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Our Statement of Faith

WHAT WE BELIEVE CONCERNING ...

GOD

± His being

God is Spirit; infinite, invisible, complete, self-sustaining, unchangeable and existed from eternity. God is a spiritual being and thus we need to serve Him in spirit and in truth. We cannot fully comprehend Him; He surpasses our human understanding or scientific reasoning. In Him, all things have their source, support, being, beginning and end. He stands alone.

± His infinite nature

God is a good God and He is a great God. He is a God of balance and justice therefore; we need to comprehend both of these concepts attached to his nature.  His goodness embodies – but is not limited to - his unconditional love, his justice over all, his free unmerited grace toward man, his endless provision and his redemptive and restorative nature. Equal to his goodness is his greatness, which encompasses – but is not limited to – his all-powerfulness, omnipresence, he is omniscient, he is the supreme ruler over all, and he is the beginning and the end of all things. Thus, we belief that God’s infinite nature contains all authority, power and goodness combined in Him.

± His enduring attributes

The main three attributes of God is that he is a personal God, which implies that he desires to have a personal relationship with his creation, this distinguishes him from other gods. He wants to live in a personal and intimate relationship with individuals. Furthermore, we believe that he is a holy God, which implies that there is no one equal to him, he stands alone, exulted above all others. He is unique, different, and in a class of his own. He is the supreme ruler of over all creation. Lastly but by no means the least we believe that he is an active God, which implies that he is still at work actively in his creation.  His words spoken in the beginning still  maintain and sustain all of creation. He works in the macro-cosmos, in the micro-cosmos, in the spirit realm, believers and non-believers. He has not stopped his creative workings in the lives of man or in creation.


THE TRINITY

 

± Collectively

We believe that God is the only One and True God over all. He reveals himself in three distinguishable but not separable images; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. This phenomenological mystery does not imply polytheism but rather that God is one in essence and three in functionality towards his creation. Thus, although we can distinguish the Father from the Son in function and the Holy Spirit from the former in function, if we should be faced with God in his fullness, we will not see three but one Supreme Being. Notwithstanding that, we can identify the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in their separate functions and attributes it does not imply levels of godliness, they are all equally God.

± The Father

God the Father, is the Father of all in a creative sense, but only those who have received Jesus Christ as their saviour can be called His sons and daughters in a redemptive sense. He is the Father of all Christians in a special, intimate relationship were his children obtain permission to call him Abba – Father, my Daddy. Nevertheless, the Father is the author of salvation and creation, the provider for his children, full of wisdom and knowledge that has a sovereign dream for all.

± The Son

Jesus Christ is Lord and the Son of God; these titles proclaim His deity. He is the Only Begotten of the Father, not that He is a son of God in a general sense, but the Son of God in a specific sense. As God, he existed eternally and will exist forever. By taking on the form of man, Jesus Christ is the Word that became flesh. His birth was supernatural and not natural as in the case of all other men. Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary, without the seed of an earthly father. The Bible declares His absolute deity and His complete humanity. He lived a sinless life on earth; teaching, preaching, and performing miracles with divine authority. Jesus Christ fulfilled God’s unique plan through history. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, was buried and descended to Hades where he proclaimed His Kingship after He triumphed over Satan and his demons. He made a public spectacle of them in the presence of all powers and principalities, fully disarming and stripping them from their authority. He then reclaimed the keys of Hades and set the captives free. He rose bodily from the grave on the third day. He did not only rise spiritually, nor just as a spirit being, but it was a physical resurrection by the Power of God with the same body He lived in, though glorified. He then appeared too many who physically witnessed Him after which He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father as the only mediator, High Priest and Advocate between God and man, continually interceding for His own. Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father, there is no other way. He will also return from from heaven as he ascended in the fullness of time to judge over the living and the dead as all is subject to Him.

