Last night we talked about what the bible says that is basic beliefs of the Baptist church and evangelical churches. We talked about the difference between the truth and the doctrines of other faiths like, the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Muslim faith, the church of Scientology. If you take time to find out what people and faiths believe about Jesus you can figure out if it is actually true. The Bible says that Jesus Is God (John 1:1;17), Jesus is God the Son sent from Heaven to Earth (John 3:16) that whoever will believe in Him, (how? by acknowledging your a sinner -Romans 3:23, Confessing your faith in Jesus' sacrifice and victory of death -Romans 10:9, repent and follow God - acts 2:38) will be saved (Romans 10:13). Other faiths may say Jesus is just a prophet, or an angel, or a good man, but the truth is Jesus is the Almighty God and it is only by the cross, His cross, that we can be forgiven, changed, and saved. Last night we had fun and we looked with respect on what others may be teaching, but in the end we discovered that the truth is the truth whether you believe it or not. For one young man last night, the truth became real to him as he asked Jesus into his heart.
In the last few weeks starting with Winter Retreat there has been an awesome change in our youth group. We are pumped to be here, we are really having fun being together, worshiping, playing, studying, and learning together. People's hearts are being touched and changed each week. AND the CRAZY thing is...its only the beginning.
If you are looking for a youth group, for a fresh start, or just for some answers, then come check us out. www.nebcbeaumont.org this website will give you all the latest on whats going on and where you can plug in.