Many Christians have different viewpoints on things such as baptism, worship, music style, or what names they give to church leadership.
There is, however, a core of beliefs that define Orthodox Christianity.
All that simply means is sticking to the biblical viewpoints of the essentials of the faith.
Do not compromise on these truths:
- There is one God eternally existent in the Triune Godhead: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
That God created the world and all that is in it. He has ownership rights over all people
- All people have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The wages of sin is death and eternity in hell.
- Jesus Christ died on the cross as a substitute, receiving the punishment we deserve (propitiation). Forgiveness of sin (salvation), new life (redemption), and a right relationship with God (justification) are all available to people because of the cross. These gifts are received by faith in Jesus Christ.
- The Holy Spirit sets us apart (sanctification( to be holy and He fills us and empowers us to live godly lives and take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
- There will be a resurrection of the dead and a day of judgment. All people will acknowledge that Jesus is Lord. Those who believe will experience eternal life with Jesus forever. Those who rejected Jesus will spend eternity in hell
The Holy Bible is the only inspired and authoritative Word of God. The Bible speaks to all of life: the church, the family, the government, economics, history, and relationships.
Keep these things in mind when you are needing discernment about ministries. Teach these truths to your children.
For the Joy Set Before Us!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)