I Believe

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I Believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and The Holy Spirit.1 1 John 5:7 John 1:1

I believe God to be all knowing, all powerful, and omnipresent.2 Jeremiah 16:17 He was manifest in Jesus Christ3 John 14:7 who was born of a virgin,4 Isaiah 7:14 walked among us, suffered, and shed His blood for the sins of all humanity that believe and repent.5 Matthew 26:28 Mans relationship with God, which had been broken by the sin of Adam and Eve, was now restored for those who would believe, repent, and obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ.6 Romans 5:14

I believe that in order to experience that forgiveness and restored relationship it is essential that one must repent with a broken heart and contrite7 contrite spirit forsaking their old sinful ways and lifestyle, yielding control of their heart and life to Christ, and obeying Him above all others.8 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:4 Without repentance and obedience there can be no Salvation. To believe is to DO9 James 2:20; James 2:26; Revelation 22:14 and anyone who makes no obvious attempt to obey the commands of Jesus Christ is still dead in sins and trespasses.10 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 3:14; Hebrews 5:9; 1 Peter 4:17; 1 John 1:7

references: | 11 John 5:7; John 1:1 | 2Jeremiah 16:17 | 3John 14:7; 14:9 | 4Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23 | 5Matthew 26:28; Romans 3:25; Ephesians 1:7; Mark 6:12; Luke 13:3; Acts 17:30 | 6 Romans 5:14; Hebrews 5:9 |7Contrite - Broken hearted for sin; deeply affected with grief and sorrow for having offended God. Humble, penitent. | 82 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:4 | 9James 2:20, 26; Revelation 22:14 | 10 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 3:14; 5:9; I Peter 4:17; I John 1:7 |

I Believe That Christ Rose From The Dead.

I believe that Jesus Christ was dead and buried in a tomb for three days and that bodily He was resurrected by the Father, that He again walked the earth and was seen by multitudes of people, and by over five hundred at one time.11 Matthew 28:7; 1 Corinthians 15:6 I believe Jesus rose bodily into Heaven where He now resides on the right hand of the Father. There He, and He alone, makes intercession to the Father for the sins of those who are born again Christians (Have repented and obeyed).12 Mark 16:19; Acts 1:11; Acts 7:55; Romans 8:34; Colossians 3:1

references: | 11 Matthew 28:7; 1 Corinthians 15:6 | 12 Mark 16:19; Acts 1:11; Acts 7:55; Romans 8:34; Colossians 3:1 |

I Believe The Bible to be the Word of God...

...put down in written form by men who were Inspired by God to write. I believe God has preserved His Words for us today in the King James Bible and those translated from it into other languages. I believe God preserved His Word down through the centuries in the Textus Receptus line of manuscripts and writings13 Textus Receptus; 2 Timothy 3:16 which was translated and compiled by forty-seven Godly men over a period of seven years.

I Believe the Bible is the final authority and nothing supersedes it, and that includes so-called new revelation, prophecy, or tradition.

references: | 13 Textus Receptus or Received Text is the Greek Text which originated in Antioch. The King James Bible Translators REJECTED the manuscripts from Egypt and other places as having been corrupted and yet it is the text that underlies ALL modern versions. Byzantine Text is another of several names often used for the King James Bible New Testament text.; 2 Timothy 3:16; |

I Believe in Living a Holy Life both inwardly and outwardly.14 Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16

I believe Christians are not to emulate the world or chase after the world's pleasures and pass times, we are to be a peculiar people, only because as Christians, we ARE different.15 Romans 12:1; Romans 12:2; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 2:9 I believe part of living a holy life includes a guard on our thoughts, our words and our deeds.16 Ephesians 4:17; 1 Peter 3:10 Regular Bible reading, prayer and praise with thanksgiving and leading a quiet and obedient life are essential if the Christian is to be obedient and equipped to do the Lords work.17 1 Thessalonians 4:11; 1 Timothy 2:1; 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Peter 3:4; 1 Peter 4:1-7

references: | 14 Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16 | 15 Romans 12:1-2; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 2:9 |16 Ephesians 4:17; 1 Peter 3:10 | 17 1 Thessalonians 4:11; 1 Timothy 2:1; 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Peter 3:4; I Peter 4:1-7 |

I Believe That The Church is made up of God's people.

I believe only those who have been born again by the Word of God, through faith, repentance, and obedience to Christ and all that He commands, regardless of their denominational affiliation, or lack of, make up Christ's Church.18 John 3:3; Hebrews 5:9; 1 Peter 1:23 I believe that to reject any part of the Bible or to mix it with so-called scientific findings is to reject it all, and therefore is a rejection of Jesus Christ and brings the full consequences of that rejection.19 Revelation 22:19

references: | 18 John 3:3; Hebrews 5:9; I Peter 1:23 | 19 Revelation 22:19 |

I believe Jesus is God.20 John 1:1-3; John 1:14; John 8:24; 1 Corinthians 15:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 41:4 and many more...

Belief that Jesus is God is a fundamental trademark of a Christian and if one does not believe this Biblical fact then they are not and cannot be a Christian. It is taught from cover to cover and in nearly every one of the sixty-six books of the Bible. I believe that without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit of God one cannot have even the slightest understanding of this truth21 1 Corinthians 2:14.

references: | 20 John 1:1-3, 14; John 8:24; 1 Corinthians 15:28; 1Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 41:4 , and many more. |

As God is my witness, I Jim Oakley, owner of this website, Walking His Word do firmly believe and am deeply convicted of the foregoing statements and can believe no other. tiny cross

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