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We believe that the Bible is fully sufficient, clearly teaching people all they need to know to get to heaven. It makes them “wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15), and it equips them for “every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17).
We pray you feel a part of our church family from your very first visit!
Our family consists of a growing representation of our area - from young and established familes to single and retired members.
Some groups of Christians believe they are required to support the state of Israel as an article of faith because of Genesis 12:3. Some believe the state of Israel is required for the second coming of Christ. What does the Bible teach on the matter?
The Bible makes no mention of and has no references to the modern nation of Israel. Those who burden consciences about such things that you mention are speaking Dispensational assumptions based on misunderstanding of various Bible statements (Dispensationalism is Dispensational Premillennialism). I would encourage a more thorough examination of biblical End Time theology through a book your pastor can point you to. There are also books that identify dispensational errors and explain how people fell into those errors.
Is it a sin if you sin while dreaming?
To give a definitive answer to your question that covers every case, we would have to know exactly what is happening when a person dreams, and we don't. There are several accounts in Scripture in which a dreamer receives a special revelation from God. But Scripture is silent on why human beings commonly dream when we sleep. Science also has yet to find a satisfactory explanation.Some take the position that we can't really sin in our dreams, because to be a "sin" an action must involve a conscious choice. That isn't Scriptural, however. We often sin without choosing to (Romans 7:15) or even being aware of it (Psalm 19:12).The Lutheran Confessions mention sins committed in sleep (Smalcald Articles III, 3:28) as results of the hereditary sinful nature within each one of us. The point being made in the context is exactly the important one.To receive God's full, free forgiveness, it is not necessary that we name all our sins or even that we understand them. God's forgiveness for all our sins is a free gift, received through faith in Jesus Christ.