What we believe & accepting Christ

 

 

Kettering Christian Centre
 

What we believe

 

This is the Statement of Faith of the AoG. If there's anything we do you're not sure about, just ask. Everything we do has its origins in the Bible.

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We believe that the Bible (i.e. the Old and New Testaments excluding the Apocrypha), is the inspired Word of God, the infallible, all sufficient rule for faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:21).


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We believe in the unity of the One True and Living God who is the Eternal, Self-Existent “I AM”, Who has also revealed Himself as One being co-existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Matt 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).


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We believe in the Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Miraculous Ministry, Substitutionary Atoning Death, Bodily Resurrection, Triumphant Ascension and Abiding Intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His personal, visible, bodily return in power and glory as the blessed hope of all believers (Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:23; Heb. 7:26; 1 Pet. 2:22; Acts 2:22, 10:38; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 9:12; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor. 15:4; Acts 1:9; Eph. 4:8-10; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25; 1 Cor. 15:22-24, 51-57; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:1-6).


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We believe in the fall of man, who was created pure and upright, but fell by voluntary transgression (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21).


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We believe in salvation through faith in Christ, who, according to the Scriptures, died for our sins, was buried and was raised from the dead on the third day, and that through His Blood we have Redemption (Titus 2:11, 3:5-7; Rom. 10:8-15; 1 Cor. 15:3-4). This experience is also known as the new birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 3:5-6; James 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:23; 1 John 5:1).


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We believe that all who have truly repented and believed in Christ as Lord and Saviour are commanded to be baptised by immersion in water (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Acts 2:38-39).


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We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of the believer with power for service, the essential, biblical evidence of which is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 1:4-5, 8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 19:6).


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We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of Christ in the Church today (1 Cor. 12:4-11, 28; Eph. 4:7-16).


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We believe in holiness of life and conduct in obedience to the command of God (1 Pet. 1:14-16; Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 1 John 2:6).


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We believe that deliverance from sickness, by Divine Healing is provided for in the Atonement (Isa. 53:4-5, Matt. 8:16-17, James 5:13-16).


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We believe that all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour should regularly participate in Breaking of Bread (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Cor. 11:20-34).


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We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting conscious punishment of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Dan. 12:2-3; John 5:28-29, 1 Cor. 15:22-24; Matt. 25:46; 2 Thess. 1:9; Rev. 20:10-15).

 

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To the non-christian, here is an opportunity to have a relationship with Jesus:

Jesus loves you! He desires to have a relationship with you, and to give you a life full of joy and purpose. Why do you need Him in your life?

1: Because you have a past


You can’t go back, but He can. The Bible says, ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever’ (Hebrews 13:8). He can walk into those places of sin and failure, wipe the slate clean and give you a new beginning.

2 :Because you need a friend


Jesus knows the worst about you, yet He believes the best. Why? Because He sees you not as you are, but as you will be when He gets through with you. What a friend!

3: Because He holds the future


Who else are you going to trust? In His hands you are safe and secure – today, tomorrow and for eternity. His Word says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you...plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray I will listen’ (Jeremiah 29:11-13).

 

 

If you’d like to begin a personal relationship with Jesus today, then here is a suggested prayer to help you make this fresh start...

"Dear Lord Jesus Christ,

l acknowledge that l am a sinner. I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life. I ask for your forgiveness. Thank you for dying for me on the cross in order to set me free from my sins. Come into my life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and be with me forever. Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen."

Congratulations on your decision to become a follower of Jesus. 

We would like to help you grow in your relationship with God as your Father. We would also encourage you to think about finding a local church where you will find support and encouragement. Preferably, we would love you to join us for our weekly meetings which includes: Bible study, Prayer and also our dynamic Sunday service. For more info please check our website under 'visiting KCC' & 'weekly meetings'. 

Also, we can put you in touch with a Christian mentor if this would be of help – this person will answer any questions you may have, will encourage you as you begin to develop a relationship with God, and will also help you connect with other KCC members. 

We look forward to supporting you in this new and exciting step in your life.

 

 

Looking for God is a website that is helping lots of people discover more about God.  His love for the World & the meaning of being a Christian & also how one can experience a personal walk with Christ. Just press the link below which will take you to the website.

 http://www.lookingforgod.com