Behold, I stand at the door, and knock if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Jesus Christ. John 1:17
Consider the work of God: for who can make [that] straight, which he hath made crooked?
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Sandor Viczian

Sandor Viczian

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 – 7:29

  1 A good name [is] better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
  2 [It is] better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that [is] the end of all men; and the living will lay [it] to his heart.
  3 Sorrow [is] better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
  4 The heart of the wise [is] in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools [is] in the house of mirth.
  5 [It is] better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
  6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so [is] the laughter of the fool: this also [is] vanity.
  7 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
  8 Better [is] the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: [and] the patient in spirit [is] better than the proud in spirit.
  9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
  10 Say not thou, What is [the cause] that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.
  11 Wisdom [is] good with an inheritance: and [by it there is] profit to them that see the sun.
  12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
  13 Consider the work of God: for who can make [that] straight, which he hath made crooked?
  14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
  15 All [things] have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just [man] that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked [man] that prolongeth [his life] in his wickedness.
  16 Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
  17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
  18 [It is] good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.
  19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty [men] which are in the city.
  20 For [there is] not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
  21 Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:
  22 For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.
  23 All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it [was] far from me.
  24 That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?
  25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason [of things], and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness [and] madness:
  26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart [is] snares and nets, [and] her hands [as] bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
  27 Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, [counting] one by one, to find out the account:
  28 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.
  29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

STATEMENT OF FAITH
We Believe…

In one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

In the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death for all through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead;

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ;

In the divine inspiration of all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, guaranteeing their infallibility, entire trustworthiness, and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

That all people are sinners and cannot save themselves. Salvation is received as a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in the redemptive work of Christ and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit;

In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost;

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are thus members of His Body, the Church, whose work is the worship of God, perfecting the saints, and evangelization of the world.

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