THE NARROW PATH MINISTRIES - A  INDEPENDENT FREE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
        The Narrow Path Ministries Int/l

                    CREED


    WHAT WE BELIEVE:

               CHRIST IS OUR CREED

  There is one creed which all christian believed that
  Jesus Christ the Son of God -[matthew 16:16]-this
                           is our creed

 We have no addition creed,the belief of the Church is
 stated fully and completely in the Bible ,there is no other
 manual or disciples which the members of the Church
       follows ,the scriptures guides us to eternal life

  Christ founded his Church upon himself and not upon a
 book or statement or serious proposition,Jesus Christ is
 the Creed of the Church in the New Testament  it is
 the only Statement of Faith that the Bible requires of
 anyone who wants to become a Christian man made creeds
 are often barriers to unity of followers of the Son of God
       
         THEY SHOULD BE REMOVE-Christ is the Creed upon
  which this ministry is founded on

          WE WEAR THE NAME OF CHRIST

   The Bible refers to the Church as the Bride of Christ ,now
 the Bride should wear the Bridegroom name not of the friend
 John the Baptist not the name Bridegroom servant the name
 Christian is all good enough other names created division and
 strife it is enough to be a Christian we would persuade people  to be Christian wear have all or Christ people wear Christ                                name Acts 11:26

         AS SAINTS OF GOD WE WEAR HIS NAME

  Since the Church belongs to Christ saints also wear his name
 the Christian Church or Church of Christ we refuse to wear
 any name but his name someday we will be exult musabove every                                 name   [phil 2:9-11]

               GOD PLAN OF SALVATION

 God plan of Salvation is recorded in the Bible and answer
 the question WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVE-Because of God
        Love and Grace has has recorded his plan

YOU MUST BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS                             CHRIST

  John 3:16                         Eph 2:8-9/24:
  Hebrews 11:1-6                Mark 16:15-18
 Acts 16:31                          James 2:14-20

      YOU MUST REPENT OF YOUR SINS

  Luke 13:2
  Acts 17:30-31
  Luke 15:7
 Luke 24:47
 Acts 2:38

       WHAT IS REPENTANCE

   Romans 2:4
   2 Cor 7:10
   You must confess your faith in Jesus Christ
   matthew 28:32-33
   phil 2:9-11
   Acts 8:36-37
   Rom 10:9
   1 John 4:15

                    
          YOU MUST BAPTIST

    Matthew 28: 18-20                 Acts 8:36-39                   
     Acts 2:38                                Rom 6:3-6
     Acts 22:16                              1 Peter 3:21
     Gal 3:27                                 John 3:5   
     Mark 16:16                              Acts 16:33
     Col 2:12
     Eph 4:5

     In every case immersion is indicated in the New Testament
                          method of Baptist

  YOU BE FAITHFUL UNTIL DEATH THEN THE LORD WILL TAKE
    YOU TO HEAVEN WHERE YOU SHALL DWELL WITH HIM
                              FOREVER  

        Matthew 24:13
        2 Peter 1:5-12
        1 Cor 15:58
        Rev 2:10
        Acts 2:42

   Remember God gave his plan of Salvation not to suit you
                          but to save you 

                 THE LORD BAPTISM

  Have you been Baptist as Christ Commands

    Unfortunately baptism is often the subject of argument
       and division see what the scriptures say about this
      Matthew 28:18-20
      Acts 38:
      Mark 16:15-16
      Acts 18:48
  There is one Baptism--eph 4:51

                 WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BAPTISM  

A-Washing away sins--[Acts 22:16/Eph 5:26]
 B-Remission of sins and the Gift of Holy Spirit [Acts 2:38]
 C-Into Christ and put on Christ-[-Rom 6:3/Gal 3:27]
 D-Show his Death /Burial /and Resurrection-[Rom 6:5

                   WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE

   Go on way rejoicing-Acts 8:38

    Salvation and entrance into the Kingdom -]Mark 16:1

                     WHO MAY BE BAPTIZED

   Believers old enough to believe -[Mark 16:16/Acts 8:12][
   Those old enough to learn and obey--Matthew 28:10-20
   Those who would confess Christ--Matthew 10:32
   
             HOW IS BAPTISM PERFORMED

  Much Water-[John 3:23-IMMERSION -YES
  Going to the water-[Acts 8:36-immersion-yes
  Going down into the water-[Acts 8:39/Immersion yes
 Coming out of the water-[Acts 8:39-immersion yes

