.  We truly believe in His Word.

We KNOW by God’s Own Word that He is a triune Being.  He is God the Father, Jesus the Son, and The Holy Ghost.  We know by what Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 that The Name of The Father and The Son and The Holy Ghost is JESUSTHIS NAME ALONEJESUS… IS THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES!!!  HALLELUJAH AND THANK YOU, LORD!!!

We KNOW that Jesus was born of a virgin named Mary.  He lived a sinless life.  He was crucified on an old rugged cross for the sins of the world.  He was the sinless and spotless Lamb of God sent to atone for our sins.  His Blood ALONE atones for sin before GodWorks don’t atone for our sins…..nor does any other method we might devise by our human intellectJESUS’ BLOOD ALONE ATONES FOR OUR SINS BEFORE GOD ALMIGHTY!!!  WE BELIEVE IN THE NAME AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS!!!

We KNOW that Jesus is The LORD.

We KNOW that Jesus created all of the works of creation in seven days.

We KNOW that repentance….TRUE repentance must occur in our hearts and TRUE faith and belief in Jesus must occur, along with water baptism in Jesus’ Name, before we can be forgiven and eternally saved by Jesus. (This is specifically and plainly stated in Acts 2:38.) There is NO eternal salvation to be found in any otherJesus is the ONLY way to God the Father.  He rose to life again on the third day after His death.  He lived on earth another forty days and was seen by many many many witnesses.  He was caught up by God and taken to Heaven and there He sits at the right hand of God until the end of all things prophesied in His Word come to pass.  He will then take up eternal rulership in Jerusalem as King.  The dead shall be raised to life again. He will oversee a judgement of those who have rejected Him.  They will be thrown alive into the lake of fire called hell that burns forever and ever along with the devil himself and all demons.  

We KNOW that ALL believers MUST be baptized in water in Jesus’ Name after TRUE repentance and that both are necessary for the forgiveness of sins.  (Acts 2:38)

We KNOW that God’s Holy Spirit comes to dwell in all TRUE believers in Jesus after true repentance and baptism in Jesus’ Name.  We know that He leads us into ALL truth JUST AS JESUS CHRIST SAID HE WOULD! 

We KNOW that the gift of The Holy Spirit is a baptism that JESUS gives when one truly repents of sin and is baptized in Jesus’ Name. We believe in ALL of the gifts of The Holy Spirit which also includes the gift of tongues.  We believe in ALL of the offices that He has established in The Church. 

We KNOW The Rapture will occur at God’s appointed time. 

We KNOW that God’s judgement on this evil world is nearer than we realize!!!! 

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NOTE!!!

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST DESCRIBED THE LAST DAYS AND THE END OF THE WORLD SEVERAL TIMES IN THE GOSPELS.  IN HIS DISCOURSE REGARDING THE LAST DAYS AND THE END OF THE WORLD IN LUKE (CHAPTER 21), HE COMMANDED US TO “WATCH THEREFORE, AND PRAY ALWAYS, THAT YE MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN.” (LUKE 21:36) 

BECAUSE THE TEACHING OF A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE DID NOT COME INTO BEING UNTIL JOHN NELSON DARBY INTRODUCED THE RAPTURE DOCTRINE IN 1832 (AND SUCH A RAPTURE DOCTRINE WAS NOT TAUGHT BY THE EARLY CHURCH NOR WAS IT TAUGHT BY GOD’S FINEST PREACHERS SUCH AS CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON, ETC.), WE, UPON REVIEW AND INTENSE STUDY OF GOD’S INERRANT AND INFALLIBLE WORD, ARE NOT SURE IF THIS WILL OCCUR PRE-TRIBULATION IN THE MANNER IN WHICH IT HAS BEEN TAUGHT SINCE 1832. WE ARE, HOWEVER, FAITHFULLY PRAYING THAT THE LORD JESUS WILL FIND US WORTHY TO ESCAPE THE THINGS COMING UPON THE WORLD AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN.  WHETHER THE LORD JESUS WAS SPEAKING OF ESCAPING BY HIM CALLING US OUT BY DEATH, WE DON’T KNOW.  WE ARE PRAYING TO MAKE IT OUT OF THIS WORLD JUST AS HE HAS TOLD US TO PRAY.  EITHER WAY, IT WILL INDEED BE A RAPTURE!!!

AS THE WORLD LEFT BEHIND WREAKS IN ANGUISH AND TERROR AND DESPAIR DURING THE TRIBULATION DAYS OF GOD’S WRATH, TROUBLES WILL BE OVER.  GOD HIMSELF SHALL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR FROM OUR EYES!!!

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We KNOW Jesus is the Christ.  Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah that the Jews have waited so very long for.  Jesus is The Messiah (The Anointed One) that was promised in prophecies of The Old Tesament.

We KNOW, by God’s inerrant Word, that the blindness of the Jews is in part for us as Gentiles to be brought into The Kingdom of God by faith in Jesus Christ as our LORD and Savior.  We also know that Jesus has NOT forgotten His Own Jewish people and that He will have salvation and forgiveness for them when He returns to earth.  The promises God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are as fully intact now as they were when God spoke them so many years ago.  God has promised that He will BLESS those that LOVE Israel and He has also promised that He will CURSE those that HATE Israel.  God’s Word does not change.

We KNOW that this world was framed and created EXACTLY as God states it in Genesis.  We know that Jesus created all of creation in seven days as stated plainly in God’s inerrant and infallible Word. To believe anything else is to call God a liarThat is a very grave spot to be in.  God holds the very breath we breathe in His hands

We KNOW that the truth about God can ONLY be found in His Word…..The Bible.  That truth is JESUS!!!

We KNOW that The LORD Jesus Christ will return to earth and will reign for one thousand years seated on His throne in Jerusalem.  He will pour His spirit upon The House of David after He returns to earth and they will repent and turn to Him with their hearts, minds, and souls.

We KNOW that there will be a resurrection of all of the dead. 

We KNOW that those who have repented of their sin, been baptized in the Name of Jesus, and who have endured til the end of their lives with their belief and faith in Jesus will spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus, our God, Savior, King, and LORD. 

We KNOW that those who have rejected Jesus and His eternal salvation will spend all of eternity screaming in the lake of fire called Hell.  No mercy or forgiveness will ever be available for them.  They will pine away for just one drop of water to cool their tongues.  The fire of Hell will burn endlessly for all of eternity.  They willl spend all of eternity (and eternity has no ending) burning along with the devil and the devil’s angels.

Beloved, what we KNOW about God is available for YOU to KNOW about Him.  Search the scriptures……..for in them you will find the way to eternal life.  That way is JESUS!!!  Jesus is the ONLY way to The FatherThere is no other way!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!  THANK YOU ALONE, LORD JESUS!!!

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Evangelists Stephen and Bonita Ann (Logsdon) Richie
John 11:40