Our Sole Security

“Life is hard and painful – that is true! – but we are never without comfort and hope. In all our pains and sufferings, the Bible tells us to look up and cry out to our Creator and Savior – to the One who sent His Son to pay for sins and redeem His sinful creatures. To us, undeserving sinners, our infinitely merciful God offers forgiveness, salvation and covenant provisions. And it’s all because of Christ’s death and sacrifice for us on the cross of Calvary!” – Pastor Glem Melo

OPEN EYES MISSION

By Pastor Glem Melo

(Part 1 here and part 2 here.)

Trusting and obeying God does not mean that henceforth life will be free of
troubles and dangers. Instead, the Bible teaches us that the life of faith leads to hardships and sufferings.

The Life of Faith in a Fallen World

God called Abraham and gave him great and awesome promises. By faith and in obedience to God’s word, he left family and country and moved to the promised land. Then came a time of severe testing:

Now there was a famine in the land. (Genesis 12:10a)

In paradise, there were no diseases, calamities or death. But now we live in a fallen world; and God’s judgment and curse upon sinful humanity (i.e. the ancient Canaanites and today’s society) affect us all.

The Bible does not promise us a trouble-free life. Instead, God’s word tells us
to expect temptations, trials…

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About New Hope

We are a community of people who believe in and live for Jesus Christ. We embrace and proclaim the Gospel as taught in the Bible and explained in the teachings of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) because of Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), received through faith alone (sola fide), based on the teachings of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), all for the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria). SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST ALONE, BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ALONE, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
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