Only One Truth
At First Baptist Church of Hemlock we know that the Holy Bible is the complete Word of GOD . Free from error and void penned by holy men inspired by the holy spirit.
The Holy Bible
The HOLY BIBLE is the word of GOD.It is inspired by GOD and written by men. Given to us so that we may know his truth,his comandments and our salvation.The bible is complete, free of void and error.
GOD speaks to us thru his Word.
In our lifetime we can never know all of GOD’S word. It’s his living word and we can learn and apply his word daily in our lives.
What do you know of his truth? Are his promises written on your heart, do you have the full assurance of GOD’S word?
GOD wants us to understand his word. In the parable of the sower,Matthew 13:23 “But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty ….”
2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
The Trinity,GOD the Father ,GOD the SON,GOD the Holy Spirit. GOD is the CREATOR AND SUSTAINER OF ALL THINGS. JESUS CHRIST is our SAVIOR who died and rose and now sits at the right hand of GOD, making intercesion for those who call upon his name .The HOLY SPIRIT is the spirit of GOD that comforts,convicts,and gives knowledge of the things of GOD.
GOD is the one and only creator of all, the bible is very clear of that . The earth is his creation along with everything on it including us.
GOD is the sustainer. At any point he could command the earth to stop, the sun, to darken the waters to dry up, remember the flood.HE is keeping us until a time when he is ready.
Jesus christ is the only way that one can be saved.He was born just like anyone of us, except he was born of a virgin,his mother Mary conceived by the holy spirit.He fulfilled many prophecies and healed the sick. He died on a cross for our sins,payment was made for our final atonement. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
JESUS CHRIST is the corner stone. Matthew 21:42 Jesus saith unto them,Did ye never read in the scriptures,The stone which the builders rejected,the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing,and it is marvellous in our eyes?
People will reject christ for who he was but GOD fullfilled his will and made him the promised one. He is the corner stone that the church is built upon.
Without the holy spirit we can not understand the things of God . His word is holy and true. Without having a mind of christ how are we to understand ? 1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
The Holy Spirit convicts the saved and the lost. The spirit of God is in the business of bringing faults to light. As believers we can grieve the Holy Spirit and know when we are getting off the straight and narrow path. For the lost he comes as that quiet voice that gives us a quick conviction and then leaves. He is there to bring light into your life. Don’t quench it. Repent and turn to Christ.. John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
The Holy Spirit is a powerful spirit, it is the Spirirt of GOD. The same power that raised Jesus from the grave lives in us ..Paul says we have this power in our earthen vessels. Jesus said,”when I go I will leave you a helper”. Our father gives us his spirit to help us in every need.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Ephesians 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth ? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Salvation is open to ALL who believe in and confess that Jesus christ is their savoir. GODS word say’s, after we repent that all of our sins are forgiven and that we are a new creation in christ, the old man has gone away. GOD wants all men to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and wants none to perish. God loves and forigives. He gives us a way but he leaves the decision to us.
Repent means do a u-turn, decide that your life is heading in a way with no direction, besides your own. Turn and seek him. Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
You must believe entirely who Jesus Christ is. He died on a cross for you, put your faith in him. Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture saith, “Whoever believeth on Him shall not be ashame.”
Jesus hears our cry of repentance there isn’t a waiting period. GOD is faithful to cleanse us from our sin. He forgives us, even when sometimes we dont forgive ourselves. We are a new creation in Christ. Paul the apostle says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Salvation is a Gift from GOD. It is something he freely gives to his children, as a father gives to his child. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
As believers he calls us to obey his word. Our walk is between us and GOD. 1 Peter 1: 14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
SALVATION IS FOREVER
Once you put your trust in Christ he seals you with his Holy Spirit, GOD’S word is clear, you’re his for eternity. Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Romans 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 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.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life
John 14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Marriage between a man and woman is GOD’S design. His creation is that he created male and female. Our marriage as husband and wife is a covenant between GOD and us. We are to honor our covenant with GOD as he honors his with us.
1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.