Ministry Core Elements
Natural, Carnal, and Mature Responses to These Teachings
The purpose of this ministry is to positively impact and serve all readers so they will respond to the material offered here. Each visitor to this site will be impacted at one of four levels of response:
The Natural Man Responds to 2 Cor 13:5
If your condition is that of the natural man (1 Cor 2:14) this ministry may serve as a lighthouse beacon to draw you to consider your personal accountability to biblical truth. It is God, the Holy Spirit who convicts each of us of our certain spiritual need to be made alive in God the Son who is Christ Jesus. If you sense this Holy Spirit conviction please read “Seeking Truth?” located elsewhere on this site. God’s Word calls each of us to examine ourselves whether we possess saving faith (2 Cor 13:5). Spiritually lost souls are commanded to “…turn to God from idols to serve the living and true God…” (1 Thess 1:9). This Living God, the Creator of the universe, is a jealous God. He does not share His glory with any other. It is my prayer that you will not leave this site until you examine yourself in light of saving faith, and, if convicted of your natural, lost condition, will turn to God from idols, receiving Christ Jesus as your sole justification before God, the Father. You will pass from certain death to life eternal. Should you choose to ignore the salvific truth reflected on this website, continuing in your unregenerate state, this ministry will serve in eternity as a reminder to you of the many opportunities offered you in this temporal life to be pardoned from eternal separation from your Creator, thus justifying the punishment reserved for all Christ rejecters.
The Examined Life Responds to 2 Tim 2:15
For the examined soul, submitted to Christ Jesus’ authority, born again according to John 3:3,5, and 7, this ministry may serve as a floodlight shining on your professed spiritual beliefs and practices. Accurate knowledge of God’s Word, properly orientated to His truth is necessary to maximize your earned eternal rewards. Primary in that orientation is agreement with 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” If you are not familiar with “rightly dividing the word of truth” please read “Right Division?” located elsewhere on this website. Each saved soul is examined in eternity for personal knowledge of the full counsel of God. Elucidation of biblical truth, compared to refuted spiritual error is the intended effect of the research and writing posted on this website.
The Carnal Servant of Christ Responds to 2 Cor 6:14-18
The positively examined soul, accurately handling God’s Word, is further exhorted to separate from moral and spiritual filth in 2 Cor 6:14-18, as declared by the Apostle Paul. Blood bought, born again, Spirit filled saints have no identity or purpose in the carnal things of this world, nor the darkness, the uncleanness of the father of lies. This ministry may serve as a microscope for use by confessing saints to closely examine the details of their beliefs and practices that may reveal they are unequally yoked to the spotted world systems and beliefs. Separation is the rewarded walk for true followers of Christ Jesus in order to found unspotted when Christ receives His Body according to 1 Thess 4:13-18. For detailed comparison of beliefs and practices see “Theology and Doctrine Quiz” and “A Christian Life” located elsewhere on this website.
The Mature Believer Responds to 1 Cor 1:31 (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
Finally, this ministry may serve to encourage mature believers in Christ— those whose lives are positively examined; who accurately handle God’s Word; and who endeavor to separate from the spotted world— to further obey the Word’s command to glory only in the cross of Christ (1 Cor 1:31, referencing Jeremiah 9:23-24), a deeply difficult challenge in this idol-saturated world. Some postings on this website may be interpreted as dogmatic, intimidating and uncomfortable to agree with due to the intensity and probing nature of the search light that exposes idols that compete for loyalty to Christ alone. This site challenges the reader to identify and break some of the most deeply coveted and protected idols that are aggressively and shamefully wed to professed allegiance and loyalty to Christ Jesus. The eternal result of breaking those idols and purging one’s life of their influence will be increased reward at the Judgment Seat of Christ. (See “The American Gospel“, “Membership vs. Allegiance“, “Strong Evidence or Strong Delusion, and articles in the teaching letters Travelers Advisory located elsewhere on this website.)