We believe the Church is not a building but the body of Christ, a collective group of people that abide in Christ and that God does not dwell in temples or buildings made by human hands but that our bodies are temples of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 7:48-49, 1 Corinthians 6:15-20)
Also, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." -Matthew 18:20
We believe very much in the importance of a local visible church set apart from all government affiliations and we look to the early church found in the Book of Acts as our model of what we should ultimately strive to be. Unfortunately, finding a Biblically sound local "Church" (place of worship/gathering of believers today) in this Laodicean time of great confusion, deception and apostasy is almost like winning the lottery. Such places seem almost non-existent today. The Church's are dying inside and most are led by Wolves in Sheeps clothing deceiving and being deceived themselves. Not all but most "Christian Church's" today are steeped in false teachings, paganism, worldliness and lukewarmness. They play religious "Churchianity" filled with hypocrisy reminiscent of the scribes, Pharisses and Saducees we read about in the Bible putting vain traditions and teachings of men above scripture while heaping to themselves smooth-talking Pastors to tickle their itching ears.
Canon of Scripture?
We believe that the Holy Bible and the 66 Books of Holy scripture contained therein is the authoritative, inspired and infallible Holy Word of God, It has been preserved, protected and passed down through the ages and contains no error. (Psalm 12:6-7, Isaiah 59:21 Proverbs 30:5-6, Psalm 111:7-8, Isaiah 40:8, 1 Peter 1:23, Matthew 4:4, Mark 13:31, Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33) We stand firmly by the Textus Receptus (the received text). We believe the only Bible version printed in the English language today that has not been corrupted, is what is known today as the King James Bible. It is the only modern bible in the English language that stands out against all the other butchered perversions of scripture compiled from rejected manuscripts such as the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus by the likes of historically blasphemous, God-hating wicked men such as Wescott and Hort who were known necromancers.
We believe God takes tampering with his Holy written Word VERY seriously! Revelation 22:18-19, Deuteronomy 4:2.
Old Testament law & the New Covenant:
BEWARE OF THE HEBREW ROOTS CULTS
Hebrews 8:7-8 - For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
Hebrews 8:13 - In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
2 Corinthians 3:6 - Who also hath made us able ministers of the NEW testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Romans 7:6 - But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
Colossians 2:16-23 - Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:25
“After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.”
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5:17-20 "
...Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." - Matthew 22:37-40
(see also Romans 3:20-31, Galatians 2-3, James 2:10)
Many charismatics and Pentecostals have exploited the heavenly gifts for gain of filthy lucre. They have perverted and made a mockery of the heavenly gifts the Father of lights bestows upon his peoples. Much of what we might see coming out of these dens of vipers is false and not of God, but in fact demonic, however, We do not deny any of the spiritual gifts being active still today as explained throughout the Bible and in more detail in 1 Corinthians 12:4–11.
The idea of a punishable fiery torment is a touchy subject amongst many self professing Christians and absolutely shouldn't be. Jesus talked alot more about hell than he ever did about heaven. Punishment of the wicked is part of what makes God righteous. "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." Romans 12:19, "Who will render to every man according to his deeds" Romans 2:6. Would a righteous and just God turn a blind eye to wickedness and allow it to go unpunished? The wrath of God is a crucial part of the message of the Gospel and should not be ignored. "The Good News" is we don't have to suffer this fate by the blood of Jesus. The everlasting Lake of Fire was prepared for the devil and his angels, but many men and women of the earth will join them (Matthew 25:41, Mark 9:43, Revelation 20:10-20:15, Revelation 14:11). If we are to try and be imitators of our Lord Jesus as our ultimate role model then we should take into consideration that Jesus was hell-fire preacher that warned time and time again of this place of "wailing and gnashing of teeth"(Matthew 13:50) because he wished for none to go there. The subject of Heaven and Hell goes much further than what most people think. There are different levels of each, different resurrections for different groups of people at different times and at some point Death and Hell are Thrown into the Lake of Fire!? (Revelation 20:14). If this raises many questions, you are not alone. What lies beyond the grave is the subject of much debate. We will be working on putting together many further studies of what lies beyond our current world and the things to come for humanity, but the main point we mustn't lose focus of here is, Hell is Real! Eternal punishment is very biblical! The next time we feel this an offensive subject inconsiderate of ones feelings remember this,
"When I say unto the wicked, ‘Thou shalt surely die,’ and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way to save his life, the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand" (Ezekial 3:18)
The Lord's Supper?
"...this do in remembrance of me" Luke 22:19, Mark 14:22-25, John 6:50-71, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. The observance of the Lords supper is commanded by Jesus as a way of spiritual union of believers to come together in fellowship with our Lord and express our faith by remembrance of the sacrifice he made for us and that we are all partakers of that sacrifice as one body in Christ. We are also warned doing so unworthily is a serious offense to God. Sadly, the practice was first corrupted by the Roman Catholic Church into the ancient pagan cannibalistic practise of Theophagy also known as "god-eating". We reject Theophagy and the false doctrines of Transubstantiation and Consubstantiation.
We do not believe pre-tribulational rapture doctrine and believe it to be unbiblical and a well orchestrated deception that will cause apostasy among many Christian believers when tribulation arises, like the seed that received the seed into stony places (Matthew 13). We are always willing to discuss this further as there are many Christian brothers and sisters that believe this false teaching and do not believe it to be a salvific issue. However we do believe there will be those who keep the word of his patience and will be kept safe during the great tribulation period. -Revelation 3:10, Revelation 12:6, Jesus clearly taught that his return would be AFTER the tribulation (Matthew 24:29) as did the early Church.
We strongly reject modern Christianity's adaptation of worldly Roman Catholic un-holi-days such as Easter (Ishtar, Eostre) and Christ-Mass (Saturnalia, Yule) deeply rooted in paganism are vain customs and traditions of men that's origins can be traced as far back to the days of Nimrod, Semiramus,Tammuz and early beginnings of Mystery Babylon. The continuation and evolution of these babylonian celebrations that were born from the worship of false gods, idols and abominable practices passed down over the centuries and millenniums should not only be abstained from but abhored. We should have no fellowship with the world and the ways of it. "...For that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God" -Luke 16:15. Trying to Christianize paganism as an offering to the Lord is like trying sugar coat that which is already rotten in Gods eyes. God is Holy and putting his name to such things is detestable. Scripture clearly commands us not to worship Almighty God in this way. (Deuteronomy 12:30-31). "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." -2 Corinthians 6:17. "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?" (James 4:4). "Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils." 1 Corinthians 10:21 We believe that if any Holy days may be observed by Christians it should be those that were biblically ordained by God such as the Sabbath, Pentecost or Passover etc. "One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind."-Romans 14:5
sacred name of God?
We understand Jesus is an English transliteration of the Greek Iesous. God chose a gentile language for his New Covenant to be written in. Jesus (which means Savior or God Saves) goes by many different tongues such as Yeshua, Isa, Josu, Yesu, Isus, Ghjesù etc and that the tetragrammaton YHWH is the sacred title by which the Bible uses LORD or Jehovah. We reject the leaven of modern day pharisees who adhere to the Hebrew roots or Sacred name movement cults that cannot agree amongst themselves on any pronunciation of the Son or Father except their disdain for the name of Jesus, the Great I AM who revealed himself to Moses through the burning bush in Exodus 3:14 and as revealed all throughout the Gospel of John. There is power in the name Jesus and no other name by which we must be saved! (Luke 9:49, Mark 16:17, Acts 4:12).