Being a Christian

“We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus…. – Acts 13:32-33

“Are You Saved?” Have you heard this message but not know what it means? What are you being saved from? From whom are you being saved?

1. Confess that you are a sinner and that you cannot save yourself. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” (Romans 3:23).

2. Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, He is the Son of God, and that He alone can save you.

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

3. Acknowledge that salvation will be yours if you put your faith in Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:8 says that “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”

4. Ask Jesus Christ to come into your life and be your Savior and Lord from this day forward, and forever.

2 Corinthians 5:17 says that “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” This is what is known as “new life in Christ,” or as John 3:3 puts it, being “born again.”

A good summary of what Christians around the world (aka Catholic or World Wide Church) believe is summarized in the ancient creed of the Christian Church, The Apostle’s Creed:

I believe in God the Father almighty,
      maker of heaven and earth:

 And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
      who was conceived by the Holy Ghost
      and born of the virgin Mary,
      suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, dead, and buried;
      he descended to hell.
      The third day he rose again from the dead.
      He ascended to heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
      From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy catholic church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen.

Contact Union ARP Church

Telephone: 803.789.5016

3549 Lancaster Highway

Richburg, South Carolina 29729

Sunday: 10:00 AM Adult Bible Study
11:00 AM Worship

Wednesday:  6:00 PM Fellowship Meal, 6:30 PM Bible Study, 7:00 Choir Rehearsal