± The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit as part of the Trinity of God is Spirit and thus not confined to a specific form or shape, He is 100% God. He is called the Holy Spirit because there is non other like Him, He stands alone as the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is not only a force, power, energy, or motivational factor that works in man; He is the full representation of God indwelling the believer on earth. The Holy Spirit possesses personality attributes such as  the ability to speak, will, be grieved etc. He is the Spirit of Truth and does not speak of His own authority but He speaks of what He hears from the Father and the Son, He never works alone. The Holy Spirit works in the believer and the non-believer. In the believers, He teaches them and guides them in the full truth and in the non-believers, He convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement because they do not believe in and follow Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son to amalgamate with the individual’s human spirit at the point of rebirth. The Holy Spirit has come to impart new life to all sinners who choose to accept Jesus Christ  as Lord, then He continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual rebirth, and seals them until the day of the final redemption. The Holy Spirit is the giver of the spiritual gifts according to 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, and He is the one who matures the fruit of the Spirit according to Galatians 5:22-23 in the believer’s life. We believe in the manifestation of the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit in the believer’s life. His fullness, power, and control are appropriated in the believer’s life by faith. We furthermore believe that the Holy Spirit actively work the power of God in and through true believers and the believer can and should have an active relationship with the Holy Spirit as God. We believe that the new birth is the work of regeneration that the Holy Spirit executes, by which He then indwells the believer.

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues ("glossalalia"). The baptism in the Holy Spirit -speaking in tongues- is an experience distinct and subsequent to the new birth. We do not believe that the speaking in tongues is the only evidence of being baptised in the Holy Spirit but rather part of what God through His grace makes available to us in and through the Holy Spirit to us as believers. We also do not believe that speaking in tongues is compulsory for salvation, but rather a benefit for the believers in their every day life for those who choose to accept and activate this  unique gift from the Holy Spirit. We believe that speaking in tongues is a gift from God through the indwelling Holy Spirit to the believer to make his/her earthly walk easier. We furthermore believe that all born-again Children of God do have the indwelling Holy Spirit in them and  thus the ability to speak in a heavenly language, this however does not mean that they have chosen yet to through the grace of God operate in this gift. Jesus is the baptiser in the Holy Spirit and according to His command all believers are entitled to and should expect the Promise from the Father; the baptism in the Holy Spirit including speaking in tongues. This was a normal and needful experience of Christians in the Church of the early days. We do not believe that there is any evidence that this endowment of tongues from the Holy Spirit has stopped through the ages, but rather that it is still happening and serves as a benefit to the true believer in helping him/her to experience a fuller walk with Christ on earth. Although all born again believers do have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in their spirit from the point of re-birth, it does not mean that they utilise the fullness of the Holy Spirit or have fully surrendered to the leadership, working and/or power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit -speaking in tongues- is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit of God gives utterance. We furthermore believe that there is a difference between the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12 and the speaking in a heavenly language or the language of Angels, in 1 Corinthians 14, although it is all by the same Spirit.

 

SCRIPTURE

 

± Authority

Scriptures in their original form, both the Old and New Testament, are divinely inspired and authoritatively proclaims the will of God and teaches us all that is necessary for salvation and full reconciliation with God and His dream over our lives. All Scripture is God-breathed; the Holy Spirit inspired the authors, revealing to them what God wanted them to write. These scriptures are infallible truth, containing no contradictions, or error. It is the final authority for faith, doctrine and life. The canon of the Bible is closed and should not be added to or subtracted from. Children of God should remain receptive to the illumination of Scriptural truth by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ as God’s Word endorsed the Old Testament. The New Testament is not a contradiction, but a culmination and consummation of Old Testament truth. Thus, the Old Testament is a physical picture of New Testament spiritual realities.

± Revelation

We believe that God has revealed Himself in two distinct ways. He reveals Himself in a general revelation, which is available to all humankind and is evident in three areas. The first is through nature, where God can be seen as the creator of all. The second area is through history and God’s dealings with man through the ages. Thirdly, God reveals Himself through human nature where His attributes can be seen in all; His loving nature, the ability to believe and man’s need to belong etc. This revelation is however not a perfect or infallible revelation as it can be marred by human perception based on past experiences of trauma, hurts, conditioning and sin.

Apart from the general revelation, God reveals Himself in a specific revelation, which is the Word of God illuminated by the Holy Spirit and more specifically the Word that became flesh - Jesus Christ - and walked amongst us showing us the character and will of God. You need the Holy Spirit to reveal God to you in this manner. Thus, this truth is available to the Children of God who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and allow the Holy Spirit to guide them in the full truth of God’s Word. This is the Rhema Word, which is the progressive and life-giving Word of God and not only the Logos Word; which is the dead letter. In contrast with the general revelation, this revelation is a true revelation from God and cannot be marred or disputed by sin, or human perceptions.


