God’s Simple Plan of Salvation
Whether you believe in a spiritual war or not, you still need Salvation. It is all that will save you when this life on earth is finished.
Do you know beyond the shadow of a doubt where you would go if you died tonight? If not, please consider the following, we pray it’s a blessing to you.
The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)
Good works cannot save you.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Trust Jesus Christ today! Here’s what you must do:
- Admit you are a sinner.“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”(Romans 3:23)“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so
death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12)“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not
in us.” (1 John 1:10)
- Be willing to turn from sin (repent).Jesus said: “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
(Luke 13:5)“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:” (Acts 17:30)
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead.“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in
thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
- Upon believing the gospel, God declares you to be righteous and saves you by his grace.“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10)“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12)
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
If you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior, as a Christian you may begin to::
- Read your Bible every day to know your new Master.“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”(2 Timothy 2:15)“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”(Psalms 119:105)
- Talk with God in prayer every day.“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”(Matthew 21:22)“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”(Philippians 4:6)
- Be baptized, worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached and the Bible is the final authority.“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”(Matthew 28:19)“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”(Hebrews 10:25)“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”(2 Timothy 3:16)
- Tell others about Christ.“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”(Mark 16:15)“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”(1 Corinthians 9:16)“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”(Romans 1:16)
As of April 13, 2011 Elder Bishop Eric Jon Phelps has founded and begunReformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church. It is a church founded for the preaching of the true gospel of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 15:1-5) to White-raced peoples of North America, Europe, Southern Africa and Australia. Born-again Believers in Christ in agreement with the Confession of Faith and seeking membership may contact Bishop Phelps at the address given in the Confession of Faith below.
Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church
White European-North American Fellowship
Elder Bishop Eric Jon Phelps
Post Office Box 306
Newmanstown, Pennsylvania 17073
Church Office Phone: 610.340.0734
You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com to make your pledge. You may call me at the Church at 610-340-0734. You may send your letters of financial support to:
Reformation Bible Foundation
P.O. Box 306
Newmanstown, PA, 17073.
For those of you who desire to support this ministry by bank wire, the coordinates are as follows:
M & T Bank
400 North Third Street
Womelsdorf, PA 19567
MANT US 33
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Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church
White European-North American Fellowship
Elder Bishop Eric Jon Phelps
Post Office Box 306
Newmanstown, Pennsylvania 17073
Office Phone: 610.340.0734
Confession of Faith and Church Covenant
NAME AND PURPOSE
This congregation of White Anglo-Saxon-Celtic-Slavic born-again and water-baptized believers in the risen Lord Jesus Christ shall be known as Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church, herein after, “the Church,” her sovereign Head and Husband being the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
The purpose of Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church is to glorify God and enjoy Him both now and forever. This shall include:
A. Assembled worship of our Almighty God and Father through and in the name of the risen Lord Jesus Christ pursuant to the Word of God in decency and in order with reverence and godly fear, singing the old hymns of the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19thand early 20th centuries born out of the Protestant Reformation.
Heb. 10:24-25; I Cor. 11:18; I Tim. 3:15; Heb. 12:28-29.
B. Fulfilling the Great Commission to include World-wide proclamation of the Gospel of the risen Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 15:1-4) through radio and the press, as well as through domestic and foreign missionaries to the salvation of God’s Elect, baptizing born-again believers in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit while teaching the whole counsel of God.
Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1:27; Rom. 1:15-17; I Cor. 15:1-4; Acts 20:27.
- Holding to the historic Baptist Distinctives, they being:
- Believer’s Baptism by Immersion—Acts 8:36-39
- Autonomy/Self rule of the Local Church—Acts 6:1-6
- Priesthood of all Believers—I Pet. 2:5-9; Rev. 5:10
- Two Ordinances: Baptism and Lord’s Supper—I Cor. 1:16; 11:20
- Individual Sole Liberty/Freedom of Conscience—Rom. 14:5
- Separation of Church and State—Matt. 22:21; Rom. 13:4
- Two Offices: Bishop and Deacon—Tit. 1:7; I Tim. 3:1-13
- Saved Church Membership—Acts 2:47
(The General Association of Regular Baptists Churches (GARBC) passed a resolution in 1966 affirming the separation of Church and State as an essential to individual sole liberty, the motivation being from the past and present persecution of Baptists by the Jesuit Papacy, as well as Protestant/Church State denominations, when “the alliance of spiritual and temporal powers has perpetrated the greatest injustices and serious violations of God-given rights.” Baptists have always maintained Separation between an organized Church and a governmental State regardless of its form, for the protection of the Church from tyrannical government, and not as a limitation on the influence of the Church in governmental legislation and processes. This fact is evidenced by the stupendous contributions of the Baptists of Virginia and Rhode Island during the American Revolutionary War for Independence (1775-1783) and subsequent Constitutional Convention (1787) including the formation of the Baptist-Calvinist Bill of Rights, specifically, the “Baptist First Amendment” to the United States Constitution.)
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D. The edification in love and education of God’s elect, born-again Saints in-Christ pertaining to things first Spiritual (the doctrines as taught in the Word of God) and then Temporal (past and present history of our White peoples), including White Protestant and Baptist patriotic nationalism as opposed to the sins of racial miscegenation, internationalism (to the detriment of national sovereignty) and political treason championed by Rome.
Eph. 4:9-16; Acts 17:26-27; II Tim. 3:1-5; Neh. 13:23-31; Ezra 9:12.
E. Observance of the Two Ordinances of the Church of Christ, Baptism by Immersion and the Lord’s Supper (erroneously termed “communion” by many Protestant and Baptist believers today, “communion” being a term of Satanic Papal Romanism). We further hold to the Biblical traditions of a man’s head being uncovered and a woman’s head being covered while these members are worshipping in the church assembled as commanded by the Apostle Paul. We also hold to the practice of Foot Washing as recommended by the Lord Jesus Christ. It is at the discretion of the Elder Bishop when these ordinances and traditions shall be observed in the church assembled.
Acts 8:36-39; I Cor. 1:16; 11:20; I Cor. 11:1-15; John 13; 1-17.
F. Defending and contending for our most holy faith once delivered to the Saints of the First Century and transmitted down through the centuries via the Word of God to the physically-mortal Body of Christ presently in the world today, the majority of the Body of Christ now being in heaven with her risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (II Cor. 5:8).
Jude 3; II Tim. 1:13; I Tim. 1:18-19; Tit. 1:9.
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G. Preserving (via racial separation), Defending and Contending (via the pulpit and the press), for our most illustrious, Great White Race, the physical descendants of Japheth, who built ancient Egypt from the First to the Twenty-fourth Dynasty; who built at least two, pre-First Century world empires, Greece and Rome, as foretold by the prophet Daniel; who built the most advanced cultures of the ancient world; and who built the several post-First Century empires including the Byzantine, German “Holy Roman,” Orthodox Russian, Protestant British, Protestant German and Protestant/Baptist North American empires. Further, God the Father, via His Holy Spirit: recorded the First Coming of His Beloved Son in the White language of Koiné Greek, the most definitive, written language in world history. Further, God, via His Holy Spirit, used the Bible-believing, White Sons of Japheth to take the Gospel of the risen Lord Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth, preaching and teaching all things whatsoever He commanded them, in the White languages of Dutch, English and German, while translating the directly inspired and providentially preserved Hebrew and Greek Scriptures into the languages of the lower-cultured, uncivilized, savage nations of Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere. Lastly, God, via His Holy Spirit, used these Bible-believing Sons of Japheth to break the Satanic Spiritual and Temporal-Political Powers of the White Pope of Rome via the Bible-based, White Protestant Reformation, thereby ending the Roman Pope’s Dark Ages (606-1648) and bringing the world into the Modern Era (1648-Present) with the founding of White Protestant and Baptist-born Western Civilization of Northern Europe and North America. Japheth has truly dwelt in the tents of Shem as foretold by the Prophet Noah.
Ezra 9:12; Neh. 13:23-31; Rom. 9:1-3; Rev. 5:9; 21:23; Isa. 2:4; Gen. 9:27.
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H. Binding ourselves by an oath or solemn affirmation within our Church Covenant, that we shall not give our White sons and daughters in marriage to any other race of people which exclusion includes: the Two Races of Biblical Promise, the Jews and the Arabs; all Asians; all Hispanics; and all Blacks, thereby preserving for ourselves and our racial posterity, our glorious White national histories, our White languages, our White cultures and our White Protestant and Baptist heritages. This racial, cultural, linguistic and religious separation is a tenet of the Church and will neither be violated nor abandoned. This tenet is not born out of hatred for any race of peoples; rather, it is adhered to as a matter of preservation of our Great White Race in obedience to God’s creation of the races, He intending to keep mankind separate lest we should unite into a common race against God. Satan, via his Jesuit Roman Papacy in control of the Masonic/Papal Knighthood-led International White Power Structure, is deliberately amalgamating the nations and forcing the White races of Europe and North America into miscegenation, his plot intended to neutralize the paramount cultures of White-raced peoples and to destroy the risen Son of God’s White Protestant Reformation and historic White Anglo-Saxon-Celtic Protestant and Baptist nations.
Neh. 13:25; Jer. 4:2; Heb. 6:16; Rev. 5:9; 21:24.
I. Praising the good deeds and reproving the evil deeds of past and present political leaders, domestic and foreign, while promoting State legislation for the good of all men, including the secession of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the Vatican’s “Holy Roman,” Fourteenth Amendment, Socialist-Communist, Corporate-Fascist, American Empire (1868-Present).
I Pet. 2:14; Rom. 13:3-4; I Tim. 5:22; II Cor. 6:14-18.
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J. Exposing the Roman Catholic Institution and its geopolitical Vatican Empire, termed “the Jesuit Papacy” herein, as being the font of all spiritual and political corruption, Satan’s Mystery Babylon Religion now led by the Pope of Rome (that Babylonian-Nimrod, that Egyptian-Osiris, that Roman-Papal Caesar), this Jesuit Papacy being Satan’s great “Second Cause” in fulfilling his International Conspiracy for world government termed “the Mystery of Iniquity,” it to culminate in the manifestation of the final Roman Pope, murdered and risen from the dead to be “that man of sin, the son of perdition” who shall sit in the Third Hebrew Temple of God “shewing himself that he is God.”
Eph. 5:11; Rev. 17:1-18; II Thess. 2:1-10; Rev. 13:3-10, 18; Dan. 9:27.
K. Protecting and Defending the racial Hebrew/Jewish/Israelites during theirInternational Diaspora, contending for their exclusive right to the land of Israel promised and given to them through the everlasting Abrahamic Covenant, and warning them of their coming North American Holocaust presently afoot via the Pope’s “left wing” Council on Foreign Relations, his Trilateral Commission, his Bilderbergers and his “right wing” Council for National Policy in league with the Pope’s White Tea Party Movement, all of which is directed and overseen by certain high-level Gentile and Jewish Masonic agents, Papal knights and the American Roman Hierarchy subservient to the Jesuit Papacy.
Gen. 12:1-3; Rom. 11:24-28; Deut. 28:64-68; Hos. 3:4-5; Luke 21:24.
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L. Crying out against the wickedness of institutionalized abortion, this sin being responsible for shedding the innocent blood of nearly 100 million unborn babies, made in the image of God, this blood of the innocents now upon the wicked hands of tens of millions unrepentant American murderers. Any member that shall procure an abortion for any reason except for the preservation of the life of the mother, shall be dis-fellowshipped and shunned by the Church with no opportunity for restoration to fellowship though sought with tears.
Ps. 51:5; Prov. 6:16-19; I Cor. 5:13; 6: Heb. 12:15-17.
M. Instruction in proper diet, food supplementation and hygiene in seeking to escape the Pope’s Jesuit-led, anti-Protestant, anti-Baptist, anti-Calvinist, anti-White Western Civilization, international, petroleum-based, pharmaceutical, Allopathic Medical Conspiracy (“Jesuit Medica”), thereby promoting personal sanctification of our bodies, life-extension and better health for the servants of God (both Father and Son), while avoiding all New Age religion and practices, in joyful anticipation of “the Glorious Appearing” and subsequent judgment seat of Christ.
I Thess. 4:3-5; III John 1: II Cor. 5:10; Rom. 14:6-12; Tit. 2:13-14.
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N. Proper, limited usage of Alcoholic beverages (if so desired by the believer), specifically organic ales and wines for the members who are of legal age. Strong drink, such as whiskey and bourbon, diluted in water or another medium may be consumed in moderation and has also been proven to be a life extension technique killing pathogens within the human body. Any drunkenness is sin and shall be avoided and abhorred in obedience to the Word of God, we not to be deceived by said alcoholic drinks lest we pervert righteous judgment and bring reproach on the Church of Christ. The doctrine of mandated total abstinence is a heresy, nowhere to be found in the Word of God save in the presence of weaker brethren in Christ. If drinking any wine or strong drink causes weaker brethren to stumble in faith, then the stronger brother has the responsibility to abstain from such beverages while in the presence of these weaker or legalistic brethren in Christ.
Deut. 14:26; Prov. 31:6; 20:1; 31:4; Phil. 4:5; Eph. 5:18; Rom. 14:21.
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O. Instruction in the ownership and use of firearms for personal defense, church defense, community defense, national defense as well as against domestic traitors and foreign invaders; resisting domestic upheaval (including unbridled, absolute tyranny or insurrection/civil war/race war/holy war) and hunting shall be actively affirmed and pursued. The doctrine of unlimited submission to political tyranny is a heresy and shall be refuted with Scripture as well as resisted unto death. Individual members of the Church hold the God-given right to own and bear arms, presently secured by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which Amendment was penned by White Baptist Calvinist James Madison) for the reasons above, as a Tantamount Tenet—an immovable religious conviction—of our most holy faith imparted to us by Holy Spirit of God. We shall never, under any circumstances, abandon this religious tenet so necessary in defending inalienable, sacred human rights bequeathed by God to all men, specifically, the blessed rights of life (“thou shalt not murder”), liberty (“thou shalt not steal”) and property (“thou shalt not steal”). As clearly mandated by the Lord Jesus Christ, in
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anticipation of his crucifixion to result in: God’s temporary setting aside of His Elect earthly nation of Israel; the ensuing postponement of the Kingdom of Heaven/Kingdom of David which Christ came to establish on earth (His “Sermon on the Mount” given only to the Nation of Israel—the Church/Body of Christ at this time being non-existent—in anticipation of its establishment contingent upon Israel’s national repentance, Matt. 5-7 and its restatement in Matt. 18:1-35; 19:3-15); and the resultant “present evil age” during which the gospel of the grace of God in Christ would be preached within this mystery dispensation of the grace of God never made known to the Old Testament Prophets, members of the Body of Christ having been commanded to own “a Sword” as part of deporting ourselves as strong, godly men in Christ. This doctrine of Christian men (as well as Christian women) holding “the Sword of Just Defense” was absolutely championed by Calvinist John Knox against the papal tyranny of Roman Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots, Knox being the great Reformer of Scotland and founder of the Calvinistic Presbyterian Church. With the blessing of the Risen Son of God, Calvinistic White Anglo-Saxon-Celtic Protestant and Baptist peoples went on to champion this most sacred of individual rights (second only to the freedom of conscience when reading the Word of God—the Reformation Bible), our peoples becoming the foremost inventors of weapons in world history.
Luke 22:36-38; II Tim. 3:4; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 3:2; I Cor. 16:13; Ps. 18:34; 118:6; 144:1-2; Prov. 28:1.
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P. Instruction in Marriage relationships between the Husband, the Wife and the Children. Men will be taught to take the lead of their homes, to rule their homes well, to love their Wives as Christ loved the Church, to love their Wives and Children as their own bodies, to discipline their children for acts of disobedience, including corporal punishment (the punishment fitting the trespass), it being a Biblical maxim in successful rearing of Children for both a decent and orderly Church and as well as a peaceful civil society managed by limited, constitutional government. Women will be taught Biblical submission to their present and/or future Husbands as unto the Lord, acknowledging the Husband as their earthly “lord” as did Sarah with Abraham. This doctrine of Biblical submission of Wives toward their Husbands shall be given paramount importance lest the curse of runaway divorce arising from the heresy of atheistic, socialist-communist, “universal equality” between men and women, that curse, now rampant within apostate White Protestant and Baptist Western Civilization, be put upon the Church. Husbands will be trained to be the patriarchal, final human authority in the home governing with a benevolent yet firm hand, their Wives to submit in all things—to the exclusion of sin clearly defined in the Word of God—, the Children submitting to both their Fathers and Mothers while not being provoked to wrath and resentment through unfair or unrighteous actions or unfair punishments of their Parents.
