Statement of Beliefs

 

CONSTITUTION OF
CHRISTIAN AMBASSADORS, Inc.

God the Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit, calls and leads whom He chooses to be servants of Jesus Christ. Those individuals who accept their calling by faith become members of the Body of Christ. God the Father has made known to the Body of Christ His purpose for His people. We do therefore establish this Constitution so that we might fulfill His will.

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ARTICLE 1 - MISSION STATEMENT

Christian Ambassadors is a non-denominational Christian organization committed to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, preparing the Body of Christ for service to God, and providing for people in need (Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:3-13; Galatians 6:9-10; I John 3:16-20).
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ARTICLE 2 - FUNDAMENTAL BELIEFS

2.0 PREAMBLE
The following are statements regarding the fundamental beliefs of Christian Ambassadors. This article is not intended to be a comprehensive statement of the beliefs of this fellowship. We are continuously growing in the grace and knowledge of God, and we welcome questions about doctrine, which can be submitted via email to information@christianambassadors.org.

FUNDAMENTAL BELIEFS
2.1 We believe in one God --- the Father and the Son, and the existence of the Holy Spirit. God has eternally existed, having supreme love, wisdom and power. God the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. The Son, who is the living Word of God, became flesh so that He might die for the sins of the world and make salvation possible for all humanity. Our resurrected Lord Jesus Christ will return to the earth, but this time to establish and reign over the Kingdom of God. Righteousness will prevail as Satan, sin and death are destroyed (John 1:1-14; I Corinthians 15:1-26).

2.2 We believe that the Holy Bible, both the Old and the New Testament, is God's revelation to humanity. Scripture is the inspired written word of God, infallible in the original writings, and is the supreme and final authority in faith and in life, and is the foundation of all truth (2 Timothy 3:16).

2.3 We believe that Satan is a spirit being who is the adversary of God and the children of God. Satan and his host of demons have deceived humanity into rejecting God. Demons are rebellious angels --- spirit beings who follow Satan (Revelation 12:9).

2.4 We believe that humanity was created in the image and likeness of God with the potential of becoming partakers of God’s divine nature and inheriting eternal life. God formed humanity of flesh, which is material substance. Human beings live by the breath of life, are mortal, without eternal life, except as the gift of God under God's terms and conditions as expressed in the Bible. We believe that God placed before Adam and Eve the choice of either eternal life through faith and obedience to God, or death through disobedience to God. Adam and Eve yielded to temptation and disobeyed God. As a result, sin entered the world, and through sin, death. Death now reigns over all humanity because all have sinned (Genesis 1:26 – 3:6; Romans 5:12).

2.5 We believe that God loves humanity so much that He gave His only Son to die for the sins of the world so that the world would not have to pay the ultimate penalty for its own sins. Jesus, though tempted in all points as we are, lived without sin in the human flesh. Because all life was created through Christ, His life is of greater value than the sum total of all human life. God the Father raised Jesus Christ from the dead after Jesus’ body lay three days and three nights in the grave, thus making immortality possible for mortal man. He thereafter ascended into heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest, our Holy Advocate, and Author of our salvation (John 3:16-17; Matthew 12:40; Hebrews 2:9-18, 4:14-15; 1 John 2:1-2).

2.6 We believe that all who truly repent of their sins and accept, by faith, Jesus Christ’s death for the remission of their sins, Jesus’ life of perfect obedience to the law as their righteousness, and Jesus’ resurrection as their guarantee of eternal life, will receive eternal life as a gift by the divine grace of God. As an outward show of their faith, the repentant sinner should be baptized and have hands laid on them. Inwardly, they will be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit and will reflect this change by bearing the fruit of the Spirit. Salvation is the entire process of repentance and forgiveness of sins, the imputation of righteousness, the gift of eternal life, and walking in the newness of an obedient life (Acts 2:36-38; Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2).