MAN

 

± His nature

All people have been created equally and in the image of God, irrespective of race, ethnicity, colour, gender, age, language, culture or class. God created humankind in His own image and gave him a free will, but that image has been marred by sin. All human beings through the sin of Adam and Eve inherited a sinful nature. This is evident in man always tending towards sin and not righteousness. Parents do not need to teach their children to be naughty; they tend to do it ‘naturally’. The sinful man now lives for self-gratification and not for God.

± His constitution

Man is created in the image and likeness of God, thus he is created as a triune being. We believe that every human being is created with a spirit, soul and a body. The soul encompasses the will, intellect and emotion from where decisions are made and behaviour is regulated. The body is the temporal casing we live in while on earth and it is our contact through our senses with the outside world. The human spirit is the part of man that is in contact with the spirit realm and has lost its connection with God’s Spirit due to the fall and sin. This relationship between man spirit and God can only be restored through rebirth.

± His responsibility

We believe that man has a fourfold responsibility. Firstly and foremost, he has a responsibility towards God to obey His will and commandments. Secondly, man has a responsibility towards himself to make sure that he fulfils the purpose and dream for which God created him, he renews his mind, and tend to the body God gave him. Thirdly, man has a responsibility towards his fellow man to love him as he loves himself, when God created each human being he placed in him something to give to others. Thus, man should not live for himself but endeavour to invest into others’ lives what God has invested in them remembering that what we do for others we have done for God, all are created in His image. Fourthly, man has a responsibility towards creation, God gave man dominion and instructed them to tend the earth, and instead due to sin we are destroying it. We should take our rightful place to utilise and manage it to God’s glory until He comes and creates a new heaven and earth.

 

SIN

 

± Origin

Humankind received a free will from the Creator and they chose against God’s plan by falling for Satan’s temptation in the Garden of Eden thereby incurring the penalty of death, both physically and spiritually. Through this sin all human beings inherited a sinful nature which results - in the case of those who reach moral responsibility – in actual transgression involving personal guilt which will lead to physical, spiritual and even if they do not choose God’s salvation plan, to eternal death (separation from God). All have sinned, therefore humankind is in a lost sinful state, fallen from original righteousness. Hence, man’s nature is corrupted and he is unable to please God. Due to the fall all humanity were brought under divine condemnation, deserving of death (separation from God) on all levels temporal and eternal. The fall brought creation  under the effects  of death.

± Nature

The Bible describes sin in many ways; missing the mark, not meeting God’s standards, breaking His

laws, going against His will, disobeying Him, acting in unbelief, failing to do what is good, owing a debt, etc. Sin is humankind’s fallen condition evident in human character, will, thoughts, attitudes or acts. It is proud, self-willed rebellion against God in active or passive form. Sin’s nature is to bring death and destruction in all it inhabits, humankind and creation.

± Types

We believe that there are two main types of sin, general sin and individual sin. General sin encompassing all sins prohibited by God’s law for all humanity. Individual sin sprouts from a living relationship with God, thus in a personal relationship with God, if the Spirit of God convicts the individual of anything that is not good for that individual to do and he/she does it anyway, it will be sin for him/her but not necessary for all.

± Consequence

We believe that sin has as its consequence, separation from God’s plan, dream, blessings and life on four levels.  Firstly, sin brings separation between man and God, evident in our broken relationship and communication with Him in our fallen state; it can even cause us to forfeit eternal life should we not accept forgiveness of our sins through God’s salvation plan in Jesus Christ. Secondly, sin brings separation and destruction in ourselves, we are separated from the knowledge of our true image as intended by God, therefore in our sinful state we tend to follow man made images and carnal lusts that causes further separation from the truth of who we were created to be, leading to self-destruction. Thirdly, sin is the causal factor of separation and destruction between man and man by driving individuals to self-centred and self-gratifying living. This causes conflict, separation, disunity, hurt, rejection and destruction in interpersonal relationships, which God never intended to happen. Lastly, but not the least sin is the root of the separation and destruction in creation, man brought sin into the world causing more defilement and destruction, deviating from God’s original intent that man should care for, guard and rule over creation. 