We further believe that divorce is permissible when one party has been the victim of a common law crime such as adultery, desertion, assault and battery, grand theft of real or personal property, attempted murder, crimes against nature such as sodomy and pedophilia, the practice of witchcraft and/or continuous blasphemy against the one True Triune God. The Scripture states that Nature teaches us certain things, and the right of self-preservation by flight is one of the most important rights to secure if the family and local church is to survive. The victim may subsequently remarry with the blessing of God.
I Tim. 3:4-5; Eph. 5:22-33; Prov. 22:15; I Tim. 2:9-15; Tit. 2:3-5; I Pet. 3:1-7; I Cor. 11:14; Rom. 1:26.
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Q. Instruction in earning money, money management, property management (real and personal), income/excise tax avoidance, foreign investments and business acumen in order that funds may be acquired for the furtherance of the Ten-fold Mandate of the Church set forth in the non-statutory, common law, private contract Trust instrument of Reformation Bible Foundation, an integrated auxiliary of the Church. A large portion of these funds, these monies of the Lord Jesus Christ, will also be set aside for the future purchase and defense of land in establishing our new White nation within Pennsylvania having lawfully seceded from the Pope’s condemned, Fourteenth Amendment American Empire (1868-Present), our new nation to be a haven for the suffering and afflicted White Protestants and Baptists of the world as well as the racial Hebrew/Jewish/Israelites yet to inherit the promises given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob once the Body of Christ (a remnant of racial Jews “according to the election of Grace” and “the fullness of the Gentiles”) is completed.
I Cor. 10:24; III John 1; Rom. 12:10-11; Gen. 12:1-3; Heb. 11:39-40; Rom. 11:5, 25-27.
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R. Providing financial assistance to the members of the Church as well as other White Protestant and Baptist Christians composing a portion of the Body of Christ, both Jesus Christ and his elect People being the present and future Beneficiaries of the non-statutory, common law, privately contracted Church Trust which is “Reformation Bible Foundation,” an “integrated auxiliary” of the Church it being a “mandatory exception” from income/excise/privilege taxation as stated in Section 508(c)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Eph. 4:28; II Cor. 9:1-14.
S. Promoting the Bible-based, Ten-fold Mandate of the Church funded by its Trust, Reformation Bible Foundation, an “integrated auxiliary” of the Church“mandatorily excepted” from income/excise taxation pursuant to Sections 508 and 6033 of the Internal Revenue Code.
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CONFESSION OF FAITH
I. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES/THE WORD OF GOD
A. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Scriptures are God-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and practice to the exclusion of any and all other writings or traditions of men. The sixty-six books of the Bible, composing the Old and New Testaments, are the complete and finished revelation of the One True God first to the Nation of Israel, then to the Church/Body of Christ composed of both racial Jews and racial Gentiles, and finally to all men in general. The Scriptures shall be understood according to their natural, normal, grammatical-historical, literal meaning and all questions of understanding (as opposed to Romish “interpretation,” the Pope, like Nimrod of Babylon, being the great, absolutist “Interpreter”) shall be determined by the Elder Bishop exercising his spiritual gift of Pastor-Teacher as led by the Spirit of God in the examination of parallel passages of clearer meaning, comparing Scripture with Scripture.
II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:20-21; Luke 4:16-21; Acts 2:22-32; I Tim. 5:17; II Tim. 2:15.
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For as William Tyndale, the father of the English Reformation Bible, himself declared:
“Thou shalt understand, therefore, that the Scripture hath but one sense, which is the literal sense. And that literal sense is the root and ground of all, and the anchor that never faileth, whereunto if thou cleave, thou canst never err or go out of the way. And if thou leave the literal sense, thou canst not but go out of the way. Neverthelater, the Scripture useth proverbs, similitudes, riddles, or allegories, as all other speeches do; but that which the proverb, similitude, riddle, or allegory signifieth, is over the literal sense, which thou must seek out diligently. . . .”*
And John Calvin, the founder of the grammatical-historical exegesis, stated the same:
“It is the first business of an interpreter to let his author say what he does say, instead of attributing to him what we think he ought to say.”**
*Pentecost, Dwight; Things to Come, (Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervon Publishing House, 1972) p. 27.
** Ibid, p. 29.
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B. The Holy Scriptures given in their first, original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, have been preserved down through the centuries. The Bible, which God inspired by His Almighty Holy Spirit, has been preserved by His Almighty Holy Spirit. The originally-inspired Hebrew and Aramaic Scriptures are now to be found in the Ben Chayim/Bomberg/Ginsburg Hebrew Masoretic Text. The originally-inspired Greek Scriptures are now to be found in the Greek Textus Receptus of Stephens, Beza (Fifth Edition) and Elzevir as collated by Scrivener. (The Greek text of the AV1611 is Beza’s Fifth Edition.) These Scriptures (which do not merely “contain” the Word of God but in their entirety and in fact, are theWord of God) and have always been available to the Church, the Body of the risen Savior, since the their completion at the closing of the First Century with the Lord Jesus Christ giving The Revelation of Jesus Christ to the Apostle John in 95-96 AD.
Ps. 12:6-7; Rev. 22:19.
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C. The several manuscripts of these Holy Scriptures contain certain, extremely limited, variant readings (about 120), God the Father preventing His Church from lapsing into idolatry in worshipping one set of the Scriptures rather than worshipping God the Father Himself through the Messiah/Son of God of the Scriptures. Within these several manuscripts, in combination, God has preserved every word, every jot and tittle, of His inspired, original language texts of Holy Writ.
Matt. 5:18; John 5:39; 10:35; Luke 24:27, 32, 45.
D. These preserved, Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Holy Scriptures have been translated into the languages of the nations for the last 1900 years, the Church fulfilling the Great Commission of the risen Lord Jesus Christ, there always having been, now is, and shall be a church on earth to worship God according to His will as made known by His inerrant Word, the Holy Scriptures.
Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-47; Matt. 16:18.
E. These Holy Scriptures translated into the languages of the nations are no less the Word of God then the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Holy Scriptures from which they were translated. The translations are indirectly “inspired,” since they are translations of the directly “inspired” and preserved Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Scriptures. Thus, the translations are indirectly “the Word of God” carrying with them all the other marks of the directly inspired Word of God. The translations are a mirror of the original language texts of Holy Writ, readable by racial Gentiles in their native languages. The Body of Christ has been built for the last 1900 years on translations, thus we understand Rome’s hatred for the Scriptures in “the vulgar tongues” of the nations so declared in the Jesuit Order’s wicked, anti-Christ, Counter-Reformation Council of Trent (1545-1563).
Rom. 1:18; Acts 2:4-11.
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F. These translations of the Holy Scriptures, in certain texts, need slight“clarification” from the underlying Hebrew and Greek Scriptures by the spiritually gifted Pastor-Teachers and Teachers whom God has given to the Church for its edification. This principle of clarifying certain translated texts with the original language texts has been a maxim of the Body of Christ throughout this entire Dispensation of the Grace of God. To cast off the Hebrew and Greek Holy Scriptures by asserting any translation has replaced them is to promote double-inspiration which is a heresy and cultic. No Reformer, as well as any subsequent Protestant or Baptist preacher/theologian of note, ever lapsed into such heresy until the 20th Century with the novel teaching of heretic Dr. Peter S. Ruckman, and later, heretic Gail Riplinger.
II Tim. 2:15; I Tim. 5:17.
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G. The Holy Scriptures for the English-speaking peoples of North America have been The King James Authorized Version of 1611 since no later than AD 1640. We shall hold to this tradition of our White Protestant and Baptist forefathers remembering the greatest English Confessions of Faith (The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) and The First London Baptist Confession of Faith(1646)) arose after the publication of the AV1611. (No Confession of Faith ever arose from The Geneva Bible, however excellent may be its anti-Papal, anti-divine right, marginal notes and for which it was banned by divine right, pro-Anglican, Protestant Scottish monarch of Great Britain, King James I.) The American Continental Congress financed the printing of 30,000 AV1611 English Bibles in 1777 (the Bible and its maxims never to be separated from the government), it to be circulated throughout the colonies during the glorious, White Calvinist American Revolution (1775-1783) born out of the First Great Awakening preached by Calvinist Protestants George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards. Baptist-Calvinist George Washington also promoted the printing of the AV1611 English Bible during his presidency, in 1793. Thus, the Holy Scriptures for Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church is the AV1611 Reformation English Bible, its prose superior to The Geneva Bible, to the absolute exclusion of all other English translations.
II Thess. 2:15.
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H. As so eloquently stated in The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) in Chapter I, Article VIII, we therefore conclude concerning the inspired and preserved Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Scriptures being the final authority over all translations:
“The Old Testament in Hebrew, (which was the native language of the people of God of old,) and the New Testament in Greek, (which at the time of the writing of it was most generally known to the nations,) being immediately inspired by God, and by his singular care and providence kept pure in all ages, are therefore authentical; so as in all controversies of religion, the church is finally to appeal unto them. But because these original tongues are not known to all the people of God, who have the right unto and interest in the scriptures, and are commanded, in the fear of God, to read and search them, therefore they are to be translated into the vulgar language of every nation unto which they come, that the word of God dwelling plentifully in all, they may worship him in an acceptable manner, and, through patience and comfort of the scriptures, may have hope.”
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A. The Holy Scriptures understood in their natural, literal sense reveal divinely determined dispensations or “economies” arising out of specific covenants which define man’s duties, obligations and responsibilities while bestowing certain privileges and immunities within successive ages. These dispensations do not alter God’s attributes or means of salvation for His Elect, they either looking forward or backward to the finished work of the Promised Seed, the Redeemer Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
B. The truth of God dealing with specific groups of men during specific dispensations (within specific periods of time called “ages”), is both Biblical, the term being specifically used in our AV1611 Reformation English Bible, andHistorical, The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) declaring in Chapter VIII, Section VIII:
“VIII. To all those for whom Christ hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and communicate the same; making intercession for them; and revealing unto them, in and by the word, the mysteries of salvation; effectually persuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey; and governing their hearts by his word and Spirit; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wisdom, in such manner and ways as are most consonant to his wonderful and unsearchable dispensation.” [Emphasis added]
Eph. 3:2-10; Gal. 1:4; Col. 1:24-25; I Cor. 9:17.
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C. Of the Seven Dispensations, they being Innocence, Conscience, Human Government, Promise, Mosaic Law, Grace (during the Present Evil Age in which the Church is fulfilling its Great Commission), and Fullness of Times/Times of Refreshing/Times of Restitution (during the Millennial Kingdom of Christ), foremost in importance are: the Dispensation of the Law of Moses (the Prophet Moses being the steward), the Dispensation of the Gospel of Grace in Jesus Christ (the Apostle Paul being the steward), and the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times/Times of Refreshing/Times of Restitution during the Millennial Kingdom (King Jesus the Messiah being the steward), the international rule of the risen Lord Jesus Christ following His Second visible coming in the clouds to Jerusalem.
Eph. 1:10; Rev. 20:2-8; Isa. 2:1-4;Acts 3:19-21; Dan. 7:13-14.
D. The distinction between the Nation of Israel, the Church/Body of Christ and the Gentile nations will always be maintained. The promises to the Nation of Israel are not the promises to the Church of Jesus Christ nor are they the promises to Gentile nations during the Millennial Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Seven Feasts of National Israel are not feasts for the Church/Body of Christ (although they may be observed as a matter of Christian liberty as they relate to the First Coming of Israel’s Messiah, the Coming of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, Peter calling for National Repentance to Israel, and the Second Coming of Israel’s Messiah). The mixing of Law, Grace and Kingdom truth proceeds from a failure to keep Israel, the Church and the Nations distinct within their scriptural context, this gross error thereby leading the Church into a host of heresies, including worship on the Seventh Day Sabbath, mandated keeping of the Seven Feasts of Israel, non-resistance to tyranny, non-resistance to personal violent attack, legalism, works salvation, and ultimate legalistic apostasy.
I Cor. 10:32; Gal. 3:13-25; II Cor. 3:9-18.
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E. Corrupt Arminian Dispensationalism, in the form of Jesuitical Futurism (as opposed to Biblical Dispensationalism and Biblical Futurism arising from a literal, normal and natural reading of the Word of God comparing Scripture with Scripture) is rejected as a damnable heresy, it diverting attention away from the Jesuit Papacy, the dynasty of the coming Antichrist. The Early Church of the First Century looked for a Roman Emperor to be the Antichrist; the Orthodox Eastern Church looked for a man—a Bishop of Rome—to be the Antichrist; and the Reformers considered the Papacy to be the dynasty of the Antichrist as well as every Pope of Rome being an antichrist, the spiritual Nimrod of spiritual Babylon described in Revelation 17. In maintaining the Biblical position of the Reformers, that every Pope is an antichrist and the Papacy is the dynasty of the Antichrist, we further assert the specific Antichrist of I John 2:18; 4:3 (denoted by the definite article in the Greek) will be a Man, a specific Roman Emperor/Roman Caesar as anticipated by the Early Church (some believing he was Caesar Nero who reigned from 54-68 AD). We further assert this future Roman Caesar will be the final Pope of Rome—the Papal Roman Caesar/Emperor—to be physically murdered, revived and possessed by Satan then to become the Antichrist/Man-Beast of Revelation 13:3-10; 17:10-18.
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F. Therefore, we reject out of hand Jesuitical Arminian Dispensational Futurism as a damnable heresy (concocted by Jesuits Francisco Ribera (1537-1591), Robert Cardinal Bellarmine (1542-1621) and Emmanuel Lacunza (Jewish alias, “Juan-Josefat Ben Ezra,” 1731-1801)), having defiled the true Church of Christ in diverting her attention away from the Pope of Rome and his Jesuit Papacy—as intended by its ingenious Jesuit authors. Since the days of John Nelson Darby (true Christian, though he was) and his student, Cyrus I. Scofield (true Christian, though he was), the Church of Christ has been looking for some secular/political leader other than the Pope of Rome to become “that man of sin.” This, in turn, has broken down the spiritual and temporal barriers between
Reformation Bible-believing Protestant and Baptist Christians and their ancient pagan foe, Papal Romanism. This heresy has facilitated religious reunion with Rome’s Spiritual Power via the World Council of Churches, thereby leading to political union with Rome’s Temporal Power including the wicked United Nations, North American Union and European Union, facilitating the final destruction of White Anglo-Saxon-Celtic Protestant Western Civilization pursuant to the designs of the Jesuit Order’s diabolical, Counter Reformation Council of Trent.
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G. The Prophecy of the 70 Weeks of Years (490) years given to the Prophet Daniel, pertaining exclusively to the Jews and Jerusalem (Daniel 9:24-27), is yet to be fulfilled. The first 69 Weeks of Years (483) years have been literally fulfilled, beginning with the decree of Persian King Artaxerxes given to Nehemiah to rebuild Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:1-6) and ending on the very day Christ declared himself Messiah in accordance with Zechariah 9:9 (Luke 19:42). As per the prophecy, Messiah was then “cut off” and Jerusalem was destroyed, ultimately in 70 AD. The Seventieth Week of years is yet to be fulfilled after which “everlasting righteousness” will be imposed over Jerusalem and all prophecy will be fulfilled (Daniel 9:24). For this was the understanding of the earthy church of Christ beginning from the ascension of Christ into heaven until about the beginning of the 4th Century AD, just prior to Satan’s creation of his Roman Papacy:
“The interpretation which assigns the last of the seventy weeks to the end of the age is found in the Church fathers. When this seventieth week was referred to during the first two and one-half centuries of the Christian Church, it was almost always assigned to the end of the age. Irenaeus [a disciple of the Apostle John—EJP] places the appearance of Antichrist at the end of the age in the last week; in fact, he asserts that the time of Antichrist’s tyranny will last just one-half of the week, three years and six months. So likewise Hippolytus states that Daniel ‘indicates the showing forth of the seven years which shall be in the last times.”*
*King James Version: The Scofield Study Bible, Assorted Editors, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), p. 1132.
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A. In reading the Word of God literally, and therefore, we are constrained to arrive at the conclusion that the Risen Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth at his glorious Second Coming prior to the inauguration of His literal 1000-year reign on earth. Thus, we are “pre-millennial” in our eschatology. This position is exactly the same as that of the Hebrew Old Testament Prophets, including John the Baptizer/Immersionist, in expectation of Israel’s national repentance and thus the mighty arrival of their Messiah from heaven. The arrival of Adonai Yeshua ha Mashiach Ben David from heaven to save Israel from the confederated armies of her Gentile mass-murderers (this arrival being the Second Coming of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ) is the ancient Hope of Israel (“Hatikvah”), not the Blessed Hope of the Church/Body of Christ.
