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Position, Promise & Practice

The scripture is filled with divine if/then formulas that lead to literal blessings or curses for those who obey or disobey. Many of these promises are related to our natural lives, our human relationships, our health, our finances and even our standing in society.

The promises of God belong to believers because of Jesus Christ. They are rightfully ours to stand upon by our right to do so is provided by grace. Continue reading

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General Admission

If there are people who are unwelcome in our churches it is not those people who need to change it is we who are in need of change. We cannot set prerequisites on salvation nor can we set up classes of churches for different portions of society. If faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is what is necessary to be accepted into heaven that there should be no other requirement created by people who claim to be His followers.

Our churches should be filled with people from every economic situation. Our churches should be filled with every racial group in our nation. Our churches should be filled with every age group. Our churches should be filled with those who were notorious sinners and those who were so-called “solid citizens”. Our churches should be filled with the love of God that declares:

“Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” (John 7:37-38 NLT) Continue reading

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