 

SALVATION

 

± Reason and Realization

Jesus Christ gave His life as a substitutionary sacrifice and ransom for all humankind. His atoning death on the cross and His shed blood fully paid the price of redemption required for the salvation of sinners. Through His death people can obtain the forgiveness and remission of sins; washing and cleansing from unrighteousness; be justified and pardoned from the guilt of transgressions; obtained righteousness and right standing with God; propitiation and reconciliation which restores fellowship and favour with God; healing and wholeness; the victorious life; and the gift of eternal life with God. The first Adam failed in the Garden of Eden, the second Adam (Jesus Christ) succeeded for past, present and future transgressions. People are not able to save themselves by good works; by trying to keep the Law or the Ten Commandments; being born in a God-fearing or Christian home; going to Church; by personal merit in themselves; by self-effort; or by natural development from within; no one can add anything to the completed atoning work of Jesus Christ. Salvation is by grace (God’s unmerited favour), the free-gift of eternal life from God to all those who accept Jesus Christ. It is received by faith in the crucified and risen Saviour (Jesus Christ), resulting in the supernatural work of the new birth, which is essential to make the repentant sinner a new creation in Jesus Christ and a Child of God. We believe that God has chosen every human being to be saved and that He does not want one to be lost. 

± Two processes

We believe that there are two vitally important processes to understand. Firstly, the process of Justification, which denote that people are absolved from all sin when they accept Jesus Christ as Saviour. This is an immediate work that take place at the moment of rebirth, when the sinner chooses Jesus Christ as his one and only Saviour or Lord and Master. The second process is that of Sanctification, denoting the process each born-again Child of God needs to initiate in his/her life by actively choosing to set aside the lusts of the flesh and renewing his/her mind to become more Christ like in their choices, thoughts, and actions. This is a constant process of discovering God’s dream and full plan over their lives, thus realising the true meaning of Holiness; to be unique, different, set aside for a specific purpose. These two processes must be active in a person’s life to experience the fullness of God’s promises in his/her personal life.

CHURCH

 

± Two Churches

We distinguish between two Churches. Firstly, we acknowledge the local Church comprising of the local congregations or Body of Christ through which God wants His Kingdom to come in our local communities and cities. This local body also has a visible, local expression, a company of believers voluntarily fellowshipping together in a given locality. Secondly, we acknowledge the universal Church comprising of one combined Body of Christ throughout the world, it is universal in the sense that it includes all true believers out of all nations from all generations whose call it is to let God’s Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven. The one is part of the other and vice versa. Each Christian is an integral part of the general assembly and Church of the firstborn registered in heaven. 

± The essence of Church

Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and the Bible describes it in different terms, for example; the Body of Christ, His Bride, the family of God, the building and habitation of God. Therefore, the essentials of Church membership are the new birth and personal confession of faith in Christ Jesus. It is not merely the attending of Church services or having a name on the membership lists that make one a member of Christ’s true Church. Only the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in the heart/spirit of the repentant sinner qualifies one for membership in the Body of Christ. The essence of the Church is that it is not a building or a place of worship, it is the Ecclesia – the called out ones – which comprises of the Children of God, the Church is built up out of living stones, not bricks. 

± The mandate of the Church

The primary mandate of the Church is to be an agency of God for evangelising the world; to be a corporate body bringing praise, worship and glory to God; to be a gathering where the saints can be equipped, edified and perfected in the image of God’s Son; to be a demonstration of God’s love and goodness to all; to be a foundation upholding God’s wisdom and truth; to be a catalyst of constructive social change and justice in the community, ministering to the poor and minister deliverance to the oppressed; to pray for the healing of the physically sick and emotionally hurt and to be an instrument enforcing Satan’s defeat through God’s power. The ascended Christ has given various ministries to the Church; apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers; which are essential to equip the saints for the work of the ministry and build up the Body of Christ. We can only exist as a true Church if we stand in an undeniable relationship with God.

