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A very natural question arises when people browse our websites: they want to know what denomination we are, and what our doctrinal statement is.

These are common and almost expected ways religious groups have of identifying and categorizing themselves.

Perhaps the following will serve as an answer to that type of question:

We're not affiliated with any denomination, but seek only, under the headship of Christ, to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints.

Our hearts are open to all of God's elect remnant who desire to be ready for the soon return of our Lord.

You will find it difficult, if not impossible, to fit us into any religious category.

Our "doctrinal statement" is the Bible.

We actively acknowledge Christ as the Head of His Body, the Church and look to Him to feed the sheep from the Word as we have need.

Even Paul, with all the revelation he had, said, "We know in part, and we prophecy in part." (I Cor. 13:9).

Prov. 4:18 says, "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."

The mistake men have made has been to establish rigid systems of doctrinal interpretation out of their partial understanding.

Thus we have at least hundreds of doctrinal systems at serious variance with one another.

Which shall we believe?

Which set of "religious glasses" shall we use when we read the word?

Religion wants to fit us with glasses; the Lord wants to open our eyes.

Religion, if it shows us the word at all, shows it to us through a filter of tradition.

The Lord wants us to be free to preach and believe the word as it is.

What happens with doctrinal traditions is that they become a substitute for the word.

Instead of preachers being called and taught of the Lord to minister as He reveals and anoints, they are trained to become defenders and promoters of their tradtition.

Even where they may believe some true things, all to often, the truth is dead and ineffective.

 

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