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Nepaug Bible Church
Statement of Faith
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explained from the Bible that you seek, you have come to a web site that aims to display it for your use. Like our pilgrim forefathers who came to America and whose descendants began our Church, we believe the Bible is God's inerrant Word with His full authority. As also did our forefathers, we believe that every human being is separated from God by sin, and if left to himself will spend eternity in the punishment of Hell for that sin. However, God has an infinite love for every human, and so sent His Son, Jesus Christ, as God come in the flesh to die upon a cross to intercept the wrath of God against that sin. Upon His completing His great assignment on that cross, and being buried and rising from the dead, the way of salvation
by faith alone in Christ's work on the cross is now open. The instant you or anyone in the world believes in Jesus Christ for forgiveness of his sin, his destiny immediately, forever and unconditionally changes from that of Hell to Heaven, John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-9. He thus becomes a true Christian.We urge each person to believe in Christ, and to grow in his knowledge of God's truth so he can live uprightly and enjoy God's rich spiritual blessings in his life. Please feel free to help yourself to any or all of this site's sermons, Bible studies and adult Sunday school lessons from our Church's ministries. We view ourselves as merely "beggars who are telling others where they found some spiritual bread," so if you can use this material, it would delight us. We have freely received of God -- we are debtors to give this material to you without money and without price.
Though there is no charge for reading any lesson on our web site, if you have been spiritually edified by this ministry and wish to contribute financially to it in accord with 1 Corinthians 9:9-14, you may send your gifts payable to Nepaug Bible Church, 780 Litchfield Turnpike, New Hartford, Connecticut, USA 06057. However, if the reader has not yet trusted in Christ as his personal Savior from sin, we would prefer he not contribute lest he presume his donation might help him gain eternal life. Rather, eternal life is God's gift to those who merely believe in Christ and His substitutionary death for their sin, Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:21. Thus, to be clear on this Gospel of salvation, we ask that all gifts to this ministry come only from those who trust in Christ and give as an overflow of their relationship with God. Thank you.
Pastor's Weekly Sermon, Adult Sunday School and Prayer Meeting Notes from messages
given thru May 2 2021, webpage updated on April 30 2021.
A Note To Concerned Pastors - If you are concerned about theological and spiritual problems you see in the Church, please read our series on "
Christ's Prophetic Message To Contemporary Evangelicals.
" May the Lord richly bless you.
Links of other messages of interest:
Men's Leadership series
Appropriate Church Music According To Scripture
Responding Biblically To The World Financial Crisis 01/05/09
Link to Pastor Shell's series on Election
MAKING SENSE OF GOD'S ELECTION: a Digest of the Essentials of the Work by Donald R. Shell
Answering Critiques of the Series on Election
Part I: Answering A Calvinist's Claim That Our Ordo Salutis, Or "Order Of Salvation Events," Is Errantly Arminian, And That Romans 8:29-30 Is The Correct Ordo Salutis
Part II: Answering A Calvinist's Claim That Our Stance On Free Will In Salvation Is Errantly Semi-Pelagian
Part III: Answering An Arminian Critique That Salvation Security Is Dependent On A Strong Human Faith
links to other resources
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Nepaug Bible Church is at 780 Litchfield Turnpike (ROUTE 202), New Hartford, CT, 06057