Rev. 19:11-20:1-6; Zech. 14:1-9; Daniel 7:11-14; Isa. 61:1-7.
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B. Every other eschatological system, including amillennialism and postmillennialism, are gross heresies in utter variance with the literal reading of the Word of God. For amillennialism grows out of Rome’s false doctrine of “replacement theology,” to wit, that God is forever finished with the Hebrew/Jewish/Israelitic earthly Nation of Israel, the Pope and his “perfect society” of Roman Catholic Peoples taking its place. Postmillennialism grows out of the false doctrine of the “free will” of fallen man, the gospel to be preached and ultimately triumph over the world of unbelievers, all to be converted to Christ after which the millennial kingdom will then be established. This system is in utter denial of the biblical doctrines of Election and Predestination as well as the progressive degeneration of all nations culminating in the judgment of God and subsequent “wrath of the Lamb” at the Second Coming of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ.
Mic. 4:1-4; Rom. 1:10-32; II Tim. 3:1-4.
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C. Martin Luther, the great Reformer and literalist himself, declared as to a future restoration of the Nation of Israel:
“Thus it is certain that the Jews must yet say to Christ, ‘Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.’ This very truth Moses proclaimed in Deut. 4:30-31 . . . It was also preached in Hos. 3:4-5. St. Paul in Romans 11:2-26 agrees with this thought and says:
‘A hardening in part hath befallen Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved.’
“God grant that this time may be near at hand, as we hope it is, Amen.” * [Emphasis added]
*Nickolas Lenker, The Precious and Sacred Writings of Martin Luther, (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lutherans in All Lands, Pubs., 1905), Vol. I, pp. 237-238.
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D. Dispensationalist Clarence Larkin, as did the greatest of the Reformers, defended a literal reading of the Word of God:
“The language of the Bible is of three kinds. Figurative, Symbolical andLiteral. Such expressions as ‘Harden not your heart,’ ‘Let the dead bury their dead,’ are figurative, and their meaning is made clear by the context.
“Symbolic language, like the description of Nebuchadnezzar’s ‘Colossus,’ Daniel’s ‘Four Wild Beasts,’ or Christ in the midst of the ‘Seven Candlesticks,’ is explained, either in the same chapter, or somewhere else in the Bible.
“The rest of the language of the Bible is to be interpreted according to the customary rules of grammar and rhetoric. That is, we are to read the Bible as we would read any other book, letting it say what it wants to say, and not allegorize or spiritualize its meaning. It is this false method of interpreting Scripture that has led to the origin of so many religious sects and denominations.”
*Clarence Larkin, Dispensational Truth or God’s Plan and Purpose in the Ages, (Philadelphia: Rev. Clarence Larkin Est., 1918), p. 3.
Thus, in reading the Word of God seeking to understand its literal meaning, we are supported by both Reformed Calvinists and Premillennial Dispensationalists.
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As to the TULIP, we believe:
A. Total Depravity—All Men in Adam are Totally Depraved; spiritually dead in their trespasses and sins; blinded by Satan, the god of this world; hate the one true God and stand condemned, being totally unable and without strength to come to Christ or believe the gospel of the grace of God in their own power. Thus, the doctrine of “Free Will” alleged to be possessed by the unsaved man is a pagan, Greco-Roman, Pelagian Roman Catholic, humanistic, Jesuitical heresy, the only two sinless men in world history possessing a true “Free Will” at the inception of their physical lives being the First Adam and the Last Adam—Adam, a son of God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Only the Elect after salvation in Christ upon belief of the Gospel have “Free Will,” all other men being outside the faith of Christ and in bondage to sin.
Rom. 3:10-19; Eph 2:1-3, 11-13; 4:18-19; II Cor. 4:4; John 6:44, 65; I Cor. 15:45-47; Rom. 5:17-19.
B. Unconditional Election—God the Father has Unconditionally Electedcertain people of the race of Adam to salvation in Christ whose number is so certain, so definite and settled that it cannot be either increased or diminished by the works of any man or devil.
Rom. 11:5-7, 25-28; Col. 3:12-13; I Pet. 1:2.
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We reject, however, the heresy that God has foreordained the non-elect to everlasting death as stated in The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647). Clearly, God has not determined by his counsel that any man should perish (II Pet. 3:9), but generally desires that all men should come to repentance and be saved (I Tim. 2:4). The Apostle Paul, in preaching and teaching the Gospel, sought to present every man perfect in Christ. Though the non-elect cannot believe the gospel due to their fallen state in Adam (an inherited disability as a result of being in the loins of Adam at the time of the Fall), God has made provision for their salvation in that Christ tasted death for all men and is therefore the Savior of all men, yet only the Elect will be saved.
II Pet. 3:9; I Tim. 2:4; John 3:17; Acts 17:30; Col. 1:27-28; John 6:44; Rom. 3:23; I Tim. 4:10.
We understand that non-elect fallen men, blinded by the god of this world, energized by the prince and power of the air, dead in trespasses and sins, these children of wrath, already condemned, twice dead, bound by the power of darkness, whose spiritual father is the devil and thus energized by the devil, unable to please God in their faithlessness, are slaves of sin responsible for their each and every act of sin. Thus, God, in generally desiring (I Tim. 2:4) their salvation in Christ (God being under no obligation to move upon their fallen, totally depraved wills or grant them faith to believe the Gospel as He does with His Elect), fashions these vessels of wrath through their rebellious decisions and acts of sin, to be recipients of God’s righteous judgment and wrath to the praise of the glory of His eternal justice. Thus, God has fashioned these vessels of wrath, having fitted them for destruction, having made (worked upon) them for the day of evil. These non-elect are, through their own decisions and acts of disobedience to God, fashioned by God to be recipients of His wrath, for whom the vengeance of darkness of the eternal lake of fire has been kept. Further:
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God the potter has fashioned the unsaved, non-elect, condemned, corrupt, human clay-men in Adam in response to their wicked deeds wrought by their own fallen will though under the prodding influence of Satan as in the cases of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and Judas. And yet God, having made provision for their salvation in Christ and commanding them to repent of their evil deeds (which repentance from evil deeds is, in fact, possible with the unsaved non-elect as in the case of Judas, the men of Nineveh and the Jews of Jerusalem who refused to repent because of which hardened refusal the Savior wept on his Messianic entry into Jerusalem four days before his murder), fashions them unto destruction to the eternal praise of the Justice of God, these wicked men having mocked God then to reap what they have sown to the flesh. Such is the case with national Israel for rejecting and murdering her Messiah; such is the case with the majority of White men in America for expelling the AV1611 Reformation Bible from their personal, public and political lives while committing individual, heinous acts of sin and murder in utilizing the Empire’s abortion mills (Planned Parenthood) and fighting the crusades of Rome (every war since the Indian Wars of the Great Plains—1865-1890) in obedience to the Federal Government ruled by Jesuitical agents of the Pope of Rome.
II Cor. 4:4; Eph. 2:1-3; John 3:18; Jude 12; Col. 1:13; John 8:44; Heb. 11:6; John 8:34; I Tim. 2:4; John 3:16-17; Rom 9:19-24; Jude 13; Acts 17:30; Matt. 27:3-4; Jonah 3:5-10; Luke 19:41-42; Prov. 16:4; Gal. 6:7.
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In conclusion, with regard to Unconditional Election as it relates to the heresy of Double-Predestination (God predestinating certain men to salvation in Christ and all others predestinated to condemnation), we agree with The First London Baptist Confession of Faith (1646), Sections III and XXI which, in denying double-predestination, states concerning both the condemned non-elect and the Elect in-Christ Jesus:
“III. AND God hath before the foundation of the world, foreordained some men to eternal life, through Jesus Christ, to the praise and glory of His grace; leaving the rest in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of His justice. . . .
“XXI. JESUS Christ by His death did purchase salvation for the elect that God gave unto Him: These only have interest in Him, and fellowship with Him, for whom He makes intercession to His Father in their behalf, and to them alone doth God by His Spirit apply this redemption [rather, salvation, as all men have been redeemed—EJP]; as also the free gift of eternal life is given to them, and none else.”
Eph. 1:14; Heb. 5:9; Matt. 1:21; John 17:6; Heb. 7:25; I Cor. 2:12; Rom. 8:29-30; I John 5:12; John 15:13; 3:16.
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C. Limited Atonement—The Atonement, accomplished by the death burial and resurrection of the promised “Seed,” the Lord Jesus Christ, was both Limitedand Unlimited; it being sufficient for all men, but efficient only for the Elect foreordained to eternal life before the foundation of the world. Christ tasted death for every man, was a ransom for all that all might be saved, reconciled all men to God, redeemed all men, is the propitiation for the sins of all men, is the Savior of all men, and was the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world according to the greatest of all the Hebrew Old Testament Prophets, John the Baptizer. In this, Christ’s Atonement is Unlimited being sufficient to save all men. Christ’s parable of the man (Christ) purchasing of the field (the world) for the joy of finding the treasure (Elect Israel and in principle extending to Spiritual Israel—the Church/Body of Christ, as well as to the Elect of all the ages) makes this clear (Matt. 13:44). However, only the Elect ordained to eternal life will obtain eternal salvation in Christ Jesus through belief of the Gospel. Thus, the benefit of eternal salvation wrought by the Atonement is Limited being efficient only for the Predestinated Elect “vessels of mercy” in Christ Jesus whose names have been written in the Book of Life before the foundation of the world. Christ’s parable of the merchant man (Christ) selling all that he had (II Cor. 8:9) to purchase the pearl of great price (Elect Israel and in principle extending to Spiritual Israel—the Church/Body of Christ as well as to the Elect of all the ages) makes this clear.
Matt. 13:44-46; Heb. 2:9; 7:25; I Tim. 2:3-6; John 3:17; II Cor. 5:19; Rom. 5:10; II Pet. 2:1; Heb. 9:12; I John 2:2; I Tim. 4:10; John 1:29; Rev. 20:12-15; I Tim. 4:10; I John 2:2; John 17:9.
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D. Irresistible Grace—God, by His Holy Spirit, extends an effectual Call to His Elect, predestinated to eternal salvation in Christ. This grace is necessary if the fallen will of a totally depraved, elect sinner is to ultimately desire to believe the Gospel. Upon the hearing of the Word of the Gospel, upon God the Holy Spirit convicting the world of sin producing a godly sorrow in the heart of the Elect who therefore then desire to believe the Gospel, God the Holy Spirit imparts the gift of Faith, this wonderful fruit of the Spirit, enabling the elect sinner to believe unto life everlasting. The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) accurately states in Chapter X, Sections I and II:
“I. All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, he is pleased, in his appointed and accepted time, effectually to call, by his word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ; enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God; taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of flesh; renewing their wills, and by his almighty power determining them to that which is good; and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ; yet so as they come most freely, being made willing by his grace. . . .
“II. This effectual call is of God’s free and special grace alone, not from anything at all foreseen in man; who is altogether passive therein, until, being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit, he is thereby enabled to answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it.”
Acts 26:18; Ezek. 36:26; 11:19; Eph. 1:19; 2:8-9; II Tim; 1:9; I Cor. 2:14; John 6:37; 6:44-65; Rom. 2:29; 8:29-30; Gal. 2:20.
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E. Perseverance of the Saints—God, in saving His Elect, keeps them through the intercessory ministry of the Son of God as the prophesied Heavenly High Priest after the order of Melchisedec. Being in the palm of the hand of both the Father and the Son, nothing is able to pluck the Saint out of these almighty hands of God. Indeed, nothing can separate God’s Elect from His Love in Christ Jesus, they being forever sealed by the Holy Spirit until the Day of Redemption (the “glorious appearing” of the Great God and Savior), thus Eternally Secure within the Body of Christ.
Ps. 110:1; Heb. 7:25; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:38-39; Eph. 4:30.
Again, concerning the Perseverance of the Saints, The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) melodically declares in Chapter XVII, Sections I and II:
“I. THEY whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace; but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved.
“II. This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election, flowing from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father; upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ; the abiding of the Spirit, and of the seed of God within them; and the nature of the covenant of grace: from all which ariseth also the certainty and infallibility thereof.”
Heb. 10:10, 14; John 14:16; Jer. 32:40; John 10:28; II Thess. 3:3.
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Therefore, Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church holds to all five points of Calvinism save for the doctrines of extreme Limited Atonement (Christ’s finished work being only and exclusively for his Elect to the exclusion of all others as defended by Puritan John Owen in his The Death of Death in the Death of Christ published in 1648) and Double Predestination (specifically, that God has foreordained all others, save the Elect, to everlasting death). These two heresies shall not be taught as truth at any time during the fellowship of the Saints, either in public worship or in private Bible instruction.
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V. THE TRIUNE GOD/THE GODHEAD
A. In ONE TRIUNE GOD (in opposition to the pagan “Trinity” of Mystery Babylon/Rome), eternally existing in three distinct persons—God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit—each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.
Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19-20; II Cor. 13:14; John 14:10, 26.
B. We further believe as declared in The First London Baptist Confession of Faith(1646), Sections I and II:
“I. The LORD our God is but one God, whose subsistence is in Himself; whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but Himself, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light, which no man can approach unto; who is in Himself most holy, every way infinite, in greatness, wisdom, power, love; merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth; who giveth being, moving, and preservation to all creatures.”
Deut. 6:4; I Cor. 8:6; Isa. 44:6; 46: 9; Exod. 3:14; I Tim. 6:16; Isa. 43:15; Ps. 147:5; Deut. 32:3; Job 36:5; Jer. 10:12; Exod. 36: 6, 7; Acts 17:28; Rom. 11:36.
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“II. IN this divine and infinite Being in Whom is the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; each having the whole divine Essence, yet the Essence undivided; all infinite without any beginning, therefore but One God; who is not to be divided in nature, and being, but distinguished by several peculiar relative properties,” specifically His three distinct Persons, the Holy Spirit being subordinate to the Son, the Son being subordinate to the Father, each performing his unique responsibilities decreed in sovereign council before the creation of the world.
I Cor. 1:3; John 1:1; 15:26; Exod. 3:14; I Cor. 8:6; II Cor. 13:14; I John 5:7; John 14:26; 16:13-15.
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VI. PERSON AND WORK OF GOD THE HOLY FATHER
A. God the Father reigns with providential care over His universe and His creatures, and directs the events of human history, He working all things, whether determined or permitted, according to the counsel of His determinative will. God the Father accomplishes His determinative will through Jesus Christ at His right hand, and it is His desire that through Christ He might be glorified in all things. Through God the Father, believers receive grace, mercy, peace, protection and blessings.
Eph. 1:2-3; 4:6; I Pet. 1:3.
B. We further believe as declared in The First London Baptist Confession of Faith(1646), Section III:
“III. GOD hath decreed in Himself, before the world was, concerning all things, whether necessary, accidental or voluntary, with all the circumstances of them, to work, dispose, and bring about all things according to the counsel of His own will, to His glory: (Yet without being the chargeable author of sin, or having fellowship with any therein) in which appears His wisdom in disposing all things, unchangeableness, power, and faithfulness in accomplishing His decree: And God hath, before the foundation of the world, foreordained some men to eternal life, through Jesus Christ, to the praise and glory of His grace; and leaving the rest in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of His justice,” as God has not determined (“boulomenos,” II Pet. 3:9) that any should perish but generally desires (“thelei,” I Tim. 2:4) that all men should come to repentance (II Pet. 3:9), for which reason God has commanded all men everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30).
Isa. 46:10; Eph. 1:11; Rom. 11:33; Ps. 115:3; 135:6; 33:15; I Sam. 10:9, 26; Prov. 21:6; Exod. 21:13; Prov. 16:33; Isa. 45:7; Jer. 14:22; Matt. 6:28, 30; Col. 1:16, 17; Num, 23:19, 20; Rom. 3:4; Jer. 10:10; Eph. 1:4, 5; Jude 4:6; Prov. 16:4; II Pet. 3:9; Col. 1:28; Acts 17:30.
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C. We further believe as declared in The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647), Chapter V, Sections I through VII:
“I. GOD, the great Creator of all things, doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will, to the praise of the glory of his wisdom, power, justice, goodness and mercy.
Eph. 1:11; Rom. 8:28; Ps. 33:10-11.
“II. Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first cause, all things come to pass immutably and infallibly, yet, by the same providence, he ordereth them to fall out according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently.
Acts 2:23; Gen. 8:22; Jer. 31:35; Ex. 21:13; Deut. 19:5; I Kings 22:28, 34; Isa. 10:6-7.
“III. God in his ordinary providence maketh use of means, yet is free to work without, above, and against them, at his pleasure.
