Home > Information > About Us > Christian Beliefs 4

The Ten Commandments were revealed by God to Moses who then codified them. They were then ratified and magnified by Christ, are the perfect expression of Godís love. They are the foundation of all biblical teaching and much of manís law. They show mankind how to express love toward God and his fellowman, and are consequently the focal point of Christian life.
Exodus 20; Deuteronomy 5; Matthew 5:17-19; Romans 13:10; I Corinthians 7:19; Revelation 12:17; 22:14

The Seventh-day Sabbath was instituted at creation. It is to be taught and kept holy in accordance with the biblical instruction. The Sabbath reaffirmed to Israel as a part of the covenant at Sinai, and taught by Jesus Christ, who is the Messenger of the New Covenant. The keeping of the Sabbath is fundamental to a Christianís relationship with God.
Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 16; Exodus 20:8-11; Exodus 31:12-17; Mark 2:27-28; Luke 4:16

The seven annual holy days or "appointed feasts" depict Godís plan of salvation for mankind. They are ordained by God and were kept by the ancient Israelites. Keeping the holy days have been continued by the early New Testament Christians and are still kept today by modern day Christians.
Leviticus 23; Zechariah 14:16; John 7:8-10; Acts 2:1; Acts 12:3; Acts 20:6, 16; Acts 27:9; I Corinthians 5:8, 16:8

Tithing is a private matter between the individual and God because it is an act of worship. It is not the job of the church to "enforce" or "police" tithing, but simply teaches the responsibility to tithe. Each individual has the responsibility to "honor the Lord with his substance and with the firstfruits of all his increase." Tithing and free will offerings are the method by which the gospel is proclaimed to the world.
Malachi 3:8-10; Matthew 6:21; 23:23; II Corinthians 9:7

Sin is the transgression of Godís law. It is failing to meet the standards set by the character of Jesus Christ. The penalty for sin is death in the lake of fire, but all sin can be completely forgiven by God, who desires that all men be saved. The unpardonable sin is the sin for which the sinner does not repent and asks no pardon from God. God forgives sin upon the repentance of the sinner. God therefore accepts the shed blood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ as payment in full for the penalty of a personís repented of sins.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 1:14; I John 3:4



© 2013-2021 Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
350 Stafford Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Home | Leaders | Information | Calendar | Labyrinth | Links | Contact | Site Map