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Support for Local Assemblies

                                     ASSEMBLIES IN THE LORD’S WAY (DIDACHE)

LOCAL CHURCH COVERING

If you write to us, we will give you contact information of an assembly in your area. In many cases there isn’t a good enough assembly in your area. His 7th Day Sabbath is a family festival that is 24 hours. We are also very blessed that God has commanded us for ever to proclaim the Sabbaths to be “holy convocations”(Lev. 23). That means the greatest benfefit of the Sabbath is our gathering together in corporate worship with other believers. We must do our best to also “call out” others to the Sabbaths and feasts (the word convocation and church is translated from “Miqra” in Hebrew and “Ecclesia” in Greek. It means we are “calling out” others to the feast days.) So if you’re part of His holy church, then you will be “proclaiming God’s holy convocations” and calling out people to the assemblies.

We can help you locate and analyze a local assembly that at least meets these basic requirements from our Eternal God. If we find there is anything lacking in the assembly that God requires, then we’ll provide you supplement materials to bridge the gap. Keep in regular contact!

You might feel the calling to go into ministry. If so then email a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Minister@ChristsAssembly.com. Find out more about becoming Ordained by an Orthodox Bishop.

Often still there can be reasons one cannot get together on the Sabbath in a local assembly. So we have also our online broadcasts Mp3s, where you can join us live in the chatroom on talkshoe. (see right hand widget on christsassembly.com)

Evangelists of the Christ’s Assembly Worldwide assist Bible study groups and promote other ministries who are all a part of God’s one Worldwide Communion of Saints. (There is no private interpretation of Scripture). The definition of sin is still any violation of God’s laws (1John 3:4). They need not agree with us on every point of doctrine. As long as they believe of the Scriptures (at least original language inspired) to be infallible word of God. We will help any Bible Study groups grow, and can jump-start smaller assemblies by calling seminars to be announced to your local press. We can help conduct the seminars and distribute books on the subjects. Subjects are to your choosing, whether creationism, various aspects of doctrine, conspiracy, health, the Kingdom Message of God, or on Christian cultural preservation and freedom. We make ourselves available.

 

OUR BASICS FOR HAVING CHURCH

  • OUR BIBLE “The Authorized King James Version”
  • OUR LITURGY “the Book of Common Prayer” or “Culdee Order of Service” (According to local assembly)
  • OUR CANON “The Didache, Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds”
  • OUR CHOIR with Musical Materials (According to local assembly)
  • OUR ASSEMBLY (Two or more gathering in His name)
  • OUR BIBLICAL CALENDAR (see biblicalcalendar.org)
  • OUR ALTAR for Communion/Eucharist (According to local assembly)
  • OUR VESTMENTS (According to local assembly)
  • OUR PRIESTS (Trained and Ordained under a Bishop)
  • OUR DEACONS AND DEACONESSES (According to local assembly)
  • OUR ELDERS (And other Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers)

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

GODHEAD: We believe in one true and everliving, self-existing, uncreated God whose name is JEHOVAH, and in the unity of His being there exist three subsistences of one essence: substance, power and eternity; God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all one God, world without end.

SALVATION: We believe in one Jesus Christ, eternally begotten of the Father, very God and very man, perfect God, perfect man, and in this one Jesus Christ there exist two perfect natures, inseparably united without division, change, confusion or commingling. We believe that election is by race, and salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is by the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ and not a reward for good works. We believe in the virgin birth, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and literal return of our Savior Jesus Christ. Election was purposed from the Father before the foundation of the world. Redemption is made possible by Jesus Christ. Sanctification is by the work of the Holy Spirit.

GOOD WORKS: We believe that good works are the evidence of our salvation. We keep the Law not to be saved but because we are saved. Our Good Works belong to Jesus Christ and are measured in terms of His law. We believe in the Ten Commandments, in the statutes and judgments of His Law. We observe the Biblical Sabbath of the Seventh Day and the Holy Feast Days including Passover, Pentecost, Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles. We observe the Dietary Laws, Tithe Laws, and all other laws which the Holy Spirit writes upon our hearts and in our minds. Salvation is by grace, and good works are the way we run the race and win the crown.

