A STATEMENT OF FAITH

SOME OF THE SPECIAL TRUTHS
FOR WHICH WE STAND

Perhaps our new visitors will wish to know our creed, or, rather, what distinguishes our belief from others. Our position is briefly summed up in a single passage of scripture, one of the simplest, yet by far the most comprehensive in the Word of God. It is this: "All is out of Him and through Him and for Him . . ." (Rom.11:36). We find the source of everything in God; the course of everything is according to His intention; and He is the goal of all. The realization of this sublime truth gives comfort and stability and satisfaction, but, above all it glorifies God and His Christ.

All Scripture (when properly translated) is in full accord with this majestic summary of God's course with His creatures. While this truth is so simple, it solves almost all of those knotty problems of theology which make the Bible so hard to understand for many people. We use this key in explaining such difficult problems as the origin of evil and sin, as well as their future. If those new to these things will have a little patient perseverance, they will be rewarded with such a grand and glorious conception of God and His purpose and grace as will turn their theological gropings into the brightness of the noonday sun. It will not only illumine the glory of God, but the lives of those who step out of the shadows into His marvelous light.

If you wish to read an OUTSTANDING expose regarding God's Ultimate Intention (or His Plan), I heartily recommend a book by that name written by DeVern Fromke. You might also enjoy "Unto Full Stature" by the same author and "The Normal Christian Life" by Watchman Nee. Another excellent read would be, "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren. You may purchase them HERE --->> You may also read an in-depth essay by me HERE, entitled: "Will God, IN FACT, be All-In-All ??" Click HERE for an excellent explanation on the TRUE meaning of the concept of "Adoption of Sons".

I must observe - sadly- that it appears in a large part, that those who have come to the revelation of the greater Glory of Christian Universalism are ultimately lapsing into the SAME trap as have ALL of the other schisms of the Church of Jesus Christ during the last 2,000 years -- merely to become ONE MORE religious denomination -- purer in doctrine and revelation, richer in truth perhaps - but merely a "different channel, SAME program" !! The "Christian Universalism" organization has its OWN schisms, doctrinal disputes, leader-wars, prides - prejudices and partialities, egos, in fact -- ALL of the sins and trappings of the "natural man" !!

Such is NOT the vision nor mission that God has imparted to this ministry. It is NOT our purpose to become just one more schism of the "Church", one more "religious organization", one more "christian" web site or ministry. It is NOT our wish to be defined or circumscribed by ANY doctrine or dogma - no matter HOW much truth it may contain - if it merely becomes one more "institution of man" -- to box in and try to hold and/or contain God's Universal Spirit.

It is NOT a New Institution that the world needs and waits for, but rather, it is a "NEW MAN" !! As Paul observed, "neither circumcision NOR UNcircumcision avail anything - ONLY the 'New Man' birthed by God's Holy Spirit and fashioned after Jesus Christ". The same can be said about organizational names, dogmas, doctrines, teachings, "truths", revelations, leaders or ANYTHING else from the "heart or mind of Man".

We believe that the Church of God is a "living, growing organism", NOT to be mired in legalism, dogma and tradition, but to be growing and developing as the Spirit of God gives the increase.

Practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head. From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body grows in love. **** Ephesians 4:15,16

It is toward this end that this ministry exists and functions, and it is by God's Grace and Mercy alone that it will prosper toward this end. With Paul, we say:

I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things - indeed, I regard them as dung! - that I may gain Christ, and be found in him, not because I have my own righteousness derived from the law, but because I have the righteousness that comes by way of Christ's faithfulness - a righteousness from God that is in fact based on Christ's faithfulness. My aim is to know him, to experience the power of his resurrection, to share in his sufferings, and to be like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained this - that is, I have not already been perfected - but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead, I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. **** Philippians 3:8-14

Please CLICK on the links below to further follow us on this exciting Quest and Journey, as God leads us on into an "Exploration of the henceforth UNKNOWN" !!

"Worship in Spirit and in Truth" "The Serpent of Religion ??" "The Tabernacle of David"

The Winchester Profession of Faith
Adopted by the General Convention of Universalists in 1803
The Seal
adopted in 1870.
The Five Principles of Faith
adopted in 1899.

