Time is short for leaders to equip the Body of Christ. We don’t have time to be complacent. Although we don’t know exactly when the Master will return, we do know it’s soon. We need to be ready and busy!
While we eagerly await His return, Jesus warned us to watch the signs of the times, so we would be aware of the ‘season’. The 2011 ‘Arab Spring’ has shown us that the ‘fig trees of change’ are in bloom, which means ‘summer’ is rapidly approaching.
Jesus also warned His followers (then and now) that the period immediately preceding His return would be very difficult, so difficult, in fact, that many believers would fall away, and if the period was not intentionally kept short by the Lord Himself no one would be able to endure as His faithful followers.
We encourage you to actively share your faith and persevere through every hardship (Hebrews 12:1), eagerly awaiting the prize promised to those who are faithful – Eternal Life (Revelation 2:10)!
We understand time is short, so we have a three-fold mission.
First, we want to prepare our own local body, equipping each believer so they are ready for the perilous times ahead. We feel each follower of Christ needs to be prepared emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually if they are going to remain faithful to the end. As a result of their preparedness, they will be willing to share their own vision and testimony.
Second, we want to reach others in the Body of Christ with a message of urgency. Many in the Church have become complacent in word and deed. We feel it is time for church leaders to recognize the signs of the times – to be aware of the “season” – so we can help ignite a newfound passion to share the Gospel.
Third, we want to be a model of unique information and resources for others to access or mirror, so we can help equip as many within the Body as possible. That is why we created OneSource Print & Electronic Media, OneSource Financial Resources, and OneSource Food & Emergency Supplies as an extension of our ministry.
There are many great sources of information on the Internet and we plan to link to as many credible sites as possible, so we can be your OneSource.
There is only one true and living God, manifest in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:26, Deut. 6:4, Matt. 28:19, John 15:26). He is eternal, omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (ever-present). He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Jesus, the long-awaited Messiah, is His Son.
Man was created in the image of God, perfect and without sin. Through free-will, Adam disobeyed God, ushering sin and corruption into the world, along with the promised punishment of physical and spiritual death, affecting all of creation (Gen. 2:17; 3:6-19). Now mankind is born in the image and sin-nature of Adam.
Jesus came to earth, fully God and fully man, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and provided Himself as the final sacrifice for our sins through death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. His sacrifice provides salvation to all who receive it, reversing the effects of original sin and restoring us as image-bearers of God (Matt. 1:18-23, 1 Peter 1:21-22).
The original scriptures are God-inspired and written by man. They are God’s revelation of Absolute Truth, given for our instruction, and we are commanded not to add to them or subtract from them (2 Tim. 3:16-17, Rev. 22:18-19).
Salvation is a choice and adopted lifestyle for the believer. Through belief, repentance, and public confession, anyone can receive the gift of salvation Jesus provides, with the promise of eternal life (Rom. 12:1-2, Titus 2:11-14; 3:3-7). Likewise, anyone can reject the gift of salvation (even after initial acceptance), receiving the punishment of physical and spiritual death – eternal separation from God (Matt. 11:32-33, Luke 8:4-15, Rev. 3:5).
The Holy Spirit is active in the world today, drawing those who will respond to the gift of salvation. He is our guide, our instructor, and the One Who convicts the world of sin. As a result of salvation, He indwells every believer, so we truly become image-bearers of God. The Holy Spirit baptism of Acts 2 (and subsequent gifts) is available to believers today, and is essential to a life of spiritual power – evidenced by the gifts and fruit of the Spirit (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8; 2:4, 1 Cor. 12-14, Gal. 5:22).
Baptism & Communion
Jesus established Water Baptism and Communion for His church to follow. Baptism is done as an identifying sign to the death of our sinful nature and our resurrection with Christ into eternal life. We partake in Communion as a reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice for us (Matt 28:19, Rom. 6:3-4, 1 Cor. 11:23-26).
Belief of Our Future Hope
The Post-Tribulation, Pre-Millennial Second Coming
Jesus will return to earth for those who believe – both living and dead – one time, after the great tribulation described in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 17 and 21 (Matt. 24:29-31, 1 Cor. 15:51-52, 1 Thes. 4:16-17, 2 Thes. 2:1-4).
Jesus will reign on earth for 1,000 years, binding Satan, and establishing peace on earth (Rev. 20:1-6). Toward the end of the Millennia, Jesus will release Satan to deceive those he can, setting up the final battle between good and evil.
Those who rejected Jesus’ gift of salvation will receive final judgment and be cast into the lake of fire with Satan and his angels, burning forever (Rev. 20:11-15).
Those who remain, those recorded in the Book of Life, will live forever in the presence of God in a new Heaven and new Earth (Rev. 21-22).