The Church has a communion function. We need to look after our members and their well being by encouraging, caring, developing and constructing a more obedient relationship with God. The world is in chaos, they need this kind of community, and  they should be able to find it in the Church. We need to acknowledge our needs and our responsibility for the welfare of our fellow brothers and sisters. Nevertheless keeping in mind that people will fail due to their imperfections, however we should keep our eyes on God and still be part of a congregation, not use our hurts or criticism as an excuse to disobey God's Word. 

± Doctrine of the Church

We believe that there are many Bible based cults and movements in our world that utilise the word Church but cannot be accredited as a true Church or Body of Christ. The way that we can test the authenticity of a belief system is by their doctrinal standpoints. The true Church can be identified by their uncompromising preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, their adherence to the sacraments as Jesus taught it, they utilise Godly discipline to correct sinful behaviour amongst the believers, and by their holy living you can see the fruit of the Spirit in and through their life. They reject any and all that is in contradiction to the unadulterated Word of God and acknowledges Jesus Christ as the only Head and Lord.

Bible based cults or pseudo-Churches ascribe more power and authority to themselves as they do to the Word of God, they have an elitist attitude towards others due to their belief that they have the only truth or special revelation, they add and remove from the Word of God as they see fit to justify their own doctrinal error, they trust more on human beings than in Christ Jesus. They may even say that the end justify the means. 

± Sacraments

We believe that Jesus himself instituted two ordinates or sacraments, The Lord’s Supper and water baptism, to be observed as acts of obedience and as constant witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith. The Lord's Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour's broken body so we can experience divine healing and shed blood working our cleansing of sin, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until He comes. We do not believe that the juice / wine become true blood neither do we believe that the bread become true flesh, it serves only as symbols to remind us of the true sacrifice Jesus Christ made on the cross.

When we observe the term water baptism, we need to do a thorough exegesis of the teachings and preaching of Jesus including the Scriptures.

According to the New Testament, water-baptism has exceptionally rich, diverse, encompassing, integrated multidimensional and multi-facetted meanings. Thus, while keeping in mind that to a certain extent water-baptism is still a glorious mystery to man, it has unquestionable value for the believer to uphold as part of the covenant between God and His Children.

We believe that water baptism is a command from Jesus Christ to those that have come to accept Him as Lord and Saviour. The ordinance of baptism is an act of man’s obedience to the command of Christ, a supernatural God working, and a symbolic sign of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection, a declaration that the believer has died with Christ and has been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. It is a public confession and proclamation by the believer of his/her faith in Christ and being part of God’s family, together with the answer of a good conscience toward God by rejecting the control of sin and Satan’s rights over his/her life. We believe that when the person accepts Jesus Christ as his personal saviour the next step must be a public proclamation of dying to him/herself and identifying with Christ through water-baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19). We believe that water-baptism is an external act that portrays mysterious and glorious internal and spiritual happenings. Baptism is an extremely rich term and has visible elements in the natural together with God’s invisible actions in the spirit realm in the life of the believer that cannot fully be understood with our carnal minds hence, the theologians are still debating the depth and true meanings of this sacrament.

We do not believe that any of the sacraments can serve as a substitute for salvation nor do we believe that it is a necessity for eternal life, salvation or justification.

± The authority of the believer

We are people of "Dominion" in our theology believing that the Kingdom of God is manifest on earth as His people embrace the Dominion Mandate and the Great Commission as found in the Scriptures. We believe that biblical Kingdom dominion is comprehensive and progressive, including every area of life. Many Christians do not want to hear about their comprehensive responsibility to master the Word of God, and to apply His standards in every area of life, bringing the whole world under the reign of Jesus Christ. They prefer to minimize their responsibility, calling men out of the world, rather than calling them to rule over the world under the authority of Jesus Christ. Believing Christians, (those who act upon Christ's commandments and are seeking to understand them more fully so as to please Him) are commanded to bring God's redeeming life and values to the world. The Kingdom of God shall grow through the “ekklessia” on earth and eventually be consummated at Christ's return. The word, "ekklessia," means "those who are called out to rule!" This describes who we are. Theologians differ over how much of the planet will be totally subdued before the Lord comes back. That should not be our concern. Our concern should be that we are headed in that direction, flowing in our dominion assignment, knowing that He is coming back to a battle tested, obedient Bride (Rev 19:6-7). When He returns, we will become immortal and remain on the earth to rule and reign with Him. Until then, we have work to do, Ps 110:1 and Acts 3:21 tell us that we are to subdue the enemies of Christ and present them at His feet to be His footstool. He, God Himself have given every believer all authority over the power of the enemy and they shall trample on snakes and scorpions (symbols of the spiritual enemy) and nothing shall harm them in any way.

