When the Enemy comes in Like a flood, God Raises a Standard.
Standards We Share as Disciples
I Worship the One God
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the one true God. God is the Creator of the universe, earth and man.
The Old Covenant
The First Covenant began with Abraham and extended to his seed. God gave Moses the Law, which is perfect. The law requires all lawbreakers to die and thus leads people to salvation described in the New Covenant because we are all lawbreakers.
The New Covenant
God sent Jesus, His son. Jesus was born of a virgin, fully God and fully man, yet without sin. Jesus, our Savoir, came as a perfect Lamb to save us by taking the punishment of death prescribed by the Law. God raised Him from death. Jesus is the way, truth and the life, the only way to the Father.
Jesus knew my name when I was in my mother's womb and calls me to live for Him. By grace through faith I experience his salvation by answering His call, making Jesus my Savior and Lord. At salvation I am reconciled to God by receiving Jesus’ payment from the wrongs I’ve done. I am adopted as a child of God.
When I experience salvation, I die with Christ. I am transferred from the kingdom of darkness to His Kingdom of peace and righteousness. I become part of Him, His bride and a citizen of the Kingdom. In the beginning, God created us male and female and established marriage between male and female. I am faithful in marriage and I care for my family. I gather with and love other Christ-followers as the church of God. We love others, teaching all things Jesus commanded and extend salvation so others can be transferred into the Kingdom of God.
and The Word
Jesus is the Word of God. God’s word is perfect. I feed on the Word and commit myself to Biblical literacy, learning and faithfully following His teachings and defending truth. I welcome God, the Holy Spirit, as the comforter and guide Christ gives.
The One Baptism
I have been baptized into Christ by faith, making Him Lord. I chose to die to myself and live for Christ, yielding myself, my time, money and resources to Him. I cannot serve God and myself, money or any other thing. I cannot consider myself on the path to heaven when living unrepentantly, doing wrong things. I recognize I have been forgiven and forgive, fulfilling the ministry of reconciliation that He calls us to. I welcome the Holy Spirit to immerse me-providing His power to live a righteous life of love, peace and holiness, and to witness and to be fruitful serving others with the gifts God has given me.