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Bedside Bible is a term my mom used as I was growing up. It simply means to study, not merely read or memorize, but study God's Gracious Word to see HOW the Master wishes us to LIVE our lives. This, by far, has been the most influential impact upon my life. More than church Christians friends, pastors, or seminary classes. There is something GOOD to be said, by reaching into the Holy Word of God and digging for treasures by which we can enrich our Christian life and experience. There is NO substitute for learning about God and how He wishes us to live. The book of James says it best: be not hearers, only, of the word, but doers! And how can we do, if we don't study to know what God wants done? I cannot fix a car without a manual because I don't know about cars; the same is true of the Christian life. How can I know what God wants of me, if I don't study? Bedside Bible is a seminary we can ALL afford! Get to The Book - learn it, live it, love it!

GRACE -- God's divine influence upon the heart and its reflection in life, including gratitude.

FAITH -- both reliance on Christ for salvation and complete confidence in the truthfulness of God.

BELIEVE -- to accept as true.

REVERENCE - awe and respect.

FEAR - be afraid exceedingly, terror, apprehensive, cautious and timid depending on the occasion.

Basic Life Principles is a week long seminar covering the heart of living out Christianity both in it's basics and in depth. One may not agree regarding all that is taught, yet the foundation of what is taught is absolutely true: go to the Scripture and seek for yourself the answers God has on how we are to live our lives for the glory of the one who has created us. This one simple truth, if put into practice, with transform our lives into a useful vessel of God regardless of the culture we find ourselves in. As for the rest of what is taught there, do what the speaker recommends, which by the way is what both Peter and Paul, recommend: search the Scripture for God's answer and act on it! Christ Himself would recommend the same since it is God who inspired the writers of the Bible through the Holy Spirit to write what they wrote. We are to test all the spirits and know which are of God, that we may follow Him and ignore all false spirits. The end result, we are responsible to feed ourselves the Living Word.

+ Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts + Pursuit of Holiness + Practice of Godliness + Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate + Discipline of Grace + The Gospel for Real Life + The Fruitful Life: the Overflow of God's Love Through You + Holiness Day by Day + Is God Really in Control? + Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ + Transforming Grace + Joy of Fearing God + The Bookends of the Christian Life + I Exalt You, O God + The Chase + I Will Follow You, O God + The Crisis of Caring + You Can Trust God

+ The Saving Life of Christ + The Mystery of Godliness + The Fullness of Christ + The Indwelling Life of Christ: All of Him in All of Me + If I Perish... I Perish, the Christian Life as Seen in Esther + The Wrong Man Out and the Right Man In + God Hates Sweat (tapes) + Christ Did What the Law Couldn't (tapes) + Ruth 1: My God is King (tapes) + Brought Out to be Brought In<

+ A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 + What Is the Father Like? + Mountain Splendor: This is My Father's World + Walking with God: Wholeness and Holiness + Joshua: Mighty Warrior and Man of Faith + Serenity: Finding God Again for the First Time + Still Waters + What Makes Life Worth Living + As a Tree Grows + Wonder O' the Wind + Salt for Society + Elijah, Prophet of Power + The High Cost of Holiness + Bold Under God + The Lord is My Shepherd + On the Wilderness Trails + Songs of My Soul + Refections on Nature + Rabboni: Which is to Say, Master

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Doctrinal Statment

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible is truth without error, inspired and preserved by God which was recorded by men guided by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the only authority by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions are tested: Scriptural Support.

2Timothy 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:19-21

God

There is only one living and true God, who is infinite and eternal, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth, worthy of all honor, confidence and love. God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are three parts in one, with God the Father as the head, working in harmony for our redemption.

Exodus 20:2-3; Psalms 90:1-2; 1Corinthians 8:6; 1John 5:7; Revelation 4:11

Jesus Christ

The person Jesus Christ is eternally God and the Son of God who did appear on earth in the body of a man, under the self imposed limitations of a man at His first coming, being equal in being with God the Father and God the Spirit. He was and is used to create and sustain creation . In humility, He entered humanity by being born of a virgin, living a sinless life, and dying on the cross. He arose victoriously on the third day, conquering death and providing salvation to all who believe. God the Father established Him as Lord and placed Him as head over the church, He is our mediator between God and man and one day will return to Earth.

Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23-25; John 1:1-5; 5:19, 30; 10:30; 12:49; 14:10; Acts 1:3-11; Romans 10:9-10; 1Corinthians 15:3-6; Ephesians 4:15; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-20; 1John 2:1; Revelation 22:20

Christ’s Resurrection

Christ bodily resurrected from the dead on the third day after His crucifixion, appearing to many on numerous occasions including to his disciples. Christ ascended into Heaven Christ is now our High Priest, reigning over the new covenant.

