Genesis STATEMENT (Who we are)
Bondage Breaker's began on a concept of providing information for all persons who would desire information of, about and to Seventh-day Adventist (SDA). It was started with a concept by John Cusaac, a ex-SDA, who desired to get out the true Gospel of grace. When John saw the Worldwide Church of God (WCG) reformation he noted that maybe this could happen with the SDA also! He noticed that one of the key parts of the conversion of the WCG back to the truth was the witness, exhortation, rebuke and prodding of the CRI organization. His heart was gladdened when the Lord called him to be that witness and exhortation to SDA. So with other like minded Christians, John started Bondage Breaker's International, a non-profit exempt ministry incorporated in Nevada.
Why the name "Bondage Breakers?" That name actually came out of the book of Galatians. In fact, much of what we believe and think regarding the Adventist can be taken from the books of Galatians, Romans and Hebrews. We show throughout the XSDA web site that these books 100% prove that Adventism is not only wrong, but an cult!
The Lord verified to us 100% that this is indeed the mission that He would have us to do, that He desires SDA to be saved and from being judged by the law. Our marching orders and foundation scripture is Gal 4:30,31 - Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? "Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman." So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free.
What is this scripture saying? If you will read and study the text you will see that it's clearly contrasting the law with grace! The bondwoman (and slavery) is the law, and the freewoman is grace. We are called as NT Christians to not be under such bondage! Peter noted this same line of thought in Act 15:10 ,11 - "Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke (bondage/law) on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? "But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they."
It couldn't be CLEARER! The law is a BONDAGE, that they (the Jews) could not keep, so why should we? (Gentiles) The answer is WE DON'T! Only those who CHOOSE to be under such yoke and bondage (Rom 2:12-23)
So there you have it, where we got our name -- "Bondage Breaker's", and that is our goal. Our theme is black because it will be a black day (blacker than this page) on judgment day for those SDA who trust in the law (sadly, most).
Yes, you will notice a major theme throughout this site that there is a CLEAR and enormous difference between the law and Christ. Many SDA will merge Christ and the law together, and be totally perplexed why anyone would think differently.
No my friend, the Bible is clear, and it is the foundation and reference in which we must follow and heed. The New Testament clearly makes a differentiation between [not with] the law and Christ. The only marriage of the new covenant is with Christ and grace [with faith through the Spirit]. We show this new bond in the proof of the scriptures so simple that a child can understand [if they humble their hearts--a HARD heart will never see the truth--as the Pharisees proved].
As part of our goal we are providing written and electronic information (through the XSDA web site) about the SDA. With that, our primary goal and dream (see also GOAL) is to be an instrument to help the SDA organization and people to come out of legalism. Our ultimate long-term goal and prayer is that SDA would repent and reform their system and organization away from the aberrant doctrines of the past (much like the WCG).
This would include a total renunciation of those doctrines (along side of Ellen G. Whites writings, and her claim to being a Prophetess), and an embrace of Gods gift of GRACE (not the law) as our all sufficiency in God/Christ.
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DOCTRINAL STATEMENT (What we believe)
REVELATION: The written content of the Bible was revealed by God in order to unveil Himself and His eternal plan to men.
INSPIRATION: Through inspiration, God moving holy men to write, the Lord made certain that His revelation about Himself was recorded without error in the original documents. All Scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
ILLUMINATION: Illumination is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to believers teaching them all things from the closed canon of Scripture, through study and meditation for the purpose of glorifying Christ. The Spirit also uses those who have the gift of teaching to carry out this ministry. (Psalm 119:99; John 16:12-15; Romans 12:7; 1 Corinthians 2:9-3:3; 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 John 2:27).
AUTHORITY: Since the Bibles ultimate Author is God, it is without error and is our authoritative guide in all matters of faith and practice (John 16:12-15).
CANONICITY: The canon of Scripture is a closed collection of writings, consisting of all writings and only those writings inspired by God. The 39 books of the Hebrew Old Testament and the 27 books of the Greek New Testament contain the whole canon of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16; Jude 3; Revelation 22:18-22).
Because Scripture is Gods only written revelation to men, it is our sole source of infallible guidance for faith and practice. We do not accept the apocryphal books as canonical (Matthew 5:17-18; cp. Revelation 22:18-19; Jude 3).
We believe in a normal (literal), grammatical and historical interpretation of Scripture that affirms, for example, the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in seven literal, 24-hour days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17).
SUFFICIENCY: Scripture states that it is able to equip us for every good work. Also the Lord states that He has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the body of knowledge wherein His great and precious promises are recorded. Therefore, we believe that the Bible alone, as one applies it to his life, is a sufficient resource to prepare the believer to handle all the problems and difficulties of life and ministry (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3-11).
The Bible reveals One, triune God, existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 4:34; 16:8-13; Ephesians 1:11; 3:11; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Corinthians 2:10; 2 Corinthians 13:4; Hebrews 10:7).
