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