We believe, that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments contain a revelation of the character of God, and of the duty, interest, and final destination of mankind.

We believe there is one God, whose nature is love; revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of grace, who will finally restore the whole family of mankind to holiness and happiness.

We believe, that holiness and true happiness are inseparably connected; and that believers ought to maintain order, and practice good works, for these things are good and profitable unto men.


1. The Universal Fatherhood of God

2. The spiritual authority and leadership of His Son Jesus Christ

3. The trustworthiness of the Bible as containing a revelation from God

4. The certainty of just retribution for sin

5. The final harmony of all souls with God

1. It is our VERY STRONG belief that it was never God's intent that Christianity should become just one more Formal ("ISM") -- nor was it His intent that our relationship with Him should be shrouded in formula, ritual, ceremony, or artificiality. Adam walked with God in the "cool of the day". It WAS and IS His intent that man should have a spontaneous relationship with Him through His Spirit, in JUST the same way that we have a relationship with the air we breath and the light that continually bathes us (in the Hebrew language, the word for Breath and Spirit are one and the same). If a person is deprived of either for very long, he will die. You DO NOT observe and maintain special, formal "Seasons and Places" to commune with the Air and the Light. Neither, we believe, was it ever God's intent that we should do so regarding Him and His Spirit !!

2. Above ALL else, Jesus came to SET US FREE -- First and foremost, free from SIN, free from ourselves and our OWN negative creations -- then free from bondage to the beggarly elements of THIS age, man made moral and religious laws -- the yoke of legalism in ALL of its forms. He likewise came to set us free from control and domination by OTHERS, no matter WHAT the relationship between said individuals might or might not be. We were formerly held in this bondage by FEAR, but "perfect love casts out fear" !! ** "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor" (Luke 4:18,19)

3. A MAJOR point that has been all but lost by the majority of the "Christian Church" is that God has declared the keeping of ANY Law or Ritual related to the worship of Him as nullifying the very grace that saves us in Jesus Christ, . As the Apostle Paul states in Galatians 1:6,7, it is paramount to receiving a "Different Gospel". ** If the son has set you free, you are free INDEED ** "For freedom Christ has set us free !! Stand firm then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery. You who are trying to be declared righteous by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace." (Galatians 5:1,4)

4. Concerning the Sacred Scriptures: All scripture is inspired by God, and is beneficial for teaching, for exposure, for correction, for discipline in righteousness . . . (2 Tim.3.16; 1 Thess.2 13). The pattern of sound words must be preserved as given in the Originals (2 Tim.1:13). The word of truth must be correctly cut (2 Tim.2:15), and each part applied to those to whom it was written: our Lord's ministry (Rom. 15:8) and the twelve apostles to the Circumcision, and Paul to the nations (Eph.3:8; 1 Tim.2:7). All scripture is for us, but it is not all about us.

5. Concerning the Deity: . . . there is no other God except One . . .  God, the Father, out of Whom all is . . . and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through Whom all is . . . (1 Cor.8:4-6; Gal.3:20). All is out of Him, through and for Him (Rom.11:36). God creates evil (Isa.45:7), but never sins, and gives the experience of evil to humanity to humble them (Ecc.1:13). Even when contrary to His will, evil carries out His intention (Rom.9:19) to publish His name in the earth (Rom.9:17), and to reveal His love to His creatures. Apart from evil and sin God could not unveil His heart. These are justified from His standpoint, for they will bring untold blessing to His creatures, through the sacrifice of Christ.

6. We believe that there is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). We believe that He has revealed Himself not only as the Father of all creation, but He has also been revealed through His only begotten Son Jesus. (Colossians 1:15, John 1:1,14, Jude 25). He continues to reveal Himself through His Holy Spirit. (John 15:26, Acts 5:3,4).

