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Fort Madison Christian Church

Fort Madison Christian Church
1029 48th Street
Fort Madison, IA 52627

10 Often-Asked Questions about the Christian Church

Why do we believe in Jesus?
"Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples which are not recorded in this book.
But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."
John 20:30-31

Why do we believe Jesus to be the only savior of the world?
"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
John 14:6
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
Acts 4:12

Why do we believe in the Bible?
"Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth."
John 17:17
"All Scripture is God Breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16-17

Why do we believe that all believers in Jesus need to be baptized?
"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."
Mark 16:16
"As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said,
"Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?"
And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him"
Acts 8:36-38

Why do we Believe baptism is essential to the forgiveness of sin?
"Peter replied, "repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Acts 2:38
"And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name."
Acts 22:16

Why do we believe in prayer?
"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.
Again he prayed and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops."
James 5:16-18

Why do we believe in the church?
"They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonder and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
All the believers were together and had everything in common.
Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.
They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.
And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."
Acts 2:42-47
"Simon Peter answered, "you are the Christ, the son of the Living God."
Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."
Matthew 16:16-18

Why do we believe in attending church every Sunday?
"On the first day of the week we came together to break bread.
Paul spoke to the people and because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight."
Acts 20:7
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised in faithful.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing,
but let us encourage one another- and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
Hebrews 10:23-25

Why do we believe in offering communion every Sunday?
"On the first day of the week we came together to break bread.
Paul spoke to the people and because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight."
Acts 20:7
Why do we believe in simply calling ourselves Christians rather than by denominational names?
"... So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people.
The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch."
Acts 11:26