CHURCH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE - DECEMBER 3-5, 2021 - HONORING BISHOP JOHN L. BUTLER JR.
We set aside time every week to worship God and learn from his Book, the Bible. In our Bible study time and worship services both young and old learn principles for successful living that work not only on Sundays, but every other day of the week.
Another source of strength and joy is the support that we give each other. Lots of encouragement comes from being with people from a variety of backgrounds and interests who care about each other! How helpful it is to listen to the wisdom of older saints and enjoy the exuberance of our children. And what a comfort to receive encouragement and support from church friends in time of crisis.
As we worship God, learn from the Bible, and pray for one another, we develop a common bond. Families coming to church together are strengthened in their commitment to God and as well as to each other. And we’re finding new answers to individual and family needs.
All the benefits that we enjoy at our church are based on our commitment to Jesus Christ as our Savior, and the Word of God as our guidebook.
We welcome you to share the joy that we’ve found.
-Bishop John L. Butler Jr. & Sister Gwen Butler
We believe in the Holy Bible as the standard of salvation. Which is baptism by immersion in water the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues and perfecting Holiness.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible Word of God. We believe the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning sacrifice through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. We believe in the Blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ at His return.
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ the son of God.
We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer. We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
We believe that the baptism in the Holy Ghost, according to Acts 2:4 is given to believers who ask for it. We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled
to live a holy and separated life in this present world. AMEN
We believe that God hates divorce and intended marriage to last until one spouse dies. Divorce and remarriage is said to be adultery in Holy Scriptures (Mal. 2:14-17, Matt. 19:3-9, Rom. 7:1-3, 1Tim. 3:2, 12, Titus 1:6).
We believe that the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful practices and association is commanded by God (2Tim. 3:1-5, Rom. 12:1-2, 1 John 2:15-17, 2John 9-11, 2Cor. 6:14-7:1). This would include a separation from worldly dress, filthy habits and worldly places that would be considered a bad testimony for a Christian to engage in. All Christians must separate themselves from anything that the Bible speaks against, by principle or precept. We believe that the Bible teaches against immodesty. (1Tim. 2:9-10, Deut. 22:5).
We believe that God had condemned any intimate sexual activity outside a marriage between a man and a woman. We reject homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, and adultery as sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex to married couples (Gen. 2:24, 19:5-13, 26:8-9, Lev. 18:1-30, Rom. 1:26-29, 1Cor. 5:1, 6:9, 1Thes. 4:1-8, Heb. 13:4).
Baptism is commanded by Christ. It’s an action that demonstrates that our commitment to Him is real and that we have truly believed, and identified, with the gospel message. However, baptism is not the means by which God offers salvation to us; we are saved only by God’s grace through our faith in Christ Jesus. Baptism shows that we have understood what Christ Jesus has done for us in His death, burial and resurrection. At The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ we baptize by full immersion. We do this to follow the biblical example and to honor the symbolism of baptism. Being fully immersed in water symbolically portrays His death and burial and being raised up shows His resurrection. Immersion also symbolizes that, in receiving Christ, we die to our sin and are raised to live a new life (Romans 6:11). Baptism, then, is an outward sign of our faith commitment. The Bible has a lot to say about baptism…
You will notice that there is a sequence, or steps, clear in Scripture, “belief” followed by “baptism”.
We teach and maintain that all believers should obey Christ’s command and demonstrate their faith in Him through the waters of believer’s baptism.
Have you been baptized? Have you received the Holy Ghost since you received?