What We Believe About

Salvation

What Must I Do To Be Saved

By Richard Snell

ACTS 16:29-34   ---   “Then he [the Philippian jailer] called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.   And he brought them out and said, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’     So they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.’   Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.   And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes.   And immediately he and all his family were baptized.   Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.”

    The jailer:   asked the right question;   he asked the right men;   he received the right answer;   and he made the right response.

  

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Indwelling of The Holy Spirit

By Richard Snell

1 Cor. 6:18-20 says that the Holy Spirit is in our body.

We quote the passage from both the NKJV and the NIV, in parallel columns:

18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.  

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

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The Lord's Supper

By Nathan Rhea

Introduction

On our trip out to Oregon a few years ago, I sat next to a young man who was flying back from his brother’s funeral.  His name was Jonah.  His brother had drunk himself to death.  Jonah is a Jehovah’s Witness.  We talked quite a bit during the flight.  I was trying to think about how I could tell him some truth.  I remembered my father in law told me about an old lady who started with the Lord’s Supper with the Jehovah Witnesses.  I knew from a previous conversation with a Jehovah Witness that only those of the 144,000  (Revelation 7 and 14) who remain on the earth eat the Lord’s Supper.  The bread and the wine are passed, but no one eats it except if they are one of the 144.000.  So I asked him why only the 144.000 eat the Lord’s Supper.  He told me about the 144,000, but he had no answer as to why they were the only ones. 

The Lord’s Supper is a very important part of our worship.  Jesus said, “Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no life in yourselves.”

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The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit

By Richard Snell

WHO  WERE  BAPTIZED  IN  THE  HOLY  SPIRIT ON  THE  DAY  OF  PENTECOST?

Acts 2:1-4 says (American Standard Version, 1901):   And when the day of Pentecost was now come, they were all together in one place.   And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.   And there appeared unto them tongues parting asunder, like as of fire;  and it sat upon each one of them.   And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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The Miraculous Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

By Richard Snell

The miraculous gifts ceased when the perfect came so what is the "perfect" in I Corinthians 13:10.

  

Compare 1 Corinthians 13:8-10 in three respected versions:

  

      "Love never fails.  But whether there are prophecies, they will fail;   whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.  For we know in part and we prophecy in part.  But when that which perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away."    
                                                              New King James Version
      "Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there isknowledge, it will be done away.  For we know in part, and we prophecy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away ."    
                       New
 American Standard Version                                                        
      "Love  never ends.  But 
as for prophecies, theywill come to an end; as for tongues, they willcease;  as for knowledge, it will come to an end.  For we know only in part, and we prophesyonly in partbut whenthe complete comes, the partial will come to an end."

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The Veil of the Tabernacle

THE  VEIL  OF  THE  TABERNACLE AND THE  GREAT  CONTROVERSY AS TAUGHT BY E. G. WHITE AND THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS

                                                                         by Richard H. Snell 

  

  

                                              In her book, The GREAT CONTROVERSY Between Christ and Satan (Pacific Press Publishing

Association, Nampa, Idaho, 2005) (she died July 16, 1915), Ellen G. White in her Introduction on pp. 12 and 13 claims a

measure of divine inspiration.   She wrote, “…the scenes of the long-continued conflict between good and evil have been

opened to the writer of these pages.  From time to time I have been permitted to behold the working, in different ages, of

the great controversy…” (p. 12).   And on p. 13:  “As the Spirit of God has opened to my mind the great truths of His word,

and the scenes of the past and the future, I have been bidden to make known to others that which has thus been

revealed--to trace the history of the controversy in past ages, and especially so to present it as to shed a light on the

fast-approaching struggle of the future.” [emphasis mine, R.H.S.]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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How Do I Know Which Church Is Right

 

By Keenan Rhea

There are many different Churches in today’s world some say they are right and everyone else is wrong, others say all paths lead to the same destination. How can we choose the right church? Who are really Christians? Why does it matter to me? Let’s explore these common and hard questions.

We can put three qualifiers on your church section that will narrow your choices down to a few biblical churches.

  1. Who was started by?
  2. Is the church’s name biblical?
  3. Does the church find truth in the right place?

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