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The Six Certainties Of The Christian Faith

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org
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1. There is one God, Creator of all things.

2. The Bible is the inspired written Word of God, sufficient to guide all human action.

3. Jesus Christ is the only-begotten Son of God.

       The words "only-begotten" mean "only-fathered," that
       is, Jesus is the only human ever directly physically
       fathered by God.

4. Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, then rose from the dead, by the power of God, and lives today in Heaven and in the hearts of those who believe in Him.

5. If we believe in Him, we will not perish, but will have eternal life, forever with Him.

            "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." (John 3:16 KJV)
"Believing in Him" means: that we accept the fact that He is Son of God, risen from the dead; that we accept Him as our own personal Lord; that we try to follow His commandments as best we know how; that we are always willing to declare our faith in Him, openly and without hesitation. This fifth certainty leads easily into "The Gospel Of Jesus Christ, Simplified," which is . . .
              "You give yourself totally to Him, and
               He takes good care of you forever."

6. The most important thing He wants us to do is to love: to love God first of all, then to love all other people the same as we love ourselves, using His love for us as our example. God accepts our love for others as if it were love for Himself; so when we love others, we are actually loving Him. Thus love for others fulfills the entire law of God. We love others best by following the Golden Rule, "TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO TREATED." The Golden Rule summarizes and encompasses all of God's Law for mankind.

The Golden Rule

"Treat others as you would like to be treated."

 
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      "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to
       you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."
       (Matthew 7:12 KJV)
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         Note that He says, "for this IS the law and the prophets,"
         not "for this is required by the law and the prophets."
       
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NOTE: The Christian Universalists will add a seventh certainty: the Doctrine Of Universal Salvation.

The Christian Doctrine of Universal Salvation, or Universal Reconciliation, states that all people, no matter how evil they may be, are created by God; and that God the Father, acting through His Son, Jesus Christ, will eventually bring all people back to Himself and into Heaven, by means which we cannot know or understand. There is punishment for evildoing, according to God's desire for justice. But this punishment is temporary and not eternal. Eventually, everyone comes back to God the Father, by Jesus Christ, His Son.

May the Lord bless this presentation of His holy Word.

     Rev. Bill McGinnis  <><
     bmcgin@patriot.net
     

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     Rev. Bill McGinnis  <><
     bmcgin@patriot.net
     

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       Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - LoveAllPeople.org

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