It is very peculiar that we as a body of believers are often accused of not believing in certain things. Here is a list of ideas that from time to time people claim about us:
- “You are the folks who don’t believe in miracles.” This of course is not true. We believe in every miraculous event recorded in the Bible. We believe that God is omnipotent and that the very universe we live in was formed by His unlimited miraculous power. If we did not believe in miracles, we would have no hope, because the resurrection of Christ was the greatest miracle of all (1 Cor. 15:1-20).
- “You are the folks who don’t believe in prophecy.” This of course is not true. We believe in every Biblical prophecy recorded. We believe in the prophecies concerning judgment and eternity yet to be fulfilled. We believe that the prophecies about Christ in the Old Testament were fulfilled in the incarnate God, who has accomplished His work (John 5:39; Luke 24:44).
- “You are the folks who don’t believe in music.” This of course is not true. We believe in every example of musical worship displayed by the New Testament church. We believe that this is the pattern we are obligated to follow (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Heb. 2:12).
- “You are the folks who don’t believe others are saved.” This of course is not true. We believe “He who believes and is baptized shall be saved” (Mk. 16:16). We believe “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Ac. 2:38). We believe “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Ac. 4:12). We believe “…the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor. 1:18).
It is not that we do not believe in miracles, prophecy, music, or the salvation of others. It is simply that concerning these we choose to believe God’s commandments, rather than man’s opinion.
“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.” ~ Acts 15:11
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