God’s view of marriage is that it is between one man and one woman. Marriage and family is the divine plan of God.
Male and female are created in the image of God. Gender is an essential characteristic of each individual’s identity and purpose. By virtue of creation each human being is a child of God. Because of the fall of mankind into sin we must be born again to regain the status as children of God.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Matthew 19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Matthew 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. God told Adam and Eve to multiply and replenish the earth. God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: …
The means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. The Bible teaches the sanctity of life and its importance in God’s eternal plan.
Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children.
Psalm 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, and to bring them up to love and serve the Lord. They are to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, and live in obedience to the Word of God.
Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.
Happiness in family life is achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Bible. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.
By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are to nurture their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Extended families should lend support when needed.
We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God.
Any people, government, or nation that tries to redefine marriage is inviting the judgment of Almighty God!
Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by the teaching of God’s Word!
We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.
we are here to help those who are seeking the Lord Jesus Christ and the guidance of the Holy Ghost.
We are an International Fellowship Church with the help of the internet.
We traces our roots to Jesus Christ and the Scriptures, King James Version.
Our Ministry is united around the teaching of Heavenly Father, Jesus Chist, the Holy Ghost, and Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Old and New Testament of the Scriptures.
Jesus Christ's Spirit can be felt, when we repent of our sins and forsake them.
The Spirit came upon the willing, praying disciples in an overwhelming manner.
They were able to lead victorious lives as a result of their conversion experience by accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Pure testimony—real testimony, born of the Spirit and confirmed by the Holy Ghost—changes lives.
In our world today it is a rare and precious thing to have a testimony that God our Heavenly Father lives; that His Son, Jesus Christ, is our Savior and Redeemer
The profound blessing of having a testimony of these truths cannot be measured or ever taken for granted.
Personal testimony is the foundation of our faith.
It is the binding power that makes us unique in the lives of its members.
A testimony is a witness or confirmation of eternal truth impressed upon individual hearts and souls through the Holy Ghost, whose primary ministry is to testify of truth, particularly as it relates to the Father and the Son.
When one receives a testimony of truth through this divinely appointed process, it immediately begins to have impact on that person’s life.
It will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves … the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious.
Simply stated, testimony—real testimony, born of the Spirit and confirmed by the Holy Ghost—changes lives.
It changes how you think and what you do.
It changes what you say.
It affects every priority you set and every choice you make.
To have a real and abiding testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ is to be “spiritually … born of God,” to “[receive] his image in your countenances,” and to experience a “mighty change in your hearts".
Like almost everything else in life, testimonies grow and develop through experience and service.
We need to be anchored very early to the first principles of the gospel and not let Satan take our testimonies of Jesus Christ and His laws for truth away.
A testimony of the reality of Heavenly Father’s love, of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, and of the effect of His Atonement on every son and daughter of God brings about the desire to repent and live worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost.
Real testimony of these precious truths comes as a witness by the Holy Ghost after sincere and dedicated effort, including teaching in the home, prayer, scripture study, service to others, and diligent obedience to Heavenly Father’s commandments.
To gain and forever hold on to a testimony of gospel truths is worth whatever price in spiritual preparation we may be required to pay.
We need to be more centered on the Savior, the doctrines of the gospel, the blessings of the Spirit, and the teachings of the scriptures.
The Spirit cannot be restrained when pure testimony of Christ is borne.
Remember a pure testimony given can touch one believing heart.
Repented of your sins and accepted Jesus as the Christ in your lives.
The Apostle Paul also bore fervent testimony of Christ and converted many through his missionary labors.
He did not shrink in bearing his testimony before King Agrippa.
So mighty were his words that even this influential representative of the Roman Empire was moved to exclaim, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian” (Acts 26:28).
Having a testimony alone is not enough.
In fact, when we are truly converted, we cannot be restrained from testifying.
And as it was with Apostles and faithful members of old, so is it also our privilege, our duty, and our solemn obligation to declare the things which we know to be true.
Again, please keep in mind that we are talking about sharing real testimony, not just speaking generally about the things we are thankful for.
