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About Us

From the Editor -Hein Smit-

“THE CHRIST” Newspaper was a mere vision about two years before launching in November 2008. The first publication was printed in December 2008 and was a blessing to many who read it. Readers from diffirent denominations reacted positively to the content of the newspaper and in time, received many testimonials and articles from around S.A. and some from foreign countries.
The main purpose of this publication is to spread the Good News, and to encourage people to build on their faith, by the life changing articles and testimonies we publish.
All articles published are in line with God's Word and not from any personal views or understandings. 
Our mission is to uplift poor communities with profits generated from this publication and not for self gain, for example food, clothing, Bible distribution and providing shelter. 
We also aim to create a Christian Business Network, encouraging Christians to support Christians in business

OUR VISION

All lost people matter to God, and therefore matter to us. Through relational evangelism, we will intentionally and patiently draw people into an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour (Luke 5:30-32; Luke 15; Matthew 18:14). The grace of God should be reflected in the message, the spirit, and the style of all that we do. Empathy, mercy and gentleness should be reflected in our style and practice (Galatians 6:1-3, Ephesians 2:8-9). We should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally sound. This includes the concept of sensitively relating the gospel to our culture through media.

Our Beliefs

ABOUT THE BIBLE

We believe that God verbally inspired the writing of the Bible. The Holy Spirit directed the various authors to write God's truth, working with and through their personalities and writing styles to produce one coherent and error-free work.

We believe the canon of Scripture, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the complete written revelation of God to man. It is from God's Word that we draw all of our other beliefs.

ABOUT THE CHURCH

The Church is not a building. The Church is people. The Bible calls the Church the Body of Christ – we are the living representation of Jesus on earth. This means that the Church has the responsibility to carry on the mission of Jesus – helping people to have a restored relationship with God. We are called to make disciples; to lead others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and then prepare them to do the same.

The Church is more than a group of people worshiping God on a Sunday morning. It is the hands and feet of Jesus. We are to reach out to everyone we can with love and compassion, meeting practical and spiritual needs as we are able, every day of the week.

ABOUT GOD

There is one true God. He is the Creator and Ruler of everything, seen and unseen. He exists eternally as one Being revealed to us in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second Person of the Trinity, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary. He came as God in the flesh. He lived a sinless life, offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sins by His death on the cross, and rose from the grave three days later, showing His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again someday to reign as King over all the earth.
After Jesus returned to His place in heaven, the Holy Spirit was sent to counsel, comfort, convict, and empower believers. When a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior, the Holy Spirit begins to live in them. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is an additional experience, available to every Christian, that further empowers them to live a holy life and serve more effectively.

BAPTISM

We believe in the baptism by full water immersion in the Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ and to be a born again child of God. The old self has died and we are now made new in Christ.

ABOUT PEOPLE

The pinnacle of God's creation was mankind, handcrafted in His image, to reflect His glory, to live in fellowship with Him, and to care for His creation. Satan, the enemy of God and man, tempted the first humans to choose to follow their own way instead of God's, and humanity, through a willful choice, decided to act against God.

As a result, sin and evil entered creation, severing the perfect fellowship between God and man, between individual people, and between man and the rest of creation. Physical and spiritual death became the new reality. Each person has a broken relationship with God and is guilty of sin.
God did not abandon man in its brokenness. He sent His Son Jesus to pay for our sins by His own death. Jesus' sacrifice on the cross made a restored relationship with God available for every person. This salvation is not something that can be earned by trying to be a better person or by doing more good things, it is God's free gift.

When we recognize Jesus' death as the payment for our sins and accept Him into our lives, we receive eternal life. From that point on, the Holy Spirit works in us to help us obey God's commands and to become more like our Savior.

ALL IN THE SERVICE OF JOINING GOD'S MISSION TO HEAL THE WORLD!

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