WHAT WE BELIEVE
The central tenet of Christianity is the belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of Living God and the Messiah. We as Commentary Bible Ministry believe that Jesus, as the Messiah, was anointed by God as savior of humanity and hold that Jesus’ coming was the fulfilment of messianic prophesies of the Old Testament. The core Commentary Bible Ministry belief is that through belief in and acceptance of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, sinful humans can be reconciled to God, and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of Eternal life.
We as Commentary Bible Ministry consider the resurrection of Jesus to be the cornerstone of their faith as it says on 1st Corinthians 15. According to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified, died a physical death, was buried within a tomb, and rose from the dead three days later.
The New Testament mentions several resurrection appearances of Jesus Christ on different occasions to his twelve apostles and disciples, including “more than five hundred brethren at once”, before Jesus’ ascension to heaven. Jesus’ death and resurrection are commemorated by Christians in all worship services, with special emphasis during Holy Week, which includes Good Friday and Easter Sundays.
Paul the Apostle, like Jews and Roman pagans of his time, believed that sacrifice can bring about new kinship ties, purity, and eternal life. For Paul, the necessary sacrifice was the death of Jesus: Gentiles who are “Christ’s” are, like Israel, descendants of Abraham and “heirs according to the promise”. The God who raised Jesus from the dead would also give new life to the “mortal bodies” of Gentile Christians, who had become with Israel, the “children of God”, and were therefore no longer “in the flesh”heaven.
According to this doctrine, God is not divided in the sense that each person has a third of the whole; rather, each person is considered to be fully God. The distinction lies in their relations, the Father being unbegotten; the Son being begotten of the Father; and the Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father and from the Son. Regardless of this apparent difference, the three “persons” are each eternal and omnipotent.
Baptism is the ritual act, with the use of water, by which a person is admitted to membership of Commentary Bible Ministry Church. Baptism as a purely symbolic act, an external public declaration of the inward change which has taken place in the person, but not as spiritually efficacious.