CHURCH: We believe in the one true and Living Church of Jesus Christ; the Gates of Hell cannot prevail against the Church. We believe that all Israelites should be churched and live in accountability to the spiritual government of the Church. We believe that Christ has placed Bishops, Elders, and Deacons in the Church with a five fold ministry of Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.

ISRAEL: We believe that Biblical genetic Israel in Jesus Christ is the Church, identified among the Anglo, Saxon, Celtic, Scandinavian, Germanic and kindred people of the world. We believe in the literal regathering and restoration of the House of Israel to the land deeded in perpetuity to Father Abraham and the literal rule and reign of Jesus Christ upon the Throne of David in a new heaven and new earth. We believe in all of the Covenants of the Bible: these are both conditional and unconditional and were made with Israel.

APOSTOLIC DOCTRINES: We believe in the Christian and Apostolic doctrines of the Church as built from the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.

SACRAMENTS: We believe in the seven historic Sacraments of the Church including: Holy Baptism, Penance, Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Unction for the Sick, and Ordination of Ministers.

WORSHIP: We believe in Lawful Worship and a liturgy that can be traced back to Celtic Christianity through The Book of Common Prayer of 1549.

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT: We believe in the Motivational Gifts: Prophet, Server, Teacher, Exhorter, Organizer, Giver, and Mercy. We believe in the Ministry Gifts and in the Manifestation Gifts.

SPIRITUAL MATURITY: We believe that all Christians should grow in spiritual maturity and reflect the character of Jesus Christ by growing in original design, authority, responsibility, suffering, ownership, moral purity, and success.

MORAL PURITY: We believe in the moral purity of the body, soul, and spirit and living a life of holiness and sanctification unto Jesus Christ.

BIBLE: We believe the Bible to be the infallible, unchanging, and inerrant Word of God. We believe that all of Scripture, Genesis to Revelation, is the inspired Word of God, and that the Authorized King James Translation of the Bible is the best of all translations available in the English Language.

CHRISTIAN DOMINION: The Church of Israel believes in Godly dominion of the earth, to the glory of Jesus Christ. We believe in Christian occupation and reconstruction of the earth under Jesus Christ. This includes increasing the size and strength of the Christian family, Home Birthing of children, Home Schooling of children, building houses, planting gardens, and gathering God’s people in rural areas. We believe in the planting of churches and in the preaching, teaching, and printing of the Gospel of the Kingdom Message.

 

OUR FUNDAMENTAL HISTORIC CANON

 We stand as successors of the Orthodox Culdee, the First Century Church. We have maintained this in apostolic succession and in literal practice.
The First Century Didache, The Nicene and the Apostles Creeds remain our canon, and the foundation of our beliefs. Our ultimate authority being the Holy Bible (the inspired word of God).
We continue as the many Culdee and Waldensian descended churches have overcome all persecutions throughout the ages. As the Mennonites, the Hugenots, the Congregationalists, the Seventh Day Baptists, Arius’ original Goths, and the numerous Eastern and Western autonomous Catholics all had kept both Saturday and Sunday, so do we honor both days in the ways of our Lord. Within our Orthodox Culdee rites, only the 7th Day is mandatory (Scotland only kept Saturday until the end of the 11th Century). Some of our Members call themselves “Orthodox” or “Orthodox Culdee Church” because of the first century established history. Many of our congregants still call themselves Seventh Day Baptists, Messianics, Church of God, and Celtic Orthodox. All one, together in unity.
Among all the basic mainstream truths of Christianity, we do keep the 7th Day Sabbath, “declare the primitive way in keeping all of His commandments”, as well as using the Hebrew Calendar (as the 1660 General Baptist Confession states “the first month of the year called March”, and gives an outline as above). In the early church canon of Scripture, in the book of “Didascalia” it gives us services for the Sabbath. In the first century book the “Didache” it says we are to assemble in every one of the Lord’s days. The Scripture tells us which are all of the “days of the Lord / YAHWEH and My days” (Leviticus 23:2). That is all the Hebrew Sabbaths and Holy Days. Within the Biblical Canon book of Didascalia, Book V, XVII it tells us how to calculate the calendar for the Hebrew festivals:
“But do you observe carefully the vernal equinox, which occurs on the twenty-second of the twelfth month, which is Dystros (March), observing carefully until the twenty-first of the moon, lest the fourteenth of the moon shall fall on another week, and an error being committed, you should through ignorance celebrate the passover twice in the year, or celebrate the day of the resurrection of our Lord on any other day than a Sunday.”

