Where We Stand
We see the Old and New Testaments as being THE Word of God and being that which contains the true revelation of Jesus Christ. We believe, therefore, that all our doctrines are to be derived exclusively from the Bible; and just as the early Church, we seek to live by both the promises and the commandments therein.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
From the scriptural testimonies of the apostles and prophets, we recognize that Jesus of Nazareth is the central, climactic figure that God has forever exalted. Jesus’ words as well as His birth, name, ministry, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension are the fulfillment of all that was ever revealed to mankind before Him; and we at Devotion understand that to be a complete and successful church, we must continue in the faith or “belief customs” established by Christ and His appointed apostles.
Colossians 1:17-19 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Jesus Himself summarized Christianity as well as the purpose of life.
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. There is none other commandment greater than these (Matthew 22:37-40 with Mark 12:31).”
At Devotion, we embrace God’s kind of love as being that which determines how we are to think and to behave, how we are to understand God’s Kingdom, how we are to operate as an assembly, and how we are to serve Christ in all other things.
Without question, Original Christianity involves the aspect of the supernatural, the dynamic intervention of God in the lives of believers that transcend and supersede the laws of nature. To put it another way, we believe that God is moving by His Spirit, empowering Christians with gifts, imparting to them virtues, and literally influencing them to carry out God’s will in all aspects of life.