It is no real surprise that those churches that believe the Bible is true tend to grow, whereas generally those that don’t are in a state of decline.
Such is a recent finding from a study conducted in my home province from Canada posted in this country through UK Christian Concern (sign up for their helpful newsletters and prayer list too). It is short and well worth a read.
The Bible itself urges us to not wander from the truth revealed to us by God in the Bible:
Jude 3b: “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.”
2 John 1:9–10: “everyone who goes ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ does not have God.”
Eph 4:14: do not be “carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”
Prov 3:5–6: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”
C.H. Spurgeon said that, “the coals of orthodoxy [correct belief] are necessary to fan the flames or revival [kingdom growth].”
This is especially important at Christmas. Thankfully at Cromhall Chapel when we talk about:
- Prophecies fulfilled in Christ foretold in ages past,
- Angels and choirs of heaven,
- A young teenager becoming pregnant through the Holy Spirit (the Virgin Birth),
- God becoming man in the person of Jesus (the Incarnation),
- And that He came to save us from our sins (SIN is real), and
- That by believing who Jesus is and why He died you will be transformed into a new person and given eternal life [the ultimate personal testimony to the truth of the Bible’s message, the Gospel]…
…we actually believe what the Bible says!
Happy Christmas—IT IS ALL TRUE!