Acts 27:31, 44; Isa. 55:10-11; Hos. 1:7; 2:21-22; Matt. 4:4; Job 34:10; Rom. 9:19-21; II Kings 6:6; Dan. 3:27.
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“IV. The almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God, so far manifest themselves in his providence, that it extendeth itself even to the first fall, and all other sins of angels and men, and that not by a bare permission, but such as hath joined with it a most wise and powerful bounding [limiting—EJP], and otherwise ordering and governing of them, in a manifold dispensation, to his own holy ends; yet so as the sinfulness thereof proceedeth only from the creature, and not from God; who, being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of sin.”
Rom. 11:32-34; II Sam. 24:1; I Chron. 21:1; I Kings 22:22-23; I Chron. 4:4, 13-14; II Sam. 16:10; Acts 2:23; 4:27-28; 14:16; Ps. 76:10; II Kings 19:28; Gen. 50:20; Isa. 10:6-7, 12; Jas. 1:13-14, 17; I John 2:16; Ps. 1:21.
“V. The most wise, righteous, and gracious God, doth oftentimes leave for a season his own children to manifold temptations, and the corruption of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover into them [make known to them] the hidden strength [power] of corruption, and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled; and to raise them to a more close [closer] and [more] constant dependence for their support upon himself, and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of sin, and for sundry other just and holy ends.
II Chron. 32:25-26, 31; II Sam. 24:1; II Cor. 12:7-9; Ps. 73 throughout; John 21:15-17.
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“VI. As for those wicked and ungodly men, whom God, as a righteous judge, for former sins doth blind and harden [unsaved Jews composing National Israel of today being prime examples—EJP], from them he not only withholdeth his grace, whereby they might have been enlightened in their understandings, and wrought upon in their hearts; but sometimes also withdraweth the gifts which they had, and exposeth them to such objects as their corruption makes occasion of sin; and withal, gives them over to their own lusts, the temptations of the world and the power of Satan: whereby it comes to pass, that they harden themselves, even under those means which God useth for the softening of others.
Rom. 1:24-28; 11:7-8; Deut. 29:4; Matt. 13:12; 25:29; Deut. 2:30; II Kings 8:12-13; Ps. 81:11-12; II Thess. 2:10-12; Ex. 7:3; 8:15, 32; II Cor. 2:15-16; Isa. 8:14; II Pet. 2:7; Isa. 6:9-10; Acts 28:26-27.
“VII. As the providence of God doth, in general, reach to all creatures; so, after a most special manner, it taketh care of his church, and disposeth all things to the good thereof.”
I Tim. 4:10; Amos 9:8-9; Isa. 43:3-5, 14.
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VII. PERSON AND WORK OF GOD THE HOLY SON
A. The Creator—The Lord Jesus Christ, of whom Moses and the Prophets wrote, of whom the Apostles preached, is the eternal Son of God, the brightness of God’s glory, the express image of the Person of the Father, by whom God the Father made the universe and the ages; Who upholds all things that He made by the Word of His Power; Who has been given all power in heaven and earth (to the utter exclusion of the Pope of Rome); Who holds the keys of death and hell upon his incomprehensible, heavenly, high exaltation when he ascended up on High to be seated at the right hand of his Father on the Father’s throne, henceforth expecting his enemies to be made his footstool at His Second Coming, He then to sit upon the earthly throne of his human father (through his mother Miriam (“Mary”), King David.
Deut. 18:18; Isa. 11:1-9; 62:11; Heb. 1:2-3; Matt. 28:18; Rev. 1:18; Ps. 110:1; Phil. 2:9-11; John 1:1-3; Rev. 3:21.
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B. The Savior—The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in the fullness of time became a man (a Hebrew/Jewish/Israelite), without ceasing to be God, His human body having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, made of a woman, of the tribe of Judah, of the seed of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David; He then to be born of a teenage Hebrew virgin named Miriam (not to be confused with Rome’s pagan “Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven”), in order that He might fulfill the Father’s covenant promises made through Himself as the pre-incarnate Son of God when He spoke to Adam and Eve; to the Elect, pre-Flood, antediluvian Fathers and to the elect Hebrew Patriarchs; to even reconcile (to the exclusion of salvation) Satan and his spiritual wickedness in the heavens to God the Father; to personally redeem and reconcile (to the exclusion of salvation) every man of the race of Adam to God the Father; and to save His Elect believers of every sheepfold of every age, they having been ordained to eternal life before the foundation of the world.
Gen. 3:15; 22:18; 49:10; Dan. 7:13-14; Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; II Cor. 5:19-21; Rom 5:10; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil. 2:5-8; Col. 1:20; II Pet. 2:1; Acts 13:48; John 10:16; 17:20.
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C. The Redeemer—The Lord Jesus Christ accomplished the eternal redemption of both the saved and unsaved, purchasing them with his divine blood that was shed through His vicarious death on a Roman cross outside of Jerusalem, and that the justification and eternal salvation of his Elect was secured by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead and ascension on High. Indeed, Christ Jesus accomplished a Universal Redemption, a Universal Reconciliation, and aUniversal Propitiation for all men, that the world through Him might be saved. However, only the Predestined Elect will be the beneficiaries of that Universal Redemption, Reconciliation and Propitiation specifically accomplished for their salvation in Christ.
Acts 2:18-36; 20:28; Rom. 3:24-25; I Pet. 2:24; Eph. 1:7; I Pet. 1:3-5; Heb. 5:9; 7:25; 9:12; Rom. 1:3-4; I John 2:2; II Cor. 5:17; John 3:17.
D. The Mediator—The Lord Jesus Christ ascended into the Third Heaven and is now highly exalted, seated at the right hand of God His Father sitting upon the Father’s Throne, where Christ fulfills his ministry as mediator, intercessor and advocate for his Church, Christ Jesus now a priest forever after the Order of Melchisedec.
Further, as states The First London Baptist Confession of Faith (1646), Section XVII:
“XVII. CONCERNING His mediatorship, the Scripture holds for Christ’s call to His office; for none takes this honor upon Him, but He that is called of God as was Aaron, it being an action of God, whereby a special promise being made, He ordains His Son to this office; which promise is, that Christ should be made a sacrifice for sin; that He should see His seed, and prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand; all of meer [mere] free and absolute grace towards God’s elect, and without any condition foreseen in them to procure it.”
Ps. 110:1; Eph. 4:8; Acts 7:55; Heb. 5:4-10; I John 2:1-2; Phil. 2:9-11; I Tim. 2:5-6; Isa. 53:10-11; John 3”16; Rom. 8:32.
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Further, according to The First London Baptist Confession if Faith (1646), Section XIII:
“XIII. THIS office to be mediator, that is, to be prophet, priest, and king of the Church of God, is so proper to Christ, that neither in whole, or any part thereof, it cannot be transferred from Him to any other”—especially to those Babylonian antichrists, the Popes of Rome!
I Tim. 2:5; Heb. 7:24; Dan. 7:14; Acts 4:12; Luke 1:33; John 14:6.
“XVII. CONCERNING His priesthood, Christ having sanctified Himself, hath appeared once to put away sin by that one offering of Himself, a sacrifice for sin, by which He hath fully finished and suffered all things God required for the salvation of His elect, and removed all rites and shadows, etc., and is now entered within the veil into the holy of holies, which is the presence of God. Also, He makes His people a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Him. Neither doth the Father accept, nor Christ offer to the Father, any other worship of worshippers [including Romanism, Islam, Mormonism, Gnosticism, Illuminized Freemasonry, apostate Protestantism and apostate, Talmudic Judaism as well as Buddhism, Hinduism, animism, ancestor worship and every other form of Mystery Babylonian Religion—EJP].”
John 17:19; Heb. 5:7-10, 12; Rom. 5:19; Eph. 5:2; Col. 1:20; Eph, 2:14; etc.; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 9:24; 8:1; I Pet. 2:5; John 4:23-24.
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“XVII. THIS priesthood was not legal or temporary, but according to the order of Melchisedec, and is stable and perfect, not for a time, but forever, which is suitable to Jesus Christ, as to Him that ever liveth. Christ was the priest, sacrifice, and altar [the altar, in fact, being the altar inside the Temple in heaven before God the Father upon which Christ sprinkled his blood (Heb. 9:12; 12:24) immediately after his resurrection 40 days prior to his final ascension on High—EJP]: He was a priest according to both natures; He was a sacrifice according to His human nature; whence in Scripture it is attributed to His body, to His blood; Yet the effectualness of this sacrifice did depend upon His divine nature; therefore it is called the blood of God. He was the altar according to His divine nature, it belonging to the altar to sanctify that which is offered upon it, and so it ought to be of greater dignity than the sacrifice of itself.”
Heb. 7:16, etc.; Heb. 5:6; 10:10; I Pet. 1:18-19; Col. 1:20, 22; Heb. 9:13; Acts 20:28; Heb. 9:14; 13:10, 12, 15; Matt. 23:17; John 17:19.
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E. The Great God and Savior of the Christian Blessed Hope—Upon the completion of the Body of Christ, when the fullness of the Gentiles has been accomplished, the risen Lord Jesus Christ—the Great God and Savior—will descend from heaven and gather all the physical bodies of his Saints composing the Body of Christ to himself, first the dead bodies and then the living bodies. This momentary, imminent “Appearing” of Christ in the air (erroneously called “the Rapture” as first titled by the Jesuits) is the “Blessed Hope” of the born-again Christian in his daily life. Since the Blessed Hope has always been imminent, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in fulfillment of the Hebrew prophecies has never been the Blessed Hope of the Christian. For the Second Coming of Christ can only transpire after there is: a Revived Roman Empire led by the Antichrist/Man-Beast and his Ten Kings, they having destroyed Rome; a revived Nation of Israel; a rebuilt Hebrew Temple in Jerusalem; a rebuilt City of Babylon; and a unified Orient under the Kings of the East.
Rom. 11:25; I Cor. 15:23, 51-52; Phil. 3:20-21; Col. 3:4; I Thess. 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:23; II Thess. 2:3; I Tim. 6:14; II Tim. 4:1; Tit. 2:13; Rev. 4:1; Rev. 17:9-18; Rev. 11:1-2; Rev. 18:1-24; Rev. 16:12.
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F. Pre-70th Week of Years “Appearing” of Christ—The Appearing of Christ for the dead and living bodies of his Saints composing the Body of Christ will transpire prior to the beginning of the 70th Week of Years of the Prophet Daniel, the last half of the seven-year period being “the Great Tribulation.” Just as the Body of Christ was not on earth during the first 69 Weeks of Years of Daniel’s prophecy of the 70 Weeks of Years (483 years), even so the Church will not reside on the earth during the 70th Week, that final seven-year period, during which latter 42 months the Seal, Trumpet and Vial Judgments will be fulfilled, only punishing Israel and the Gentile Nations.
I Thess. 1:10; 5:9; Rom. 5:9; Dan. 9:27; Rev. 6-19; Matt. 24:15.
G. King of Kings and Lord of Lords—At the end of the Great Tribulation, the Lord Jesus Christ will return to the earth in power and glory, judge the world in righteousness, save his beloved Nation of Israel from her final attempted Gentile annihilation, cast Satan and all spiritual wickedness in the abyss, and establish his Messianic Davidic Kingdom promised to the earthly nation of Israel since the Abrahamic Covenant.
Rev. 19:11:21; Isa. 2:1-5; 4:1-6; 9:6-7; 11:1-9; 52:9-10; 65:18-25; Gen. 22:18; Gal, 3:16; II Sam. 7:12-18; Ps. 72:1-17; 91:11-16.
H. Millennial Kingdom—Christ Jesus will rule the world for 1000 years sitting on the earthly Throne of David. His jurisdiction will be from the River Euphrates to the ends of the earth. All nations will serve Him along with his Elect, Redeemed and Regenerated Nation of Israel. Jerusalem shall be the capital of Israel and of the world to which city all the kings of the earth will annually come and worship the King, Messiah Jesus, the Lord of Hosts and Savior of the World, in the Fourth Hebrew Temple that He shall build Himself.
Rev. 20:1-6; Zechariah 9:10;14:9, 16-21; Ezekiel 43:1-3; Ps. 45:1-7; Jer. 24:6-7; John 4:42; 12:47; I John 4:14.
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VIII. PERSON AND WORK OF GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
A. The Person of the Holy Spirit is the Third, co-equal Person of the One Triune God, subordinate to God the Son, the Son in turn being subordinate to God the Father. The Holy Spirit, as God, possesses all the attributes of God, including omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, veracity and immutability. He is not “an active force” (as the Jehovah’s False Witnesses would have us believe) but He is a living Person of the Godhead having spoken to men in the past, but has been audibly silent since the close of the First Century, speaking only to and through the Elect by the Holy Scriptures, they being the directly inspired Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts as well as the indirectly inspired translations derived therefrom. The Spirit of God wrought every miracle openly performed by the Son of God in the days of His flesh as the Lord Jesus Christ. The Spirit enabled Christ to submit to the horrid death of the cross, to endure every judicial, tortuous punishment imposed by God His Heavenly Father for the sin of the world, and especially for the sins of His Elect, to rise bodily from the dead and ascend bodily into heaven. The Spirit of God can be resisted and, when in the presence of Jesus Christ on earth, can be blasphemed by the unsaved non-Elect unto eternal condemnation. Sadly, the
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Holy Spirit can be grieved, quenched and insulted by the saved Elect in-Christ whom He has placed into the Body of Christ, whom He indwells and seals until the day of redemption—that day being the glorious appearing of the Son of God in the air for the physical, mortal bodies of his Elect Saints. The Holy Spirit has intense desires, one of them being to teach and transform the mind of the believer through the reading of the Holy Scriptures. He further seeks to control the child of God in Christ who, in obedience to the Scriptures, yields his will and submits to His leading. God the Holy Spirit restrains Satan’s “Mystery of Iniquity,” forbidding the manifestation of “that man of sin,” the slain and risen final Pope of Rome turned Antichrist/Man Beast, until the time of the end. The Person of the Spirit of God, indwelling true believers in Christ, leads the Elect to take the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth in obedience to the Son of God’s Great Commission, and by that gospel, imparting faith to the foreordained Elect, “the precious fruit of the earth,” thereby enabling them to believe unto life everlasting.
Zech. 4:6; Heb. 9:14; Phil. 2:13; Gal. 4:6; Jas. 4:5; Gal. 2:20; II Cor. 3:17; II Cor. 13:14.
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B. The Person of the Holy Spirit, the Third co-equal Person of the One Triune God, is the Power by Whom God the Son, at the command of God the Father: created the heavens and the earth; prevented the utter dissolution of the earth, the Holy Spirit brooding over the earth that became “formless and void” at the fall of Lucifer, the covering Cherub. Further, God the Son, by the Power of the Holy Spirit: created the light and separated it from the preexisting darkness brought upon the universe through the fall of Lucifer, as God is light and in Him is no darkness; created the sun, moon and the stars; created the sea and dry land, separating the two; created all biological life in the first heaven and the earth, and created Man (Adam and Eve) in six literal days. Clearly, a momentary, cataclysmic event transpired between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 (Satan falling like “lightening” from heaven; Luke 10:18), but we reject the heresy that millions of years elapsed between those verses. For this damnable heresy, commonly known as “the Gap Theory,” has given credence to the atheistic, diabolical and bloodthirsty, uniformitarian religion of coincidental evolution premised upon the lie of evolutionary paleontology, it deceptively converting the factual, geologic fossil record (truly evidencing mass global death wrought by the universal Noahian Flood) into another Aesop fable, that of a purported, ceaselessly developing, evolving record of life miraculously ascending into the existence of all highly-complex, biological life forms of today, both man and beast, in utter religious and fanatically bigoted defiance of the Second Law of Thermodynamics championed by Reformed Protestant Bible-believer Sir Isaac Newton. Holy Writ has defined this “philosophy and vain deceit” of atheistic evolutionary paleontology—premised upon a heresy—as “science falsely so called,” unabashedly in religious opposition to the truth of the Word of God (I Tim. 6:20), this blasphemy taught as fact in every American public institution of learning at the expense of the offended and outraged Bible-believing, American Christian taxpayer.
Genesis 1:1-2; 1:3-31; Ex. 20:11; Luke 10:18; Col 2:8; II Pet. 2:3-7.
