What we believe as Students of the Bible, Gods Word
We believe that the universe once came into existence, but there has always been One God, the “I am who I am” Elohim, Hashem, YHWH, Jehovah, Yahweh, the God of gods, God the Almighty Eternal Father, who has ever been and shall ever be and of whom are all things, whom no one has seen nor can see, and reigns in the heavens and transcends our complete knowing. He is revealed as our loving heavenly Father by His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus, Yeshua, Yashua, Yahshua, Christ who was born in Bethlehem.
Jesus the Christ or Christos, Messiah, was born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit (God His Force and Thinking), thus uniting two natures human and divine. Jesus lived without sin, died as an atoning sacrifice for sin, was entombed for three days and three nights, was resurrected bodily, and ascended to His Father. As Son, not Father, Jesus is subordinate to His Father in rank. In heaven he was been placed higher than the angels and was ordained to be the High Priest and mediator between God and men. Jesus reigns as Lord in heaven and will return to earth as judge and King of the kings.
The Spirit is God’s presence and power in the world and indwells believers. By the Holy Spirit, God inspired and illuminates the Scriptures; convicts and regenerates sinners; sanctifies, teaches, comforts, guides, and preserves believers; and empowers them for service. Evidences of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life are faith in Christ, obedience to God, and the spiritual fruit of love.
By the Holy Spirit, the divine helper, worldly men got inspired and receive the possibilities to write down the Word of God. Several holy men received the power to tell about the future and to do things which would seem impossible. Those miracles could be done by the Force of God. The writings of these people of God and prophets are bundled in the Bible, consisting of 66 Books forming the Old and the New Testament. Inerrant in its original writing, the Bible is the only authoritative and infallible rule of faith and conduct for humanity. It is our best instructor and guide to be able to know more about the Creator, His Creation and how we can become partakers of His Church and of His promises.
Humanity was created in the image of God: sinless, though not naturally immortal. Through Adam and Eve’s disobedience, all human beings became sinners by nature and by choice. The penalty for our sin is alienation from God, physical death (without consciousness), and, ultimately, eternal death for those who do not receive the salvation offered by Christ. People have to make their own choices and have to choose out of their own free will if they want to follow Christ Jesus and take the path to the narrow gate to enter the Kingdom of God.
The Church of God in Scripture is a spiritual body of believers, today the body of Christ, who hold the faith of Jesus Christ the Messiah and keep the commandments of his Father the Only One God. Under the lordship of Christ and the authority of His Word, the church exists universally and locally for purposes of worshipping God, preaching the gospel, nurturing believers, and serving humanity. Christians should participate in the church’s mission by service to others and fellowship with believers.
Bible prophecy preserves and strengthens the believer’s hope for the Second Advent with religious, social, and political trends and events. After a last big battle, called Armageddon, Jesus shall soon return to the earth to judge the living and the dead. According to the promise to Abraham, our patriarch, all believers shall be able to witness the rebirth of the nation of Israel, which point to the imminent return of Christ and the eventual establishment of God’s eternal kingdom on earth. Jesus’ earthly reign of one thousand years will be a universal kingdom in which all kingdoms, principalities, republics, powers, and enemies are overcome. Jesus Christ shall put all enemies under His feet and at the end turn over the kingdom to his Father. Ultimately, God will restore perfect harmony to all creation through Christ and reign eternally over the redeemed. He shall change or renew the earth into the paradise conditions that existed in the Garden of Eden. God will dwell with the redeemed in a new heaven and a new earth where no disappointment, defilement, or death can enter and where righteousness and peace will prevail forever.
Studying the Bible we can get to know what God wants from us. We do understand that though we are all sinners we can receive salvation by grace if we repent and change our lifestyle according the Will of God. By continuous study of the Bible, the Word of God can infiltrate in our being and change our lifestyle of love and service to Christ and dedication to God’s truth as revealed in the Scriptures.
We all have to become followers of Christ which means we have to follow the lessons and advice he gave his disciples. We also have to carry the message of the gospel into the world among our family and friends. Our serving God may not be limited to one day in the week, or Sunday. We always have to bring honour to God our Father in heaven and be worthy of His Name.
We would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.