GOSPEL OF CHRIST, INT.
Stairway to Heave
INTRODUCTION AND GOALS
Welcome to our Gospel of Christ, International website.
Our primary purpose it the reach the unbelievers with the gospel of Christ, and the importance of Salvation. Belief and faith in Christ is not a religion but a relationship with Christ ever growing and learning the ways of righteousness.
Man being created in the likeness and image of God, by nature, knows that there is some sort of supreme power in the universe. The American Indians called it the Great Spirit, others recognize it by different nmaes, but in the English, He is known as God. Noah didn't have a bible or church and neither did Abraham or Lot, but they knew to seek and obey God's will.
Then God raised up prophets and leaders to teach people his will. Today we have preachers and teachers to lead people to the fountain of truth and the way of Salvation.
The first step to toward salvation is to realize that there is a God, the creator of the world and all the elements of the universe and the heavens.
There two overpowering forces in the world. One the evil forces of Satan and his forces are very powerful and the majority of people are controlled with his evil spirit. The evil spirits of Satan are the driving force behind every evil and sinful deed of man. Satan leads people to be more worshipers of the creation than of the creator. Paul commented on this occurring in the last days of the Church Age, and we see it everywhere. However, it does not bring joy and happiness. By following Satan, many people gain much in this world, but are not happy nor content with their lives. Seeking happiness, they turn to destructive behavior which leads to early deaths for so many.
Christ said that there two roads: One is a wide road with a wide gate, and it leads to destruction; the other road is straight with a narrow gate. More people are on the wide road headed to hell than are on the straight road which leads to heaven. Repentance and faith in Christ is the only way to travel the straight road and have a peaceful, happy, and content life.
Christ came to this world and gave his life so that those that believe in him could have life and not just life here but eternal life. Satan purpose is to steal and to kill and bring destruction to peoples' lives.
To those that do not believe in the existence of God or the Bible, I suggest you read some testimonies of doctors and nurses that have witnessed the deaths of many people and the testimonies of people that had "near death" experiences and some that have probably actually regained life after death. One source is the book: Touching Heaven: A Cardiologist 's Encounter with Death and Living Proof of an Afterlife, by Dr. Chauncey Crandell. According to a hospice nurse approximately one-third of dying patients see Christ or departed loved ones at their point of death. There are many reports of dying patients remarking that "Christ is here" and immediately die. There are scores of reports of people saying they saw their bodies left behind as they floated away.
The dying seeing Christ from their death beds in not inconsistent with what Christ told his disciples, "I will come again and receive you unto myself." John 14:3
Man's nature prove that there is an Almighty God. When God said "let us make man in our image and in our likeness" he meant in the trinity. The trinity of God is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The trinity of man is: the Body, the Soul, and the Spirit. We either have good spirits or evil spirits and the spirit that dwells in our souls controls our behavior. If we have the spirit of Christ--and he if we did not have his spirit, we were none of his--our behavior will of love, mercy, kindness, compassion, etc. Without the spirit of Christ, our behavior will be of pride, greed, selfness, self-centerness, etc. Love for others is the acid test of Christianity and without it our faith is in vain, and our testimony is nothing more than "sounding brass." 1 Cor. 13:1
The way of Salvation is simple: 1) we must realize we have violated God's law (all have sinned (Rom. 3:23); 2) we must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and gave his life so we could be saved (John 3:16); 3) we must repent of our sins (Acts 2:38).
Then we should be baptized in water in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost. (Matt. 28:19) and seek to be spiritually baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and pattern our lived after the life of Christ.
In addition to leading the unbelievers, we want to take a stand against sin. America was a nation that condemned sin and godlessness for years. However, it has been drafting farther and farther away from the biblical teachings of the early settlers. As a nation, we must return to the founders' philopatry, or we are headed to the same destruction that other nations have suffered. America must repent of her sins or perish. The greatest need in America is for a repentance revival.
Another one of our goals is to book services to hold revivals to reach and teach the lost about Christ and his teachings.
We also contribute to the support of missionaries in Asia and elsewhere as our means allow.