As Christians, we need to know what we believe in. When we are asked or cornered for an answer for our faith, an appropriate answer will be able to quench the enquiries.
Our church has published a list showing the values/virtues that we believe in as a church. We defer in our emphasis as compared to other churches mainly because of our belief system and our stand. We do not exist for the sake of existing, but for the underlying principles of our values/virtues.
However, we do understand that not every church has the same stand as we do. So I have tried to make know some general beliefs that can be adapted, modified or implemented by any church that would want to use it.
Believing the Gospel
1. Believe the Gospel
Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
2. Believe in God, Believe in Jesus Christ
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
3. Believe on Him whom God hath sent
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
4. Believe that I am in the Father
John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
5. Believe in the Works
John 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
John 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
6. Believe in the Light
John 12:36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
7. Believe that ye receive
Mar 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.