Our Statement of Faith



 



This ministry is dedicated to proclaiming and defending the doctrines of the holy God of Israel and His Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. The doctrines that are essential to proving His Lordship and ministry are all established the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New Testament. The key doctrines that this ministry proclaims and defends follows:

The Holy Bible commonly called the Authorized King James Version is the very word of God in English and the final authority in all matters:

"For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven" Psalm 119:89.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16.

Within the Godhead is the Father, Son and holy Ghost.

"The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (5) The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath." Psalm 110:1. (These verses shows the Father and Son)
"But they rebelled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them."
Isaiah 63:10. (This verse shows the person of the holy Spirit)
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." 1John 5:7.

Jesus of Nazareth is the only begotten Son of God.

"I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee." Psalm 2:7.
"No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." John 1:18.

The fall of man into sin was literal and now because of sin all of mankind is separated from the holy God of Israel.

"And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: (24) So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." Genesis 3:22,24.
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned..." Romans 5:12.

The penalty for sin is death.

"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Genesis 2:17.
"For the wages of sin is death..." Romans 6:23.

God's way of reconciling man to Himself is through a vicarious death and shed blood to pay the penalty for all sin.

"And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness." Leviticus 16:21.
"And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission." Hebrews 9:22.

The death of Jesus of Nazareth, God's righteous Servant, paid the penalty for sin.

"He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities." Isaiah 53:11.
"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." 1 Peter 2:24.

God raised Jesus of Nazareth bodily from the dead.

"For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption." Psalm 16:10.
"But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." Romans 8:11.

Jesus of Nazareth will bodily return to set up His everlasting kingdom

"I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. (14) And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." Daniel 7:13,14.
"Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him..." Revelation 1:7.
"...The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever." Revelation 11:15.

God deals with man on the basis of blood covenants.

"And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words." Exodus 24:8.
"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant." Hebrew 13:20.

God is now dealing with Jews and Gentiles through the new covenant.

"Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah." Jeremiah 31:31.
"For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Matthew 26:28.

There is a literal hell.

"And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh." Isaiah 66:24.
"Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." Matthew 25:41.

God will raise all from the dead and all of mankind will stand in judgment before the holy God of Israel.

"A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened." Daniel 7:10.
"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." Revelation 20:12.


Reconciliation with holy God of Israel and eternal life is based upon the confession of Jesus of Nazareth, the only begotten Son of God, as Savior.

"Kiss (embrace) the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him." Psalm 2:12.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:9.

There is a literal Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When He returns, He is coming with the Clouds of Heaven, His Church.

"I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven..." Daniel 7:13. "Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven." Matthew 26:64.

 

John McTernan, founder of Defend and Proclaim the Faith ministries, has spent thousands of hours with Jews and Muslims debating and corresponding in defense of the Gospel. During numerous appearances on television, radio and in seminars, he has publicly defended Israel in light of Biblical prophecy. His current best selling book is As America Has Done To Israel.
During numerous appearances on television, radio and in seminars, he has publicly defended Israel in light of Biblical prophecy. His current best selling book is As America Has Done To Israel.
Since 1975, he has been involved with the Pro-Life movement and is currently a Pro-Life leader in central Pennsylvania. And, in the early 1980's, he co-founded International Cops for Christ where he serves as an ordained chaplain and evangelist.

John holds a B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and an honorary PhD in Biblical Studies from Calvary Christian College. He served 26 years as a Federal Treasury agent before retiring in 1998.

He is author of the acclaimed book God's Final Warning to America, and co-author of the bestseller Israel: The Blessing or the Curse. From his experience debating, John wrote the Only Jesus of Nazareth series. This series includes: Only Jesus of Nazareth Can Sit on the Throne of David and Only Jesus of Nazareth Can Be Israel's King Messiah. Additionally, he has written several tracts, including Muhammad or Jesus: The Prophet Like Unto Moses, and The Koran vs the Bible.

John is married and the father of four children and five grandchildren. He resides in central Pennsylvania.
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