7. Concerning the Lord Jesus Christ: He is the Son of the Most High, generated by His holy spirit (Luke 1:32-35), and in Him the entire complement of the Deity is dwelling bodily (Col.2:9). He is the Effulgence of His glory and Emblem of His assumption (Heb.1:3), the Image of the invisible God, Firstborn of every creature (Col.1:15; Rev.3:14), Who, inhering in the form of God, deems it not pillaging to be equal to God, nevertheless empties Himself, taking the form of a slave, coming to be in the likeness of humanity, and, being found in fashion as a man, He humbles Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross (Phil.2:6-8). He was apart from sin (Heb.4:15), does no sin (1 Peter 2:22), could not be exposed concerning sin (John 8:46), nevertheless He was made sin that we might become the righteousness of God, in Him (2 Cor.5:21). . . . There is one Mediator of God and mankind, a Man, Christ Jesus, the One giving Himself a correspondent Ransom for all (1 Tim.2:5,6). We believe that Jesus was both fully human and fully God. (Philippians 2:5-8, Hebrews 4:15). That He is the expressed "image of the invisible God". (Colossians 1:15) That He is to be worshipped, praised and adored (along with the Father and Holy Spirit) not only for what He has done, but for who He is - the Son of God and God the Son. (Revelation 5:8-9).

8. We believe that one is saved only by faith in Jesus' finished work on the cross, and that if this faith is real it will produce repentance - which is a change of mind concerning sin and everything not pleasing to God - that results in a total change of actions and deeds. (Acts 2:37-38, Matthew 3:8, James 2:14,26). We believe that repentance is not optional, but necessary proof that one has true "faith that leads to aeonian life." (Luke 13:1-5). We believe that salvation is a free gift by God's grace (but that this gift although free, is not cheap - for it cost God the life of His own beloved Son). (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8, 1 John 1:9).

9. Concerning the "Gifts of the Spirit": We beleive that these gifts, having been given to His Church by Christ Himself, will continue until His Church is gathered up In Glory !! ------ And he gave some, apostles ; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers ; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: {in: or, into} {stature: or, age} That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: {speaking...: or, being sincere} From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makeing increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. And God has set some in the church, first apostles , secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers , after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. {diversities: or, kinds} Are all apostles ? are all prophets? are all teachers ? are all workers of miracles? {workers...: or, powers?} Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet I will show you a more excellent way. ...... And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE (charity).  (1 Corinthians 12:28, 13:13  Ephesians 4:11-16)

10. We believe that every believer needs to be filled with and empowered by the Holy Spirit every day, and that without this Spirit we can never have the greatest gift of God to every believer (after salvation) - holiness! (Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:16).

11. Concerning God's Eonian (AGE-long) Purpose: The Scriptures speak of God's wisdom, in a secret, designated before the eons (1 Cor.2:7), His own purpose and grace before eonian times (2 Tim.1:9), and life promised before eonian times (Titus 1:2). Each eon (aiõn) has its own world (cosmos, system), and they synchronize (Eph.2:2). God is King of the eons (1 Tim.1:17), and made them through Christ (Heb.1:2). Two eons are impending (Eph.2:7), and we are living in the present wicked eon (Gal.1:4). They have consummations (1 Cor.10:11) and a conclusion (Heb.9:26). God is the Saviour of all mankind at the consummation, but especially of believers during the eons (1 Tim.2:4; 4:10). At the consummation, we find all saved, justified (Rom.5:18), vivified (1 Cor.15:22; 1 Tim, 6:13), and all the estranged reconciled (Col, 1:20). Death will be abolished (2 Tim.1:10; 1 Cor.15:26), sin having been repudiated (cf Heb.9:26), that (1 Cor.15:28).

12. Concerning the Conclusion (End) of the Ages (Eons): For since, in fact, through a man came death, through a Man, also, comes the resurrection of the dead. For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, in Christ, shall all be vivified. Yet each in his own class: the Firstfruit, Christ; thereupon those who are Christ's in His presence; thereafter the consummation, whenever He may be giving up the kingdom to His God and Father, whenever He should be nullifying all sovereignty and all authority and power. For He must be reigning until He should be placing all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy is being abolished: death. For He subjects all under His feet. Now whenever He may be saying that all is subject, it is evident that it is outside of Him Who subjects all to Him. Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him, that !!!  (1 Corinthians 15:21-28)

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