Tazewell Grace Fellowship - Truth and Freedom Ministries

What We Believe:

We unapologetically identify as a Judeo-Christian Church.

  1.  The Bible being the only authority (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
  2.  The Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 Timothy 2:5; John 14:16, 17, 26; 
  3.  Life only in Christ (1 Timothy 6:16; 1 John 5:11, 12).
  4.  Christian hope, the Second Coming of Christ (Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 
  5.  The resurrection is the hope of the believer.  The believer falls asleep in Christ 
        until the glorious first resurrection.
        (John 5:28, 29; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Psalm 6:5; 
        115:17; 146:4; Ecclesiastes 9:5).
  6.  Salvation by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8, 9).
  7.  The New Covenant of which Christ Jesus is Lord (Isaiah 42:4, 6; Colossians 1:13;
        2 Cor. 3:6-18).
  8.  God as the Creator (Genesis 1:1-31; 2:1-3).
  9.  Seventh day Sabbath (Genesis 2:1-3; Isaiah 
        58:13, 14; Acts 17:2; Philippians 4:9).  NOTE: We believe the Biblical Old Covenant Sabbath begins Friday evening at sunset and continues until Saturday evening at sunset.
We DO NOT believe worship on any other day to be evil or against God's will.
We believe the New Covenant Sabbath to be a reflection of Christ ALONE.  While there is no New Covenant commandment to keep the Sabbath holy, we believe that in honoring the seventh day, we honor the finished work of Christ on the cross.  God the Father had ceased from His work when all things were "very good" (Gen. 1:31). Thus Christ (in honoring the Father) has concluded the symbology of the seventh day rest (through His finished work on the cross) allowing the true rest to be engaged. In short, the Sabbath represents the rest we have entered into through Christ ALONE.
Therefore, when observing the Sabbath under the New Covenant we are remembering the initial rest established by God in Eden but completed by Christ through His death and resurrection.  Therefore the Sabbath rest is not so much a day as under the law, the New Testament Sabbath focuses on the Lord of the Sabbath, Christ Jesus.
Romans 14 makes clear that we are not to judge each other on the selection of day; "but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way" (V. 13).
10.  Baptism by immersion (Matthew 28:19).
11.  Holy Communion (I Corinthians 11:23-32).
12.  Spiritual gifts to be desired and used in the Church (1 Corinthians 12:1-14; 
        Romans 1:11
13.  Stewardship (1 Corinthians 9:9-14; Matthew 23:23; Romans 
        15:26, 27).
14.  According to Daniel 7:25 the Antichrist will try to change the set times and the 
        laws.  We believe this to be reference to Mahdi who will change law by instituting
        Islamic shariah law all over the world.  As for the times; the Islamic calendar is 
        based on the career of Muhammad.  The Muslim calendar is mandatory for all
        Muslims to observe.
15.  The Millennium... defined as a one thousand year reign of Christ with His 
        saints in heaven between the first and second resurrection, (Also known as the 
        marriage supper of the Lamb)  (Revelation 19:6-9; 20:5-7; 21:1-5; Jeremiah 4:
16. The new earth (2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 35; 65:17-25; Matthew 5:5; Revelation 21:1-7;
        22:1-5; 11:15; Psalm 37:11).
17. The man or woman who refuses to acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Savior will 
       ultimately be destroyed, i.e., annihilated. (Rev. 20:14; 21:8; Malachi 4:1, 3).

It is important to note that while this list highlights a few key doctrines, it is not
conclusive.  We should be students of the entire Word of God.

While we hold to these beliefs, it is important to note, we do not ridicule people of other faiths.  We are not call to judge others, we are only called to love each other.  

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