The Vision of Take A Stand! Ministries
Calling and Purpose: We have been strategically placed by God with vital information for our time. It is our mission to first see the lost saved through personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Next, following in the edict of I Peter 3:15, we are giving reasoned biblical responses to the world around us and answers for faith.
Finally, in recognition that we are living in the biblical "end of days," it is the mission of Take A Stand! Ministries to challenge the Church to carefully examine the current trends, practices, beliefs and doctrines being referred to and accepted as "Christian" by using the Scriptures - and ONLY the Scriptures.
Longevity: October, 2008 marked our 25th year of full-time ministry, focusing primarily on current issues and apologetics.
Dedication: We are dedicated to use every available means to minister to people - seminars, crusades, conferences, radio, television, regular newsletters and now the World Wide Web.
The Bottom Line: "We exist to (1) see the lost saved and (2) the Church changed by the power of Jesus Christ!"
Eric Barger's Take A Stand Ministries Statement of Faith
We believe the doctrines of the historical Christian faith as outlined in documents such as The Apostles Creed
The Holy Bible is the only complete, infallible and inspired Word from God to mankind
There is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
God the Father created all that we know and understand
Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary
Jesus Christ came as God incarnate in human flesh
Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary for sinful mankind and rose bodily from the dead on the third day
Salvation is only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement on the Cross and is evidenced through repentance from sin
The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ
The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer and deliverance from Satan's demonic forces
In the existence of Heaven and Hell
In the catching away of believers in Christ from the earth (also known as the "blessed hope" or rapture)
In the second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth, coming with his triumphant church to rule and reign for a thousand years
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one everlasting life and the other everlasting damnation
In eternal judgment and separation from God awaits those who reject God's free gift of salvation
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