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We believe that God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. God eternally exists in three Persons: “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”. The three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:26-27 Deuteronomy 6:4 Hebrews 1:8 Colossians 1:15-17).

We believe God the Son became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. He lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. All who believe in Him are declared righteous based on His death. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to the earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 5:8-10; 1 Corinthians 3-42 Corinthians 5:14; Acts 1:9-11).

We believe the Bible is God’s Word to us and the final authority for all matters of our faith and life. The Bible tells us the truth about God’s love, the sinful condition of humanity, and God’s provision to bring us into relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. It was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and consists of the books of the Old and New Testaments. (Psalms 19:7-11 Psalms 119:105 / 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

We believe salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty: eternal separation from God in the form of hell. When we turn from our self-ruled life and become a follower of Christ, we begin the journey of eternal life with God. This journey of Christian Fellowship is characterized by Spiritual Growth and Maturity. (John 3:16; Galatians 3:26-29; 1 Timothy 2:5-6).

We believe the church is to take the Gospel message of Jesus to the world and is made up of those who have placed their faith in Christ, repented of their sin, and have been baptized. (Matthew 28:18-201 Peter 1: 9-10).

We believe the Holy Spirit is presently ministering through the Christian Community, empowering lives for Godliness and service. (John 14:26; Romans 8:14).

Bottom line is this:

  • We all know were Evil came from and, how it started.
  • We all know that Christ gave us a “Free Will” to choose right from wrong, what we want to believe in and,  how they what too live out their Life here on earth.

But most people, in this generation, will not accept the fact that Christ is the only “True Way” by which we have to have the hope of Eternal Life.

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Two Choices In Life

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We all have chooses in all areas of life to will determine a wide verity of outcomes. Most choices are easier than others. When it comes to one’s Spiritual Life, we need to give it great consideration. For we know that we only have one opportunity to enter our final destiny.

If we choose the quick and easy way, the end result will not be good, to say the less.

Mat 7:13  —”Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it”.

If a person truly wants to get to Heaven, one needs to highly consider what path they are willing to go down. Each of us, myself included, needs to bear in mind that all of us will be held accountable to what we have done while on earth and will be judged by Gods’ word. Rev. 20: 11-15

We need to keep in mind there are Two God’s.

2Co 4:3 — But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4  whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

 The god of this world hath blinded their minds, 2Co 4:4. They are under the influence and power of the devil, who is here called the God of This World, and elsewhere the “Prince of This World”, because of the great interest he has in this world, the homage that is paid to him by multitudes in this world, and the great sway that, by divine permission, he bears in the world, and in the hearts of his subjects, or rather slaves. 

If a person TRULY believes is the “True and Living God”: Hebrews 10:31  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Ask yourself, who will you believe in,  Doctrines of man which comes from; “The God of This World” or will it be “The True and Living God?”

1Ti. 4:10  — For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.

 Heb. 10:31  — It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

– Don Blackwell  Where do we go When we Die? 

The Birth of Christ Jesus

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No one knows precisely when Jesus was born. Even His year of birth is only an educated guess based on the information available. The intention of the medieval creators of our calendar was to set the date of Jesus’ birth at A.D. 1.

They simply miscalculated. The Jewish historian Josephus places the death of Herod the Great in 4 B.C., and both Matthew (Matt. 2: 1) and Luke (Luke 1: 5) presume that Herod was king at the time of Jesus’ birth. But it is not clear how much before Herod’s death Jesus was born.

A date of about 5 B.C. could fit with Luke’s note that Augustus, who reigned from 27 B.C. to A.D. 14, was the Roman emperor when Jesus was born (Luke 2: 1). Luke’s mention of Quirinius (Luke 2: 2), however, it creates a problem.

It really doesn’t matter the Lord has not told us to celebrate the birth of Jesus rather we celebrate the crucifixion the death of Jesus we don’t do that once a year, we do it every week on the first day of the week (Sundays) we remember, and celebrate that sacrifice that was made so that we can have the hope of Eternal Life but there are some clues in the Bible.

All though we cannot know the exact date, when Christ was born, we can have a good indication according to the birth of John the Baptist. Jesus Christ is six months younger than John. The account of the John’s birth can be found in (Luke 1: 5-26).

If you start at the first month of the Hebrew calendar which is Nissan that corresponds almost exactly to our month of March he would be serving right about Early May (see Luke 1: 23) says it came to pass to watch as carefully as soon as the days of his administration work accomplished he departed to his house and after those days Elizabeth can see so he went and he served in early May.

When his time was up he went back home his wife became pregnant.  Now follow this of course the priest begins in the month of March the eighth course which is the ninth week put Zachariah serving in May.

Soon as he gets done he goes home to his wife she conceives and she is carrying John the Baptist our Lord is conceive six months later which would put his conception about the month of November then Mary carries the Christ child for nine months which would have him being born sometime around August.

