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Liberty To The Captives' Statement of Faith

We believe and teach that "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. Therefore the Word of God is our only authority. We believe God has preserved his word for English-speaking people in the Authorized King James Bible. 

We believe the Holy Bible teaches that reconciliation between God and man is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This constitutes salvation. This reconciliation is accomplished through the sinless blood of Jesus Christ and is clearly twofold. From God's side:

He "…was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them." 

However, reconciliation is not complete until man's rebellion is broken, and he is reconciled from his side.

"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God," (2 Corinthians 5:19-20).

The triune God is sovereign and omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. There are not three God's but "there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."- 1 John 5:7 The Bible teaches there is a Godhead: Col. 2:9, Romans 1:20, Acts. 17:29. 

Jesus Christ is God; His birth was to a virgin; He lived a sinless life, His death was vicarious, and He was physically resurrected from the dead.

The Lord Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven presently and will return to judge the world and establish His everlasting kingdom.

The gospel of Jesus Christ, which is "the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth," Romans 1:16. is the only hope for mankind.

Salvation is by the grace of God through faith on the basis of the atoning sacrifice of Christ, and that nothing man can do can earn or deserve salvation. We believe the Bible clearly teaches that the true Christian who stands in the true grace of God (1 Peter 5:12) will depart from iniquity, walk in newness of life, walk in the Spirit, and follow the teachings of God through the Holy Bible. Also see: God's Plan of Salvation

We decry the falling-away-from-the-faith teaching that obeying the Lord Jesus Christ, (walking in the Spirit) is the same thing as working for one's salvation. You may not hold the free gift of eternal life while living in rebellion to the one who gave his life for you.

God commands all people everywhere to repent and to believe the gospel. 

The true church is made up of of repentant and believing people—who are now called saints—who confess and serve Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and submit to his rule and authority as taught in the Holy Bible.

Satan and his devils are the spiritual enemies of the Christian. The Christian must actively submit to God and resist the devil.

There is a literal Heaven for the redeemed and a literal Hell for the lost.

Scripture in contextnot study bibles, concordances, interlinears, seminary textbooks or Bible college textbooksis the source of Christian doctrine.

The Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul both taught that the "abomination of desolation" (also known as the "man of sin") will stand in the holy place (so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing that he is God) before the Lord Jesus Christ returns for his saints. 

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thess. 2:3-4

The Lord Jesus Christ told his disciples when he would return: 

 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken" And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." -Matthew 24:29, 30 

The Lord Jesus Christ will return for his saints immediately after the "tribulation of those days." It is at this time that the Lord Jesus Christ (who cannot lie) stated that he would would return to gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other:

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:31

Some saints will be preserved by God's mighty power during the tribulation. Those who are alive and remain will meet the Lord in the air and so shall ever be with the Lord:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thess. 4:17

We respectfully ask that those who hold to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture doctrine as conceived by John Darby to nevertheless investigate this website—which contains a variety of articles.

Gary and Lisa Ruby

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Liberty To The Captives Established in June 2001