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Stuff for all you theologians.
Other stuff for the rest of us
Statement of Faith
We believe in—
Q If you never take a collection, how does the church survive?
A Members of the congregation do make donations, but not on a collection plate. We just don’t expect visitors to donate unless they specifically ask how they can do so. We never ask for donations. There is no expectation even that members will donate at a certain level, or at all. We trust that God will supply all we need, and over the many years the church has existed, He always has.
Q The LBF slogan celebrates “God’s love and grace”. Exactly what do you mean by that?
A The Bible repeatedly tells us about God’s love. It reaches to all mankind. However, God is also just and holy. He can no more ignore our wrong-
Q So what does “grace” mean in that context?
A Grace has been defined as “unmerited favour”. In practice it means that we are getting the opposite of what we deserve. No matter what we do, we can never earn God’s forgiveness. The good news is, by His grace we don’t have to! Salvation is a gift that we simply have to receive.
Q Do all Christians have to attend church?
A Well, no. That is to say, not attending church doesn’t affect your standing before God. When we make rules like that (which are not found in the Bible) we are said to be legalistic. For some people, legalism has a certain appeal. In a sense, following rules (Don’t drink. Don’t smoke. Don’t …….) is easier than following principles, but the New Testament condemns legalism. So while there is no rule that says “Go to church”, a Christian who doesn’t do so misses out on corporate worship, fellowship with other believers and teaching from God’s word.
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