CALL TO CHRIST MINISTRY
Call to Christ Ministry is a work and fellowship of teaching, ministry, and training whose mission is to demonstrate a commitment to the life and word of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in service, worship, and communion with God in the Holy Spirit; to personify the life and spirit of Jesus Christ through grace and love toward one another and others; making discipleship of the Lord Jesus Christ our goal and life; to seek the face of God through supplication and prayer in submission to the Holy Spirit; to exercise faith in seeking knowledge and giving witness of the Word of God; and by it know and do the will of God; making disciples of all nations through teaching, charity, and aid; thereby encouraging and building God’s kingdom to the glory of God in Christ Jesus.
The Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit― three persons in one substance.
“Hear, Oh Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4 NKJV)
“There is one Body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism,; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6 NKJV)
The Bible, which is verbally and plenary inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant and infallibly the authoritative Word of God which is not of any private interpretation but was delivered to holy men of God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”(2nd Timothy 3:16,17 NKJV)
The fallen and lost estate of man, whose total depravity makes necessary the new birth.
“Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to the dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:17-19 NKJV)
"For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. 'As it is written:
There is none righteous, no, not one;
There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one
Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”" [Romans 3:9b - 13a NKJV]
“Man who is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble, he comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue... who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean [thing]? No one!” (Job 14:1-4 NKJV)
“For from the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him. You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, who remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned― [and] in these ways we continue; and we need to be saved. But we are all like an unclean thing. And all our righteousness are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind have taken us away. And there is no one who calls on Your name, who stirs himself up to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us, and have consumed us because of our iniquities.” (Isaiah 64:4-7 NKJV)
The atonement of the vicarious and substitutionary death and shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord, and God who came to us in the flesh of man.
“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4,5)
“For since by man came death, by Man came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all died, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.” [1 Corinthians 15:21,22 NKJV]
“Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.” (Hebrews 2:17 NKJV)
“And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth." [Revelations 5:6-10 NKJV]
Predestination which is according to God’s election of those for mercy and salvation by which came the new birth that separates those who have been born to God to Himself and the Lordship of Jesus Christ; and likewise by election, of those for wrath and condemnation who by reason of their birth being the seed of the Serpent abides in sin and evil of which God will make no claim to.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” [John 1:12,13 NKJV]
“...(for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil,God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), it was said to her [Rebecca], “The older shall serve the younger.” As it was written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.”...So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” Therefore He [God] has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He [God] wills He hardens.”[Romans 9:11,12,16,17,18 NKJV]
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified." [Romans 8:28 – 31 NKJV]
“just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:4-6 NKJV)
The baptism of repentance and the Cross which accompanies the confession of faith unto salvation.
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with Him in death...knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. [Romans 6:4,5,6,7 NKJV]
“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” [Luke 9:23,24 NKJV]
Christ’s command that all who come after Him must be a disciple and also make disciples of all nations.
“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple...whoever of you does not forsake all he has can not be My disciple.”[Luke 14:26,27,33]
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [Matthew 28:19,20]
The sanctification of the disciple by the Holy Spirit and the living Word which is Christ through faith that leads to obedience.
“He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me, and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21 NKJV)
“Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit...having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible; through the word of God which lives and abides forever...[then] as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (1st Peter 1:22-2:3 NKJV)
“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savoir toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savoir,(Titus 3:4-6 NKJV)
Marriage is exclusively the union between one genetic male and one genetic female.
"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man".
"And Adam said:
'This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.'”
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."
The true Church which is the Body, or Bride of Christ consisting only of those who are “born again” by election according to John 1:11, 12, for whom Christ shall not be ashamed to call his brethren.
“...so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” [Romans 12:5 NKJV]
“Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord...your descendents shall inherit the nations...For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of Hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is the God of the whole earth.” [Isaiah 54:1,3,5]
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write: Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!” [Revelations 19:7-9 NKJV]
The resurrection of the saved unto everlasting life and blessedness in Heaven, the resurrection of the unsaved unto everlasting death and condemnation in Hell.
“All nations will be gathered before Him, and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ’Come you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: (Matthew 25:32-34 NKJV)
“...for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.” (John 5:28,29)
"Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire." [Revelations 20:11-15 NKJV]