Matthew 28:5-7; Mark 16:6-7; Luke 24:2-7, 36-42; John 20:11-16; 1Corinthians 15:3-8; Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9; Hebrews 12:2; 1Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:17; 5:9; 8:6; 1John 2:1

The Holy Spirit

The person of the ly Spirit is God equal in being with God the Father and God the Son. He restrains evil until God’s purpose is fulfilled. He convicts us of sin, of unrighteousness and of judgment. He bears witness to the truth of salvation in Jesus Christ. He is the agent of salvation, who guides, teaches, witnesses, seals and sanctifies the believer. He intercedes to God, on behalf of the believer. He indwells and empowers the believer to live an obedient life. The Holy Spirit always glorifies Jesus Christ.

Genesis 6:3; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:8; Luke 24:49; John 3:5-6; 14:16-26; 16:7-13; Acts 5:30-32; 11:16; Roman 8:14-16; 8:26-27; Ephesians 1:13-14; Hebrews 9:14; 2Peter 1:21

Christ’s Resurrection

Christ bodily resurrected from the dead on the third day after His crucifixion, appearing to many on numerous occasions including to his disciples. Christ ascended into Heaven Christ is now our High Priest, reigning over the new covenant.

Matthew 28:5-7; Mark 16:6-7; Luke 24:2-7, 36-42; John 20:11-16; 1Corinthians 15:3-8; Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9; Hebrews 12:2; 1Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:17; 5:9; 8:6; 1John 2:1

The Devil / Satan

Satan is a fallen angel, the unholy ruler of this world, the ruler over all the powers of darkness, who is destined to eternal judgment in the lake of fire.

Matthew 4:1-11; 25:41; 2Corinthians 4:4; 2Timothy 2:26; 1Peter 5:8; 1John 3:8; Revelation 12:7-9; 20:10

Creation

Genesis is a literal account of creation. Man was directly created by God, not an evolutionary process, in six literal days and God rested on the seventh day.

Genesis 1-2; Genesis 5:1-3; Exodus 20:11; 31:16-17; John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-20; James 3:9

The Fall of Man

Man was created innocent, perfect and in the image of God. He voluntarily disobeyed God, falling from a sinless state, and is now separated from God. Consequently, all of mankind are born sinners, with a sinful nature, by choice through Adam, and are under God's just condemnation, without defense or excuse and will spend eternity in hell, apart from the saving will of God by His grace and mercy alone through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Genesis 3; Romans 1:18-32; 5:12-19; 8:28-30

The Virgin Birth

Jesus was born of Mary, a virgin, conceived through the Holy Spirit by a miracle of God and did not inherit a sinful nature, rather came in the likeness of a man, but from above.

Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 5:12-19; Philippians 2:5-11

The Atonement for Sin

Salvation of sinners is by grace alone, through faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God, who acts as a mediator to God the Father on our behalf. By the appointment of the Father, Christ, through His death on the cross, took upon Himself the payment for the sins of the world. He honored the Father by His personal obedience. Christ atoned for the world’s sin by shedding His blood when He died on the cross. Christ’s humanity was sinless and He was sacrificed on our behalf through the grace of God.

Isaiah 53:4-7; John 3:16; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:23-25; 1Corinthians 15:3; 2Corinthians 5:17-21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 2:5-11; 1John 4:10

Faith and Salvation of the Believer

True faith, which is reliance upon and submission to, not mere intellectual belief in, Jesus Christ as Lord produces salvation. Sinners must be born again, a new creation complete in Jesus Christ. It is an instantaneous event, not a process. Through the new birth, the one who was dead in sin is made a alive and partaker of the divine nature of God and receives eternal life, a free gift of God. It is by the grace and mercy of God through Christ's faith and righteousness, and not by works; it is by the will of God, not man's own will. The new creation is a miraculous event by the power of the Holy Spirit resulting in His indwelling of the believer. Our acceptance of the Gospel is manifested by the fruits of repentance and newness of life.

John 1:12-13; 3:3-8; 5:11; 10:28-29; 14:6, 16-17; 15:16, 19; Acts 4:12; 10:43; 16:30-33; Romans 6:23; 5:8-12; 8:35-39; 9:11-22; 2Corinthians 5:17-19; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:1-10; Philippians 1:6; Colossians 2:13; 1Thessalonians 5:9; James 1:18; 1Peter 1:3-5, 8-9; 2Peter 1:4-5; 1John 5:1-2; Jude 1

Eternal Security

Believers are eternally secure, kept by God and the Holy Spirit for Jesus Christ, in that they cannot lose their salvation by their works or lack thereof, yet being renewed to the knowledge of God, once saved, they are free, as Adam was, to willfully disobey, that is to denounce that which they have received: the heavenly gift and partaking with the Holy Spirit. If such is done, they can never repent, return again to God and are forever lost. Thankfully, the elect of God will endure to the end, never denouncing Christ.