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C. The Person of the Holy Spirit is the true Vicar (or substitute) of Christ on earth, not the Pope of Rome. (The Pope of Rome is in fact, the “Vicar of Horus,” the coming risen Horus to be the final Pope of Rome, murdered and risen from the dead to be the Babylonian Savior of the World—the Risen Phoenix-King—the Antichrist/Man-Beast.) The Person of the Holy Spirit is “the Comforter” who left heaven at the command of the risen Son of God and came to earth to indwell the converted Hebrew believers in Messiah Jesus, birthing the Church, the Body of Christ, on and in fulfillment of the Day of Pentecost, 32 AD, as recorded in Chapter two of the Book of Acts. The Spirit of God residing within the Church, the Body of Christ, convicts the world of sin, of righteous and judgment. He is the One by whom God regenerates all Elect believers, baptizing them into (placing them into) the Body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them until the day of redemption, upon which day of redemption the imminent appearing of Christ for the dead and living bodies of his Saints will occur prior to the beginning of the 70thWeek of Daniel.
John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7-15; Acts 2:1-21; I Pet. 1:23; Eph. 1:13; 2:5; 4:30; Rom. 8:13; Tit. 2:13; I Pet. 1:7; I John 3:1-2; I Thess. 4:13-18; II Thess. 2:3-4.
D. The Holy Spirit is the Teacher of God’s born-again, Elect in-Christ, illuminating their understanding of the Scriptures and leading them into all truth as they study the Word of God. The Holy Spirit fills (controls) all believers who yield to His leading and are therefore led by the Spirit of God in daily life. The Holy Spirit, in leading these obedient, yielding believers living by faith, transform their minds and empower their lives, they becoming the mature sons of God.
Eph. 1:18; Heb. 10:32; Luke 24:32; I John 2:20, 27; Eph. 5:18; Rom. 6:13; 8:12; 12:1-3; I Pet. 5:10.
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E. The Holy Spirit distributes the Christ-given spiritual gifts to the Elect in Christ. The Spirit imparts one spiritual gift to each believer for the edification of the Body of Christ in love.
Eph. 4:8-16; I Cor. 12:11.
F. During the First Century the Nine revelatory sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, namely, the gift of apostleship, the gift of prophecy, the gift of speaking in tongues(foreign languages), the gift of interpretation of tongues, the gift of healings, the gift of discernment of spirits, the gift of miracles, a word of knowledge and a word of wisdom were essential for two reasons. First, these gifts of the Spirit were given as signs to national Israel validating the re-offer of the Davidic Kingdom by the Hebrew/Jewish/Israelite Apostle Peter after the ascension of Christ. Secondly, the Church continued in the apostles’ doctrine validated by these sign gifts, the apostles being the final authority of faith and practice until the Word of God was completed. Upon the completion of the New Testament with The Revelation of Jesus Christ given by Christ Himself to the prophet John in 96 AD, all revelatory, sign gifts of the Spirit ceased for the remaining duration of the dispensation of the grace of God. All healing received by believers today is the answer of God in response to their faithful, believing prayers alone offered up in accordance with His will.
Rom. 12:6-8; I Cor. 12:7-11, 28-30; Eph. 4:8-13; Acts 2:38-40; 3:19-26; 2:42; I Cor. 13:10; Jas. 5:14-15.
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G. The Ten non-revelatory gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as the gift of pastor-teacher, the gift of teacher, the gift of exhorter, the gift of mercy, the gift ofgovernments, the gift of ruling (taking the lead) the gift of faith (in addition to the faith imparted by the Spirit enabling God’s Elect to believe the gospel), the gift ofhelps, the gift of evangelist, and the gift of giving, have been continued to be distributed by the Holy Spirit from the First Century down to the present. These are the only gifts the Holy Spirit bestows today for the edification of the Body of Christ.
Rom. 12:6-8; I Cor. 12:7-11, 28-30; Eph. 4:8-13; I Cor. 13:10.
H. The Holy Spirit’s gift of tongues (known languages) has not been imparted to any believer since the close of the First Century and was never the common or necessary sign of either the baptism or the filling of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the gift of tongues, as practiced today by certain Protestant Christians and Roman Catholics is neither scriptural, nor decent, nor in order and is therefore a manifestation of emotional instability, mental illness or demon possession founded upon the heresy that the gift of tongues is given today. For Satan has chosen to use his Jesuit Order in promoting the ecumenical movement’s “gift of tongues” among Protestants/Baptists and Roman Catholics as one of the means to the end of “Christian Reunification” and thereby submitting these Protestant and Baptist “accursed heretics” and Roman Catholic “accursed liberals” to the Spiritual and Temporal Powers of the Pope of Rome ruled by the Superior General of the Society of Jesus/Society of Horus.
Acts 2:8; I Cor. 14:11, 23, 40; Acts 19:1-16.
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I. The sign gifts having ceased, The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647), Chapter I, Article X rightly declares:
“X. The supreme Judge, by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the scripture.”
Matt. 22:29; Eph. 2:20; Acts 28:25.
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IX. THE CHURCH, THE BODY OF CHRIST
A. The Church, the invisible Body of Christ in its totality, is composed of all foreordained, predestined, Elect believers in Jesus Christ having believed and who shall believe the gospel of the grace of God unto eternal salvation. These individual believers, this “precious fruit of the earth,” are born-again by the power of the Holy Spirit of God, these heirs of salvation having been chosen and called out from every race, language, tribe and nation under heaven to the praise of Almighty God the Father.
As The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) so accurately declares in Chapter XXV, sections I, II and VI:
“I. THE catholick or universal church [to the exclusion of the Roman Catholic Institution—EJP], which is invisible, consists of the whole number of the elect that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the head thereof; and is the spouse, the body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.
Eph. 1:10, 22-23; 5:23, 27, 32; Col. 1:18.
“II. The visible church, which is also catholick or universal under the gospel, (not confined to one nation, as before under the law,) consists of all those throughout the world that profess the true religion, together with their [infant] children; and is the [spiritual] kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, the house and family of God, out of which there is no ordinary possibility of salvation.”
I Cor. 1:2; 12:12-13; Rev. 5:9; Rom. 15:9-12; I Cor. 7:14; Acts 2:39; Ez. 16:20-21: Rom. 11:16; Matt. 13:47.
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“VI. There is no other head of the church [invisible and visible—EJP] but the Lord Jesus Christ; nor can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof; but is that antichrist [every Pope beginning with “Pontifex Maximus” Damasus I being an antichrist, the final Pope, murdered and risen from the dead to be], that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church [i.e., “the temple of God,” in fact, the future rebuilt Hebrew Temple of God in Jerusalem] against Christ, and all that is called God.”
Col. 1:18; Eph. 1:22; Matt. 23:8-10; II Thess. 2:3-4, 8-9; Rev. 13:6.
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B. The Church is an invisible Temple of God in distinction to Israel’s visible Temple of God that was once in Jerusalem. Each individual member of the Church/Body of Christ, is also a temple of God, the Person of the Holy Spirit residing inside the physical body of each believer. Since God the Holy Spirit is infinitely more powerful than Satan, Satan can never indwell or sit within the Church/Body of Christ, this glorious Temple of God which is the habitation of the Holy Spirit. Further, Satan’s Pope of Rome can never sit inside this spiritual Temple of God, it being invisible to the naked eye and, save for the present believers on earth, is in heaven. Further, Satan’s Pope of Rome cannot sit inside the physical body of any born again believer in Christ; for two physical bodies cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Therefore, the Temple of God in which “that man of sin” (the coming risen Pope turned Antichrist/Man-Beast) is to sit, must and can only be an earthly, physical, rebuilt temple in Jerusalem, the only other “Temple of God” referred to in both the Old and New Testaments. Thus, the Pope of Rome has never sat in the Temple of God, be it the Church/Body of Christ, or the individual believer in Christ, or a rebuilt Temple of God in Jerusalem. The Roman Papacy has never been a Christian Church; the Vatican has never been a temple of God and no specific Pope of Rome (though all of them have been antichrists) has ever been “the Antichrist,” “the son of perdition,” “the Beast” as prophesied, and who is yet to come.
Eph. 5:21-22; I Cor. 6:19-20; Matt. 24:15; Rev. 11:1-2; II Thess. 2:3-4; Dan. 7:11; Rev. 13:3-10; 19:19-20.
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C. The interracial/international Church/Body of Christ, is not the racial nation of Israel, presently in its foretold International Disapora and under wrath (I Thess. 2:15-16); thus Israel is not the Church/Body of Christ. Both assemblies (each also called a “church”—Acts 2:47; 7:38) are distinct from one another, both possessing specific promises of God absolutely distinct and unique to each body of people. The Church/Body of Christ has heavenly New Jerusalem as its promised habitation; national Israel has an earthly Jerusalem as its promised habitation. The Church/Body of Christ is not under any portion of the Law of Moses; only national Israel was given the Law of Moses—moral, ceremonial and civil. The Church/Body of Christ has no earthly land promise (for which reason the Church does not hold real property in her name); national Israel has a specific land promise. The Church/Body of Christ was born on the First Day of the Week—the Day of Pentecost—and therefore each believer should rest, cease from commerce and worship on the First Day of the Week; national Israel (as well as all men from Adam to Moses) was to rest, cease from commerce and worship on the Seventh Day of the Week. The Church/Body of Christ is composed of believing elect Jews and believing elect Gentiles, Gentiles from every race, tribe, language and nation; national Israel is composed of a specific race of people, the Hebrew/Jewish/Israelites, whose bloodlines can be traced to the thirteen tribes descended from the twelve sons of Jacob. The Church/Body of Christ is the wife of Jehovah Jesus Christ; national Israel was once the wife of Jehovah, but is presently divorced until her national repentance and future restoration at the Second Coming of her Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. Presently, the Person of the Holy Spirit resides within every born again believer composing the Church/Body of Christ; presently, the Holy Spirit does not reside within every
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Hebrew/Jewish/Israelite composing national Israel. But moments prior to the visible Second Coming of her Messiah at the close of the Great Tribulation, elect national Israel shall be born again in a day (Isa. 66:8), the Spirit of God to be poured out upon the saved remnant of national Israel (Joel 3:28-32; Zech. 12:10). (However, “the Israel of God” today is composed of all born-again Hebrew/Jewish/Israelites in Messiah Jesus—Gal. 6:16; Rom. 9:6.) The Church/Body of Christ, was a mystery never disclosed to the Hebrew prophets; while national Israel is the center of earthly blessings and curses pronounced by the Hebrew prophets. The Church/Body of Christ is under the dispensation of the grace of God during which believing Jews and Gentiles are co-equal in the Body of Christ; national Israel was under the dispensation of Law during which there was Hebrew/Jewish/Israelitic supremacy and Gentile subordination. The Law for the nation of Israel came by Moses; grace and truth for the Church came by Jesus Christ. The Church/Body of Christ is presently under the New Covenant; national Israel is presently under the blessed Abrahamic Covenant, the curse of the Mosaic Covenant and the blessed Davidic Covenant, there never being one covenant shared by both bodies of believers. The Church, Body of Christ, is not Israel; Israel is not the Church. Thus, Amillennial Covenant Theology, in refusing to maintain the literal distinctions between the Church/Body of Christ and national Israel, is rejected as a heresy, it always leading to confusion, legalism, co-mingling the maxims of the dispensations of Law and Grace, and, worst of all, the unity between an organized “Church,” be it pagan Roman Catholic or Bible-believing Protestant and Baptist (as well as apostate Protestant and apostate Baptist), and an organized State government. The Blessed
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Hope of the Church/Body of Christ, is the imminent, momentary “Appearing” of the Lord Jesus Christ to resurrect first the dead and then living bodies of his children in Christ, then to be taken to heaven with Him. The Hope of national Israel is the Coming of her Messiah and earthly King to deliver the nation from Gentile oppression, fulfill the promises made unto the fathers, including the land promise given to the Prophet Abraham and the “Seed” promise given to the Prophet David, and to enjoy a time of world peace under her Messiah when Israel shall be “the head” over all the nations of the earth. The Church/Body of Christ is not Israel! The Church/Body of Christ is never to politically reign over all nations in utter opposition to the purpose of the Roman Catholic Institution headed by its antichrist Pope of Rome.
I Cor. 10:32; Eph. 3:1-10; Acts 2:1-47; Tit. 2:13-14; Zech. 9:9-10.
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D. The Church/Body of Christ, was born on the Day of Pentecost (the First Day of the Week, also being the first day of the week-long feast of Unleavened Bread), fifty days after the physical resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ on the First Day of the Week, the 17th Day of Nisan (April 13th), in the 18th Year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, 32 AD. The Church/Body of Christ has been the means by which God has taken the gospel of the grace of God in Christ to the ends of the earth for nearly the last 1980 years (32-2011 AD).
Luke 3:1-2 (15th year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar (29 AD); John 2:13 (Christ’s first Passover, 30 AD); John 6:4 (Christ’s second Passover, 31 AD); John 12:1 (Christ’s third Passover, 32 AD); John 19:17-18 (Christ’s crucifixion on Passover Day, 14th Nisan (April 10th), 32 AD (as the Passover Lamb was always slain on 14thNisan, (Ex.12:6); Matt. 28:1 (Christ risen from the dead on the First Day of the Week, on the Third Day of his death (after two successive Sabbaths) that year, he rising on the 17th Nisan (April 13th) 32 AD.
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E. The day of worship for the Church, Body of Christ, is on the First Day of the Week. For Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the First Day of the week; the Church/Body of Christ, was born on the First Day of the Week; the local churches of the First Century met on the First Day of the Week for worship and the giving of offerings; and that the Apostle John was given The Revelation of Jesus Christ on“the Lord’s Day,” the First Day of the Week (Rev. 1:10). Further, the Lord’s early local churches throughout the Western and Eastern Roman Empire met for worship on the First Day of the week during the first three centuries is a matter of verifiable history; and that Satan, counterfeiting the true Church of Jesus Christ, used Constantine to create his false, bloodthirsty, sun-worshipping Church in 325 AD. Key to the plot was the imposition of “Sunday worship” for what is now the Roman Catholic Institution, presently the heart of Satan’s Mystery Babylon Religion (Revelation 17), clearly centered in Rome, the city on the seven hills. Therefore, the Seventh Day Sabbath of rest is not the foremost day of worship for the Church/Body of Christ commissioned during the dispensation of the grace of God,
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during which a New Day was instituted for worship. (Satan, via his creation of the Roman Papacy through Roman Emperor Constantine I “the Great,” mimicked the Risen Son of God’s true Church/Body of Christ in making the First Day the day of worship for his counterfeit, neo-Babylonian, Easter sunrise-worshipping Church. Therefore, Bible-believing Christians should not be intimidated by Seventh Day Adventists or Seventh-Day Baptists into worshipping on the Seventh Day of the week, since Christ was the first to institute First Day Worship for his Church/Body of Christ in 32 AD. Satan, in copying Christ, instituted worship on the First Day of the week for his pagan, non-Christian, Satanic Roman Papacy in 325 AD, nearly 300 years later.) The Church/Body of Christ worships on the sameFirst Day as Satan’s Roman Papacy, but utterly denounces, separates from and maintains its distinction from that diabolical cult of Egyptian Horus/Roman Jesus by continued denunciation of the Roman Papacy. Further, worship on the First Day keeps the Church/Body of Christ absolutely distinguished from the Nation of Israel with its past and present worship on the Seventh Day.
Matt. 28: 1-6; Acts 2:1-47; Acts 20:7; I Cor. 16:2; Eph. 3:2.
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F. The Church/Body of Christ, has always maintained a young age of Man, from the creation of Adam to the present. In Biblical calculation, the Church/Body of Christ has existed from the Day of Pentecost to the present day (32-2011 AD) for1979 years; that from the day God created Adam to the day beginning of the Great Flood of Noah was 1656 years (Gen. 5:3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25, 28, 32; 7:6): that from the Great Flood of Noah to the birth of Abram was 290 years (Gen. 11:12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26); that from the birth of Abram to Jacob/Israel’s entrance into Egypt was 290 years (Gen. 21:5; 25:27; 47:9, 28); that from Jacob’s entrance into Egypt to the Exodus was 430 years to the day (Ex. 12:40; Gal. 3:17); that from Moses leading the Nation of Israel’s Exodus out of pagan Egypt to the year King Solomon began to build the First Hebrew Temple in Jerusalem in the 4thyear of his reign was 480 years (I Kings 6:1); that from the beginning of the building of the Temple to Solomon’s dedication (of the First Temple was 7 years(I Kings 6:38); that from the dedication of the Temple in 957 BC until its destruction in the 11th year of King Zedekiah and Judah was carried away captive to Babylon in 586 BC (approximately from 957 BC to 586 BC) was 371 years; that from the destruction of the Temple of Solomon to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (approximately from 586 to 32 AD) was 617 years (1 BC to 1 AD being one year). Thus, the age of Man from the creation of Adam to 2011 AD is approximately6020 YEARS. The Hebrew Calendar as of 2010 claims the age of man is 5770 YEARS, a difference by approximately 240 years. Therefore, the age of Man is approximately 6000, give or take 250 years, the Church, Body of Christ, occupying one third of human history.
