Among my favorite Bible verses is this: "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13 & Joel 2:32)
Please notice that there is no theology in that verse beyond Jesus as Lord and Savior. You find the same sentiment in Ephesians 2:8, "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith". The Church of Jesus Christ is one Church, in all its variety, because it is founded on those fundamental truths.
If you should attend our church you will hear a lot about Jesus, and you will find that we take the Bible seriously as the revealed Word of God. While most of the people at our church were not raised Presbyterian, we seem to be comfortably united around our common experience of grace, forgiveness, and love.
From time to time you will hear us talk about the things that make us part of the Reformed tradition, a theological heritage based on the work of Calvin and Zwingli. And if, at some point, you find that our theological understanding is different from yours - well then, you may need to make a decision. Some have decided to disagree and still enjoy our fellowship. Some have decided to move on to another church. These are both good choices.
I want each follower of Jesus to be in a place where his or her faith can grow stronger. So the one thing I ask you not to do is disagree, and stay home. I would much rather see our inactive members become active Baptists, Catholics, Methodists, or Pentecostals than grumpy, stay-at-home Presbyterians. If this is not the church for you, well then there are twenty other choices in Herrin alone. And at each of them I'm sure they would agree that "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
May God bless you,
Rev. Neubert has served the congregation since June of 1999. He recently retired from the US Navy Reserve after 29 service as a Chaplain. He received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2010. From 1997 to 2001 he took doctoral classes at Covenant Seminary. He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1985), the University of Illinois (B.S. 1977), Peoria High School (1973) and Peter Pan Nursery School, Columbus, Ohio (no web site available).
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Soli Deo Gloria,