While it is always good to express love and gratitude, such expressions do not constitute the kind of testimony that will ignite a fire of belief in the lives of others.
To bear testimony is “to bear witness by the power of the Holy Ghost; to make a solemn declaration of truth based on personal knowledge or belief”.
Clear declaration of truth makes a difference in people’s lives.
That is what changes our hearts.
That is what the Holy Ghost can confirm in the hearts of God’s children.
Although we can have testimonies of many things as members of the Church, there are basic truths we need to constantly teach one another and share with those not of our faith.
Testify God is our Father and Jesus is the Christ.
The plan of salvation is centered on the Savior’s Atonement.
Miraculous things happen when members share pure testimony with those who are not members of the Church.
As we stand together the Lord will help us find many more of His sheep who will know His voice as we unitedly share our testimonies with them.
We may never fully comprehend or be able to measure the far-reaching effects of our one-on-one testimony to the world.
As member missionaries in our day we can have the experience of converting others by living our lives as best we can and being prepared “to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places.
Calling upon the Spirit to direct us how we communicate gospel truth to others by spirit to spirit and heart to heart.
Join us in sharing our precious testimony every day, witnessing at every opportunity the glorious message of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The fire of your testimony is all that you need in order to introduce the gospel to many more of our Father’s children.
Trust in the Lord, and never underestimate the impact your testimony can have upon the lives of others as you bear it with the power of the Spirit.
Doubt and fear are tools of Satan.
The time has come for all of us to overcome any fear and boldly take every opportunity to share our testimonies of the gospel.
May the Lord bless you as you continue to nurture your testimonies through your prayers, your personal gospel study, and your acts of service.
We invite you to join with us and see.
In God’s eyes, pornography is negative or immoral, we condemn its use as a matter of doctrine.
We inform our members of the negative effects of pornography.
The definition of pornography encompasses any materials or activities that depict the human body or sexual conduct in a way that arouses sexual feelings.
Since physical intimacy between husband and wife is considered sacred for the expression of love within a marriage as well as the creation of children, avoiding pornography is an important part of sexual purity and consequently, obedience to the rules and doctrines of our church and God.
We exhort our members to be chaste regardless of their marital status and the use of pornography as well as sexual relations before marriage will damage a person’s standing.
We caution you to stay away from the great and terrible flood of pornography that is sweeping the earth and makes few men rich while it destroys many others who become enslaved to it.
Stay away from it.
The Lord counsels us to stay away from any activities or substances that could be addicting, pornography is a particular concern because of the affect it can have on healthy marriages and families.
While many consider the compulsive use of pornography to be simply a matter of willpower, it destroys many great marriages and families.
We and the Lord, feels that it has the potential to become a harmful addiction.
As such, we have taken steps to both officially educate our members on the dangers as well as to direct those who require more professional help.
Changes in public norms have been subtly shifting in the last few decades.
The media and entertainment field sees pornography as a way to bring sin into the home which will break up good marriages.
The world refers to this as “permissive wickedness”.
Our members are counseled to recognize the ways that certain depictions, while not technically considered pornography themselves, quietly infiltrate and become a gateway to harder content.
The scriptures plainly teaches that although sexual activity is something that should be held sacred within the bonds of matrimony, it is also considered a gift from God and should be appreciated as a healthy and normal expression of love between husband and wife.
Research into pornography indicates that regular use attacks the bond between partners and can lead to emotional apathy, unconcerned, lack of interest at best and infidelity, unfaithfulness, betrayal, cheating, and adultery at worst.
Both secular and religious studies of the effects of pornography have concluded that regular use of pornography affects the chemistry make-up of the brain.
The cerebral cortex, which regulates self-control and decision-making, is negatively altered.
Abstinence and regular therapy can undo many of these changes; however, recovery from pornography addiction is arduous and requires the assistance of professionals.
We encourage our members to adhere to the commandments of God and of the church as well as the marriage covenants they have made in order to assist the process and retrieve happiness, faithfulness, trustworthiness, devotion, loyalty, and sexual purity.