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G. The Church is to contend against the heresy that Man is more than 7000 years old based upon the above Biblical record. Further, the Church is to contend against the false science of the evolution of man, including the evolution of the God-ordained, Three Races of Man, also based upon the same Biblical record, and that this contending is to extend into the academic and political arenas of all nations.
Jude 3, 14.
H. The Church/Body of Christ is a holy nation, believers rendering a sacrificial love for one another regardless of their race, language, culture, gender, earthly nation or social, marital and financial status. This love is continued while maintaining the God-ordained distinctions listed above in obedience to Christ’s command to love one another. Further, this love towards God honors His divine institutions for men having resulted in the separation of the Race of Adam into distinct races, languages and cultures composing the nations of the world. While there is no difference in the spiritual status of born-again believers in Christ all of whom have been baptized by the Spirit of God into the Church/Body of Christ, Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church—in love—maintains its racial, linguistic and national distinctions as a matter of obedience to the continued divine institutions of God Who, by his sovereign decree, wrought these divisive differences among men for their intended peace, good and godly social order.
I Pet. 2:9; John 15:10-13; Gal. 3:28; Gen. 10:1-32; Acts 2:9; 17:26-27.
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I. The Church/Body of Christ will enjoy the protection of her Almighty Risen Lord Jesus Christ as she is being fruitful in obedience to His Great Commission. The Church/Body of Christ will also receive protection from her Lord and Savior while abiding in Him. This abiding includes a most obedient and determined separation from personal sin, apostate Protestant and Baptist Christianity, all pagan religions, separation from any formal, Church-State alliance with any and all earthly governments (including the refusal of all privileges from government) as well as separation from the Spiritual and Temporal Powers of the diabolical and devilish Pope of Rome.
Matt. 28:18-20; John 15:5-8; Rom. 6:1-4; II Cor. 6:14-18; Rev. 18:4.
J. The Church should worship God in reverence and godly fear, for Her God is a consuming fire. However, the Church is also to be known as a body of believers characterized by an abiding, carefree (as opposed to careless) joy of Christ in opposition to a sullen, stoic and burdensome demeanor with which Satan seeks to portray the Bible-believing child of God to the world.
Heb. 12:28-29; John 15:11; Gal. 5:22-23; I Pet. 5:7.
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K. The Church, in the words of The First London Baptist Confession of Faith(1646), Article XIX, will receive the benefits of Christ including:
“XIX . . . the preservation and salvation of the elect, subduing their sins, preserving and strengthening them in all the conflicts against Satan, the world, and the flesh, keeping their hearts and filial fear by His Spirit: By His mighty power He ruleth the vessels of wrath, using, limiting and restraining them, as it seems good to His infinite wisdom.”
I Pet. 3:21-22; Matt. 28:18-19; Phil. 4:8; Rom. 9:19-22; I Pet. 5:8-9; II Thess. 2:5-7.
L. The Church unconditionally submits to the will and direction of her Head and Husband, the risen Lord Jesus Christ, as His specific will is revealed through His written Word in conjunction with answered prayer. The Church, a part of the spiritual kingdom of Christ, refuses all benefits from the state in maintaining Christ’s distinction between Caesar and God. Those refused benefits include church incorporation and tax-exempt status conferred through 26 USC 501(c)(3). The Church, the steward of Christ’s personal and real property used in furthering the Great Commission including the Ten-Fold purpose of Reformation Bible Foundation, owns no property in her name. All personal and real property (not in commerce) is held in the name of the sovereign Lord Jesus Christ, the Elder Bishop and Overseer of the Church being the Steward of all said properties.
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X. FAITH and THE GOSPEL
A. Salvation in Christ, and the Faith each believer exercised unto that salvation, is a gift of God, not of any works wrought by men. Saving faith is the Faith of the Son of God and is a fruit of the Spirit of God imparted to the Elect at the moment they believe the gospel of their salvation. Indeed, salvation is totally of the Lord apart from any cooperation whatsoever on the part of the Elect.
Eph. 2:8-9; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 1:13; Jon. 2:9.
B. Faith is a gift of God rightly stated in The First London Baptist Confession of Faith (1646), Articles XXII, XXIII and XXIV:
“XXII. FAITH is the gift of God, wrought in the hearts of the elect by the Spirit of God; by which faith they come to know and believe the truth of the Scriptures, and the excellency of them above all other writings, and all things in the world, as they hold forth the glory of God in His attributes, the excellency of Christ in His nature and offices, and of the power and fullness of the Spirit in His workings and operations; and so are enabled to cast their souls upon His truth thus believed.
Eph. 2:8; John 6:29; 4:10; Phil. 1:29; Gal. 5:22; John 17:17; Heb. 4:11-12; John 6:63.”
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“XXIII. ALL those that have this precious faith wrought in them by the Spirit, can never finally nor totally fall away; seeing the gifts of God are without repentance; so that He still begets and nourisheth in them faith, repentance, love, joy, hope, and all the graces of the Spirit unto immortality; and though many storms and floods arise, and beat against them, yet they shall never be able to take them off that foundation and rock, which by faith they are fastened upon, notwithstanding, through unbelief, and the temptations of Satan, the sensible sight of this light and love, be clouded and overwhelmed for a time; yet God is still the same, and they shall be sure to be kept by the power of God unto salvation, where they shall enjoy their purchased possession, they being engraven upon the palms of His hands, and their names having been written in the book of life from all eternity.”
Matt. 7:24-25; John 13:10; 10:28-29; I Pet. 1:4-6; Isa. 49:13-16.
“XXIV. FAITH is ordinarily begotten by the preaching of the gospel, or word of Christ, without respect to any power or agency in the creature; but it [the unsaved man] being wholly passive, and dead in trespasses and sins, doth believe and is converted by no less power than that which raised Christ form the dead.”
Rom. 10:17; I Cor. 1:28; Rom. 9:16; Ezek. 16:16; Rom. 3:12; 1:16; Eph. 1:19; Col. 2:12.
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C. The GOSPEL of Jesus Christ concerns his vicarious death, burial and resurrection for the sins of the world and especially for the sins of his Elect of all ages. God has commanded all men everywhere to repent and believe this gospel though only the Elect will be enabled to repent unto belief of the Gospel. This Gospel of Christ is the power of God bringing salvation to His Elect, having been preached first to the Hebrew/Jewish/Israelitic peoples of Israel (including Gentile proselytes) and then to the racially half-Jews (Samaritans), and then to racial Gentiles. The Gospel is to be preached to all men, the preacher of the Gospel to endure hardship for the sake of the Elect who shall surely be saved as God gives the increase.
I Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 1:15-17; I John 2:2; Acts 17:30-31; Col. 1:28; II Phil. 1:29; Tim. 2:10.
D. The GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is made alive by the Holy Spirit of God, the Word of God regenerating and thus imparting the new birth to the Elect having been ordained to eternal life. Indeed, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Power of God resulting in salvation to all those given to believe on the name of the Son of God.
Heb. 4:12; I Pet. 1:23; Acts 13:48; Phil. 1:29.
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XI. TWO OFFICES: BISHOP AND DEACON
A. There are two offices instituted by God for the edification of the Church/ Body of Christ. Those offices are those of Bishop and Deacon to be held only by scripturally qualified men chosen by the local church in which they shall minister. Those qualifications exclude all women. A married man seasoned in the faith, having exercised the spiritual gift of Pastor-Teacher, is best qualified for the office of Bishop; for the Bishop is to be apt to teach while leading the flock of God which He purchased with His own Blood.
I Tim. 2:1-7; 2:8-13; Acts 20:28; I Tim. 1:12.
B. The Bishop should be an elder, a man seasoned in the faith of Christ, for the feeding, governing, serving and building up of Christ’s Church, preaching the true Gospel and teaching the whole counsel of God, not as a hireling lusting after filthy lucre or comporting himself as a lord and dictator, but as a humble yet immovable, principled servant of Jesus Christ with a ready mind fully aware of the magnitude of the responsibilities of his office.
Heb. 5:4; Acts 20:28-29; Rom. 12:7-8; Heb. 13:7, 17; I Pet. 5:1-3.
C. The Elder Bishop and Deacons, as the ministers of Christ, ought to have whatsoever they shall need, supplied freely by the local Church, that according to Christ’s ordinance they that preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. Holding the office of a Bishop or a Deacon is not a privilege granted from an earthly government; it is a holy calling of God, made known to the Man of God by the Spirit of God, which office is regulated alone by the Word of God.
I Cor. 9:6-14; Phil. 4:15-17.
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D. The offices of Bishop and Deacon may be held my married men who may have been divorced and remarried before their salvation in Christ Jesus. Divorced and remarried men after their salvation in Christ may also fill these offices depending upon the circumstances of their divorce and remarriage. For Christian men may divorce their wives for biblical reasons including the uncleanness of adultery, desertion (physical abandonment and/or refusing consistent sexual intimacy of the marriage bed for a term of one year) or a continued lack of subordination as a way of life by the wife, she, by her persistent offense and disrespect, having found no more favor in his eyes. Though God disdains divorce, it has become a necessity in 21st Century America if the family, church and nation are to be delivered from utter destruction which includes a complete subordination to the Pope’s bloody, tyrannical Spiritual and Temporal powers through Washington, D.C. Since the vast majority of White American women believe they are equal with White men in all roles of life, they therefore act like men, dress like men, cut their hair short like men, deport themselves as men in their walk and talk, and thus rule and dominate their men to
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the ruination of White American manhood, while the purported “courts of law” support this plotted and perverse destruction of White Protestant and Baptist-Calvinist nationhood. Due to the wicked Jesuit Power in America, via Illuminized, Scottish-Rite Freemasonry and other secret societies within the legal profession, academia and legislative bodies, marriage has become a “Two-Headed Monster” of which, concerning unrepentant White women, divorce is the only remedy. For as King Xerxes put away his wife Vashti for an embarrassing insubordination that threatened the very existence of the Persian Empire, even so may the man of God put away an insubordinate wife and take another that he might be qualified in the exercise of his office as a Bishop or a Deacon—ruling well his own household. During the process of divorce, the Bishop shall relinquish his office of Bishop, another taking temporary lead of the Church. Upon the finalization of divorce and subsequent remarriage, the Bishop may resume his office, he thereby maintaining his qualification of being the husband of one wife (the first no longer being a wife) and ruling well his household.
I Cor. 7:27-28; Deut. 24:1; Mal. 2:14-16; Est. 1:19-22; I Tim. 3:2.
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XII. MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH
A. Only saved men, women and children, upon a profession of belief of the Gospel of Christ, may be added to the local church membership.
Acts 2:38, 47; I Cor. 12:13.
B. Entrance into the local church is through believer’s baptism by immersion, so eloquently summarized in The First London Baptist Confession of Faith (1646), Article XL:
“THAT the way and manner of dispensing this ordinance is dipping or plunging the body under water; it being a sign, must answer the things signified, which is, that interest the saints have in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ: And that as certainly as the body is buried under water, and risen again, so certainly shall the bodies of the saints be raised by the power of Christ, in the day of the resurrection, to reign with Christ.”
Acts 8:38; I Cor. 1:13-17; Rev. 20:4; I Cor. 15:25-28.
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C. Members of the Church are to depart from iniquity, being careful to maintain a pattern of good works, they having been ordained by God to walk in good works before the foundation of the world. Good works wrought by the Spirit of God are profitable and put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
II Tim. 2:19-21; Eph. 2:10; Jas. 2:22-23; Gal. 5:22-25.
D. Only the men of the Church may vote as to who may become a Deacon, the consent of the Elder Bishop being necessary before he that is chosen assumes the office.
Acts 1:26; 6:1-6.
E. Gentlemen of the Church are to deport themselves as Men of God, wearing the attire of Men, specifically, properly fitted shirts and pants that are not form-fitting. They must also maintain short hair, their eyes and ears being visible before grooming. For long hair on a man is a shame and a disgrace, the Lord Jesus Christ never having had long hair; for he was not a Nazerite (as were Samson and John the Baptist), but a Nazarene (“a despised one”—Isaiah 53:3). No body piercings shall be permitted. No new tattoos shall be obtained after membership; previous tattoos shall be covered.
I Cor. 16:13; 11:4, 7, 14; Matt. 2:23.
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F. Ladies of the Church are to deport themselves as Women of God, wearing the attire of chaste Women, specifically dresses, blouses, skirts and head coverings, including hats. Attention is to be called to their faces and hands, not any other parts or cleavages of their bodies reserved for the gaze of their husbands alone. Pants and skirts above the knee are considered to be worldly attire and will not be worn in Church by the members. The Women of God shall also have long hair, their eyes and ears able to be covered before grooming. No body piercings shall be permitted save discreet earrings. No new tattoos shall be obtained after membership; previous tattoos shall be covered.
I Cor. 11:5-6, 13, 15; I Tim. 2:9-15.
G. Members shall be disciplined for heresy or immorality. Punishment may vary from private correction to expulsion from the Church by the Elder Bishop. Martial separation and ultimate divorce may also be recommended depending upon the severity of the transgression or continued disobedient, fleshly behavior bringing reproach upon this local Body of Christ.
I Cor. 5:1-13; Gal. 5:16-21; I Tim. 5:20; I Cor. 7:10-15.
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XIII. RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE: FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE
A. True, Reformation Bible-Believing Christians holding to the Reformation doctrine of Sola Scriptura should accord full toleration of one another in love—and to no other religion commanded to persecute us including Romanism and its Islam—, freedom of conscience being the bedrock of this Biblically-mandated toleration.
B. This Scriptural toleration between sects of Bible-Believing Christians is extended to those Brethren believing in the essential doctrines of New Testament Christianity, they being:
1. The Reformation Hebrew-Greek Bible, as well as all translations thereof into the languages of the nations, being the Sole Authority for Faith and Practice;
2. The Biblical Triune God;
3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ;
4. The Virgin Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ;
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5. The Vicarious Death of the Lord Jesus Christ first for the sins of His Elect and secondly, for the sins of the whole World;
6. The literal, physical Burial of the Lord Jesus Christ after His death on the Cross;
7. The literal, physical Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the Dead on the Third Day of his Death;
8. The Physical Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ into the Third Heaven, He then to sit at the Right Hand of God the Father;
9. The Heavenly High Priesthood of the Lord Jesus Christ;
10. The Visible Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Earth;
11. The eternal abode of the Saved to be with Christ in Heaven;
12. The eternal abode of the Lost to be with Satan in the Lake of Fire;
13. The non-Christian, Pagan Roman Papacy being Satan’s greatest human enemy of God, the greatest enemy of the Church/ Body of Christ, the greatest enemy of the racial Hebrew/Jewish/Israelites and the greatest enemy of true Nationalists of all Nations;
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14. The separation from all movements and organizations intended to submit Reformation Bible-believing Christians to the damnable Spiritual and Temporal Power of the Pope of Rome;
15. Certain organizations and movements from which we should separate include the National Council of Churches, the World Council of Churches, the Ecumenical Movement, the Council for National Policy, the Tea Party Movement and every other religious or political movement seeking to unite Protestants and Baptists with Roman Catholics into a common purpose (religious or political) against a common enemy (Communism, Fascism, Islam, etc.) via the lie that all are “Christians;”
16. The separation between Organized Governments and Organized Protestant and Baptist Churches thereby preventing or postponing ultimate governmental persecution of the Saints of God as was the case with the heaven-sent First Great Awakening and subsequent glorious Protestant and Baptist-Calvinist American securing freedom of conscience for all non-conformist Protestants and Baptist-Calvinists. For the Jesuit Order had usurped the office of the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury who in turn, aided by King George III, persecuted Presbyterians, Baptists and other non-conformists at the time of the American Revolution;
17. The non-persecution of the Hebrew/Jewish/Israelites during their Great Diaspora whether among the nations or in the land of Israel.
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XIV. ESTABLISHING A NEW WHITE PROTESTANT/BAPTIST NATION WITHIN NORTH AMERICA
A. That Satan, in using his Military Company of Jesus now ruling the Roman Papacy, has nearly destroyed the Lord’s Grand and Glorious Protestant Reformation, including all nations once composing White Protestant and Baptist Western Civilization.
