What I Believe

  1. There is one God in three persons, the blessed Trinity- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I don’t know how that works, but it does.
  2. We are created in the likeness of God, but not a mirror image.
  3. Our only hope for salvation lies in the acceptance of Jesus Christ as our saviour.
  4. Jesus can claim to be our saviour because He offered Himself on a cross in our stead to pay the debt that we could not bear.
  5. We are saved by grace unto good works.  Put another way, we do good works because we have been gracefully saved by God.
  6. There is nothing we can do to earn our salvation.
  7. God will eventually put things right and Jesus will be our Eternal King.
  8. Those who do not accept Christ as their saviour will be judged according to their works, as they have not accepted Christ’s atoning death.
  9. The Bible is God’s inerrant, inspired Word.
  10. The Holy Spirit convicts us and fills us to perform the will of God and to be an obedient servant.

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  1. In the Encylclopedia of Religion and Ethics: “In the New Testament we do not find the doctrine of the Trinity in anything like it’s developed form, not even in Pauline or Johnnine theology”. Encyclopedia International: “The doctrine of the Trinity did not form part of the Apostle’s preaching, as this is reported in the N.T.” The New Bible Dictionary: “The word trinity is not found in the bible, and, though used by Tertullian in the late 2nd century, it did not take place theologically until the 4th century”. Dictionary of the Bible: “The Trinity of God as defined by the church (Catholic) is belief in God are three persons in one nature. This belief as so defined was only reached by the 4th and 5th centuries and not explicitly and formally a bible belief”. The New Encylclopedia Brittanica: “Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament. Nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema of Deut6:4 “Hear O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord”… The doctrine was gradually developed over several centuries. It was not until the 4th century that the distinctness of the three and their unity were brought together in a single Orthodox doctrine of one essence in three persons…By the end of the 4th century..Took the form substance of which we have today”. So easily we can see either by A.Hislop’s book the Two Babylon’s or historical accounts that there was a compromise in many churches to accept the trinity as teaching.It took a while over four hundred years to bring in this Greek doctrine, brought in by Tertullian, from Plato’s work of Timaeus, though he twisted it to his means. He even believed in only a two god system simular to what the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe today. The babylonian’s created a triad, though once only worshipping one God only. This in turn was adopted by Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans in some form or another. Also Hindu’s have it as well-The Creator, Destroyer, and Sustainer. Many of the ceremones involved in this system are seen in many cultures in one form or another. Only Jewish people and minority of Christians believe in a single God with many attributes but yet is one only.Sure Muslim’s believe in one but it is a Moon God variation.So technically they are more right in the oneness of God belief than trinitarians who have adopted many Pagan ideas to bring them in the fold, at great compromise to the word of God.The word will judge us in the last day.God will’nt care who was your Pastor or association but rather did you obey his word to the max or not, See Matt 7:1-27, Revelations 22:17-18, and Zach 14:9, among many others. Every baptism in the bible was completed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts2:38,4:12,8:12-16,10:36-48,16:15/33,18:8,19:1-6, and 22:16. Paul instructed us to use Jesus in every word or deed and by baptism in Jesus Christ we put him on, Colossians3:17 and Galayians3:27. He completed baptisms (In Acts 16/33,18:8, and 19:1-6 in Jesus’ name.) though it was not his calling. There is only one valid says Ephesians 4:5 and we are saved by it as it cleans our conscience by faith and obedience, see 1Peter3:21,2Kings5:1-16, and James2:19-26. The family name is Jesus Ephesians 3:15 and it has all power or authority Matthew 28:18. In ancient times unto whom you were baptized is to whom you were owned or property of, see Corinthians10:1-10.Finally until Justin Martyr’s time 90-165AD baptism was strictly in Jesus name. Justin had a slightly larger trinity form with Jesus inserted in it. 180AD the trinity was first mentioned and later coined by Tertullian from Pagan Plato’s work of Timaeus but twisted in 197AD. Even at that he believed in a two god system simular to what the Jehovah witnesses believe. The trinity was’nt adopted until 325, and know as it is today known only after 381AD. Pope Stephen of 4th century and Pope Zechariah of the 8th admit the Jesus name baptisms were valid. The majority of Christian’s were baptized in Jesus name until the Inquisition (Which started from 1220-1840). Get saved God’s way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Amazing how you can’t keep your own facts straight as to when people were baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I don’t mind turning this into a theological debate, because you still never answered my question as to what happened to the thief who wasn’t baptized in Yeshua’s name, or any other name for that matter. Did he go to paradise with Yeshua? Or is Yeshua a liar? Answer that.

  3. I thought Trinity was God, Goddess, and Jesus. All brought together as all in one.His story, her story,
    and their story turning into one story from 3 different stories.Our past history, our relative ,family
    ancestors before us, still with us, being souls (Holy Spirits). Stories passed down from generation
    to generation. which the story is still growing and being with us and added on to. Still in the making, happening. It never stopped.

  4. The Trinitarian view of God is this: God has been revealed in three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God, operating in those three offices, has been our Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Teacher, Convictor, and Friend. This is not about “Our story,” but this is rather about “HIS Story.” The trinity you speak of is not the orthodox Christian trinity.

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