Our natural tendency is to run from God. Our hearts rebel against Him. This is called "sin" in the Bible, God's Word. Romans 3:23 says, "for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
Despite our rebellion, God loves us and wants to save us from sin. He wants to offer us a new life that is filled with hope. We read in John 10:10, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
In order to receive this gift of salvation, God made a way through His Son, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:8 says, "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." John 3:16-17 tells us, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved."
We can receive this gift only by faith. In Ephesians 2:8 says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God."
Faith is a decision of our hearts demonstrated by the actions of our lives. Romans 10:9 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
As you read this, if you choose right now to believe that Jesus died for your sins and to receive new life through Him, then pray a prayer similar to this one to thank Him for your new life.
"Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. And I believe that Jesus died to forgive me of my sins. I now accept Your offer of eternal life and ask Jesus to be my Savior. Thank You for forgiving me of all my sins. Thank You for my new life. Beginning today, I want to follow You."
Now, if you prayed this prayer, share this decision with a Christian friend and a pastor. If you are not attending a church already, you are welcome at Mount Moriah or find another church where you can worship and grow in the faith. Then follow Christ's example, ask to be baptized as a public profession of your faith, and turn away from your past way of life and walk with Christ.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:18-20; II Corinthians 13:14; Deuteronomy 6:4
We believe the Bible to be inerrant, inspired, and the only infallible authoritative Word of God.
John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21
We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal and literal Second Coming in power and glory. John 1:1, 14; Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26; John 20:30-31; Hebrews 10:12; Revelation 19:11-16
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he was tempted by satan and fell, and that because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for salvation.
Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3:1-6; John 3:3-7; Titus 3:5
We believe that salvation is by grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:5, 8-9; Romans 3:24, 5:15
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life and by whom the Church is empowered to carry out Christ's great commission. I Corinthians 6:19; Acts 1:8
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved to the resurrection of life, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:28-29; I Corinthians 15:50-58; Revelation 20:11-15
We believe in the pre-tribulation, that is, Christ will return for His saints before this period and Rapture them to be with Him.
I Thessalonians 1:10; I Thessalonians 5:9, Romans 5:9
We believe that Christ will come with His saints, at His Second Coming, and establish His Kingdom and reign for a thousand years.
I Thessalonians 3:13, Zechariah 14:5, Jude 14; Matthew 24; Revelation 19
We believe that justification is by faith alone in Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1; Romans 3:28, 30
We believe in the eternal security of the believer.
John 5:24; I John 5:13
We believe in the personality of satan. That he was created perfect but fell through pride and became the originator of sin, and that he is the god of this world. Isaiah 14:12-15
We believe that some gifts of the Holy Spirit such as speaking in tongues and miraculous healings were temporary. We believe that speaking in tongues never was a necessary sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and that while all healing is of God, men today do not possess such a gift. I Corinthians 12:28-31
We believe that all those who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior are born again and are members of the Church, which is the body and Bride of Christ regardless of membership in any local organized church, although church affiliation is essential for obedience to God’s Word. John 3:36; I Corinthians 12:13; Hebrews 10:25
We believe that all Scripture is given by the Inspiration of God. We believe further; in the personality of the Holy Spirit, and full recognition of His Work in this age: reproving, convicting, instructing, indwelling, baptizing, sealing and filling.
II Timothy 3:16-17; John 16:8; Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 5:18
We believe that God created the Heavens and the earth and all that is within them and ordained leadership roles in both the home and the Church. Genesis 1:1; Ephesians 5:21-6:1