Matthew 24:22-24, 31; Mark 4:16-17; John 10:29; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30; Colossians 3:10; 2Thessalonians 2:3; 1Peter 1:5; 2Peter 2:21; Hebrews 6:4-6, 10:26; Revelation 22:19

Justification

Justification is the act of God pronouncing one free from the guilt of sin and found to be completely right or just in His eyes. Justification can only come by God’s grace through His Son’s death and resurrection and not by any other means. Only those who have accepted what Christ has done on their behalf are pardoned from their sins and will receive the gift of eternal life.

Romans 5:1-2; 5:9-10; 8:1-2; Galatians 2:15-21; Titus 3:3-8; Isaiah 53:11

The Local Church

The local church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by the new covenant and devoted to Biblical teaching, to fellowship, to the ordinances of Jesus Christ and to prayer. Its officers are pastors/elders and deacons, whose qualifications are clearly defined in the Bible. Its mission is to be Christ's bride and body, to preach the gospel and to make disciples. Each local church has the right of self government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations. The one and only superintendent is Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit. Local churches can and should work together in love, to do good works and further the Gospel, since we are all of one body in Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42; 15:16-18; 20:28; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:10; 4:11-12; 5:23-32; Colossians 1:18; 1Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:6-16; Hebrews 10:23-25

Church ordinances

Baptism: Immersion of a believer in water is their public identification with Christ’s death, burial resurrection of our risen Savior. Immersion symbolizes death to sin and emergence symbolizes resurrection to new life.

Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38-41; 8:35-39; Romans 6:3-7;

Communion: (also known as the Lord’s Supper) is the remembrance of Christ’s work on our behalf and is don, until He returns. The bread symbolizes His body and the cup symbolizes His blood, which He gave for the forgiveness of sins. Participation should be preceded always by solemn self-examination. Taking communion without solemn self-examination or light-heartily can be hazardous to ones well-being.

Matthew 5:23-24; 26:26-30; Acts 2:42-46; 20:7; 1Corinthians 11:20-34 Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 5:12-19; Philippians 2:5-11

Spiritual Gifts

God gives each believer gifts that they may serve Him. Gifts are numerous and in place until all come into the unity of the faith upon Christ's return, however, some gifts have resections placed upon them and consequences for misuse.

Duet 18:18-22; Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-13; 1Corinthians 12:8-10, 28-31; 13:8-10; 14:1-40; 1John 4:1

The Righteous and Wicked

There is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked and that only those who through faith are justified by the Lord Jesus Christ and sanctified by the Holy Spirit are truly righteous in God the Father’s sight. All who continue in unrepentance and unbelief are wicked in His sight and under the penalty of sin, which is death. This distinction holds true among mankind while living and after death, resulting in the everlasting joy of the righteous in the new heaven / new earth and the everlasting suffering of the wicked in hell.

Genesis 18:23-25; Isaiah 53:11; Malachi 3:16-18; Matthew 25:31-46, John 8:23-24; Romans 5:1; 6:23; 1John 5:19

Civil Government

Civil Government is of divine appointment for the interests and good of human society; government officials are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed. However, government rulings that are opposed to the will of God, should not be obeyed.

Daniel 4:17; Matthew 22:21; Acts 4:18-20; 5:27-29; 23:1-5; Romans 13:1-7; Revelation 17:14

Personal, Visible, Pre-Millennial, Return of Christ and Related

Christ will come again.

John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Hebrews 9:27-28; James 5:7-8; 2Peter 3:3-7

Christ will rapture the church at the last trump, resurrect the righteous dead first, then the righteous living instantaneously changing us into our new bodies and remove us from this earth.

1Corinthians 15:35-57; 1Thessalonians 4:13-18

Christ will reign over this earth with the righteous

Isaiah 11:1-10, 32:1-4; 1Corinthians 15:25; Revelation 11:15; 20:1-6

Believer's will rewarded for how well we followed our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Daniel 12:2; Acts 24:14-15; 1Corinthians 9:24-27; 2Timothy 2:5; 4:8; James 1:12; 1Peter 1:4: 5:4

Christ will resurrect the wicked for eternal judgment

Daniel 12:2; Acts 24:14-15; Revelation 20:5, 11-15

There will be a new Heaven and new Earth

2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 21-22