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Summary: Man things have changed in the last 200 years, some for the better and some for the worse, but the Gospel message remains the same. What was 'most certainly true' for the first Christians should be the same for churches and preachers of the Word today.

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Matthew 28 verses 16 - 20

Romans 10 verses 5 -15

We are the heirs or the spiritual descendents of the eleven disciples

or apostles,

who witnessed Jesus' death

and His resurrection,

and spent over 5 weeks with Him

before He ascended into heaven

where He is seated at the right hand of the Father.

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We are the heirs or the spiritual descendents of the apostles

and the rest of the 120 Christians,

who were gathered in that upper room in Jerusalem

on the Day of Pentecost

when the Holy Spirit came down upon them in the form of wind

and tongues of fire

and filled them with ‘dunamis’

giving birth to what is now called the Christian Church.

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Along with all the other Christians who have ever lived

and who live around the world today,

we are believers in the Triune God,

One God in Three Persons,

Whom we address as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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We do not worship Allah, or Ganesha or Shiva, or Mars or Venus,

or Woden or Thor;

we do not believe that faith in Gautama the Buddha

or Guru Nanak or Muhammad,

can result in eternal salvation

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We confess the beliefs listed in the ancient Creeds,

that there is only One God, the divine trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit;

and that God's only-begotten Son Jesus Christ

who died on the cross and rose again on the third day,

is our Saviour and Lord;

and that it is the Holy Spirit Who brings us to God’s grace,

not any knowledge, or merit, or money, or attribute of ours

and this is the message that in Matthew 28 v. 20

Jesus told His disciples to preach

until the very end of the age.

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To all these things, Martin Luther employed the phrase:

‘This is most certainly true’

and that is our confession also.

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According to the Book of Genesis, God created the world;

it did not just happen as an accident.

If there was a ‘Big Bang’, then God caused it to happen

on the 1st day.

Nothing has ever happened unless He made it happen.

To this, we also say: ‘This is most certainly true’.

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According to Genesis 1 verse 26

God made man in His image

and in His likeness;

and man was created to rule over God’s created things,

the physical environment, the fish of the sea and the birds of the air,

over the livestock, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.

We are not evolved apes;

monkeys who gradually dominated other animals


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