Monday, February 6, 2017

STATEMENT OF FAITH?  by steve finnell

The statement of faith of most church  congregations claims that they believe the Bible to be the inerrant word of God. The truth is most church congregations use a man-made  creed book and or their own opinions as the guide for faith and practice.

Scripture: Mark 16:16 He who has believed, and has been immersed, will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (The Better Version of The New Testament by Chester Estes)

Statement of Faith: He who has believed will be saved, however, immersion in water is not essential in order to be saved.

Statement of Faith: Baptism has no purpose in salvation, it is simply an act of obedience.

Statement of Faith: Infants have their inherited sins and all future sins forgiven during baptism. Infants can be saved without believing that Jesus is the Christ. They are saved and added to the body of Christ when they are baptized in water.

Statement of Faith: Sprinkling and pouring are other modes of baptism.

Statement of Faith: Water baptism is a work, therefore it is not essential for salvation.

If your church congregation claims the Bible is the inerrant word of God, why would your church statement of faith contradict the Scriptures. Why would you need a man-made creed book. God does not approve of additions and subtractions to His Bible. The Bible is not a living document.

[NOTE: Adam is the only one guilty of his sin. If Adam's sin is inherited, then why did God approve of Able, but not Cain.(Genesis 4:1-14)]

Infants do not need to be baptized, they are not guilty of sin.   

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