2.3 What We Believe
Our “Statement of Beliefs” is the content of the
We are not affiliated with any Protestant denomination. We are “Christian,”
- An important distinction between this ministry and other contemporary
Bible-teaching ministries is our unapologetic focus upon the error and
deception which characterize the Protestant Pulpit and Protestant
Theology. Nor is the error a contemporary phenomenon; it originates
centuries ago, with the Protestant Reformation. The countless departures
of the Protestant Faith from the Christian Faith of the Scripture have
caused many to stray from the Way of Life and have hindered many from
entering the Way.
- We proclaim and teach the one true Gospel, which is the glad tidings that
the Kingdom of God is a present reality. The Kingdom was inaugurated
two millennia ago, when the King, Christ Jesus, ascended into Heaven and
was seated upon the revived Throne of David. The reign of the Christ is
everlasting, and extends over the entirety of Creation.
- The assertion of many Protestant Pulpits, that the present historical epoch
is “post-Christian,” is absurd. Though the Kingdom already is a reality,
full operation of the Kingdom must await the Resurrection Out From
the Dead, for the many offices of the Kingdom presently are vacant. The
offices are staffed by the Justified, most of whom are in the grave, awaiting
- Until the day of the Resurrection, men have a unique opportunity to
become citizens of the Kingdom. The Gospel has two aspects; on the one
hand, the Gospel is an announcement which is of great joy to all people.
But the Gospel is also a call to service, and it is a call which one dare not
ignore. The Protestant, with his fanciful tales concerning deliverance from
everlasting torture in Hell, obscures this vital truth. The call to service is
issued to those of the line of Abraham-Isaac-Jacob; it is a call to enter the
Way of Life. The Lord calls men to enter the Way of Life, that they might
become qualified for a position of authority in the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Kingdom is a vast global government. Every citizen of the Kingdom
is a officer of the Kingdom; the Kingdom has no civilian residents as such.
The citizens of the Kingdom are resurrected as immortal Sons of God.
These Sons, under the King, Christ Jesus, provide right governance for
the Earth, ruling over a never-ending succession of generations of mortal
- The attainment of citizenship in the Kingdom of Heaven is a costly
undertaking; few are willing to pay the price. The first step is justification,
which is obtained freely, being granted by grace on the basis of faith. The
Justified enter the Way of Life, which is a course designed to develop
character. Those who persist in the Way undergo repeated cycles involving
instruction, testing, and correction. As a motivation for endurance, the
Lord holds forth the sequel of resurrection to Life Everlasting. Still, not
everyone who enters the Way perseveres unto the end. Those who enter
and turn back shall be destroyed; they did not consider themselves worthy
of Life Everlasting. But they are annihilated, and not tortured. The Lord
God is merciful; cruelty is contrary to his nature.
- We understand from the admonition and example of the Scripture that
today, even as was the case in the Apostolic Epoch and in every subsequent
generation, proclamation and subsequent embrace of the Gospel of the
Kingdom of God has the potential of turning the Kosmos on its head.
Our calling of the Lord God is to proclaim and teach the Gospel of his
Kingdom, the same Gospel which was proclaimed and taught by Jesus
and the Apostles.