Statement of Faith
STATEMENT OF FAITH – PASTOR PETER THOMAS
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The Deity or Godhead - In brief, the Scriptures do not support ‘God in three (3) persons’. The LORD [YHVH] GOD is One LORD. I do NOT subscribe to the doctrine of the Trinity. It is foreign to the scriptures. I am not a Trinitarian!!! A diligent study of the subject will reveal that the LORD our God is One. Jesus said, “I and the Father are One”. The Son of God was God manifested in the flesh. God was manifest in the flesh. Without controversy Jesus Christ is God. Jesus Christ is God Almighty. In other words, Jesus Christ is God all by himself. All references to the Son of God should be understood in light of Scriptures, that the Almighty God of the Old Testament is the same Jesus Christ in the New Testament. God tabernacled inside that human flesh and dwelt among us. There is one (1) God. Not two Gods, not three Gods. Not three-in-one God, there is but one God. There is one Lord, one God, one Father. There is one body and one Spirit. Only one God. Only One (1). I am convinced of this One God. You do well if you believe there is one God. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit OF God or the Spirit FROM God. The Holy Spirit is not some third person of a 3 part god. It is paganism from the Eastern Hemisphere which the East were accustomed to with their various triangular (3-part) gods or goddesses. Let me be clear that what I support is what scriptures support. ‘Holy’ in Gk. is Strong's # G40 Greek ἅγιος (hagios) and ‘ghost’ (or spirit) is # G4151 Greek πνεῦμα (pneuma). Hagios Pneuma. In Hebrew, ‘Holy Spirit’ or ‘Holy Ghost’ is ‘Ruach Ha-Kodesh’ (רוח קודש); ‘Spirit of God’ is ‘Ruach Elohim’ (רוחאלוהים); ‘Spirit of the LORD God’ is ‘Ruach Adonai YHVH’ (רוחיהוה אלהים). You may research at a time that is convenient for you about the Erasmus and the Textus Receptus and you will find that the words in 1 John 5:7, “in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost”, were inserted in the year 1522 because of Erasmus’ oath. These words are not in the original manuscripts. Matthew 28:19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” is also used as some sort of proof of a Trinity. This is less than scholarly and far from truth. God DOES NOT consist of a Trinitarian-Triangular-Three Part existence. God is holy and God is SPIRIT. And you shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy… [Leviticus 20:26]. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth [John 4:24]. Properly translated, ‘God is Spirit’. God the FATHER is and will always be the Head of the Godhead. There is only one (1) in the Godhead. God the FATHER was the Head of the son of God while he was here on earth. For my FATHER is greater than I (the son) – Jesus’ own words. There is but one God, the Father … and one Lord Jesus Christ. There is none (no) other God but one. Jesus the CHRIST of God also imparted this knowledge, “The Lord our God is one Lord …” and enlightens us to love the LORD God with everything in us, that this is the first of all doctrines. The FATHER God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, shared the same spirit while he was physically in the earth world. It is HIS Spirit, as HE is ONE Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ came out from God his Father. Jesus said, “… for I proceeded forth and came from God …” - But there is not now a son of God. Neither in heaven nor earth, nor anywhere else. Christ is God! Jesus Christ is the Almighty God. NOW the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Apostle Paul states, “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” Finally, there is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling. “Seeing it is one God” [Romans 3:30], and He is God of everyone, whether Jews or Gentiles [Romans 3:29], let us worship Him in the beauty of Holiness [Psalms 29:2; Psalms 96:9]. Christ said to the multitude and to his disciples in Matthew 23:9, “... for one is your Father, which is in heaven”. Make no mistake about it. Know ye that the LORD he is God (Psalms 100:3). Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God (Matthew 22:29). While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? Whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, the LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? (Matthew 22:41-45). They didn’t ask him anymore questions. The issue of who God is has already been forever settled (Psalms 119:89). Consider what I say, it’ll do you good. My prayer is that when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ. Christ is nobody’s son. Christ is God. Jesus Christ is God Almighty and he is the Only wise God!
[Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9; Leviticus 20:26; John 4:24; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Mark 12:28-32; John 14:28; John 8:42; 1 Corinthians 11:3; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:4; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 3:30; Psalms 29:2; Psalms 96:9; Matthew 23:9; Genesis 1:1; John 1:1, 14; Luke 1:35; 1 Timothy 3:16; James 2:19; Isaiah 44:24; Ephesians 4:5-6; 1 John 5:20; Revelation 4:1-2; Psalms 86:10; Malachi 2:10; Psalms 100:3; Matthew 22:29; Matthew 22:41-46; Isaiah 43:11, 15; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Psalms 119:89]
Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, and Halloween are pagan practices. They have their roots in paganism, which predates Christ and Christianity on earth. Deliberately, they have been a mockery of Christ and Christ-ians. It is heathenism, which is to say, ‘idolatry’. We are called to be separated from anything that is contrary to the nature and purposes of God. Remember the words of Jesus in Luke 16:15. It “is abomination in the sight of God”. Unscriptural doctrines are not of faith, and “For whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” [Romans 14:23].
[Jeremiah 10:2; 1 John 2:15-16; 1 Corinthians 10:13-14; Acts 17:16-17; Exodus 20:3-6; Deuteronomy 12:28-32; Luke 16:15; Romans 14:23]
Marriage is between one man and one woman. I do not support, nor will I allow use of any of our facilities for agendas not in accordance with scriptures. Sacerdotal functions are to be performed in integrity of the Word of God. As such, no Minister licensed or ordained by Pastor Peter Thomas will officiate any wedding ceremony outside of the biblically prescribed “one man and one woman” matrimony. Pastor Peter Thomas does not support the lifestyle of transgendered or transsexual individuals or couples. As such, I (Pastor Peter Thomas) will not officiate any ceremony which seeks to alter the original plan of our Creator. One natural born male (man) and one natural born female (woman) is all that will be joined in holy matrimony (wedding ceremony) performed by me and those ministers in affiliation with me. Also, the terminology, ‘Husband, Mr. (Mister), Sir, Brother, Boy, Male and Man’ are only recognized by me as applying to a naturally born male. The terminology, ‘Wife, Mrs. (Mistress / Misses), Ms. (Miss), Ma'am, Sister, Girl, Female and Woman’ are only recognized by me as applying to a naturally born female. So, to be clear, no person having had their gender scientifically (surgically / medically) manipulated ( or changed ) or legally changed, will receive sacerdotal services from me. The same interdiction applies to same gendered individuals or relationships. Understand that I do not advocate or condone violence toward any person, group or race based on their persuasion. However, as a true follower of Jesus Christ, I am prohibited from engaging in activities which violates my beliefs. Also, I am prohibited from condoning, promoting, or allowing use of any of my
[Genesis 1:1, 26-28, 2:7, 18, 20-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:21-33; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Genesis 5:1-2]
Women Pastors / Preachers - In the truest sense of Scriptural Integrity, the role of Pastors and Preachers are reserved specifically for men only. With much prayer and consideration, as I study the Word of God, I, Pastor Peter Thomas, as of June 14, 2014, do officially and publicly withdraw my endorsement of women operating in the role of Pastor or Preacher. Regardless of my upbringing, culture, personal views, influences and tradition, I must find my documentation in the Word of God. Apostle Paul said in the Book of 1st Timothy chapter 2 verses 11 - 13, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.” Every woman that resists this Scripture, you’ve got the wrong spirit and the Truth of God is not in you. GOD never called and ordained a woman to preach and HE never will. To every so called “woman Pastor, Apostle and Bishop” – relinquish your ordination credentials and repent, in order to co-operate with me. I free you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! Read further by clicking 'Women and Church'.
[1 Timothy 2:11-14; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35; 1 Corinthians 14:33, 40; 1 Peter 3:4; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:6-9; Ephesians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 11:3-5; Titus 2:3-5; Titus 1:5-6; 2 Timothy 2:6; 1 Timothy 5:1; 1 Peter 5:1-2; Isaiah 3:12; Isaiah 9:16; 2 Corinthians 11:3-4, 13]
Healing and Deliverance - According to the examples of scriptures, I endorse that healing and deliverance were available under the Old Covenant and is still available under the New Covenant. We are living under a better covenant today, which was established under better promises. The terms of the covenant in the New Testament far exceeds that of the Old Testament. “BE THOU MADE WHOLE!!!”