2.7 We believe that sin is the transgression of the law. The law is spiritual, perfect, holy, just and good. It is based upon the two great principles of love toward God and love toward neighbor, and is immutable and binding. The Ten Commandments are the ten points of God's liberating law of love. Breaking any point of the law brings upon a person the wages of sin. Death, war and sorrow come from transgressing God's law. The only way to true everlasting peace and joy is through faithful obedience to God’s law (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; Matthew 22:37-40).

2.8 We believe that the process for humanity entering into eternal life as spirit-composed-beings comes through a resurrection from the dead or an instantaneous transformation. Believers who are resurrected or transformed at Christ’s second coming will become kings and priests ruling with Christ in the Kingdom of God on earth, which will be fully established after His return (Luke 20:27-36; 1 Corinthians 15:12-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelations 5:9-10).

2.9 We believe that God is not trying to save the world right now. In fact, God has even specifically blinded most people from understanding the Word. But after Jesus Christ, along with the resurrected spirit-composed saints, has ruled on this earth for 1,000 years, there will be a resurrection to physical life of the vast majority of all people who have ever lived. This will be their first chance at salvation. If they become converted, they too will receive eternal life. We also believe that those who reject God's offer of salvation will reap eternal death --- also known as the second death (Romans 11; Revelations 20:4-15).

2.10 We believe that the Old Covenant has been abolished and that the New Covenant is now in effect. The Old Covenant was made with the physical descendants of Abraham, as counted through Isaac and Jacob/Israel. The New Covenant was made with the spiritual descendants of Abraham, as counted through Jesus Christ (Romans 9:1-9; Galatians 3:26 - 4:31; Hebrews 8).

2.11 We believe that God is revealed in the Bible through many names for the purpose of expressing different aspects of God’s being and character, and for the purpose of expressing different relationships with creation. Therefore, we believe that individuals may write or speak any of the names of God as long as it is done in reverence. Listed below are some of the Hebrew and Greek names of God, along with their approximate English equivalents and meanings.

Hebrew or Greek Name English Equivalent Meaning
Elohim God; gods Plurality in Unity; the oneness of God (Gen 1:26-27)
JHVH; YHWH Jehovah; Yahweh LORD Self-Existent or Eternal (Gen 2:4; Ex 6:1-3)
Adonai Lord Master (Gen 15:2)
El Shaddai God Almighty The one who pours out abundant blessings (Gen 17:1-2; 28:3-4; 35:11-12)
Hayah To exist I AM THAT I AM (Ex 3:14)
Iesous Jesus; Joshua Savior [the Heb. = Yehowshu'a] (Acts 13:23; Josh 1:1-13; Heb 4:1-11)
Christos Christ Anointed [the Heb. = Messiah] (Dan 9:25-26; John 1:41; Luke 4:18)

2.12 We believe that the 7th day Sabbath and the 7 annual Feast Days/Holy Days reveal God’s perfect 7 thousand year plan of salvation for all humanity.

Feast Days (Leviticus 23) Meaning
Passover Jesus died for our sins (1 Cor. 5:7; Mt. 26:1-28)
Days of Unleavened Bread Jesus is the sinless Bread of Life (1 Cor. 5:1-8; Jn. 6:48-58)
Pentecost / Feast of Firstfruits Christ marries the resurrected Church (1 Cor. 15:20; Rev. 14:1-5; 19:6-9)
Feast of Trumpets Messiah returns to earth to reign (Rev. 8:1-2; 11:15-18)
Day of Atonement Christ binds Satan and frees mankind (Lev. 16:8-23; Rev. 20:1-3; Lev. 25:8-14; Lk. 4:16-21)
Tabernacles / Feast of Ingathering Messiah establishes the Kingdom of God on the Earth (Rev. 20:4-10; Zech. 14:16-19)
Last Great Day The Prince of Peace brings salvation to the world (Rev. 20:5, 11-15; John 7:37 – 10:18)

 

 

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