13 Thieves FAQ's

How do I know I am saved?

You will know you are saved when you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that there is only one Savior, only One who has paid the price for your Redemption and that Savior is the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Scripture says: "If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Rom. 10:9-10).

Your Salvation is a gift from God. You simply have to believe and accept that the Lord Jesus Christ died on Calvary to pay the price for your redemption.

The Scripture says: "For by Grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God; not of works lest any man should boast" (Eph. 2:8-9)

What Church should I attend?

You should attend a Church that is Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, and Spirit-oriented with teaching that is based on the Word of God. The Church that you choose to attend should preach the death of Christ in the cross and his resurrection.

The following should be taught and preached in the Church:

 

  • Salvation through the Blood of Jesus Christ
  • A victorious, overcoming Christian life
  • Divine Healing according to the Word of God
  • The Rapture of the Church
  • The return of our Lord to Earth as King of kings and Lord of lords
  • Whatever Church is attended, should be a Church filled with a group of people, whether the number is little or large, with a consuming desire to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entirety of the world.

    What about Tithes and Offerings?

    TITHES, should be used to support one's local Church. If the Church is a faithful one which honors God, exalts the Lord Jesus Christ, believes the Bible, preaches the Gospel, and leads sinners to Christ, it is worthy of one's support in attendance and finances (tithes especially). Such a Church provides food for one's Spiritual Growth.

    OFFERINGS are to be given over and above one's tithes. We feel a person should be very generous with God when it comes to the matter of finances. We do not believe a person can out give God. As someone once said, the more we give to God, the more He gives back to us — because He has a bigger shovel, and He just keeps shoveling back his blessings over us.

    Tithes should be given where one receives his spiritual help and where the needs of the inner man are met. This is a matter which should be prayerfully considered. A promise which has helped many at a time of indecision is this one:

    "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).

    What about the Doctrine of Unconditional Eternal Security?

    The doctrine of unconditional eternal security accepts the Calvinist perspective and states that once a person has been saved and accepts the atoning Blood of Jesus Christ, he can never be lost afterward, no matter what he might do.

    The question to ask is whether a Born-Again Christian can cease being a Born-Again Christian. The answer to this question is, yes, a Believer can stop believing, a Christian can stop being a Christian, and the Born-Again can turn his back on Salvation and become lost-again. Even superficial reading of the Bible will reveal any number of personalities who were at one time within the Grace of God, but who subsequently fell from Grace. After their fall from Grace, these individuals became lost (Ezek. 28:12-19; Mat. 25:41; Gen. 1:26-31; Luke 3:38; Lev. 10:1-2).

    The Bible clearly states that we are saved by Grace through Faith (Eph. 2:8). We are further told that the just shall live by Faith (Heb. 10:38). Salvation is given to the Believer, not by works or by acts of righteousness, but as a gift through the act of Faith. It is, of course, maintained in exactly the same way.

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