Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Purpose and Belief of ABS : Pray for Japan

Anderson Bible Study: (ABS)

What our purpose is: The purpose of Anderson Bible Study is to provide an online presentation of Biblical instructions, that leads to an understanding of who God is, in His relationship with Humankind. Our purpose is to provide sound Biblical studies. We will utilize material from bygone generations and from contemporary sources as well. References to sources used or quoted will be listed.

What we believe: Anderson Bible Study is a Christian online Bible Study. Therefore we believe in the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith - some major ones are:

That God is the Creator of all that exists - the universe and all that is in it. The immensity of the creation speaks to God power and Majesty.

That God is One represented in a trinity of persons: God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit - all are God. The trinity holds mystery meaning that it is beyond humankinds ability to fully comprehend, as is many things about our God.

Man is in a fallen state and all mankind is in a state of sin, rebellion, and alienation from God. All humankind stands under His wrath. This speaks to the hopeless condition Humankind is in.

Jesus Christ took on a human nature to live an obedient life, die on the cross, where our sins were placed on Him, causing Him to receive the wrath of God for our sins, and we received His righteousness, Christ was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven. This speaks to the Grace, Mercy, and Compassion of God.

Christ will return to earth and put down all rule and consumate the Reign of God, bringing Satan, fallen angels and all humankind not in Christ, to judgment.

Hell will be the final place for all those not found in Christ.

God chose all those who will be found in Christ before the creation of the world, and He promises to bring them to glorification, this speaks to the sovereignty of God and assures all those who trust in Christ that they will gain all that God has promised.

The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ should be presented to all Hummankind.

God requires believers to grow in holiness, although perfection will not be reached short of glorification, the believers life should show a upward growth in the things of God. -  believers are commanded to examine themselves, and to seek the Spirit's help, to grow in Christ. Believers will and do fall into sin, there will always be confession and repentance, but they will never completely fall away into sin, becuase Christ lives in them.

That the Bible is the Word of God - it is God revelation of Himself. Believers are commanded to obey its principles.

That the Bible is the final authority on how we are to live, how we are to worship, how we are to treat others.

Pray for Japan

We all should pray for the people of Japan as they cope with the loss of loved ones and the destruction resulting from the earthquake and tsunami and the nuclear power plants leakage of radiation. These are all devastating alone but for all three to happen at one time is a catastrophe. Our hearts go out to the Japanese people because the picture we see are pictures of human grief and anguish. We pray for God's mercy and that God would open up witnessing opportunity in that Buddhist nation.


Anderson Bible Study will touch on all  the points presented above in our studies. We will try to maintain a structured approach to the studies. Comments are welcomed, but they should be presented in a non offensive manner. Our purpose is to learn about our Creator and Savior. Our ultimate goal is to bring God the glory He alone is worthy to receive.

God Bless!!!!

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