Who We Are:
We are a Christian couple, who are Christian Arminians, practicing the Christian faith of the early Church, specifically the first four centuries. What we believe lines up closest to Anglo-Methodist and is a return to primitive Christianity as accomplished during and after the reformation.
We were raised Baptist with Calvinist leanings and as we grew older and studied we realized that this is not what the Bible teaches. Over the years we have researched Christian History, Restorationism, the Hebrew Roots Movement, Catholicism, Anglicanism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Methodism, non-denominationalism……the list goes on and on.
After a long journey of study and learning the Church Fathers, history and the sources of false doctrines, we found ourselves in the faith we practice today. We also home school our children. We are Xbox and PC gamers. We love music (including Christian metal music). We also love the early Church fathers and 18th century Minister, John Wesley.
To inspire Christians to go back to earlier Christian belief and practice, specifically that of the early Church.
To teach against Calvinism, Zionism, modern Evangelicalism (not restorationism Evangelicals) and other false Christian beliefs that come well after early Church and are only a few hundred years old – if that. To not see doing good or seeking to live like Christ as “works righteousness”, but rather as the fruits of true faith.
To promote love, care for the environment, care for immigrants and the poor. We are pro-life, anti-war, anti-racism, anti-hate and pro-9/11 truth. We are not politically active however we voice these views as Christians and not at the ballot box. Thus, we are neither Conservative or Liberal voters, both are two sides of the same coin and a tool for distracting Christians.
To teach against the evil of Political Nationalistic Christianity that has emerged in the last few hundred years and those who misconstrue Nationalism with Christian piety and tie God to Political parties or specific Countries.
Our allegiance is to Jesus’ Kingdom first and to the Church, in loving all no matter their country or background. As John Wesley stated to see the whole “world as [our] parish,”.
What we Believe:
We believe one must love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39). Love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8) and where there is love, sin cannot thrive.
We are not Zionists. We believe the Church is the only Israel that exists today. We believe that Muslims, Jews, and Atheists all need to hear the Gospel, as well as, so-called “Christians” who do not live as Jesus taught. We do not hold to the belief of supersessionism, but, rather, we believe in fulfillment theology. We are Amillinialists with Partial Preterist leanings. And, therefore, do not hold to a literal “thousand year reign” of Christ on Earth as we believe He is reigning with the Saints in Heaven. As such, we are not pre-millenialist/dispensational pre-millenialist.
Jesus is the divine son of God, begotten not created. Although, He is co equal with God, He is NOT God the father. We hold to what is known as the Monarchy of the Father as taught by the early Church and reject many modern misinterpretations of the Trinity which is often articulated today as Patripassianism or Sabellianism.
The Holy Spirit proceeds from God, following the original Nicene Creed and reject the Latin addition of the Filioque.
We hold to Prima Scriptura.
We believe in the infallibility of Scripture in the original text, however, many Bible versions may be fallible as they are translated with bias and away from the meaning of the original text. We use only the Greek to English OT versions, English NT versions. Specifically, we use the Septuagint (LXXE), at times the KJV NT, and the Complete Apostle’s Bible (CAB), Orthodox Study Bible and the EOB NT and ESV NT. The Hebrew version of the OT, we affirm, is fallible and is not the original word of God due to tampering and altering of prophecies of Jesus and rewording of verses, as well as its late creation in history (7th to 10th century A.D.).