God Loves Us
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Our Sin Separates Us From God
But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. (Isaiah 59:2)
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
Jesus Christ has made reconciliation with God possible. (Romans 5:11)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6)
Our Response: Repent and Believe
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will go in and eat with him and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20)
Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed on His name, He gave the right to become the children of God. (John 1:12)
Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive you as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life and help me to turn from my sins. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. Amen.
It is our mission the spread the gospel to all those who will listen. We seek the build up the body of Christ and equip them to use their gifts for the good of the whole. With ever endeavor out purpose is to exalt Christ and glorify the Father.
We believe in the verbal inspiration by God of all the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, and that they are the final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16).
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Mathew 28:19).
We believe that Jesus the Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man. (Matthew 1:1-8; Isaiah 9:1-7).
We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins, and that with His shed blood, He obtained for us an eternal redemption. (Romans 5:1-7).
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as our high priest and advocate. (Luke 24; Hebrews 7:17-8:1).
We believe in the personal, pre-millennial, imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, known as the Second Coming. (Matthew 24:15-31).
We believe in the pre-tribulational return of Christ in the air, initiating the rapture of the church preceding the seven year tribulation. (l Thessalonians:4:13-18).
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also Spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought word and deed. (Genesis 7-3; Romans 3:23).
We believe that salvation is the free gift of God, entirely apart from works, and is possessed permanently by all who have by faith received the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior. (Ephesians 2 :8-9).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person and that He indwells all believers. We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the sovereign work of God that occurs at the moment of conversion, whereby the Holy Spirit places the believer in the Body of Christ. (Ephesians 1:13-14).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (l Corinthians 15:42, 51-54; I Thessalonians 4).
We believe Israel to be a distinct Covenant nation to which God will fulfill all His promises. We believe the Messiah will return personally in order to consummate His prophesied purposes concerning Israel and His earthly kingdom. He will sit on the throne of David and rule the nations for 1000 years. (Isaiah 9:6-7).
The original Mt. Olive Baptist Church, a log-meeting house, was built in 1753 on ground donated by James Heaton. He deeded one acre of land to four denominations: Baptists, Congregationalists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians, for the erection of a meeting house, a place to bury the dead, and a school.
The original church, first know as the Roxbury Church, was named after the township in which it was situated. It had a seating capacity of about forty, and was considered large for that time. Rev. Revune Runion, who also pastored the Morristown Baptist Church, was the first of the forty-seven ministers who have served the church.
The log church, which was started in 1809, was not finished until 1813. It was a frame structure that seated about seventy-five people. It served both the Baptists and the Presbyterians. The Presbyterians built a new church in 1834.
In the Spring of 1855, the present church was erected. It was built of stone drawn from the mountains by oxen on sledge. In 1874, a new parsonage was built. In that same year, twenty-eight members of the church organized a new Baptist church at Drakesville, which is now Ledgewood. in 1888, thirty-six members organized the Netcong Baptist Church.
In 1899, the name was changed from Schooley's Mountain Church to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and more recently to the Mt. Olive Community Bible Church.
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