Here you will find information on salvation, membership, and related matters. If desired, for such matters please contact TLCMBC using the information below or complete and submit the form.
Chaurcey Boyd, TLCMBC, PO Box 3082, Texarkana, TX 75504, (903)-280-5439
Salvation is for those who call upon the name of the Lord for salvation, those who confess and profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior; baptism is for those who profess such salvation (Romans 10:8-13; Acts 8:26-39).
Realize, Recognize, and Remember the Realness of a Being Who Created You and Is Therefore Supreme, Sovereign, and Superior to You.
Accept that this Sovereign, Supreme, and Superior Being is primarily called God in English but has many names in English as well as other languages.
Confess that you like all have sinned and in need of a Saviour and that God has chosen to provide that Saviour in the form of the biblical Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Do so knowing that Christ did not come to save you from other people sins; but, he came to save you from your own sins.
Believe on the prophetic Holy Spirit conceived virgin born; sinless; crucified unto actual physical death on the cross; shed his blood for remission of sins; buried in a borrowed tomb; resurrected on the third day; and ascended Jesus Christ of Nazareth; who is alive and now sits at the right hand of the throne of God; who promises one day to return to judge the world; and take his church to live in heavenly bliss with God for all eternity; and who speaks of a place called Hell.
Commit to living a repentant obedient life that glorifies God as led by the Holy Spirit knowing that all go through a process of spiritually maturing according to God's purpose and not at the same rate. Not knowing or understanding everything in the Bible or obeying every commandment without failure does not mean you are not saved.
Understand that the believer is first and foremost a disciple of Jesus Christ and a member of the universal church, the worldwide body of Christ. Yet, understand it is good to regularly assemble with other believers for discipleship and fellowship as a formal (declared) or informal (attendant only whether physical and/or virtual) member of a local/regional expression of the universal church in the form of a local/regional church. Understand that such an assembly can be in a house, park, building set aside as a local/regional church, or any other place for it is the purpose not the location that is important. With technology, it can even be a virtual assembly though one should participate in a physical assembly when one can safely and otherwise do so. So then one ought to regularly assemble with other Christians for preaching, teaching, studying of the Word of God and fellowship. Regular does not necessarily mean every week but it certainly does not mean once a year. Every person is intelligent enough to know what does not reasonably qualify as regular.
The Invitation is three-fold:
Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6-8; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 4:16-21; Luke 19:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Matthew 4:17; Luke 24:44-47; John 1:29; John 3:3-8; John 3:16-18; 5:24; 18:33-38; Ephesians 1:7; Acts 4:12; Phil 2:9-11; Matthew 10:32-33; Romans 10:8-13, 14-21; Luke 9:23-27; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 1:6; John 8:32-32; John 14:15; Hebrews 12:1-4; 1John 1:9; Acts 8:26-39; Matthew 28:18-20; James 2:26; Revelation 12:11; Matthew 5:13-20; Matthew 16:13-18; Matthew 27:1-66; Matthew 28:1-6; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 9:27-28; 1 Corinthians 15:41-58; Matthew 10:28; Luke 13:28; John 16:13; 14:26; 1 John 2:27 2 Timothy 4:7-8; Acts 5:42; Matthew 18:19-20; Hebrews 10:21-27; Colossians 4:15; Luke 24:36-43
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