THE INCARNATION: The Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God (John 1:1-2, 14).
THE VIRGIN BIRTH: Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:35).
HIS SUBSTITUTIONARY DEATH: He accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for all men (1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
HIS RESURRECTION: His literal bodily resurrection from the dead guaranteed redemption forever (Luke 24:39; Hebrews 10:9-14; 1 Peter 1:3-5).
HIS PRESENT SESSION: The Lord Jesus Christ, in His glorified body, is now in Heaven, exalted at the right hand of God the Father, where He presently fulfills the ministries of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate as the High Priest for His people (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1-2).
HIS SALVATION WORK: The Holy Spirit is a Person who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; that at the moment of salvation He regenerates and indwells every believer during this present age, baptizes them into the body of Christ, seals them unto the day of redemption, and imparts at least one spiritual gift for the common good (John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:7, 12-14; Ephesians 1:13-14).
HIS POST-SALVATION WORK: The Spirit continues to minister to believers throughout their lives in the following ways: comforts, convicts, enables, intercedes on behalf of, leads, produces fruit in, sanctifies, teaches, and witnesses to ones human spirit. Also, each believer is commanded to walk by means of the Holy Spirit, but the Spirit is grieved or quenched by acts of personal sin (John 16:12-15; Acts 9:31; Romans 8:14, 16, 26; 9:1; Galatians 5:16-18, 22-23; Ephesians 3:16-20; 4:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:19).
SPIRITUAL GIFTS: The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to every believer. He gives these gifts "for the common good", and they are God-given abilities that Christians should employ to serve one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. God used some spiritual gifts (such as apostleship, miracles, tongues, prophecy), which were temporary in nature, as signs to unbelieving Jews and to confirm the New Testament message and its messengers. The sign-gifts legitimately functioned until the completion of the canon of Scripture, ceasing by the end of the first century (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 28-30; 13:8-10; 14:21-22; Ephesians 2:20; 4:11; Hebrews 2:3b-4; 1 Peter 4:10).
EXISTENCE: We believe in the existence of created beings called angels, now divided into two categories called "elect" and "fallen." Fallen angels (demons) further divide into two sections: imprisoned and free; they are hostile enemies of God and all people (Mark 8:38; 1 Timothy 4:1; 5:21; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6).
ANGELIC CONFLICT: The Bible reveals a conflict between Satan and his forces (the fallen angels) and Michael, an archangel, and the elect angelic forces. This conflict has a real impact on Christians, and thus they are to ready themselves for effective spiritual warfare. Through observing man, the angels learn the wisdom of God (Daniel 10:13; Ephesians 3:10; 6:10-18; cp. Revelation 12:7-9).
SATAN: Gods Word reveals the personality, fall, and program of Satan, the leader of the fallen angels. His future confinement is in the Lake of Fire with all fallen angels and unbelieving humans. There they will experience everlasting conscious torment (Ezekiel 28:12-17; Job 1:6-7; Revelation 12:7-9; 20:10).
CREATION: We accept the Genesis account of the seven consecutive and literal days of creation in which God created the universe by His spoken word. (Genesis 1; Psalm 33:6, 9).
THE FALL: We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God and that in Adam's sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 1 Corinthians 11:7; Ephesians 2:12).
TOTAL DEPRAVITY: Man is neither inherently good nor able to merit eternal salvation. There is nothing in Adam's fallen descendants with which God can be pleased. Man is, therefore, completely dependent upon Gods grace for eternal salvation from Hell (Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:9-18; 6:23; 7:18).
EVIDENCES OF MAN'S DEPRAVED CONDITION: I believe that Romans 1-3 give an excellent summary of what man is like before regeneration. He has sinned and falls short of the glory of God. His sinfulness (upon which the wrath of God is presently being revealed) is characterized by covetousness, maliciousness, murder, deceit, gossip, violence, disobedience to parents, and unmerciful attitudes and actions (Romans 1:18, 24-32; 3:23).
The Scriptures reveal three categories of sin: Imputed Sin, Inherent Sin and Personal Sin:
IMPUTED SIN: At conception, God credits to every member of the human race the responsibility and penalty for Adam's sin (Romans 5:12; 5:18-19; 1 Corinthians 15:22).
INHERENT SIN (SIN NATURE): Every person inherits a sinful capacity which causes and leads him to commit personal acts of sin (Romans 6:6; 7:17-18; Ephesians 4:22).
PERSONAL SIN: Personal sin is any lack of conformity to the will of God in word or thought or deed (Mark 7:20-23; Romans 6:12-13; 2 Corinthians 10:5; James 3:5-6).
