Welcome to El-Bethel Baptist Church of Belton, Missouri. El-Bethel is translated from the Hebrew Word in Genesis 35:7. It was the place for Jacob to build an altar. The meaning of the name: El = the Hebrew name for God. Beth = The House of God. El-Bethel, means the meeting place where God is the God of the house of God. It is the place for an altar where God meets man.
We are located on the corner of Third & Herschel in downtown Belton. Our mailing address is 709 Herschel Belton, MO. 64012. Find El-Bethel Baptist Church location on Google Maps - Please be advised that we are on Third & Herschel, not Second.
We would love to have you in our services and invite you to all of our worship and study times. If you have any questions regarding our Church or God's Word please contact us.
Have you examined our approach to teaching salvation? Is it scriptural, i.e. does it match the examples set in the scripture! It is quite possible that the reason for the low standard of spirituality in the churches today results from the failure of the churches to preach and teach a biblical salvation to the lost and dying. We concentrate on the teaching of doctrine to the members but fail to show even professing church members the biblical procedures for teaching the plan of salvation.
Somehow down through the years we have lost the knowledge of God’s plan and purpose in and through the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Today the Holy Spirit is offered on God’s terms of free grace, to all and sundry, irrespective of their attitude to God’s holiness and to the noble claims of the magnificent Christ. To many churches, evangelist, pastors, and teachers, He is offered as One who will deliver from the penalty of sin and yet allow the sinner to remain in love with his sins.
The full implication of the Gospel and the Christian life are entirely forgotten. The inevitable consequence of such teaching and preaching is that some professing Christians have never been born again. They have accepted the literal truth of the Gospel, but not in its living power. Their intellect has apprehended certain facts, while the heart has remained untouched. They have heard the gospel preached to them, but the standard of discipleship has been omitted. At the same time there are true disciples that are poor examples of the redemptive power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
There are a multitude of false interpretations that gather around the phrase “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” It is one of those expressions which is capable of being explained away to mean almost anything and everything so that each person is tempted to put just such a meaning upon it as will include himself in the number of believers. That is why so many that you may speak to today refer to themselves as “Christians.” Then when we become fruit inspectors of their lives there is no evidence of salvation. Surely Satan has deceived them.>
Let us remember that the gospel is a holy-making gospel, i.e. true salvation will give forth evidence of a changed and pure heart that has the Holy Spirit living within the heart and changing a lifestyle. We do not live a holy life to be justified, else it might be of works, but we are justified in order that we might live a holy life. The root and soil of holiness is found at Calvary, were we receive from a holy and just God a full and free pardon, signed in the precious blood of Emmanuel.
The following scriptures clearly state the purpose of the atoning death of our blessed Lord. It is clear that the work of the Kinsman-Redeemer was to bear the wrath of God for us, not only that we might be acquitted, but that we also might become holy, and live a life to the praise and glory of God’s grace under the power of the Lordship of Christ.
Romans 14:9 KJV 9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
2 Corinthians 5:15 KJV 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Romans 8:29 KJV 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Ephesians 1:4 KJV 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Galatians 1:4 KJV 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Titus 2:14 KJV 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
As we examine the great commission to the church it is imperative that we obey all three elements: first is the making of disciples that is teaching the plan of salvation in it fullest, baptize those who truly show forth evidence of repentance (which usually cannot be done the next Sunday after one is saved), and finally teach them how to live by showing them godly examples (remember there are some examples that we cannot show them because they are not living a holy life.)
Has Christ changed your life? Have you inspected your fruit lately? Remember that for us to be the example that God will reward we will be producing fruit. If we are producing the fruit of holiness God will be satisfied with us.