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Lyndon Christian Church

8125 LaGrange Road

Louisville, KY 40222

(502) 425-7700

Service Times:

Sunday 10:45 AM

Sunday 2:00 PM

Bible Study:

Sunday 9:30 AM

Wednesday 7:00 PM

Thursday 7:00 (Off Site)

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What we believe

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

These things don't change at Lyndon.

This is what we believe, and it's who we are at the core as a church.

1. We believe that there is but one God; He created the heavens and the earth (Isaiah 44:6; Isaiah 45:18; 1 Timothy 2:5).

  • He exists as Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:6; Titus 2:13; Acts 5:3-4).

  • God is all-powerful, eternal, holy, just, and yet full of love and mercy as well (Ephesians 2:4).


2. The Bible is the Word of God and is accurate and trustworthy in all that it claims (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Romans 3:1-2).

  • God inspired His followers through the centuries to write down His message for all to read and believe.

  • God has preserved His word throughout the centuries and guaranteed that it is accurate and reliable.

  • Therefore the Bible is inspired and without error and can be trusted to tell us about God, us, our sins, Jesus, what is to come, how to be forgiven and get to heaven, and how to please Him—as well as many other things.


3. We believe that mankind was created in the image of God but chose to rebel against Him through sin (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8; 1 John 3:4).

  • Because we have each disobeyed God and sinned, no one, on his/her own, is good enough to get to heaven (Isaiah 59:2; John 14:6).

  • We have disqualified ourselves from getting into heaven on our own (John 8:24).

  • Through our sins, we have made ourselves enemies with Almighty God (Colossians 1:21).


4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God's one and only unique Son who is God in the flesh (Titus 2:13; John 8:58; John 1:1; Romans 9:5).

  • Jesus came down from heaven to die on the cross to save mankind from their sins (Mark 10:45; 1 Timothy 1:15).

  • He was crucified, buried, and on the third day rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

  • Jesus did this willingly and out of love for us even though we are sinners (John 10:17-18; Romans 5:8).

  • Faith in Jesus is the only way to heaven (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).

  • The resurrection of Jesus proves his claims about Himself including that He is the only way to heaven (Romans 1:4).

  • Jesus will return one day, at a time no one knows, to judge the world and consummate His eternal kingdom (Matthew 24:36, 43-44).


5. We believe that forgiveness of sins, friendship with God, and a place in heaven can be had through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross if we each choose to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 13:38-39; Romans 10:13; Colossians 1:19-20; John 15:14; John 14:1-6; Colossians 2:13-15).

  • Without each person choosing individually to make Jesus his/her Savior, we will each die and spend eternity in hell separated from God (John 8:24).

  • Acknowledge that your sins have earned you punishment—an eternity separated from God in hell (1 John 1:9).

  • Believe that God loves you and sent Jesus to die on the cross to save you from you sins (John 3:16).

  • Believe that God raised Him from the dead three days later (Romans 10:9).

  • Commit that you will repent (turn) from your sins to live for God from now on (Acts 3:19).

  • Confess your newfound belief (Romans 10:9-10).

  • Be baptized (Acts 2:37-38).


6. We believe that accepting Jesus is not an end but the beginning of a relationship with God that is characterized by both blessings and responsibilities (Colossians 1:23; Hebrews 10:23).

  • Once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, God calls you to grow as a Christian (2 Peter 3:18).

  • Growth as a Christian involves both learning to think differently and live differently than you did before (.

  • Growth as a Christian involves both learning to think and act like God (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23-23; Ephesians 5:1-2).

  • This growth should occur in the local church through Sunday worship, group Bible study and prayer, the use of your time, talents, and spiritual gifts in service of God, financial giving, and fellowship with other Christians (Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Ephesians 4:16; Hebrews 3:13-14).

  • God saves us so that we can and will do good works (Ephesians 2:10).


7. We believe that God gives each Christian the Holy Spirit to live in us when we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:13-14).

  • The Holy Spirit living in us empowers us to turn from sin (Romans 8:13).

  • We should work in partnership with Him to live a holy life; we make the effort to turn from sin while the Holy Spirit in us gives us the power and ability to turn from sin and live for God (Philippians 2:12-13).


8. We believe the local church should be autonomous—consequently there is no national, regional, or other governing religious body that rules Lyndon Christian Church.

  • The congregation chooses Elders from within the congregation to shepherd the congregation (1 Peter 5:1-4).

  • The congregation also chooses Deacons to assist, from time-to-time, in decision-making and to serve the congregation in other capacities as well (Acts 6:1-6).


9. We celebrate the Lord's Supper (Communion) each week as the Lord instructed us to and as the apostles did when Jesus Christ founded his church 2000 years ago (Matthew 26:26-27; Acts 20:7).

 

10.  We believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and not between people of the same sex.  At no time did God sanction same sex marriage; however He did sanction and bless the union of one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6).  

 

 

BAPTISM

As followers of Jesus Christ, baptism is an essential step in our relationship with Him.

We believe that baptism is properly done by immersion and is more than symbolic being part of God's method for accepting the gift of salvation that comes only through Jesus Christ (the word “baptize” in the original Greek means “to dip, to dunk, to immerse—it does not mean to sprinkle; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Peter 3:21; Acts 8:35-39).

  • Baptism is the time in which forgiveness is given to sinners as they confess their faith in Christ and repent of their sins.

  • Without faith and repentance, baptism does not save us; therefore the water is not magical.

  • Baptism also symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

  • It also symbolizes the fact that when we become a Christian, God gives us a new nature—our old self dies and we become a new person alive to God.