The Gospel is not simply information. It is a proclamation from God concerning His Son, Jesus Christ. This proclamation is for everyone and it demands a response. “And this is God’s command: to believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and to love one another as He commanded us. 1 John 3:23
This means we cannot be neutral about Jesus. God commands us to believe in Him, which means that our response has real consequences. His incarnation, His teaching and miracles, His death and His astonishing resurrection are historical events recorded by eye-witnesses and we must decide whether we believe them or not. Either we deny that He came or we believe. Either we look away from his death or we look on it in repentance. Either we reject the belief that Christ rose from the dead or we subscribe to it.
To aid you in your consideration of the gospel, we offer a link to a multimedia presentation of this proclamation from Matthias Media entitled Two Ways to Live. We hope that this presentation answers some of your questions about God and His claim on your life. Please take a few moments to read it and consider where you stand. Remember, your soul will live forever. Are you ready for eternity?
The basis of our Fellowship shall be the fundamental truths of Christianity, as revealed in Holy Scripture, including:
1.There is one God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
2.God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
3.The Bible, as originally given, is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It is the supreme authority in all matters of belief and behaviour
4.Since the fall, the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that everyone is subject to God's wrath and condemnation
5.The Lord Jesus Christ, God's incarnate Son, is fully God; he was born of a virgin; his humanity is real and sinless; he died on the cross, was raised bodily from death and is now reigning over heaven and earth.
6.Sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death once and for all time of their representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between them and God
7.Those who believe in Christ are pardoned all their sins and accepted in God's sight only because of the righteousness of Christ credited to them; this justification is God's act of undeserved mercy, received solely by trust in him and not by their own efforts.
8.The Holy Spirit alone makes the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, enabling them to turn to God from their sin and to trust in Jesus Christ.
9.The Holy Spirit lives in all those he has regenerated. He makes them increasingly Christlike in character and behaviour and gives them power for their witness in the world.
10.The one holy universal church is the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong. The Church, both local and universal, is given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
11.The Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, to judge everyone, to execute God's just condemnation on those who have not repented and to receive the redeemed to eternal glory.