 Burial/Resurrection/[rom 6:4/col 2:12/-immersion-yes  

                 THE LORD SUPPER

      The purpose of the Lord Supper is threefold:

  1-WHY:  It is a memorial of Jesus said this do in remembrance
                        of me -[Luke 22:19]

   It is communion with Christ the cup of blessing which we
   bless and how we partake of the Lord Supper is in 
    1 Corn 11:24-25 and 1 corn 11:26 said that overtime
    we partake of the Lord Supper we are to remember
   and to broadcast his death of the Lord to he comes
   the Blood of Christ is the body that was slain for our
  sins and the cup is the blood that was shed as a                                       new covenant

  2--WHO-

   When Christ instituted the Lord Supper he gave it to his
   followers he has never Taken it from  therm Today
   the Lord table is spread for all of his people to the Lord
   table we can neither invite nor bar the communion is
   personal between a Christian and his Lord Jesus Christ
    it is the Lord Supper for all of the Lord children
         
   3-WHEN

   We learn that breaking of bread had it prominent part'
   in worship of the early church-[Acts 2:24/Acts 20:7]
   the New Testament Church met every Lord Day to
                partake of the Lord Supper
  The Church for many centuries observed the Lord Supper
                       weekly

 
                   CHRIST IS THE HEAD

  God hath put all things under his feet and gave him to be
   the Head over all things to the Church which is his body
   the fulllfness  of him that filth [eph 1:22-23]

  For centuries men and councils have rule the church -often
  their intentions have been honorable but rebellious chaos
  all around us show us that men have failed let us have
  confidence in our Lord ability to lead and governed his
                             Church 

  How can Christ rule 1st his Spirit is promise -[Acts 3:38]
   we need to be lead by the Spirit [rom 8:14] 2nd we have
   his Word the Bible which shows God Plan for the Church

  How can Christ be the Head of the Church today he leads
  his Church by his Spirit  and by his Word often we as Christian
  

          CHRIST IS THE HEAD OF WORSHIP

  The Hyms sung /the Prayers Offered /the Sermons heard
   are all centered on Christ he is the subject of every
   worship meetings even the money we bring to worship
             shows our love for Jesus Christ

 for us,the highlights of each worship meeting is the
  Lord Supper -we gather as a family of God to remember
  Jesus Christ in a vivid way-he wants us to remember him
                   in that way [1 cor 11;22-23

  
 CHRIST IS THE HEAD OF  INDIVIDUAL FAITH
    
 Let us lay aside every weight and sin which which doth as
 easily beset us let us run with the patient the race which
 is set before us-looking unto Jesus the author and finisher
 of our faith [heb 12:1-20] he is the author and finisher of
 our faith without him [Jesus] we have nothing no faith/
 no hope/no salvation/no pattern for Christ is the Head of
 our individual faith in our daily life no example to follow/
 no goal to achieve/we look to him[Jesus]  who is the Head
                                of our life

        WHO NEEDS THE CHURCH

  The Church needs you -however you need the Church
   you can ignore the message of the Church at the risk of
   losing your own soul -Jesus Christ chose the church 
    as a tool for sharing of his message the church is the body
                   of Christ [eph 1:22-23]

 And the bride of Christ [eph 5:25-27] everyone needs the
  church dates not leave to people along until all men come
                  come to Christ and his church

        WHAT ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
    
   We as Christian should not focus our efforts in starting
   a denominational church we shall give our efforts on gather
   saints together to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
        in the meeting place and to recognize what the
    New Testament says about what the church is and who is
                                the head 

 QUESTION AND ANSWER ABOUT THE CHURCH

     WHAT IS THE CHURCH

  The church is composed of christian believers who have          accept Jesus Christ and obey the gospel and remain faithful
 [col 1:18/Act 2:47/ the church is neither Protestant/Roman
   Catholic/Methodist/Baptist/Pentecostal/ or any other
                      denominational name 

 It is the body of Christ which describes in scriptures 
  
        WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US

     You can expect a friendly christian welcome

 you can expect ti find a group of christian assembled to
  worship God through Jesus Christ his Son the Worship consist
 of hearing a Bible messages .Praying/Singing/Observe the
       Lord Supper/giving our tithes and offerings 