B. One of Satan’s means in destroying the White nations born out of the Protestant Reformation has been the proclamation of complete and total liberty of conscience, freedom of speech and freedom of worship without exception, they subsequently giving rise to unabashed blasphemy against the true Lord Jesus Christ of the Reformation Bibles as well as to rampant sexual immorality slowly poisoning the once White Protestant nations of Northern Europe and North America.
C. This heresy of unbridled religious liberty, manfully and scripturally opposed by our beloved Oliver Cromwell, has included the idolatrous, monstrous and murderous, Pope-serving Roman Catholic Institution, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.
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D. The Roman Catholic Jesuit Papacy, in seeking to rule the world, has championed unlimited religious liberty among White Protestant and Baptist nations, she fully intending to destroy all Protestant and Baptist liberty via fire and sword whenever the opportunity may arise.
E. The Roman Papacy is the font of all religious intolerance evidenced by the bloody institution of the Holy Office of the Inquisition having openly murdered 68 millions of people over a period of 600 years with the blessing of 80 successive popes.
F. The Roman Papacy is the creator and/or present controller of all intolerant religions including Scottish-Rite Illuminized Freemasonry, Sunni and Shia Islam, the White Ku Klux Klan, the Black Nation of Islam, Talmudic Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Mormonism, and every other “works-salvation,” antichrist cult having shed the blood of historic Protestant and Baptist Reformation Bible-believing Christians, Jew and Gentile, for the last 1980 years.
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G. In order to escape another massive persecution of Reformation-Bible-believing Christians, we Christian men seek to establish a new nation within North America called “ProBaptiCal” composed solely of White Protestant and Baptist Calvinist Christians (holding to the immoveable, immutable sovereignty of God) to the absolute exclusion of all other races and religions save the racial Hebrew-Jewish Israelites. We fully intend to found a nation upon the Biblical definition of a nation, it composed of a specific race of people, a specific language, a specific Bible-based culture springing from a common civil and religious history, its people residing within specific geographic boundaries.
H. The geographic area now under consideration is a portion of the historically Protestant and religiously tolerant, anti-African slave trade, anti-African slavery Commonwealth of Pennsylvania heavily populated with White Protestants and Baptists in rural areas as well as in the middle region of the state. The geographic area is presently to the exclusion of the heavily Black and Hispanic/White Roman Catholic cities of crime-ridden Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
I. It is to this end we have established Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church. Having been delivered from the wicked and pretended Spiritual Power of the Pope, we are now actively working to this end of establishing our new national sovereignty while waiting upon the Lord to deliver us from the bloody Temporal Power of the Pope, our Almighty God being in sovereign control of the means by which He will bring our ceaseless desire and prayer to come to pass—for the Glory of God and the furtherance of his Blessed Gospel of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ.
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Solemn Oath and Church Covenant
We, before Almighty God our Father, His blessed Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and all Elect Angels, having been convicted of our sin by the Spirit of God Who then enabled us to repent of our sins and believe the blessed Gospel of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; and upon our confession of faith in Him followed by our water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, do now, in the presence of this holy assembly of Saints in Christ, most joyfully enter into this Solemn Oath and Covenant to join this one Body of Baptist Bible-believers in Jesus Christ.
In affirmation and recognition of our mutual bonds and affection in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and by the grace bestowed upon us through the everlasting covenant of the immutable, incorruptible God, we do hereby declare and tender one to another before God our complete faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, and our firm reliance upon the inspired Word of God, the English Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible of 1611 in its present edition of 1769, it, with its underlying Hebrew and Greek inspired and preserved texts, being the sole authority for matters of faith, doctrine and Christian practice.
We, as professing Christian men and women, do declare our intent and desire to live righteous, holy, pure lives in the sight of God and men, trusting in the free grace of God to live as the sons of God amidst a crooked and perverse nation, holding forth the Word of Life while spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in obedience to the Great Commission, in abject humility trusting God our Father alone to supply grace to help in time of need.
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Whereas, being of certain understanding concerning both the way of salvation, and that Jesus Christ alone is the author and finisher of our faith, we do hereby declare our affinity to and believe the Doctrines of Grace championed during the Protestant Reformation to the exclusion of the doctrines of Limited Atonement (that Christ died only and exclusively for his Elect) and Duel Election (that God has predestined some men to Heaven and all other to everlasting flames of the Lake of Fire).
We further acknowledge the Reformers were correct in their identification of the Roman Popes as being antichrists, and that the papacy is the dynasty of Antichrist. Further, unlike the Reformers, we believe the final Pope of Rome, to be slain and risen from the dead, shall be “The Antichrist”—“that man of sin,” “the son of perdition,” even “the Beast” of Daniel 7:11 and Revelation 13:3-10, “the Beast” to be a man, neither a nation (the United States) nor a system (the Roman Papacy), but a man as written in Revelation 13:18.
Further, we believe Rome and its Vatican City to be the font of all corruption—both spiritual and temporal—upon the earth, that it is the center of Satan’s international conspiracy for a world government having now reduced all national governments to the tyrannical, Temporal Power of the Roman Pope, and that all allegiance, loyalty, toleration, or affinity with the Roman Catholic Institution (having never been, nor is, nor shall ever be a Church of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ) is hereby renounced, abjured, and declared to be sin.
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Hence, being Baptist in doctrine, we do declare that there are no sacraments in Holy Writ, but rather Two Ordinances to be practiced by believers, they being Believers’ Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We further proclaim general adherence to The First London Baptist Confession of 1646, promoting the New Covenant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be the rule of faith for the regenerated, born-again, elect child of God during this mystery dispensation of the Grace of God in Jesus Christ.
Therefore, we reject all Arminian, Pelagian and semi-Pelagian churches, apostate Baptist or apostate Protestant, they standing upon the false, Jesuitical doctrine that unsaved men have a “free will” and thus participate in their salvation upon belief of the gospel. We further refuse to fellowship with their ministers and their congregants for the worship of God or the teaching of doctrine (though we may work together for political, temporal reasons in promoting “freedom of conscience” for Bible-believing Christians as well as in resisting national policies of sin intended by Satan to demoralize, defile or enslave the people of God to absolute tyranny), knowing that they who advocate these heresies are either brethren in the flesh or are unsaved.
With open and free admission of the aforesaid tenants of faith and practice, we do hereby declare and affirm that, free from all mental reservation and by the grace of God, we acknowledge not only the benefits of salvation, but the subsequent obligations that accompany our dearly bought salvation. Those obligations include our pledge to submit ourselves to God the Father and New Testament discipline both in assemblage and elsewhere, submitting ourselves one to another in the fear of God, submitting to those that bear rule in the church, wives submitting to their own husbands and children submitting to their own parents.
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We further solemnly pledge to treat the older men as fathers, younger men as brothers or sons; the older women as mothers, younger women as sisters or daughters with all purity before the Lord watching for their well-being in a corrupt and morally perverse nation.
Being joined in an everlasting marriage union to our head Jesus Christ, and as a local church body of believers being part of the spiritual body of Christ, we agree, that in love to Christ and one to another, we shall mutually admonish, pray for, encourage and support one another both spiritually and physically by the power of the indwelling Holy Ghost. With full intent to have fervent charity among ourselves, we acknowledge that our fellowship in regards to confidences and obligations is exclusive, and to hereby swear never to betray one another in any matter in word or deed, but rather to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Further, it is agreed that gross, impenitent, un-renounced and habitual sin in any member will be confronted in assemblage, and unrepentant offenders will be ejected, dis-fellowshipped and shunned. While recognizing that charity shall cover a multitude of sins, we acknowledge that open sins of the flesh enumerated in Galatians 5:19-21 will not be tolerated; neither will idleness or dissembling one with another be ignored.
With respect to our individual places of residence and families, we declare that each man’s wife, family, and possessions to be his own and each man is lord in his own residence, with full right to acquire and dispose of his own possessions as he sees fit, and to manage his own home according to the dictates of his conscience in light of Holy Writ, no other member of the church infringing upon or violating by intimidation or physical force any of these tenants. These precepts in no wise exclude or excuse able-bodied men and women from providing physical sustenance for the work of the gospel, or coming to the physical aid and nourishment of distressed partakers of this covenant in times of trouble, but it is here affirmed that we do mutually pledge ourselves to do these things as occasions merit.
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Further, we do solemnly promise that we shall watch over and counsel one another in the spirit of brotherly love; that we shall remember one another in our daily prayers; and that we shall aid each other in sickness and in distress, regardless of the severity.
We agree, by the leading and through the filling of the Holy Spirit, to walk in sacrificial Christian love, expecting nothing in return for whatsoever gifts we may impart to our brethren, the Lord knowing the thoughts and intents of our hearts and that He shall reward us at the Judgment Seat of Christ at his momentary, imminent Appearing, on that glorious Day of Redemption. We promise to strive for the advancement of this Church in the knowledge, holiness and comfort of Christ; to promote its prosperity and spirituality as we obey the Word of God; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to give a sacred pre-eminence over all institutions or instructions of human origin; and to cheerfully contribute our first-fruits to this Church as God has prospered us in our finances for the support of the ministry, for the expenses of the Church, for the Ten-Fold Purpose of Reformation Bible Foundation including the spreading of the Gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth.
We shall also engage to maintain daily family and personal devotions; to religiously educate our children in the truths of the Word of God; to seek the salvation of our kindred, acquaintances, and all others in obedience to the Great Commission; to walk circumspectly in the world, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time as the days are most evil; to be just and honest in our dealings; to be faithful and prompt in our engagements, exemplary in our deportment; to avoid the practice of all sins which are forbidden by principle or direct statement in the Word of God; to be careful not to offend weaker brethren in word or deed, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the spiritual Kingdom of our dear Savior.
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As an annual observance of the Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church, Husbands and Wives shall privately reaffirm their duties and obligations to one another before the Lord. Husbands shall promise to love their Wives unconditionally, as Christ loves his wife, the Church/Body of Christ. Husbands shall promise to protect and provide for their Wives and Families; protect unto death—if necessary, and provide unto the sacrifice of every earthly, personal possession—if necessary. Husbands shall rule their Wives and Children with knowledge not provoking them to wrath with unjust decisions or behavior, considering them to be the weaker vessels, both physically and emotionally. Wives shall promise to consider their Husbands as their earthly “lords” (as did Sarah with Abraham), and submit unconditionally (“submission begins where agreement ends”) to the decisions of their Husbands as unto the Lord, yet refusing submission only to commands to sin clearly forbidden by Scripture. Wives shall never openly oppose the decisions of their Husbands in front of the Children, lest the Children mimic that same insubordination and disrespect leading to the destruction of the authority of the Fathers/Husbands and ultimate disintegration of the church Families. Neither Husbands nor Wives shall speak negatively of one another to third parties (public or private) lest such behavior also lead to the destruction of the Family and bring reproach upon Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church.
We further declare that this Solemn Oath and Covenant to be binding upon all signatories, and that no person shall be admitted to said fellowship but upon observation of their manner and habit of life, their public profession of Christ and subsequent water baptism, and their receiving sufficient instruction in the Holy Scriptures so as to fully understand this, our most solemn oath and declaration. This Solemn Oath and Covenant we declare to be of a continuous nature, having no bounds of time or place, and in force both in the land of our nativity and wherever we may find ourselves.
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We moreover engage that when we remove ourselves from this place of worship, whether we be local or connected to the Church through distant communication, that we shall, as soon as possible, unite with some other Church of like precious faith and doctrine, where we can continue to carry out the spirit of this solemn Church Covenant founded upon the principles of the Word of God, the AV1611 Reformation English Bible for English-speaking peoples with its directly inspired and providentially preserved, underlying Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Scriptures.
Elder Bishop Eric Jon Phelps Date
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Reformation Bible Foundation
Reformation Bible Foundation is the purse and personal property holder of Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church. The Foundation is an “integrated auxiliary” of the Church as referenced in 26 USC 508 (c)(1)(A) and is a “mandatory exception” to 26 USC 501 (c)(3). The Foundation is a common law contractual trust between certain members of the Church, the Church Trust acting as a pure trust describing the ten-fold purpose of the Foundation.
Reformation Bible Foundation
Irrevocable Common Law Pure Contract Trust Organization
I. Purpose and Intent
A. Reformation Bible Foundation shall be a private, non-statutory, common law trust created by private contract in order to hold the personal property of and to pay the day-to-day bills of non-501(c)(3) Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church (hereinafter “the Church”) located at 203 South Fort Zellers Road, County of Lebanon, Newmanstown, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
B. Reformation Bible Foundation shall be an “integrated auxiliary” of the Church which auxiliary is mentioned in the Internal Revenue Code, 26 USC 508(c)(1)(A) and 26 USC 6033(a)(2)(A)(i) and therefore, in accordance with “the Establishment Clause” of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, is “mandatorily excepted” (not “exempted”) from filing income/excise tax returns.
C. Reformation Bible Foundation shall hold all monetary gifts and offerings in trust for the Church as it fulfills its Great Commission commanded by the risenLord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18:20; Acts 1:8), the gospel of the risen Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 15:1-4) being held in trust by the Church, the Body of Christ (I Thess. 2:4).
D. Reformation Bible Foundation shall be created to acquire, hold and disperse Church property for the ten-fold purpose of benefitting historic Protestant and Baptist men of the White race (hereinafter “the charitable Beneficiaries”) now being systematically destroyed by the powerful agents of the Jesuit Papacy within every historic White Protestant Nation. The foundation’sten-fold purpose is to:
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1. Finance the preaching the glorious gospel of the risen Lord Jesus Christ first within North America and then around the world.
2. Build the true Church of the risen Lord Jesus Christ, first in North America and then around the world. This mission includes both spiritual and temporal involvement in political activity as performed by our historic White Protestant and Baptist forefathers prior, during and subsequent to the glorious American Revolution born out of the Lord’s grand and glorious First Great Awakening.
3. Provide spiritual guidance and counseling from the inspired, inerrant Word of God, the Reformation Bible in all languages translated from the Ben Chayim/Bomberg Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Textus Receptus of Stephens, Beza and Elzevir.
4. Provide funding for maintaining the Lord’s real properties of the which the Church is the steward, and for support of missionaries preaching the only, non-perverted, non-free will Gospel of the risen Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:6-9).
5. Provide premier education to equip the saints for Christian service in whatever vocation to which believers may be called to serve.
6. Provide charitable gifts for those designated, charitable beneficiaries in need of financial support.
7. Provide funding for scientific advancement especially in the area of health/life extension as well as mechanical and electrical engineering that the Church may be delivered from Rome’s petroleum-based, international monopolies, including its Allopathic/Pharmaceutical Medical Inquisition, as well as Rome’s corporate death grip on all Electrical Power Generation.
8. Provide funding for reclaiming the epic history, literature, arts and sciences of White nations born out of the Lord’s grand and glorious White Protestant Reformation (1517-1648), including Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, England, Scotland, Canada, Australia and the United States of America.
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9. Provide funding and guidance for the creation of a new White Protestant and Baptist nation within North America once Rome’s “Holy Roman” Fourteenth Amendment, Cartel-Corporate-Fascist, pro-Socialist-Communist, pro-Socialist-Nazi, Masonic American Empire (1868-Present) is destroyed from within and without.
10. Provide aid and comfort for the suffering racial Hebrew/Jewish/Israelites during their temporary, international Diaspora, the majority of the “seed of Jacob” presently residing in North America and in grave danger.
E. Since the ten-fold purpose of Reformation Bible Foundation is entirely at variance with the Pope’s Masonic American Empire’s anti-Reformation Bible, anti-White male, anti-rugged individual, anti-Protestant, anti-Baptist, anti-marriage, anti-heterosexual, anti-limited Constitutional Republic, anti-private gun ownership, anti-domestic manufacturing, anti-American citizen “public policy,” a non-statutory, non-corporate, non-privileged, privately created, contractual, common law instrument was used to create the Church Trust/Foundation.
II. Trust Instrument
A. Reformation Bible Foundation is a non-statutory, indestructible, irrevocable, common law, privately created, pure contract trust organization (hereinafter “the Church Trust”). It has a Creator, a First Trustee and a general class of known and unknown Beneficiaries. Thus, the Trust Contract is bothexecuted with regard to known Beneficiaries and executory with regard to its unknown Beneficiaries.
B. The Trust is neither a creation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania nor a creation of the United States of America. The Church refuses to accept any privilege or franchise whatsoever from either the Federal or State governments. This refusal to take any benefit from civil government is in accordance with the Church’s Baptist distinctive of Separation of Church and State. The Church is not to dictate policy to the State and the State is not to dictate policy to the Church by enforcing its “public policy” upon the truly separated, independent, unincorporated, non-501(c)(3), Bible-believing, Baptist Church.
