STATEMENT OF FAITH

What we believe about the Bible.

I believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. Sola Scriptura (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Acts 17:11; and Isaiah 8:20)

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What we believe about God

I believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT.

GOD THE FATHER – I believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power. I rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Matthew 5:48; Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3; Nehemiah 9:6; Hebrews 1:2-3; Psalm 103:19; Ephesians 1:11; 1 Kings 8:27; and Psalm 90:2)

THE SON – I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, sinless in His life, and making atonement for the sin of the world by His shed blood and death on the cross. I believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, and His high priestly intercession for His people. I believe in His personal, visible and triumphant return to the world according to His promise. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:14; Hebrews 10:9; John 1:29; 1 John 2:1-2; John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; and Acts 1:11)

THE HOLY SPIRIT – I believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, to convince the world of righteousness, and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ. (John 15:26; John 16:8-11; Romans 6:3-6; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; and 1 Peter 1:1-3)

What we believe about the MANKIND

MAN – I believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are sinners by nature and by choice. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:15-17; and Romans 3:10-12, 23)

SALVATION – I believe that, God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV) I believe that all who receive, by faith, Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born again of the Holy Spirit and, therefore, become children of God. I believe that justification means that a person is declared righteous in the sight of God by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. We believe that eternal salvation is the free gift of God, entirely apart from man’s works, and is possessed by any and all who have faith in and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior (John 1:12; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 1:13; 2:8-10)

STATUS IN ETERNITY – I believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. (Matthew 25:46)

HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY – I believe that every human being has responsibility to God alone in all matters of faith. (Romans 14:11-12)

What we believe about the Church

THE CHURCH – I believe in the Church — a living, spiritual body in which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members. I believe that a visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated for the purpose of leading believers toward maturity through worship, instruction, fellowship and evangelism. I believe that Christ has committed to the local church, the ordinances of Baptism and Communion to be observed until He comes, and that Christ has committed to the church the responsibility to proclaim to a lost world their need to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to recognize Him has Lord. I believe that human betterment and social improvement are essential products of the Gospel. We believe that baptism is by immersion and the Lord’s Supper is a memorial to His suffering and death on the cross.  These are ordinances to be observed by the church in its present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means for man’s salvation.We believe in the autonomy of the local church.  The church shall manage its own affairs and shall not be subject to any other religious body, organization or government. (Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; and John 8:31-32)

CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

“The Christian faith has never been without its critics. Criticisms from every source have been leveled against Christianity since its inception. It is remarkable that after experiencing almost 2,000 years of such criticism the Christian faith continues to thrive as a viable life and world view. Philosophies and alternative religious systems that have sought to supplant Christianity have come and gone. Current philosophical “isms” tend to have a very short life span. Yet classic objections to Christianity continue to be raised. Some of the objections are raised in a spirit of prejudice and hostility. Others are raised out of a genuine attempt to resolve very perplexing issues and mysteries.”

– R.C Sproul – Reason to Believe

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. The work of the Spirit of God in the life of a Christian: convicts, regenerates, resides permanently, seals, fills, guides, pray s, teaches, and brings spiritual gifts.

“I will put my spirit within you” — then God Himself dwelleth in you. The Spirit of Him that raised up Christ from the dead is in you. With Christ in God your life is hid, and the Spirit seals you, anoints you, and abides in you. By the Spirit we have access to the Father; by the Spirit we perceive our adoption, and learn to cry, “Abba, Father”; by the Spirit we are made partakers of the divine nature, and have communion with the thrice holy Lord.” – Charles Spurgeon

GOD’S ATTRIBUTES

“Are we sure that in our worship we are actually worshiping the true God who has revealed himself in the Bible? There is only one way to answer that question truthfully. It is to ask: Do I really know the Bible, and do I worship God on the basis of the truth I find there? That truth is centered in the Lord Jesus Christ, as seen in the Bible. There the invisible God is made visible, the inscrutable knowable, the eternal God disclosed in space and time. Do I look to Jesus in order to know God? Do I think of God’s attributes by what Jesus shows me of them? If not, I am worshiping an image of God, albeit an image of my own devising. If I look to Jesus, then I can know that I am worshiping the true God, as he has revealed himself. Paul says that although some knew God they nevertheless “did not honor him as God or give thanks to him” (Rom. 1:21). Let us determine that this shall not be true of us. We see God in Jesus. So let us know him as God, love him as God, serve him as God and worship him as God.”

– James Montgomery Boice, Foundations of the Christian Faith

John 17:24-26: “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

Government

The government of End Times Ministry is vested in its board members. The board retains unto itself the right of exclusive self-government in all phases of its life and organization. It recognizes the needs for mutual counsel and cooperation, which are common. This ministry is not organized for profit.  In the event of liquidation or dissolution of the ministry, all of its assets and property of every nature and description whatsoever shall be paid over and transferred at the direction of the board to a church which is not organized for profit.

Purpose

The purpose of this group is two fold. First, too bring together “trained” Christian exorcists so we are able to learn methods of dealing with demonic problems, and for those seeking training as Christians. You need apply only, if you are a “born again” Christian. We also believe the Gifts of the Spirit are given by God to the body of Christ, you are not born with them. Second, to offer FREE deliverance to “born again” Christians who have found themselves attacked, afflicted, and “demonized” by evil spirits. We do not believe Christians can be “possessed” in their spirit by the devil, however their souls can certainly be overtaken.