[Exodus 15:25-27; Exodus 23:25; Psalms 107:20; Isaiah 53:4-5; Isaiah 57:18-19; Isaiah 58:8; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 10:1; Mark 7:24-30; Acts 10:38; Luke 10:9, 19; Acts 19:11-12; 1 Peter 2:24; Revelation 22:1-2; Hebrews 8:6; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28]
Baptism - ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM [EPHESIANS 4:5], ----- “ Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost ” [Acts 2:38]. I would love to baptize you! Baptism is through immersion. The baptism that I subscribe to is the baptism in which the whole body of the person is submerged in the water. Pastor Peter Thomas does not endorse sprinkling as a substitute for submersion, nor do I support the baptism of babies, infants and toddlers. I am in agreement with the Word of God. Water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is essential for salvation according to the New Testament for this dispensation. Those who reject Peter’s baptism are lost. I believe baptism also symbolizes your oneness with CHRIST in God, that your life is hid with CHRIST in God. Furthermore, it is for the convinced unbeliever turned believer, representing his or her belief in God’s redemption through Jesus Christ’s finished work on the cross; that HE, JESUS CHRIST, died on the cross for our sin(s); was buried; was resurrected or raised from the dead by GOD’S SPIRIT. [Synopsis: You are in union with CHRIST in His life, death, burial and resurrection. Christ gave us this example to follow, being baptized Himself in the Jordan River, albeit under the Old Covenant and commanded us to be baptized in the New Covenant!]. As the songwriter sung, “Living, He loved me – Dying, He saved me – Buried, He carried my sins far away – Rising, He justified – Freed me forever – One day He’s coming back – Glorious day”. There is no other name given under Heaven whereby you must be saved. Salvation is only by the LORD God who is Christ Jesus! Having said this, the scriptures contain ample references to the formula for physical water baptism. Pastor Peter Thomas will obey the commandment of the resurrected JESUS to baptize “ in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost ” --- which are titles, then will proceed to baptize the candidate using the phrase “ in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ ”. This is in accordance with how the founding New Testament Apostles conducted baptisms, in obedience to the Great Commission. For more information, click 'Baptism'.
[Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38-41; Matthew 3:13-16; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 4:4-5; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:5, 12, 16, 26-40; Acts 19:5; Galatians 3:26-27; Titus 3:5; Acts 10:43-48; Acts 16:30-34; Acts 22:16; Colossians 3:1-4, 17; 2 Corinthians 4:3-5; Mark 16:16]
Baptism of the Holy Ghost - The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is a gift from the LORD [YHVH] our God; A gift of Almighty God Himself. This spiritual baptism is the baptism in the Spirit of God and also the baptism with the Spirit of God. It is being filled with the Holy Ghost or continuously filled with the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Comforter sent from the FATHER, sent from JESUS Himself. This baptism is a progressive work of the Holy Spirit and is a FIRE baptism [spiritual fire], which purges one from inclination to sin and impurities. As the Father dwelt in Jesus on earth by his Eternal Spirit, every person filled with the Holy Ghost can say, “God lives in me”. The baptism with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven is available to the sanctified (set apart) one who in earnest seeks (tarries) to be filled. The Holy Spirit [Spirit FROM God; SPIRIT OF GOD] guides you into all truth, for HE is the Spirit of Truth. We thus endorse that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost includes speaking in tongues, YES, but also “speaking by the Spirit of God the languages of the NATIONS for the Glory of God” ! HE, GOD, gives you current and future insight, through HIS Holy Spirit. He gives beautiful languages of the Spirit through utterance, but you must speak. The Holy Spirit will not speak in tongues for you, you must speak! Jesus baptizes you into the Holy Ghost and likewise the Holy Ghost baptizes you into the Body of Jesus Christ.
[Isaiah 28:11-12; Matthew 3:11-12; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:15-17; Luke 24:49; John 1:33; Acts 1:4-5, 8; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; John 14:10-11, 16-18, 26; John 16:7-8, 13; Mark 16:17; Acts 2:1-8, 14-19, 33; Acts 10:44-47; Acts 11:15-16; Acts 19:6; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 13, 27-28; 1 Corinthians 14:2-6, 13-19, 22-33, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 14:39]
Signs and Wonders / Miracles - Signs and wonders, as well as miracles, are available to all! They are for today and for the convincing of unbelievers, as well as for the betterment of the believer. Collectively, they are for the demonstration of the Holy Ghost and of power unto the glory of the LORD! It is all by God’s grace and sovereignty that His display of love is accessible to us. Receive all that you need TODAY!
