Friday, December 14, 2012

Seven Essential Truths Embraced By the Brethren

1. Authority & Authenticity of the Word of God
      A. The Doctrine of Revelation
        a. General: God revealed through creation
        b. Special: God revealed through providence, miracles, angels, Jesus on earth, the Bible...
      B. The Doctrine of Inspiration: God speaking His pure word directly to man
      C. The Doctrine of Preservation: God will preserve His whole word in the common language
      D. The Doctrine of Infallibility: God's word is incapable of error
      E. The Doctrine of Inerrancy: God' word is without error
      F. The Canon of Scripture: Fundamental principles and standards that determine man's words vs.            God's word.We believe that God's word in English is the Authorized King James Bible.
2. Deity of Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ is God, and therefore was pre-incarnate (existed as God the Son before he became a man).

3. Virgin Birth
      A. Fully man: born of a woman
      B. Fully God: Conceived of the Holy Spirit

4. Monotheism
    A. There is one Being Who created the heaven and the earth (all things physical and spiritual             beside God Himself) and has complete authority in deciding all moral law.
      B. This one Being is called God. Therefore there is only one God.
      C. God consists of three Beings, each showing God' will to man.
        a. The Father:
        b. The Son, Lord Jesus Christ
        c.The Holy Spirit

5. Resurrection 

6. Salvation

7. Life After Death

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.(Rom 6:11-13 [KJV])
I was in church Wednesday and ungodly phrases that I had heard at work kept going through my head. I opened up my Bible and this is the passage that I read. I just yielded my thoughts to the Lord and he gave me pure thoughts again. Strong statements and firm teaching in this blog do not mean that I think myself to always stand and never fall. Rather, writing this blog was originally intended to occupy my mind with spiritual things that my flesh not fall to to the temptations of an idle mind. Also I need to put in writing what I believe and stand for, that it may be a witness against me should I "yield [my] members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity.

My Blog

This first post will be explaining why i am creating this blog. I would like to put definitions to words in the Bible that are often redefined. I would also like to give sources for good music, clothing, books(doctrinal, story, song, educational, school), Bibles, churches,etc.