Foundations of the Faith
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Are you saved?

How do you know?

Being saved is like having a new life with new desires and a whole new purpose. 

Do you hunger and thirst for the things of God?

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Do you feel like there is a new Spirit in you moving you to think and do what is right in the eyes of God?

Ezekiel 36:26-28 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.

1 John 2:29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.

Do you have insight into the spiritual matters of God's heart?

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

These are some of the things that accompany salvation. If you feel that you are lost and have no desire for these things then call out to Him and He will save you. He will adopt you into His very own family.

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 8:15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”

Ephesians 1:5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Now go and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of sin and a testimony that you have turned from living your life without God and have now committed your life to God.

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 4:12 There is no salvation in any other name for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. 

1 Peter 3:21 Baptism now saves you, not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a clean conscience through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Romans 6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

"Loving God and loving others is the foundation of the abundant life and God's blessings"

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

If you love God you can show it by keeping His commandments as an expression of that love.

1 John 5:3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep His 
commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome."

Romans 13:8-10 Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.” These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.

"How do we love others"

​1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

 1.  Be kind to all people no matter what religion, race or sexual orientation they are.
 2.  Help people who are in need.
 3.  Be faithful to your spouse.
 4.  Care for your family and love them.
 5.  Be truthful at all times and don't cheat.
 6.  Don't look down on others or think you're better than others.
 7.  Always think the best about people.
 8.  Don't talk bad or gossip about anyone.
 9.  Be a good role model for all.
10. Don't hold grudges, forgive and let it go.

"How do we love God"

One way we can love God is by loving others and doing good to them.​

1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, 
when we love God and keep His commandments.

Matthew 25:34-40 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

The commandments of God define what godly love looks like.

Romans 13:8-10 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 

John 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.

Jesus is the prototype of what someone should look like if they are obeying God.

1 John 2:6 "The one who claims to abide in God ought to walk just as Jesus walked."

We can also love God by not worshiping other God's, not making or worshiping idols and by 
not using God's name in vain. We can also love God by honoring the seventh day Sabbath.

"How should you to respond to this website"

1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 "Do not try to stop the work of the Holy Spirit. Do not mock or ridicule those 
who speak for God but test everything that is said to be sure it is true, and if it is, then accept it."

If what you hear, see and read on this website is true, then accept it. 
Strive to make the necessary changes in your life to line up with the will of God.

Acts 17:30-31 “God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him. For he has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed, and he proved to everyone who this is by raising him from the dead.” 

The goal of this website is not to offend anyone, but rather, it's to bring God's 
people back to the original teachings of Christ and His Apostles as found in God's law.

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Obeying God is not working towards salvation, it's the fruit of salvation.
If you love God and you love people it will be hard not to obey the commandments.