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Hi! We are Shepherd of Bethel


The Lord Jesus Christ over the House of God

Who We Are

A church is a group, assembly, or flock of people who are united together. We are united together with God because of his love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patient endurance), and gentleness being given to us. Together, as a family we're learning to embody this passion and commitment one to another and also take this temperance into the world to bring about change in the lives of those who are suffering; poor in spirit, famined with a lack of Godly knowledge to help them find freedom and their destiny.

All this is only possible because of the Chief Shepherd of Bethel (The Lord Jesus Christ over the House of God.) The Shepherd is the one who brings us together and keeps us together.

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The Shepherd of Bethel Statement of Faith

The following is a syllabus of those things we believe in and teach from the Holy Scriptures. This list is by no means complete, but we feel it will be of help to those wishing to make a study of the Scripture as it relates to the individual.

We believe in the God of the Bible (Exodus 3:6-14)

We believe the Holy Bible to be the Word of God. We believe in its History Covenants, and Prophecy (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe in the Bible account of Creation (Genesis 1&2)

We believe in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, the Word made flesh (John 1:14)

We believe Jesus Christ died for us (Romans 5:8); also, that He was raised from the dead (Romans 6:4; Revelation 1:18)

We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary (Romans 5:11); not only for Israel, but for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2)

We believe Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven (Mark 16:19; Hebrews 8:1)

We believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ (Zechariah 14:4; Acts 1:9-14) when He shall take the Throne of David (Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke :32-33) and rule on earth for the prophetic thousand years known as the millennium (Revelation 20:4; Zechariah 14:9)

We believe that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16)

We believe in the Holy Spirit and His mission (John 16:7-14; Acts 2)

We believe salvation is by grace through faith, and it is the gift of God, and not of works (Ephesians 2:8-9). It must be preached (Romans 10:14) and it is necessary for all (Romans 3:23)

We believe that water baptism is ordained of God for all that believe (Matthew 3:13-15; Romans 3:23; Acts 2:37-39)

We believe in the ordinance of the communion as established by Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16)

We believe in prayer, and whatever the immediate purpose, prayer should be that God's Will be done on earth (Matthew 6:10; 1 John 5:14-15). We must forgive to be forgiven (Matthew 6:14). The Holy Spirit will help us to pray (Romans 8:26-27). If we ask in faith and in the Name of Jesus Christ, He will hear (John 15:16; James 1:6-7)

We believe that God chose out a special people unto himself to be His servants and those servants were to be the descendants of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob called "Israel" (Deuteronomy 7:6; Psalm 105:6; Isaiah 44:1-2)

We believe that after Jesus Christ's death and resurrection Israel was to be called by a new name (Isaiah 62:2). Israel was not to be remembered by her old name (Hosea 2:17); and, the new name was to be the Lord's Name (2 Chronicles 7:14) which would be CHRISTIAN (Christ man) (Acts 11:26; 1 Peter 4:16)

We believe that each individual, of Israel or not, must be born of water and of the Spirit to be a Christian (John 3:3-8; 1 Peter 1:23)

We believe in a existing Satan, who is called the serpent (Genesis 3:1; Revelation 12:9); who has power with devils and men (Matthew 12:22; 1 Peter 5:8); who has a people who will not hear God (John 8:44-47), some of whom deceive people as "ministers of righteousness" (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

We believe that Jesus Christ has broken the power of Satan (Hebrews 2:14) and His Name makes devils impotent against Christians (Luke 10:17)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ along with his followers are at battle with Satan and his followers (Ephesians 6:11-19). And that Jesus Christ is the victor in this "battle" (Isaiah 28:21-22; 45:17-25; Ezekiel 38-39; Hosea 13-14; Joel 3:9-21; Micah 7:16-20; Zechariah 14:9; Malachi 4; Matthew 28:18; Luke 19:27; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Philippians 2:9-11; 2 Peter 3:7-13; Revelation 11:18; 15:4; 19:11-15 and others)

We believe in the resurrection of the dead as prophesied (Job 19:25-27; Hosea 13:13-14; John 5:29); as proven (1 Peter 1:3); as taught by the Scripture (Acts 24:14-15;1 Corinthians 15:11-26) and that the resurrected will reign with Christ (2 Timothy 2:11-12) forever (Revelation 22:1-5)

We believe the Bible with God's law, statutes and judgments was given to Israel (Exodus 20; Psalm 147:19-20) and through Israel's prophets came the inspired Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe civil law was given by God to Israel (Deuteronomy 4:1-2). The law was given for Israel's good (Deuteronomy 5:33). God commands us to obey civil law (Romans 13:1-7)

We believe that one day out of seven is the Sabbath of the Lord (Exodus 20:10) and that Israel was to keep it (Deuteronomy 5:15) as a sign between Israel and the Lord (Exodus 31:16-17). We believe Jesus Christ became our Sabbath (Hebrew 4:8; Colossians 2:16-17). (Hebrew 4:9- There remaineth therefore a rest (Gr. Sabbatismos) to the people of God)

We believe Israel was to be punished if God's laws for the nation were disregarded (Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Isaiah 42:24; Amos 3:2)

We believe that the New Covenant was made with Israel (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:8-12) which meant Israel was to become Christian and that Jesus Christ confirmed that Covenant (Galatians 3:16-17; Romans 15:8)

We believe that Israel was promised redemption (Psalm 130:7-8; Isaiah 52:3; Hosea 13:9-14); that Jesus Christ came to Israel (Matthew 10:6); that He was recognized as the Redeemer of Israel (Galatians 4:5; Titus 2:14), and His death and resurrection accomplished that redemption (Galatians 4:4-5; Hebrews 9:12)

We believe the seventh trump sounds after the tribulation (Matthew 24: 29-31). Paul wrote his second letter to the Thessalonians because he knew the first had been misunderstood, concerning Jesus Christ's second return. Paul then gives two signs which will be present when the day of the Lord comes. Those signs being the apostasy and the man of lawlessness. Neither of these signs were present at that time.

Apostasy means giving up or renouncing of one's professed principles, or faith. This will come to pass when the religious lamb (false messiah) of Revelation 13:11 comes to pass. He will look like the lamb of God, but his voice is of the dragon, for he is the great dragon, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan (Revelation 12:9). When the false christ stands in the holy place performing in the sight of Christians, the pretribulation-rapture-Christian shall think it is Jesus Christ coming to rapture them away. It is the duty of the elect to stand and witness in the synagogues, allowing the Holy Spirit to give His Message to the world through you. (Mark 13:9)

Jesus Christ is your spiritual Husband. You should remain a spiritual virgin until He returns (2 Corinthians 11:2). For Jesus Christ himself said; "Woe to them that are with child in those days!" (Mark 13:17). If your spiritual Husband has been on a long journey and finds you with child when he returns, then you have been impregnated (deceived) with the mark of the false messiah, and worshipped Satan in the last hour. Study God's Word.

We believe in putting on the armour of God when standing against the enemy.

"Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints" (Ephesians 6:11-18 KJV).

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