GENUINE OFFER OF SALVATION: Because it is impossible for God to be unfair to any person, and because He loves all men equally, desires all men to be saved, is not willing that any should perish, and invites all men to be saved, He freely and graciously offers salvation to all men. He uses the drawing ministries of the Father and the Son and the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit to make it genuinely possible for any member of the human race to receive the Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 45:21; John 3:16; 6:44; 12:32; 16:7-11; Acts 10:34-35; 16:31; Romans 5:8; 8:32; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 2:2; 1 John 2:2).
ELECTION: Scripture reveals two clear and indisputable lines of evidence. One line shows God sovereignly choosing His own in Christ; the other shows man possessing the function of volition, able to receive or reject Gods uniquely born Son (Re: sovereignty see Job 42:2; Psalm 135:6; Isaiah 46:9-10; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 24:22, 24, 31; Luke 18:7; Romans 8:29-33; Galatians 1:15; 2 Timothy 2:10; 1 Peter 1:1-2. Re: human volition see John 1:9-13; 3:16, 36; 6:47; 20:30-31; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 10:11-13; 1 John 5:9-13 as well as every command in the epistles).
MEANS OF SALVATION: Salvation is the gift of God, brought to men by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. God does not overrule mans volition in accepting or rejecting His provision of salvation. Man appropriates salvation by the sole means of faith alone in Christ alone, whose death and resurrection are the ground of mans salvation. The means of salvation is to be properly correlated with and distinguished from issues related to discipleship (Acts 16:31; 4:12; John 1:12; 3:16, 18; 20:31; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 5:11-12).
No act of obedience (other than trust in Christ), preceding or following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, such as commitment or willingness to obey, sorrow for sin, turning from one's sin, baptism, or submission to the Lordship of Christ, may be added to, or considered a part of, faith as a condition for receiving eternal salvation. The saving transaction between God and the sinner is simply the giving and receiving of a free gift that is without cost to the believer (John 4:10; Romans 4:5; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Revelation 22:17).
ETERNAL SECURITY: Having believed in Christ as Savior at one moment in time, the believer is kept secure forever by God. He does, however, discipline an erring son as a beloved child when necessary. Salvation once possessed cannot be lost. This belief in Gods merciful and secure salvation is not a license to careless living. On the contrary, it is a powerful incentive to godly living (John 10:27-30; Romans 8:38-39; 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 1:4-9; 12:12; Hebrews 10:14; 12:6-13; 1 Peter 1:3-5).
ASSURANCE: One's assurance of eternal salvation comes through faith in the promise God makes in His Word that everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ possesses eternal life. Good works, that can and should follow regeneration, are not necessary to a firm assurance of eternal life (John 5:24; 6:47; Ephesians 2:10; Titus 3:8; 1 John 5:9-13).
THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH: The Church, that is, the body and future bride of Christ, is a spiritual entity made up of all born-again believers of this present age despite their affiliation with churches and organizations (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 4:11-16). The birthday of the Church was the day of Pentecost (cp. Acts 1:5 with 11:15-16 and chap. 2). The Church is a distinct entity not to be confused with Israel (1 Corinthians 11:32).
THE LOCAL CHURCH: The universal Church is visibly functional through fellowship groups, called local churches, meeting in identifiable locations and that should be autonomous and governed by their own leadership (1 Corinthians 1:1-2; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:17). The congregation is responsible to submit to its leadership (Hebrews 13:17). We further believe that the local church is an assembly of believers meeting together for the purposes of worship, communion, Bible study, prayer, fellowship, mutual care, discipline, and witnessing (Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 10:24-25).
THE BLESSED HOPE: We believe that the next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy is the coming of the Lord Jesus in the air to receive to Himself, in the twinkling of an eye, both the dead in Christ and believers who remain alive. We know this event theologically as the Rapture of the Church (1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10; 4:13-5:10; Titus 2:11-14; 1 John 3:2).
THE TRIBULATION: We believe that the Rapture of the Church will be followed by the fulfillment of Israels Seventieth Week, a seven-year period of tribulation, the latter half of which is the time of Jacobs trouble, the Great Tribulation (Daniel 9:24-27; Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:15-21; Revelation 6:1-17).
THE SECOND COMING: We believe that the Great Tribulation will be climaxed by the premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ who makes His enemies His footstool and sets up His Kingdom on earth (Zechariah 14:4-11; Matthew 24-25; Acts 1:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Hebrews 2:8; 10:12-13; Revelation 19:11-20:10).
THE MILLENNIUM: For a thousand years following His Second Coming, Christ will reign over the nations of the earth with a rod of iron in righteousness and justice with peace (Revelation 20:1-10; Isaiah 9:6-7).
THE ETERNAL STATE: We believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the promised Messiah (Jesus Christ) for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence. They remain there in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body, or translation at the Rapture, when soul and body reunited shall be associated with Him forever in glory. The souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery until the final judgment of the Great White Throne after the close of the Millennium. Then, with soul and body reunited, they shall be cast into the torments of Hell from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power (Luke 6:19-25; 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:2-9; 2:11-15).
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