WHERE WE STAND
RIVER WESTLAKE BAPTIST CHURCH
We stand on the fact that God came to earth as Jesus Christ, who was crucified, died, was buried, and rose again to defeat death. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” – John 1:14a. “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. “…but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” – Hebrews 9:26b.
We stand on the fact that God expects us to believe this Gospel, and if we do, He saves us from our sins. “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” – Acts 16:31. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” – Romans 10:9.
We stand on the fact that hell is eternal separation from God and is a place of everlasting physical torment. “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” – Matthew 25:41. “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” – Revelation 14:11.
We stand on the fact that the great commission, which is spreading God’s word to every creature, is a command, not just a suggestion. “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” – Mark 16:15.
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”
– 1 Peter 1:23 –
“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”
– Psalm 119:160 –
“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”
– Ephesians 6:17 –
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.