Therefore, we embrace the person of the Holy Spirit. We listen for His words in our hearts to bring us personal direction and guidance, which never refute or disagree with His words already written in the Bible. We receive anointing to accomplish the purposes of God in the earth. We flow in true dominion authority through the work of the Holy Spirit. The hard truth of the matter is this: we are responsible for what happens on the earth! We are God's vice-regents on this planet. We are responsible to know the will of God through the Holy Spirit, and then to declare that will in the earth, to individuals, communities, and nations.

± Our individual responsibility towards the Church

The Bible teaches the principal of being in submission to authority. As such, it is understood that Church membership shall be subject to submission to authority in matters pertaining to Church governance, doctrine and personal behaviour. We believe that each person must be part of a Church that teaches the full Truth of the Word of God.

 

SPIRIT REALM

 

± Actuality

We believe that there is a real spiritual realm inhabited by real spiritual beings, good and evil, which are not only to be seen as metaphors, typologies, fictional, or human creations. We believe in a real Heaven and a real Hell which coexist with the natural but not visible to the natural eye. We believe in the existence of Satan and of God Almighty as real entities, which do have an influence on creation and humankind collectively and individually.

± Spiritual hierarchical order

We believe that there is only one Almighty God existing in the Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit who is the supreme ruler over all. Nevertheless, we believe that Satan is the adversary to the Kingdom of Almighty God. Satan rules over his own kingdom of evil and he gained ruler-ship over the earth with the fall as Jesus called him the Prince of this world. However, it should be clearly understood that Satan is a defeated foe and not in the least competition for Almighty God, Satan is not even on the same level as God. We believe that God has given his Children authority over Satan and his angels. Satan and demons can only gain right over those who give them rights through wilful sin, ignorance, or fear.

± Angels

God created all angels and they can be divided into two categories, good and evil. God Almighty gave each angelic being a specific assignment to serve in God’s Kingdom under His rule. Lucifer now called Satan and Devil rebelled against God and out of his pride became a fallen angel together with a third of the other angelic beings. They became evil in their nature and fell to earth although some were bound in chains by God to be kept in chains until the final judgment. Fallen angels are now called demons, fallen angels, or in some loose translations devils. They seek to deceive, tempt, oppress, steel the truth, hurt, and destroy God’s work and His Children living in the Truth. Satan and his angels (demons) seek to create alternatives for the Truth and therefore we thoroughly believe that spirit guides and angel guides as found in the occult world are not Holy angels from God but cheep counterfeits purposed to deceive and replace the role of the Holy Spirit and the Truth op God’s Word.

Then there are the other two-thirds of angels that did not rebel against God who are called the Holy angels of God sent forth as serving spirits or messengers to serve the Children of God. They are entirely under God’s command and not under the command of human beings.

We believe that Christ has given us authority to set those free who are under the control of evil spirits or demons. This however should be done with the power of Jesus Christ and not through ritualistic ceremonies and it should be done in an ethical, dignified, humane and balanced manner.


ESCHATOLOGY

 

± Pre-judgement existence

The recent theory of dispensationalism (escape or rapture theology) with its any-minute rapture has stripped the church of its vision and rendered it ineffective in terms of dominion or occupying until Jesus Christ comes. Believers are waiting to leave the planet, when the Lord gave us clear instructions to occupy (or literally, do business) until He returns (Luke 19:13). We believe that we are to walk in dominion, influencing every area of life with the manifested rule and reign of Jesus Christ. We are to operate in our authority given to us by Jesus Himself and we are to bring all things in subjection to Him. We are to bring His enemies and place them under His feet. The last enemy to be defeated will be death.

We believe that there will be a physical anti-Christ who will oppose the work of God, we further believe that the spirit of the anti-Christ is already at work in the world in the children of disobedience to God’s Will or Word.  We believe that as we occupy and continue Jesus’ work on earth, at some point (only known to the Father), Jesus Christ will physically return to the earth and we will experience the parousia, the changing of our beings in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.

