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Wes and Airiel are loved and respected deeply by this church and by the CIA Ministry. Wes clearly has a heart for God and His Will. His lovely wife Airiel was baptised in this ministry and has been responsible for many coming to Christ. She is a strong, Godly woman and will keep Wes on the straight and narrow. We love you guys!

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Why ‘Accepting Jesus into Your Heart’ is Superstitious & Unbiblical, and How Believer’s Baptism Can Be Equally So
Baptism is no more a work than believing is a work or repentance a work. When Jesus tells you to do something, obeying Him is NOT a work. Obeying is the action of belief.

It’s NOT my place to judge who is and who is not saved. God will do that. That being said, Scripture makes it pretty clear that we don’t have excuses anymore. And Jesus said that obeying Him was loving Him. Jesus Himself make it pretty clear who was going to Heaven in Matt 7:21. “Those who DO the will of the Father”.


More from Francis Chan on Repentance, Baptism, & The Holy Spirit
Why is it we have to decide between Confession and baptism when the Scriptures clearly say both?


More from Francis Chan on Repentance, Baptism, & The Holy Spirit
On another note, I find it interesting how almost every time I read a discussion on Repentance and Baptism it seems to turn to Instruments in worship.

Is this because those who follow the Bibical teaching on Repentence and Baptism also seem to be the ones who don’t use instruments in worship?

Just an observation.


More from Francis Chan on Repentance, Baptism, & The Holy Spirit
Rex your talking about how some in the CoC view the use of instruments in worship. Many others simply view it from the point of view that since the first church did not use it, they don’t. They don’t view it as a “prohibition” (as you put it.

I like to put it this way; I’m not against instruments in worship, I’m for Acappella worship.

I won’t judge you for using them, but I won’t stand still and allow you to judge us for not. I just choose to work with those who are doing what they did in the first church without adding instruments. Seems they were ok with it.

I do wonder when it becomes “self-will” worship. When I do something just because “I” like it better I feel it begins to cross a line into self.


More from Francis Chan on Repentance, Baptism, & The Holy Spirit
Interesting that you blame the CoC for “leaving off what God honored from David” (as you put it.) The churches of the first centry also left it off. You say, “God doesn’t change”, but He did change the way of worship from the Old Test time. No more killing bulls or priest worship or robes or incense or…well you get my point. It’s also interesting that you say you want “as little to do” with tradition as possible and yet the use of instruments is a “tradition”.

What I enjoy about Chan is his stance to return to the Bible.

I encourage you to leave your traditions aside and search for a church in Memphis that is really trying to follow God’s way. There are some there.


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