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C. Upon the creation of the Church Trust by the Creator (“First Party”), the First Trustee (“Second Party”) shall begin to perform the ten-fold purpose ofReformation Bible Foundation extending only to the charitable Beneficiaries (“Third Party”), this specific class of peoples first being the members of the Church as well as other unknown, charitable Beneficiaries described and defined above.
D. In order to disperse the Lord’s money to the presently unknown charitable Beneficiaries, the Creator/Church member, via his conveyance, shall establish the Church Trust, it to fulfill his promised, ten-fold purpose without receiving in return any express promise of performance from the class of future, charitable Beneficiaries for which second group of charitable Beneficiaries the Church Trust shall be created. This portion of the contract establishing the Church Trust is therefore executory with regard to the presently unknown, future, charitable Beneficiaries. This principle of unilateral contract, the Creator/Church member making a promise to a special class of people yet to arise in the future, is identical with the Lord’s unconditional promises found in the glorious Abrahamic Covenant of Genesis 15:17-21, the very foundation for the Nation of Israel, both sure and steadfast.
III. Non-Commercial Trust
A. Reformation Bible Foundation neither intends to be nor will ever be “in commerce” or “business or trade” of any kind. Engaging in commerce as a means of financing the work of the ministry is not the purpose of the Church of God in fulfilling its Great Commission (II Timothy 2:3-4; Matthew 28:18-20). This refraining from commerce includes Church bake sales, yard sales, bingo, and a host of other unbiblical, carnal and worldly devices.
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B. Reformation Bible Foundation will never be “in business or trade” or conduct its affairs for “profit and gain” as does the Jesuit Papacy in Rome.
C. Reformation Bible Foundation will never receive any “income” of any sort as defined by the United States Supreme Court (Eisner v. Macomber, 252 U.S. 189 (1920)), said “income” being rightly excise taxed by Congress and collected by the Internal Revenue Service pursuant with that great Jesuit Enigma, Title 26 of the US code.
D. Reformation Bible Foundation has obtained an “EIN” from the Internal Revenue Service strictly for Banking Purposes Only and for no other reason whatsoever. The First Trustee’s intent in obtaining an EIN number solely for banking purposes does not embrace being “in commerce” or in any “business or trade.”
E. Reformation Bible Foundation will only use a non-interest-bearing checking account. The Trust refuses to receive any form of “interest” derived from any “source:” all “interest” is “income.”
F. Reformation Bible Foundation will only use checks, money orders, cashier’s checks and debit cards in paying day-to-day and monthly bills of the Church as well as fulfilling its ten-fold purpose stated above.
G. Reformation Bible Foundation will never engage in commerce by utilizing credit cards, bank loans, bank mortgages, or any other means in accessing the national credit system now under the complete control of the wicked Federal Reserve Bank, a private banking corporation directed by its privately-owned, Class A stockholding banks controlled by the Pope’s Knights of Malta.
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IV. Conveyance of Creator
A. The Creator/Church member, by this contractual trust instrument, shall convey 250.00 Federal Reserve Notes (“US Dollars”) into Reformation Bible Foundation. Subsequent to this conveyance, Creator/Church member shall have no further interest or connection to the Trust Foundation.
B. Subsequent to the creation of this Church Trust/Foundation, the Creator/Church member shall have no power whatsoever over the First Trustee, subsequent Trustees or the charitable Beneficiaries, known and unknown. Further, the Creator/Church member shall have no right, title or interest whatsoever in the Trust Corpus.
C. These monies will be the initial corpus of Reformation Bible Foundationand, along with all other future assets, will be held by the Church Trust in fee simple. All property conveyed into the Church Trust is irrevocable. All future donors shall relinquish all right, title and interest in their monetary gifts and or gifts of personal property.
V. Name and Domicile
Reformation Bible Foundation
c/o Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church
Elder Bishop Eric Jon Phelps
P. O. Box 306
County of Lebanon
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office Phone: 610.340.0734
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A. The Creator/Church member shall appoint one trustee to administer the Church Trust pursuant to its ten-fold purpose as set forth above. The appointed trustee shall be known as the First Trustee. The First Trustee may appoint a Second Trustee, and other subordinate Trustees, at his discretion in order to fulfill the ten-fold purpose of Reformation Bible Foundation.
B. The First Trustee shall have absolute, plenary and complete control over the corpus/property of the Church Trust as he faithfully fulfills the express, stated purposes of Reformation Bible Foundation, an integrated auxiliary of the Church. There are neither implied purposes of the Church Trust nor implied powers of the Trustees within this contractual Trust Instrument.
C. The First Trustee shall have absolute power to remove any Trustee at his discretion.
D. The Second Trustee shall only act on behalf of the First Trustee if the First Trustee is unable to perform his duties due to temporary, justifiable absence, ill-health or other reasonable causes imposing said incapacity. This shall be the only function of the Second Trustee while there is a First Trustee actively administering the Trust.
E. All natural persons (living, breathing individuals) serving as Trustees shall have no right, title or interest whatsoever in the Lord’s property or the Lord’s monies held in trust by Reformation Bible Foundation. Any and every present and/or future Trustee shall merely act in a fiduciary capacity managing the assets of the Church Trust as per the ten-fold purpose of the privately contracted Trust Agreement.
F. The First Trustee is the Elder Bishop of the Church, Eric Jon Phelps, and will remain so until another qualified First Trustee shall be found by the Second Trustee to be a suitable replacement upon the resignation or death of the First Trustee.
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G. Replacement of the First Trustee shall be at the sole discretion of the acting First Trustee, the Elder Bishop of the Church. If incapacitated by inexplicable absence in excess of 90 days, by grave illness or death, the Second Trustee shall assume the duties of the First Trustee until a suitable replacement shall be found.
H. The First Trustee shall be a man under a Vow of Poverty, owning nothing in his own name. First Trustee shall never be a woman, as only men are to conduct the work of the ministry holding the offices of Bishops and Deacons within local churches (I Timothy 3:1-13).
I. The First Trustee, before God and the members of the Church, shall and must evidence the heartfelt desire to fulfill the ten-fold purpose of Reformation Bible Foundation.
J. Neither the First Trustee, nor the Second Trustee, nor their family members shall ever be charitable Beneficiaries of the Church Trust Foundation.
K. First Trustee, in his capacity as a private citizen, Elder Bishop of the Church, the husband of one wife and father of children, must conduct his own private business, either store-front or in-home, taking care of himself and his family that he may not be a burden to the Church, but rather provide the scriptural example of being an honest, diligent, working man (II Thessalonians 3:7-10; Ephesians 4:28). As the Elder Bishop, First Trustee may have his basic necessities of life provided for by the Church through the funds of the Trust (I Corinthians 9:14).
L. Neither the Church Trust nor the Trustees, unlike a Roman Corporation Sole, shall enjoy the commercial benefits of “Limited Liability.” The Trustees are responsible to the God and Father of the risen Lord Jesus Christ for every action they take and will give account of their works, whether they be good or bad, at the Judgment Seat of Christ (I Corinthians 3:10-15; II Corinthians 5:10).
M. The First Trustee shall be liable for the debts or obligations of the Church Trust; but the Church Trust shall not be liable for the debts or obligations of the Trustees.
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N. The Trustees shall never disclose any private records, financial or otherwise, ofReformation Bible Foundation, an integrated auxiliary of Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church. For this non-501(c)(3) Church is neither a “religious organization” nor an “unincorporated association” but is a “Church” and thus enjoys complete immunity from any law mandating disclosure pursuant to the “Establishment Clause” of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
O. No Trustee shall use the Church Trust as an “alter ego” appropriating funds for personal and private use. Further, no Trustee shall ever engage in “co-mingling” of Church Trust funds with personal funds. Such is the case with many “overseers” of Sole Corporations and various statutory Trusts; but no such behavior will be engaged in by the Trustees lest they fall into the hands of the living God and be chastened, possibly unto death, for their infidelity, deception and theft (Hebrews 12:5-11; I John 5:16).
A. The First Class of charitable Beneficiaries shall be members of Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church including the Head of the Church, the risen Lord Jesus Christ. The Trustees, being members of the Church, shall be excluded from being charitable Beneficiaries. For the First Class, this trust instrument isexecuted.
B. The Second Class of charitable Beneficiaries are personally unknown to the Creator/Church member of Reformation Bible Foundation, they being presently scattered throughout the world. It is the sacred duty of the First Trustee to fulfill the ten-fold purpose of the Trust Foundation towards these charitable Beneficiaries once they have made themselves known. For the Second Class, this trust instrument is executory.
C. Both Classes of charitable Beneficiaries shall have no right, title or interest in the Trust Corpus, save the risen Lord Jesus Christ!
D. Both Classes of charitable Beneficiaries shall not be liable for the debts or obligations of the Trust.
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VIII. Declaration of Pure Trust Organization
A. It is expressly declared that Reformation Bible Foundation (“the Church Trust”) shall be an irrevocable, common law, Pure Trust Organization created by private contract between members of the Church for the benefit of the risen Lord Jesus Christ and his Body, the Church. Reformation Bible Foundation is not a corporation of any type, partnership, grantor trust, joint venture, joint stock company, Massachusetts trust-association type, business trust-association type, nor any other form of association or statutory trust, business or otherwise.
B. Reformation Bible Foundation (“the Church Trust”) shall be a separate, legal entity distinct from the Trustees and Beneficiaries, presently known and unknown. Thus, neither the members of Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church, nor the First and Second Trustees, nor the present and future charitable Beneficiaries, known and unknown (save the risen Lord Jesus Christ), shall possess any right, title or interest, legal or equitable, in the personal property or funds of the Church Trust—a Pure Trust Organization.
C. Reformation Bible Foundation, an integrated auxiliary of the Church, shall never be “in commerce,” or in “business or trade,” as a Pure Trust Organization is never to engage in commerce of any sort for any reason whatsoever. The Church Trust merely holds personal, chattel property and monetary offerings given to the Lord in anticipation of its charitable management and distribution fulfilling its ten-fold, Biblically Christian mandate intended by the Creator/Church member of the Church Trust. All personal property and monies held by the Church Trust are the personal property of the risen Lord Jesus Christ, the First Trustee being the Elder Bishop of the Church merely distributing the funds for the reasons stated above.
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A. The terminology utilized in this trust instrument and supporting documents is used solely for clarification and common usage for Pure Trust Organizations under the Common Law. The language of the Church Trust shall not be twisted into the false and diabolical conclusion that this Contract Trust is in any way a trust established by any statute, Federal or State. The language is clear: it carefully declares this private Church Trust was born out of the conveyance and express purpose of its Creator/Church member and is therefore a Pure Trust Organization purposed to benefit the risen Lord Jesus Christ and his Body, the Church. All legal interpretation of this private contract shall be established under the historic English/American Common Law.
B. If any provision of this Pure Trust Organization shall be found to be invalid for any reason whatsoever, the remaining provisions shall stand to remain in full force and effect. The parties hereto, specifically the Trustees, their successors and all charitable Beneficiaries, known and unknown, do and shall acknowledge their present and future desire and intention that this Pure Trust Organization shall nevertheless continue.
X. Duration, Termination and Continuation
A. This private, Pure Trust Organization, an integrated auxiliary of Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church, shall continue for a period of thirty (30) years from its date of creation, unless the First Trustee shall determine upon an earlier date.
B. At any time before the expiration of this private, Pure Trust Organization the acting First Trustee, if he so desires and believes that said private, Pure Trust Organization should not be terminated, may renew this Church Trust Agreement for another thirty (30) years or shorter period of time. A resolution of said renewal shall be entered in the minutes.
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C. Upon termination of the Church Trust, the First Trustee, at his discretion shall only distribute trust assets to another Church, Churches or Ministers of theGospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 15:1-4) evidencing like precious faith with the same essential, general purpose of Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church and its integrated auxiliary, Reformation Bible Foundation, that general purpose having been set forth above.
D. This private, Pure Trust Organization of the Church is entrusted with privileged, contractual communication protected by the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution, said communication being the private property of the Church Trust and mandatorily excepted from disclosure. The First Trustee shall be responsible for keeping all Trust records private, the financial and managerial records of the Church to be protected and withheld from every and all inquisitional, alphabet bureaucracies of both the State and Federal governments. For all of these governments within the Pope’s Fourteenth Amendment American Empire (1868-Present) are, at this moment, being controlled from the top by Rome’s select, Illuminati/Masonic International White Power Structure overseen by Papal Knightly Brotherhoods directed bySatan’s Jesuit Papacy, the dynasty of the coming risen Phoenix-King, that Antichrist/Man-Beast (Revelation 13:3-10; 17:10-18; I John 2:18; 4:3).
XI. Character of Pure Trust Organization
A. The purpose of this instrument of private contract is to receive financial gifts and personal property into Reformation Bible Foundation to be overseen by the First Trustee, the Elder Bishop of the Church under a Vow of Poverty. The Foundation is a Pure Trust Organization for the benefit of the risen Lord Jesus Christ and his Church, including financial support of the charitable Beneficiaries as described above, presently known (First Class) and unknown (Second Class). All property shall be held by the Church Trust in fee simple for the duration of the Trust and, in order to provide for a safe, logical, economical and Biblical administration by the First Trustee/Elder Bishop of the Church, shall begin at once.
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B. This Pure Trust Organization called “Reformation Bible Foundation” is protected under the First and Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing the Right to Privacy of Records. This instrument is purposely intended to form only a Pure Contract Trust Organization, to the exclusion of any statutory entity, for the benefit of the risen Lord Jesus Christand his Body, the Church. All interpretations shall be according to the maxims of the historic common law of the United States of America, and all parties, Trustees, charitable Beneficiaries, and any other persons having any dealings hereunder, including arbitration tribunals and courts of original jurisdiction, are referred to legal citations and various court rulings pertaining to Pure Contract Trust Organizations of this type, and to Constitutionally-secured rights of freedom of contract via Article I Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution.
C. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as an intent to evade or to contravene any applicable Federal, State or local law, nor to delegate to the First Trustee any government-granted power belonging exclusively to state-enfranchised or state-incorporated entities.
D. There is no ground for grouping the Trustees and charitable Beneficiaries together in order to convert them into an “unincorporated association,” as this is neither the intent nor the purpose of this Pure Trust Contract so declared herein.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PURE CONTRACT TRUST
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CONVEYANCE
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF APPOINTMENT
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CHARITABLE BENEFICIARIES OF THE FIRST CLASS
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“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
III John 2
As the Elder Bishop of Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church functioning as its Pastor-Teacher, I have decided to make issues ofpersonal health and material prosperity ministries of this local Body of Christ. Most churches, especially Baptist churches, are superbly derelict when it comes to teaching on proper diet and care of one’s personal body—the temple of the Holy Spirit! These churches are also really irrelevant when it comes to teaching successful business activity which first enriches the individual and then the church! We are all taught to “eat whatever is put in front of us” and then to “get a job” after a college education—the recipe for developing marital stress,cancer and heart disease subsequently to die in poverty at the mercy of drug-oriented, allopathic physicians—the priests of modern medicine!
Not so with us!~
Therefore, after the preaching of the true gospel of the risen Lord Jesus Christ(I Corinthians 15:1-4) and exposing the Jesuit power ruling the world today, emphasis will be placed in these two areas of life: personal heath and material prosperity. We believe and pray that if our teachings are heeded, the believer will have a longer, healthier, richer life in service of the risen Lord Jesus Christas he glorifies God the Father, and he will, at the end, enjoy Him forever in the heavenly New Jerusalem—“the Mother of us all” (Galatians 4:26).
Some of the specific ministries for the members of the Church are:
1. Teaching Proper Diet with regard to blood type.
This includes reviewing certain health newsletters and books in the church library.
2. Learning to use herbs, health tools and even medical devices.
This includes the use of: medical grade ozone in a sauna, an infrared sauna, a hyperbaric pressure chamber and a colon cleansing board.
3. Debt Elimination.
This includes the lawful elimination of all credit card debt, personal and business.
4. IRS Personal Liens.
This includes the lawful payment of all IRS liens.
5. Personal and Business Loans.
This includes the lawful elimination of bank loan debt, personal and business.
6. Designing and Building machines to provide new sources of energy.
These machines include: electro-magnetic devices generating electrical energy and devices enabling internal combustion engines to run on hydrogen taken directly from water.
7. Training courses increasing both Bible and historical knowledge.
This includes courses in Bible doctrine, Reformation history, Counter-Reformation Jesuit History and American History.
All of these wonderful enhancements to our health and prosperity are offered to the Church members and supporters of Reformation-Bible Puritan-Baptist Church. Donations will be needed to provide these services to our closed society of Church members and supporters. None of these services are open to the general public!
For more information, call Brother Eric Jon Phelps at the church phone:
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