Who Are We?
We are a group of Christians who love the Lord and strive to please Him in all we do. The apostle Paul said, "Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus" (Colossians 3:17).
We believe the Bible is the infallible and inspired word of God, that God is our Creator and that Jesus Christ is our Savior (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 11:1-6, Acts 4:12. We are not a denomination established and organized by man or a historical human tradition. We strive to be like the church established by Jesus Christ in the New Testament (Matthew 16:18, 18:17). We are self-governing and independent of any other local, regional, or national headquarters arrangement. We are free to study, teach, and work as the Bible commands us. We also believe in the all-sufficiency of the local church to do the work God gave us, without relying on human institutions or centralization schemes that are foreign to the New Testament pattern.
Our goal is to serve God as He has outlined in the Bible. We turn to the Bible as our only source for answers on how to become a Christian, how to live faithfully as a Christian, and how to worship as a Christian.
We have obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ to be saved from our past sins, in order to serve Him as Christians only. How can you become a Christian and be saved from your sins? Here are the Biblical "steps" (Romans 4:12) into Christ:
1. Hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans 10:17; Matthew 7:24-25). God has an eternal plan to save us from sin by His grace revealed in the life and teaching of His Son, Jesus Christ.
2. Believe in Jesus as the Divine Savior (John 20:30-31). Jesus said, "Except that you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins" (John 8:24). Faith is the open hand that accepts the gift of God. Faith is trusting reliance and surrendered obedience to the will of God. "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him" (John 3:36).
3. Repent of All Your Past Sins (Acts 3:19, 17:30). Jesus said, "Unless you repent, you too will likewise perish" (Luke 13:3). Repentance is a change of mind toward sin and self, which leads to a change of life (the "fruit of repentance"). Repentance is the hardest command in the Bible because it is the surrender of the obstinate pride of man to the will of God. We must die to self to find life in Christ.
4. Confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (1 Timothy 6:12, Matthew 10:32-33). The apostle Paul said, "if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, you will be saved...with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Rom. 10:9-10). Confession is publicly declaring that Jesus will be Lord of all of your life.
5. Be Baptized into Christ for the Remission of Sins (Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21). "Why do you delay? Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling upon the name of the Lord" (Acts 22:16). Baptism is immersion or a burial: "you have been buried with Christ in baptism" (Rom. 6:4).
6. Live Faithfully unto the Lord Jesus and His Word (Revelation 2:10; 1 Corinthians 15:58). Jesus said, "He that endures to the end shall be saved" (Mark 13:13). The directions to heaven are: "turn right and go straight."
7. Fellowship a Christ-approved church with other New Testament Christians, to work and worship according to the New Testament pattern (Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 10:24-25). The local church of the Lord is a team of saints, a family of disciples, a group of believers, who have agreed to come together and do together what God authorizes us to believe and practice collectively.
If you are interested in learning and doing God's will, we would be happy and humbled to assist you by pointing you to the teachings of Scripture. Please come and visit us!