The Preacher's View
The Preacher's View - From James Carter
With the Bible being God's only link between himself and man I believe man has both a duty and opportunity to draw near to God. It is the duty of man to hear his word.
So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.
to believe it
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
to repent of sin(s)
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent,
ye shall all likewise perish.
to confess Christ
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men,
him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 10: 32
and to be baptized by immersion
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
I believe the Church of Christ to be the bride of Jesus and our only hope to gain Heaven. I also believe that Christ died, was buried and then rose again on the third day that His Church might come into being and to give mankind this great opportunity which we now have, to serve Him and to show Him how much we appreciate his undying love toward us not to mentioned the fact that it is the only road to Heaven. There is much more to say on this but space will only allow me to be brief. Why not come out and meet a Church of loving Christians who have Christ and Heaven in their hearts, a Church where love abounds, where we allow the Bible to be our guide and where you can get a Bible answer to a Bible question. Come let us reason together.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
and hear the conclusion of the whole matter.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.