Beliefs

 

WE BELIEVE AT CAPRI CHRISTIAN CHURCH

 
The name “Christian” means ‘belonging to Christ’, a name acceptable to all , not divisive or sectarian. it is used in the name because the congregation has no denominational affiliation, and desires to be know simply as a church belonging to Christ. The church is a non-profit corporation, tax exempt, self-governing, and not subject to any other religious organization.
 
The Bible, accepted as the inspired message of God, is the basis for faith and practice. If the Bible is clear on any matter, the congregation seeks to abide by it. If the Bible is silent or not clear, we are free to have our personal opinion.
 

ORDINANCES (Orders / Commands) OBSERVED

 
The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” ~ I Corinthians 11:23-24
 
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ~ Acts 2:42
 
On the first day of the week we came together to break bread..~ Acts 20:7
 
The Lord’s Supper is offered every Sunday at the command of Jesus to “do this in remembrance of Him” and in keeping with the example given in the Book of Acts.  Anyone may partake, but worshipers are urged to keep in mind the message of the communion and not to partake insincerely.
 
The Baptism (Immersion)
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20
 
Baptism of those who believe Jesus Christ is Lord is practiced at the command of Jesus in “going and  making disciples baptizing them” as it was taught by the Apostles after the ascension of Jesus.  
 
Consider what the Bible says God does in the time of our immersion…
 
  • God washes our sin away (Acts 2:38 / Acts 22:16)
  • God gives us the Indwelling Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)
  • We die to sin & God raises us to new life (Romans 6:3-4)
  • Baptized in the Spirit for unity (I Corinthians 12:13)
  • God clothes us with Christ (Galatians 3:26-27)
  • God cleanses us with Jesus (Ephesians 5:25-27)
  • God buries our old self with Christ (Colossians 2:11-13)
  • God saves us through the washing of rebirth (Titus 3:5_
  • God answers our appeal toward a clear conscience  (I Peter 3:21)
How wonderful it is to be able to say I believe that  God has done what He promised to do when He said He will do it and that I have done everything that my Lord has asked of me.  
 
One Becomes a Member of Capri Christian by having already received/or is ready to receive salvation BY God’s Grace: 1) THROUGH Faith (as the means) 2) IN Baptism (as the time) 3) FOR Good Works (as the result)
 
An Associate Membership is offered to those who live here only part of the time and wish to retain membership where they live the rest of the time. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Can we help you to become a Christian? The Bible teaches us that faith is the beginning place for a relationship with Jesus Christ. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that we must ‘believe that he exists and is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek him.‘ We are commanded to repent of our sins. Jesus said, ‘Unless you repent you also will perish.’ (Luke 13:3,5) In our faith we acknowledge that we believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, just as he claimed. (Matt. 10:32) We see this confession of faith first being spoken by Peter as he said, “You are the Christ, the Son of God.” (Matthew 16:24) We are to be baptized into Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:38. Following this we remain faithful even to the point of death. (Rev. 2:10) If we can help you in this regard please call upon us.
 
If we can pray for you or help you in other ways, please let us know.