The original creeds of the Christ’s Assembly go back to the First Century DidacheThe Apostles Creed of 200AD, the Culdees of Glastonbury, the persecuted Waldensians of Early Medieval Europe, and the major body of believers in every Western European Country before their governments saw these literal Bible believers as too powerful and outlawed them.

Sabbath keeping was the norm in most of Northern England until around 1200 they started to have both Saturday and Sunday. Rome often refered to Leo Vigilantius as the leader of the Waldensians. Although they burned all of his writings, centuries later Rome was still complaining about his influence on the Waldensians. Rome admits they had the protection of the Celtic Bishops of Lyon France, who later founded much of the Northern England church of the Culdees. The Pope eventually declared a crusade against these, our Sabbath keeping, Bible believing Waldensians of Celtic France / Gaul. In the time of Vigilantius the Eastern churches weren’t so fortunate to still have their Bishops recognized by Rome. They wrote to the Pope refusing to give up the Hebrew festivals even if their lives were threatened. All the Orthodox churches of Asia Minor were then excommunicated from Rome. However, we should say Rome excommunicated itself from the real church. For many centuries still all the Sabbaths and Dietary laws were chiefly promoted. The Feast of Tabernacles, rather than December 25th remained the norm for sometime thereafter.  Many scholars argue that the final matter that initiated the “Great Schism of 1054” that permanently splitted the Eastern and Western churches, was the new law forbidding the Sabbath feasting. God commands Sabbath to be a festival. So Rome, in order to try and put an end to this popular practice, made a law for people to fast on the Saturday Sabbath. Evidence this church continued to thrive is in the Encyclopedia Britannica, and the laws of America which forbade pagan “Christmas” on december 25th, while upholding the older didascalia Hebrew festival of His birth. From before and after the revolutionary war America continued to have the founding text of the union “To advanced the kingdom of Jesus Christ and maintain the purity of the gospel”(Articles of Perpetual Confederation).

We have continued to worship with all our Bretheren in Christ, no matter which day they worship on. We will all share the same communion cup, all as one, united on our faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe in health and wellbeing of our whole being, our Spirit and our Soul, and our Bodies.

The most important doctrine of ours is love.

ORIGINAL BAPTISTS

The term Baptist or Anabaptist was used to identify all “dissenter churches” who broke away from the state religion churches of England and Europe. Many suffered under pain of death for not converting to the state run church or even for having Bibles in their posession. You could go to jail for missing a chuch service on Sunday. All the dissident congregations, whether Congregationalists, Mennonites, Seventh Day Baptists or other Pilgrims have been called “Baptist or Anabaptist”. History traces these as all being descendant of the Waldensians and Culdees. Some of our members may never give up calling themselves Baptists.

No matter what denomination you’re from you can join with us. We most gladly accept and have Christian Communion with all who believe in God’s literal word. Really every church will admit that sin is the transgression of the law (see 1John 3:4) and that we must repent and turn from all sin. We invite inter-communal agreements with all the denominational churches who accept the Divine Creator died for our sin, and that the Holy Spirit now empowers us to live by God’s word. We have a lot of work to do awakening the nations who are suffering punishments from God for their stubborn rebellion. Our formerly Christian nations all must humbly get on their knees and ask God for forgiveness!

Please write us if you have any question about our beliefs. We’ll be happy to give you a more complete Biblical study on each topic.

You can email us for inquiries in regards to building up assemblies in your area at

minister@christsassembly.com

The Christ’s Assembly in the South

PO Box 794

Burkburnett, TX 76354

Also see: http://christsassembly.com/assemblies/ordination/

 

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