The following article was compiled in 1978. The Church that I then pastored had come under internal division. My standards and doctrines were privately and publically questioned. Rumors flew about what I was preaching and teaching. I decided to put down in black and white a statement of what I believed.
 
I BELIEVE
 
by Stan Metts
 
I BELIEVE:
 
GOD IS ALIVE, ALL POWERFULL,AND TOTALLY SUPREME..............EXODUS 20:1-7
THE BIBLE IS GOD'S ONLY AND COMPLETE REVELATION TO MEN........II TIM. 3:16
THE KJV (1611) IS THE RELIABLE PURE ENGLISH VERSION............MATT. 24:35
SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, NO WORKS REQUIRED...................EPH.2:8,9
GOD CREATED ALL THINGS IN 6/24 HOUR DAYS.......................GEN. 1:1-31
EVERY PERSON INHERITS THE ADAMIC NATURE THUS HIS CURSE........ROM. 5:12-21
GOD IS A GOD OF MIRACLES, NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE....................MARK 10:27
ALL BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS ARE TRUE UNLESS NOTED BY SCRIPTURE...II PET. 1:16-21
THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN BE GOOD BEFORE GOD BY SELF............ROM. 3:10-19
ALL HAVE SINNED, COMING SHORT OF GOD'S DIGNITY..................ROM. 3:23
THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH (SEPARATION FROM GOD)..................ROM. 6:23
THE ONLY PLAN OF SALVATION IS THROUGH CHRIST.....................ACTS 4:12
ONE WHO DISREGARDS THAT PLAN FACES CERTAIN JUDGEMENT.........HEB. 10:26-31
THAT HELL IS CURRENTLY BURNING WITH REAL FIRE..............LUKE 16:19-31
A REPENTENT HEART IS THE FERTILE SOIL OF THE SOUL............LUKE 13:3
ONE BECOMES A CHILD OF GOD ONLY BY BIRTH......................JOHN 1:11-13
JESUS IS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD............................JOHN 3:16
JESUS, THE WORD OF GOD, IS GOD IN THE FLESH....................JOHN 1:1-14
JESUS IS THE NAME BEFORE WHOM ALL MUST BOW....................PHIL. 2:5-11
WATER BAPTISM IS NOT PART OF SALVATION.........................I COR. 1:17
SPIRITUAL BAPTISM IS PART OF SALVATION.........................ROM. 6:1-11
CURRENT 'TONGUES' ARE NOT SCRIPTURAL TONGUES..............ACTS 2:1-12
TO BE FULL OF THE SPIRIT IS TO BE FULL OF CHRIST...............ROM. 8:1-16
SALVATION IS FREE TO ANYONE WHO BELIEVES & RECEIVES CHRIST....ROM. 10:9-17
THE ELECT IS JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF..............................EPH. 1:1-14
WE BECOME ELECT IN HIM WHEN WE TRUST IN HIM......................EPH. 1:12
ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED.......................................ROM. 8:24-39
PROFESSING 'CHRISTIANS' ARE ILLEGITIMATE SONS.................HEB. 12:5-11
THE LOCAL ASSEMBLY OF BELIEVERS IS CHRIST'S BODY..........I COR. 12:1-31
THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH IS THE GROUND OF TRUTH..........I TIM. 3:1-15
THE CHURCH IS BUILT UPON CHRIST AS THE SON OF GOD...........MATT. 16:13-23
THE ORDINANCES OF BAPTISM and COMMUNION ARE THE CHURCH'S.....I COR. 11:18-34
THE CHURCH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SELF INSPECTION................I COR. 5:1-13
THE CHURCH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WORLD EVANGELISM..............MATT. 28:18-20
SOME MINISTERS ARE NOT FROM GOD...........................II COR. 11:13-15
TITHES AND OFFERINGS ARE GOD'S COMMAND IN GRACE...........MATT. 23:23
CHRIST SET THE PATTERN FOR REACHING THE WORLD.....................ACTS 1:8
CHRISTIANS ARE TO BE LIVING and SPEAKING TESTIMONIES...........MATT. 15:7-20
CHRISTIANS OUGHT TO LIVE SEPARATED LIVES...................II COR. 6:14-18
CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT SUE FOR DIVORCE.....................I COR. 7:1-17,39
HUSBANDS ARE THE HEAD OF A GODLY HOME............................EPH. 5:23
A GODLY WIFE SUBMITS TO HER HUSBAND..............................EPH. 5:22
A GODLY HUSBAND LOVES HIS WIFE AS HIMSELF........................EPH. 5:28
GODLY CHILDREN OBEY THEIR PARENTS.................................EPH. 6:1
GODLY PARENTS FAITHFULLY TAKE THEIR CHILDREN TO CHURCH....EPH. 6:4
HOMOSEXUALITY IS AN ABOMINATION BEFORE GOD.......................ROM. 1:26-32
EXTRA MARITAL SEX IS ADULTRY.....................................EX. 20:14
PRE-MARITAL SEX IS FORNICATION................................GAL. 5:19-21
ABORTION IS CRUEL MURDER......................................EX. 21:22,23
WOMEN OUGHT NOT WEAR JEANS,SHORTS, OR BRIEF CLOTHING...........TITUS 2:4,5
CIGARETTS,DRUGS, and ALCOHOL ARE ENEMIES OF THE SOUL..........PROV. 23:29-35
DRUNKARDS ARE HELL BOUND.......................................I COR. 6:10
LIARS ARE HELL BOUND.............................................REV. 21:8
CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT USE PROFANITY..............................EPH. 4:29
BITTER CURSING COMES FROM AN UNREGENERATE SOUL............ROM. 3:14
THE RAPTURE OF ALL BELIEVERS IS IMMINENT..................I THESS. 4:13-18
THE TRUE BELIEVER HAS NO PART OF 7 YEAR TRIBULATION.......II THESS. 2:1-17
CHRIST SHALL REIGN OVER THIS EARTH 1000 YEARS....................REV. 20:4
THE PRESENT HEAVENS and EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY............II PET. 3:10-14
ONLY THE SAVED SHALL INHABIT HEAVEN..........................REV. 21:23-27
SIN WILL NOT ENTER HEAVEN........................................REV. 21:8
SINNERS WILL BE CAST INTO A LAKE OF FIRE.....................REV. 20:11-15
GOD IS NOT WILLING THAT ANY PERISH.............................II PET. 3:9
 
 

This is May of 2017. I still stand where I stood! ______________________________________

Signed - Stan Metts
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