I’M NEW HERE
WHERE AND HOW TO START
WHERE AND HOW TO START
The GHAMSU family with an outstretched arm welcomes you to campus KNUST. We have longed for your arrival and are very happy and grateful to God to have you as part of us.
Never forget you were brought here for a purpose. First is your God given purpose. Abide in Him and He in you and you would achieve it. Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you. (1 Tim 4:16).
Always make God proud of you and never forget he wants you to excel from victory in your academics too. We love you so much and would want to see you always in our meetings. There are many things to tell you so join us and make our joy complete. Now may the Lord make you perfect in every good work according to His will.
The foundation of anything is doubtless the most important and necessary part. Believers must therefore be well acquainted with the foundational truths or scripturally speaking the principles of the doctrines of Christ. In this write up we seek to briefly shed light on the principles or basic or the foundations of the doctrines of Christ.
Heb. 6:1 Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
Heb. 6:2 of the doctrine of baptisms and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead and of eternal judgment.
The word that is translated as repent in the New Testament is the Greek word “metanoeo”. It basically means to change one’s mind or to turn away. Repentance means, turning away from something. Repentance from dead works means to turn away from dead works. Dead works are the acts done to attain Gods approval apart from the righteousness of Christ, regardless of how good or bad they are in the sight of men. Believers have the righteousness of Christ and by listening and yielding to the Holy Spirit dead works are eradicated. The foundation of repentance from dead works is the ability to discern both good and evil (Heb. 5:14) which is a potential in believers unearthed by reason of use and exercise in the Holy Spirit.
The Greek word translated as “toward” is in the dative case and can be better translated as “resting on.” The word “God” in the New Testament always refers to the Father. Therefore, this doctrine teaches that once we accept Jesus (God the Son) as our Savior, we need to have faith that rests on God alone. The only way I know to acquire this type of faith is to read the Word of God and also hear it taught. “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” And again, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith.” (Rom. 10:17; Rom. 1:16,17) Jesus asked the question, “When the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8)
The word baptism is from the Greek word “Baptizo” which means ‘to dip repeatedly’, ‘to immerse’, or ‘to submerge into a dye or water. The urgency of this doctrine springs from the fact that it was a command from the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt 28:19) It is therefore very essential for one to be grounded in this truth because baptism helps the believer put away the filth of the flesh as well as the response of our hearts to the answer of a good conscience toward God (1 Pet 3:21). Just as Jesus died for us as a substitute (2 Cor 5:14), we only become partakers of His death, burial and resurrection through Baptism (Rom 6:3-7). Throughout the scriptures, it is generally believed that there are seven (7) kinds of Baptisms with each having a great significance. These are, the Baptism of Faith (Eph 2:8, 1Pet 3:21), Baptism unto Repentance, Water Baptist, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Baptism of Fire- Power, Baptism of Fire-Purification, Baptism of Suffering. To conclude, even though salvation in the Lord Jesus is complete with the negligence of any of these Baptisms, it is also a must that all believers be baptised. As Jesus said when He was baptized, “…For thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness…” Matt 3:15
‘For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.’ Matt 22:30-32 (KJV). Our Lord Jesus made it clear that there is a life beyond this life on earth. By saying that God is a God of the living and not of the dead, he meant that the Fathers were alive and not dead. Jesus then gave an insight into what the resurrection is like; ‘For in the resurrection they… are as the angels of God in heaven’. Paul also gave us further insight into how it is going to be like, (1 Cor. 15:42-44, KJV) Thus, upon resurrection, believers take up spiritual incorruptible bodies often described as the glorified body. We should however note that there’s a resurrection both of the just and the unjust (Acts 24:15)
Act 17:30 The times of this ignorance God overlooked, but now He commandeth all men everywhere to repent,
Act 17:31 because He hath appointed a Day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained. Of this He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.”
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Judgment, As sure and certain as death is the judgement. There is a day of accountability for all men, where we will account for our lives to God. We have to understand that our lives are given to us by God and a day of accountability is set. There are several forms of judgment which we can learn of in scripture; the most basic of them is the judgement of Sin which is the sentence that comes with sin. According to the Bible, the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). This punishment of death hung over the head of every man born of Adam because of the Sin of Adam. However, Christ has died in satisfaction of that punishment and as many as have believed in Him are free from the judgement of Sin. Bema Seat Judgement(2 Cor 5:10) is the judgement solely for believers. White Throne Judgment (Rev 20:11-15) is the judgement prior to the second death. The Judgement of the sheep and goat ( Matt 25:31-40), which is the judgement of the nations.
Laying on of hands is another vital foundational principle of Christianity that every believer must know. Hands are laid on a person for a lot of reasons. In the Old Testament, hands were laid for bestowing blessings, on sacrifices offered, in ordaining a person into service, in judgment, etc. In the New Testament hands are laid to: Bestow blessings (Matt 19:13-15), Healing (Mark 16:15-20, Acts 5:12; 19:11), actively receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:14-17), Impart spiritual gifts (1 Tim 4:14, 2 Tim 1:6), Commission (Acts 6:1-6; 13:1-3). However, scripture cautions laying hands hastily, not without the leading of the Spirit and prayer (1 Tim 5:22, Acts 13:1-3).
We’re so glad you’ve decided to WORSHIP with us! You’ll find a list of commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or speak to any executive after service.
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Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.
Sundays at 8:30 to 10:30, Old Laundry
Mondays Prayer Meeting at 6:00 to 7:00, Paa Joe
Thursdays Midweek at 6:30 to 8:00, University Hall Dining Hall
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