[Acts 2:19; Psalms 71:7; Mark 16:17-18; Luke 10:19; Acts 19:11-12; Romans 15:19; John 4:48; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 12, 28; 1 Corinthians 14:22; Jeremiah 32:17, 20, 27; Hebrews 2:4]
Flags - Flags have no business in the Church of the Living God. I do not, nor will I display any flag (including the Christian flag) in the House of the LORD. My allegiance is not to any flag, Government or Nation. My loyalty is to our Creator, the LORD [YHVH] our God, the Lord Jesus Christ. HIS banner over me is love. A banner is a proclamation; a bold statement. Not displaying the national flag does not mean that one does not love his or her country. Jesus said, “If you love me”, you will, “keep my commandments”. What does displaying a flag symbolize? Is it scriptural? A flag serves as a symbol of allegiance. Faithfulness in the Church of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ takes precedence over the tradition of man. God’s laws supercedes every other law. We live in an idolatrous world. I shall have no other god before our GOD. We are also exhorted in the New Testament, “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment”. The banner that the LORD has given us to be displayed is His Truth. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. He prayed that the FATHER God would sanctify us through the truth, that HIS Word is truth. The Apostle Paul said, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; …”. I seek to please my Creator. Any and every emblem (as well as tradition) will be checked thoroughly against the Word of God, like the Bereans did, to see whether or not they are appropriate and consistent with Scriptures. Let’s separate church and state.
[1 Corinthians 1:10; Song of Solomon 2:4; John 14:15; Exodus 20:3; Psalms 60:4; Psalms 20:5-7; Galatians 3:28; Hebrews 13:8; Colossians 3:11; Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 12:22-24; John 17:17; Acts 17:28; Acts 17:10-11; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18]
Food - Holy people of God should not eat just any and everything. Food and beverage should be prayerfully consumed in accordance with what the Lord prescribed and proscribed in Scriptures. Consider that flesh foods were not the original meat. Flesh eating meats began in the Book of Genesis. God condemns the eating of swine's flesh. It was never meant for human consumption. A holy Christian cannot eat certain foods. For this cause many are sickly and diseased and even die prematurely. Rest assured I am not a novice nor naive. In order to maintain the integrity of the Holy Scriptures as a Christian, I cannot endorse pork eating. I reject this as false doctrine. It is inferior to the Word of God. I am warning the people of God everywhere against that deadly, devilish deception and defiance, that yet makes you contend against God. At this time, God is no longer winking at ignorance, "but commandeth all men every where to repent:" of being ignorant. (See Acts 17:30). This notion that you can eat anything or everything and get away with it is antithetical to the Word of God. NO, that is not the truth. It is an error. That is nothing like right. It is not alright. It is wrong. You don't really believe it yourself. Selectively choosing which forbidden foods to eat is not wise. Why disrespect your body? "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption..." [Galatians 6:7-8a]. There are scriptural prohibitions concerning what you ingest. Eating prohibited meats (pork; baby backs; pig; shrimp; lobster; crab; raw or undercooked meat, including raw sushi dish, etc.) cannot be substantiated as being in accord with the Word of God. Before you oppose, consider the Law of First Mention, that wherever in the Holy Writ you read of something the first time, the original meaning usually follows throughout all Scriptures. My admonition is for everyone that names the name of Christ (O Christian), to change course immediately and beg God for mercy on you. Let all things be done decently and in order. (See 2 Timothy 2:19; 1 Corinthians 14:40). If you heed my counsel, it'll do you good. As a separated people, for your consideration, I humbly submit to you Leviticus 20:25, "Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean." This verse marks a distinction between holy people and the world at large concerning eating, but verse 26 tells us specifically to be holy, for the Lord is holy, "and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine". We are not to be presumptuous. "Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression." [Psalms 19:13]. Misapplying any New Testament verse to offset the Old Testament on this matter is an untenable approach to God's Word. Scripture interprets scripture. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, but must be rightly divided. (See 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Timothy 2:15). Thank God, I'm the one to do it. Glory to God! Culinary Arts and the Culinarian can provide a rich, fulfilling and tastefully great Cuisine experience, however, it must be done God's way for the honest-hearted Holy Christian. According to what is written in the Word of God for our learning. Obey God's Way one hundred percent (100%), you can't go wrong. For the record, I'm not a Seventh Day Adventist, I am JESUS Only. Oneness. I present, you investigate. Read on by clicking 'Food' to further understand the import of this.