 We strive to worship as Jesus Christ directs in his Word
      [John 4:24/Acts 20:7/Eph 5:19/Acts 2:42/1 cor16:2/
       [ 1 Tim 2:8/2 Tim 2:15]

 you can expect these christian to have wholesome respect
 for the Bible /the sole and completely authority in
         Christian today [1 Peter 4:11/Gal 1:8/Rev  22:18

  you can expect to hear everyone urged to accept the
  Lord Jesus Christ as there Savior all will be entreated
  to believe in Christ-[John 8:24]-to repent-[luke 13:3-5]
 to confess Christ [matthew 10:32]-and to be baptize
  in Christ [mark 16:16/acts 2:38] all christian are urged
  to be faithful in worshiping and serving the Lord as the
               New Testament teaches

    WHAT TYPES OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT

The Narrow Path Ministries International does not have
any earthly Headquarters all Churches and Ministries
that partners Charter/Branch/ are Independent operated
by the Pastors /the Congregation and his staff we do have
International Ministry Main Office .But Jesus Christ is the
Head of the Church [col1:18] each congregation follows
                Jesus Christ Teaching

 The New Testament tells no organization larger then the
                     local congregation

What type of government does the Church has .
Our Government is Bishop/Pastor/Evangelist/Missionary/
Teacher/Apostle/Prophet/Elders/Deacons/but the local
congregation can select therm own Pastor.Evangelist/but
the Approval must be from the International Ministry Office
 
      WE BELONG TO NO DENOMINATION                
     
Christian thrived for centuries before denomination begun
The New Testament tells all about the Church but does not
                mention denominations

Changes in the Church are recorded in man,s history but not
                   in the Bible

Did the 3,000 people who was baptize in Pentecostal/
          [Acts 2:/belongs to a denominational

 NO THEY SIMPLE FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST THAT ALL WE
                  NEED TO DO TODAY

BE A CHRISTIAN WITHOUT BELONGING TO A DENOMINATION

Denominational divides Christian into group and make them
              certain types of Christian

Denominational place importance on names/practices/
            which are found in the Bible

Division and man-made-ideas confuse people and may cause
                people to miss Christ 

But the merger of denominational offices will not produce
Christian unity mergers produce larger denominations
/mergers results in making power super churches 
in Europe has suffer from super Churches for centuries
how can we heal the division without creating a super church

We plead for denominational to limited those barriers which
make one-man a Presbyterian/another a Methodist/Baptist
the Bible only will make Christian only no man can improve
            upon the requirements of the Bible

LET ALL CHURCHES FOLLOW THE BIBLE AS THERE ONLY
                        AUTHORITY

                
                       CHRIST IS EVERYTHING 

 Christ said i will build my Church -the Church is his
  [matthew 16:18]-for other foundation can no man lay than
wish is laid which is Jesus Christ [1 cor 3:11] since the Church
belongs to Jesus Christ we wear his name only Jesus Christ
is the Head of the Church he is our Creed that needs no
 revision -he is the same today/tomorrow /yesterday/
                             and forever   

In answer to Life most important question what must i do
                  we answer  as Peter did

Repent and be baptize everyone of you in the Jesus Christ
for the remission of Sins ,and ye shall receive the Holy Spirit
 [ Acts 2:38] we practice the New Testament baptism by
 immersion of the penitent believers in water to show 
   Death/Buried/and Resurrection of Jesus Christ [rom 6:4]

We observe the Lord Supper upon the  7 th day which is
the True Sabbath of creation this day the Lord rest and he
 sacrificed  and made it Holy from all of his work and we
 honor and be in obedience to God our creator by keeping
      the true Sabbath  as a day of rest and with god 

 On the 1st day we honor and recognize the Resurrection of
 Jesus Christ and has scriptures said we bring all of our tithes
 on that day and our morning Resurrection day worship 
                    and prayer is done


 The Scriptures alone set our rules of Faith and practice
 all scriptures is given by inspiration of God and is profitable
 for doctrine for reproof/or corrections for instructions
 in righteous that men of God may be perfect ,thoroughly
                   furnished unto all good work.

 2 tim 3:16-17/


        Christian are to give to the Church freely

  The Scriptures says that each week you shall save
  and on the 1st day you shall bring your tithes to
                    the storehouse 

  [matthew 23:23/1 cor 16:2]