Our Beliefs

Am I Going to Heaven?

Ossipee Community Church

Our Beliefs

Our beliefs represent us as a church community. If you click on each one, you can learn more about each belief. We wanted to share these with all of our followers.

We believe in the Scripture of the sixty-six books in Old and New Testaments; they are verbally inspired of God and is without error in its original writing. It is the sole authority for faith and conduct.

We believe in one God, eternally self-existing and equal in essence in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man. He willfully died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, and His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life, sitting at the right hand of the Father acting for us a High Priest and Advocate.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that in Adam’s sin all man has incurred not only physical death, but also the spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners in thought and deed. Believers can rejoice in the assurance of their salvation, through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh.

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; and that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural.

We believe that all who believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior are justified on the grounds of Christ’s shed blood; that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord of their life are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

We believe that immediately upon salvation the believer receives the Holy Spirit, and at that time it becomes the Holy Spirit’s responsibility to give out the gifts of the Spirit as He sees fit, in order that the believer might fulfill his God given responsibilities.

We believe in “that blessed hope” of the believer as the imminent, personal, pretribulational, premillennial appearance of Christ to rapture the church, His bride.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting bliss of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

We believe that the Lord’s Supper and Water Baptism are ordinances to be observed as symbols of the believer’s faithful obedience to Christ, by the church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of Salvation.
We believe the Bible defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Am I going to Heaven?

The first verse on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is innocent. Romans 3:10-18 gives a detailed picture of what sin looks like in our lives.

The second Scripture on the Romans Road to salvation, Romans 6:23b, teaches us about the consequences of sin: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death!

The third verse on the Romans Road to salvation picks up in the middle of Romans 6:23: “But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins.

The fourth stop on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 10:9, “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins – and we will be saved! Romans 10:13 says it again, “for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation is the results of salvation. Romans 5:1 has this wonderful message: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Through Jesus Christ we can have a relationship of peace with God. Romans 8:1 says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins. Finally, we have this precious promise of God from Romans 8:38-39: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Would you like to follow the Romans Road to salvation? If so, here is a simple prayer you can pray to God. Saying this prayer is a way to declare to God that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation. The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation! “God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness – the gift of eternal life! Amen!”

Have you made a decision for Christ because of what you have learned through the Romans Road to salvation? If so, “I have accepted Christ today”, please contact us if you would like to share with us your new hope in Christ!

source: www.gotquestions.org