Some have even tried to specify Jesus’ birth date by appeal to astronomical phenomena that might explain the star of Bethlehem (Matt. 2: 2, 7, 9, 10). Halley’s comet appeared in 12 or 11 B.C. and another comet in 5 B.C.

But in antiquity comets were thought to forecast evil, not blessed, events. In 7 B.C. rare (once every 794 years) conjunction of the planets Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn occurred in the constellation Pisces.

Whether Matthew’s star was any of these is pure speculation. For ancient people the star confirmed again that Jesus was the Messiah who fulfilled Balaam’s star prophecy (Num. 24: 17).

For more in-depth  look into about this, check out GBN’s You-Tube video @ https://youtu.be/i3x6W7hWlD8

If God wanted us to know when Jesus was born, He would have told us through His teachings, in the New Testament.

Recent Ruling of the Supreme Court

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1. The Supreme Court violated it’s authority. The founders of our great Nation, and Country put safeguards in the Constitution to assure we would be a Republic, and NOT a Monarchy. They provided for three branches of Government.

The Executive Branch; made up of the President, his VP, and his fifteen member cabinet, and whose duty it is to enforce the laws of the land;
The Legislative Branch; made up of a Congress consisting of the Senate, and the House of Reprehensive, and whose duty is to pass, and found laws for this Country;
Judicial Branch; made up of nine judges whose duty is to interpret the Constitution in light of any legislating by Congress.

First, the Supreme Court violated it’s authority from the bench. Second, it violated the law of God by lifting the ban on Same Sex Marriage which is “Un-natural” (Romans 1: 26) and, it’s an Abomination to God (Lev. 18:22).

 2. What will the outcome by? America has taken another step down the slippery slope of immorality and has demonstrated that our Nation has departed further from the intentions of the Founding Fathers.
 
3. Are those who oppose this action intolerant bigot, who do not love others? We are to love the people and hate the sin. We have values we hold dear, and we can hold them just like those who oppose our views. Standing for the truth, and standing by our convictions in a gentle yet firm way does not make us intolerant are bigots any more than those who differ with us, and hold their views. Our Country permits one the freedom to believe what he likes, but when we disagree with a decision made by our Government, we may speak out against that decision, and the law of love and Tolerance does NOT demand that we Condone or agree with behavior that violates God’s law.

 And that’s the inside Edition by;
~Jay Lockhart      
Whitehouse

 

 

 

 

With all that being said, here are some other scriptures that refers to on this topic. Don’t take my word; check out what God has to say about, not only this issue but all aspects that are corrupt, according to the Doctrine of Christ.

John 12:48  “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day”.

 
• Leviticus 18: 22-25 / 20:13
• Mark 10: 6-9  
• Romans 1: 26-28
• 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 / 7:2
• 1 Timothy 1: 10, 11
• Jude 1:7
• Ezekiel 16: 49, 50
• Daniel 4: 32
 
As children of God, heirs to our heavenly home, all we want to do is to teach the truth in love, and strive to help save people from certain Condemnation when Christ returns. For those who still believe the Bible, the issue is clear and decisive.  

 Homosexual intercourse is condemned as immoral sexual behavior in every period of Bible history. It was condemned implicitly at the beginning of human history in the creation of a man and a woman to form marriage and the home (Genesis 2:24). It was condemned as “wicked and sinful” and “very grievous” in Sodom and Gomorrah during the pre-Mosaic age (Genesis 13:13; 18:20; 19:1-11; cf. 2 Peter 2:7-8; Jude 7). It was condemned under the Law of Moses (Leviticus 18:22-30; 20:13), even to the point of being described as “wickedness,” “outrage,” “vileness,” “lewdness,” and “evil” (Judges 19:23-24; 20:3,6,10,12,13).

With the arrival of Christ and Christianity on the planet, the New Testament is equally definitive in its uncompromising and unquestioned condemnation of same-sex activity (Matthew 19:9). Paul summarized the “unrighteous” and “ungodly” behavior of the Gentile nations, and declared:

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;…who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them (Romans 1:26-32, Cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:9-10).

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Life In The Church–Church Organization

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Audio Study about “Church Organization“ and, what God has to say about how we should conduct our-self.

~By; Jay Lockhart

WhitehouseTHIS YEAR’S THEME

…choose for yourselves this day
  whom you will serve…Joshua 24:15

Life In The Church –Public Worship Part 2

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Audio Study about Public Worship (part 2) and, what God has to say about how we should conduct our-self.

~By; Jay Lockhart

WhitehouseTHIS YEAR’S THEME

…choose for yourselves this day
  whom you will serve…Joshua 24:15

Life In The Church–Public Worship Part 1

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Audio Study about Public Worship (part 1) and, what God has to say about how we should conduct our-self.

~By; Jay Lockhart

Whitehouse Church of Christ     THIS YEAR’S THEME

…choose for yourselves this day
  whom you will serve…Joshua 24:15

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