[Leviticus 11:2-31, 46-47; Deuteronomy 14:2-3, 4-20; Isaiah 65:2-4; Isaiah 66:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Timothy 2:15; Galatians 6:7-8a; 2 Timothy 2:19; 1 Corinthians 14:40; Romans 15:4; Acts 17:30]
Judgment - What If Some Did Not Believe?
ARE YOU READY FOR GOD's JUDGMENT?
What if some did not believe? Shall it make the faith of God without effect? Evil men and seducers are waxing worse and worse. I believe that it is going to be just as God said. Just as in the days of Noah ... as in the days of Lot ... time is winding up on this old world. (See Genesis 6:6-8, 17-18; Genesis 7:1, 21-23; Genesis 19:1, 12-17, 24-29). God is going to punish evildoers. There is a judgment coming on this world. Everyone will be accountable for choosing or rejecting the God of the Holy Scriptures. Are you ready to meet the Lord? If you were to die today, will you be ready for your final judgment? Are you a Christian? Are you really a Christian? The devil, whose name is Satan (not Lucifer), is a deceiver. Don't let Satan or your preacher trick you into going to hell. "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God." [Psalms 9:17]. You are responsible for the gospel presented to you by me right now. Don't be lost. "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." [2 Corinthians 4:3-4]. If you want to be saved, click on 'Judgment' and you will be instructed on how to save yourself from this untoward generation that is on its way to hell and destruction.
[Romans 3:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:13; John 1:4, 5, 9; John 3:19; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Psalms 9:17; Deuteronomy 32:22; Romans 11:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Romans 15:4; 1 Timothy 4:1; John 3:5; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 2:40;
Acts 2:36-42; Acts 2:44; Ephesians 4:5]
Right to Refuse - As a true follower of Jesus Christ, I am prohibited from engaging in activities which violates my beliefs. Also, I am prohibited from condoning, promoting, or allowing use of any of my ( our ) assets for activities in violation of my ( our ) beliefs. A policy is set forth to clarify my position on everything morally objectionable. Violating the Scriptures to please anyone is not an option and is also not up for debate. See 'Policy'.
[Ephesians 5:11; Ephesians 5:7; Leviticus 20:7; Leviticus 20:24; Leviticus 20:26; Acts 4:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Acts 5:34; Acts 5:38-39; Hebrews 11:23-27; Romans 14:23; Psalms 37:27; Titus 3:8; 1 Timothy 1:19; 1 Timothy 1:5; Psalms 4:4; Ephesians 4:26; Romans 6:12; Romans 6:14; Romans 6:23; Romans 6:12-23; Deuteronomy 12:28-32; Deuteronomy 4:2; Daniel 1:8; Daniel 3:17-18; Proverbs 14:34; James 1:27; 1 Thessalonians 5:22]
Strife - Pastor Peter Thomas has a zero level of tolerance for strife, envying, confusion and evil. I am a peaceful person that the LORD has chosen to have HIS hands upon. His BLESSING is upon me and amongst me, and the only striving that is acceptable is for us to strive toward peace and a harmonious flow. It is my policy to promote peace, love, goodwill and unity in our ministry and in the earth. I speak the LIFE of God that eradicates strife from your life. Come join me in a fellowship of believers that dares to operate in ‘excellence of spirit’.
[James 3:13-18; Psalms 133:1-3; Titus 3:9; Ephesians 4:3; 1 Corinthians 14:33; Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 15:18; Proverbs 16:28; Proverbs 17:1, 14, 19; Proverbs 20:3; Proverbs 22:10; Proverbs 26:17, 20-21; Proverbs 28:25; Proverbs 29:22; Proverbs 30:33; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; Psalms 35:1; 2 Timothy 2:24-26]
STATEMENT OF FAITH – PASTOR PETER THOMAS
Prepared and typed by Pastor Peter Thomas
Copyright © 2011 - 2023 Pastor Peter Thomas
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