In June, 1911, sister Maggie Shipp requested E.C. Fuqua to come to Bellevue from Greeley immediately and preach the gospel. A tent meeting had just been held in the area, but the preacher did not tell the people how to be saved, which left many in confusion. Fuqua sent B.A. McCollum, the song leader to preach the gospel to the people. Fifteen were baptized, thus forming the beginning of the Church of Christ in Bellvue.
- God the Father created the Earth and everything in and around it. (Genesis 1)
- Because of sin, man was separated from God and gad no hope. Because of this, through the miraculous virgin birth, God sent His Son – Jesus Christ – to die for the forgiveness of our sins so that we might have hope (Romans 5:8, John 3:16)
- After dying a cruel death to save all people, Jesus Christ rose on the third day, ascended into Heaven, and is now at the right hand of God (Acts 10:40, Mark 16:19)
- Through hearing (Romans 10:17), belief (John 3:16), repentance (Acts 2:28), confession (Romans 10:9), and baptism (Acts 2:38) we can be saved from our sins!
- The English word “baptize” comes originally from the Greek word “baptize,” meaning literally “to dunk.”
- The Bible is the inspired, perfect Word of God and is to be used for teaching, exhortation, and reproof (2 Timothy 3:16-17)