Like every ministry, we have our Statement of Beliefs on our website for everyone to see exactly what we believe the written Word of God says about the most critical issues of the Christian faith. We thought it would be helpful to those seeking biblical truth if we added our Statement of UN-Beliefs, so as to show you “what it is not.”
Perhaps, like we and countless others, you too have wondered at the inherent contradictions required for Christians to hold certain beliefs that in reality make absolutely no sense, beliefs that require one to abandon reason, logic, and the laws of language. We believe that is because these notions are nowhere in Scripture, and many are pagan in origin. God’s Truth always makes sense— when one has the requisite biblical foundation for understanding it.
As you read what we do not believe, because none of the following UN-truths are anywhere in the Bible, you can click on the links to see why we believe what we do believe.
We Do NOT Believe...
1. We do not believe the “Postmodern” lie that there is no such thing as absolute truth (which, in itself, is an absolutism).
2. We do not believe in the so-called “Trinity,” a completely pagan fable that, by the admission of every honest Trinitarian, is nowhere in the Bible, and was constructed by church councils during the first five centuries of Christianity. If words have definitive meanings, which they do, all theological attempts to define the Trinity disintegrate into total gibberish.
3. We do not believe that Jesus is “God the Son” or “the God-man,” but instead, as he repeatedly stated, the “Son of God.”
4. We do not believe that “the Holy Spirit” is the “Third Person of the Trinity.”
5. We do not believe that “God is Sovereign” as per the prevailing, and misguided, notion that He can do anything He wants to do at any time, and that He is “in control” of all that happens. Neither do we believe that He either wills or allows everything that happens, including all evil and tragedy, sometimes so He can show off His ability to get you out of the trauma He got you into.
6. We do not believe that if (yes, “if,” because God’s Word says that not all believers will die—1 Cor. 15:51ff) one dies he is still alive in some form and goes directly to either “heaven” or “hell” or “Purgatory”. The Bible never speaks of one’s “soul” or “spirit” as an incorporeal entity that lives on without a body. In any language, “death” means “the end of life.”
7. We do not believe that the everlasting dwelling place for Christians is in “heaven,” because that is never how that word is used in Scripture.
8. We do not believe that wicked people—or those who don’t agree with us—will be tormented in fire forever. No rational person could possibly think that is fair. Far more justly, those who took pleasure in doing evil will be annihilated in the Lake of Fire.
9. We do not believe that “faith” is a force generated by the human mind that automatically brings either good or bad into one’s life.
10. We do not believe that anything in the Hebrew Scriptures (Genesis—Malachi, commonly called “the Old Testament”), the Four Gospels, or the Book of Revelation is written either directly to or about Christians, but rather pertains specifically to Israel, past and future. As per Romans 15:4, those things are “for our learning.” There are plenty of general principles we can still apply, but the Church Epistles, primarily Romans through Thessalonians, supersede many directives God intended for other people at other times in His-Story.
11. We do not believe that a Christian can “lose his salvation” after he is “born again of incorruptible seed” (1 Pet. 1:23), because then it wouldn’t be salvation, nor would the seed be incorruptible. Furthermore, that egregious lie is a slap in the face to Jesus Christ, who gave his life to guarantee the everlasting life of each person who believes in him.
12. We do not believe that Christians will go through any part of the Tribulation.
13. We do not believe that the “manifestations” of the spirit (1 Corinthians 12:7), which are almost always miscalled “gifts” by Christians today, ended with the original apostles’ deaths. They exist today for all believers to utilize.
14. We do not believe that Christians are part of the “New Covenant.” Why? Because we were never part of the “Old Covenant” God made with Israel, which is with whom the New Covenant will be (Jer. 31:31ff). We do not believe, therefore, that Christians somehow morphed into a “new Israel of God” or a “spiritual Israel.” We are not “spiritual Jews,” and this concept is nowhere in Scripture.
15. We do not believe that the Christian “Church” (better translated “assembly’) is the Bride of Christ, as that is a metaphor used of Israel. The Christian church is metaphorically the “Body of Christ.”
16. We do not believe that Christians are required to: observe a weekly Sabbath, be baptized in water, tithe, wear special robes, hats, or head coverings, or to address others by titles such as “Bishop,” “Reverend,” “Pastor,” or “Sanctuary Sweeper.” Neither does any Christian have any inherent spiritual authority over any other Christian.
Statement of Beliefs
We believe that Genesis through Revelation is the heart and mind of the One True God revealed to mankind via the medium that He chose: words. God reveals to us “all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3) so that we can know Him and manifest His qualities to the world. God wants us to be “imitators” of Him, and His chief characteristic is love. We know this from His Word, which is “the truth,” that is, the only source of that which is real.