Many treatment facility are dedicated to helping all individuals overcome their pornography or sexual addictions.
These facilities will understand that your belief system is essential to the way you recover and they are prepared with a safe and supportive environment to help you recover in a way that is in keeping with God.
Stats on Pornography:
These stats are many years old, it is worlst today.
Pornography - addiction.
Inability to sustain healthy relationships.
Divorce on the increase.
Begins deviant behavior.
Become dehumanization of your dignity and increase in exploitation.
Adultry on increase.
Acting Out Sexually
Many resort to crime.
Separation from God.
79% of porn performers have used marijuana.
Approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet. (2003)
About 2.5 billion emails per day are pornographic. (2004)
25 percent of all search engine requests are pornography related. (2004)
Sex is the number 1 topic searched on the Internet. (2004)
34% of churchgoing women and 50% men, said they have visited porn websites online.
372 million pornographic Web pages, 2.5 billion emails, 100 thousand Web sites offering illegal child pornography, and 72 million visitors to pronographic websites. (2004)
Most have started by accidentally visiting a pornographic website. (2004)
Over 70% of sexual advances over the Internet happened while children ages 10 years old and up were on a home computer.
The national Center for Missing & Exploited Children found that 20% of parents do not know any of their children's Internet passwords, instant messaging nicknames or email addresses. (2004)
96% of kids have gone online. (2004)
89% of sexual solicitations of youth were made in chat rooms. (2004)
The largest consumer of Internet Pornography is the 12-17 age group.
Child Pronography generates $3 billion annually. (2004)
Child Pronography has increased 5,000% from 2007. (2015)
800 million rentals each year of adult videos and DVD's. (2004)
Cable and Satellite companies brought in revenue of $177 million form sexually explicit pay-per-view programming. (2000)
Half of all hotel guests order Pornographic movies. (2004)
For every 10 men in church, 8 are struggling with Pornography. (2004)
47% of families said Pornography is a problem in their home. (2003)
83% of boys and 57% of girls have seen group sex online.
69% of boys and 55% of girls have seen same-sex online.
1 in 5 mobile searches are for Pornography that have Internet capability.
Porn sites get more visitors then Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Etc., combined. (2013)
Today, because it's an app, the texts won't show up on your kid's phone's messaging service, and you're not charged for them (beyond standard data rates) and allows communication with strangers.
Pornographic images and videos and depictions of violence, self-harm, drug use, and offensive language are easily searchable.
Even though you can try to remove your data, photos, videos, then any one can follow and sill read and view what you wrote.
This can get kids in trouble if they say something in the heat of the moment.
Many sites allows kids to communicate covertly, without parents knowing.
Many of these Apps, allows nudity snapshots or short video clips of themselves and post for the whole world to see.
Pornography revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all the professional football, baseball, and basketball franchieses. (In the Billions per year)
Today, Pornography is becoming acceptable and commonplace in the world.
Because porn use thrives in secrecy, many church members are trapped in a cycle of sin and shame, thinking that they're the only ones facing this temptation.
Satan is stronger then most people know.
Satan know our weaknesses.
Satan will use every tool to destroy us.
If you or anyone you know has any problems, let them see the Pastor, they are your friend and will help anyone or need be to guide them to professional help.
Remember, we are all sinners and each of us are struggling with issues that Satan wants us to get into, so we can not have God's spirit with us.
You and everyone is a child of God, we are His Sons and Daughters.
No mater what sins we may have, Jesus Christ died for all of them, if we repent and forsake them.
So we can be with God again.
Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost, Angels, and many thousands more love you.
They want the best for you.
Turn to God, so you may find Happiness, Joy, Peace, and Love again, and His spirit.
Satan is at war with God's people, to lead them to Hell.
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Rev George Perry - Pastor
Evangelist Sue Kennedy
Evangelist Velma Barton
Deacon Henry Jackson
Deacon Horace Barton
Deacon Robert Isaac
Deacon Nick Wall
Missionary Bessie Jackson / Administrator