PAROUSIA [pur-roo-sih-ah], a transliteration of a Greek word that refers to the Second Coming , or the return of the Lord Jesus Christ at the end of this age to set up His kingdom, judge His enemies, and reward the faithful. The Greek word literally means, “being alongside,” hence “appearance” or “presence.” Christians are “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). Theologians disagree as to whether Jesus will return early or late in the process of our dominion walk in the earth, but we all agree that He will return at some point in time. We just need to be ready and doing what He told us to do.

We believe that each prophecy will come to pass which is written up in the Bible and that not one will be left unfulfilled. To date all prophecies have come to pass to the letter as predicted in the Bible, those not yet fulfilled still points to the future.

± Judgement

We believe that when the time comes as determined by God the Father that our Lord Jesus Christ will appear in His splendour and majesty from Heaven, bodily and visible to all, as He ascended to Heaven after His resurrection. At this point He will judge the living and the dead, destroy the earth with fire to create a new Heaven and earth. Then all men, women, and children that lived from the beginning of the creation until that moment will appear before the Righteous Judge and His judgement seat. All those that died will rise from the graves be it under the earth, under the sea or any other place of burial to be judged, they will appear as in the bodily form they had on earth during their dwelling amongst the living but it will be an immortal body. Those who will still be alive at that moment will not die but be transformed in the blink of an eye into their immortal bodies. Then the books will be opened and the Book of the Lamb, by which all will be judged according to their works and choices. Therefore, for those who did not believed in and followed Jesus Christ this day or the mere thought of such a day invokes terror. On the other hand, for those who did believed in and followed Jesus Christ as their only Lord and Master, this day symbolises great jubilation. The Great Judge will judge and declare to those who did not accept His salvation that they will be cast into the eternal fire (Gehenna - Hell) prepared for Satan and his angels (demons) to be tormented for eternity and separated forever from God. All the sinners which were held in the realm of the dead (Hades/Sheol) who died before Jesus’ death and resurrection till that point in time will also be send to the final place of torment or Gehenna (Lake of fire – Hell) forever. Satan and his angels (demons) will be cast into the same place forever with all the lost souls. The Children of God will be ushered into His Heavenly Kingdom with Jesus Christ and rewarded for their obedience. There will be no pain, sickness, tears etc. forevermore. Sin and Death will finally be annulled.

± Post-judgement existence

Satan and all his demons that fell from Heaven together with all the nonbelievers in Jesus Christ will live in eternal damnation and torment without end in Gehenna; the Lake of Fire, totally separated from God, His mercy, love and grace with no salvation plan. We do not believe that this place will stop existing or that the torment will stop at any point in eternity as some do. The Children of God will rule and reign with Him forever on the new earth. There will be no death, sin or pain forever and ever.

 

AMEN AND AMEN - SO IS IT AND SO WILL IT BE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you will find all the events / meetings / course dates presented by ASERAC™

 

For more information please feel free to contact the office - Contact Details

ASERAC™ aim at rendering a service by employing our skills, expertise, and/or resources in helping youth, parents, schools, institutions, and/or churches to counsel, consult with and empower the leaders of tomorrow.

ASERAC

FNB
Business Cheque
Woodbridge
Branch code:               205609
Acc. Nr.                         62278315918
S.W.I.F.T. CODE:        FIRNZAJJ

 

 

ABUSE/TRAUMA

 

We strive to the best of our ability and with the resources to our disposal to support individuals, groups, families and communities who have fallen prey to abusive and/or traumatic incidents on a social, psycho-emotional, physical and/or spiritual level. ASERAC™ endeavour to support and assist victims of abuse and/or trauma in the following areas:

 

·          Religious (spiritual) and/or philosophical motivated abuse/trauma. 

·          Psycho-emotional abuse/trauma. 

·          Social and/or cultural abuse/trauma. 

·          Physical abuse/trauma.

 

Become a volunteer

 

Should you like to volunteer your services in ASERAC™ contact us. Volunteers can assist victims, significant others and/or other volunteers in any service from basic support to professional assistance.

  

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