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"About Us" and "What We Believe"
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Beth McLendon is the host of Inspirational – Prayers.
is a DISC personality speaker,
a Bible teacher,
and an author.
Beth has an Associate degree in Sociology, a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master of Arts in Theology with a concentration in counseling. She has started her Ph.D. in counseling. Beth's seminary degree is from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Beginning in childhood, Beth dreamed of going to seminary. She pursued her degree because of her love for the Bible and so that her Christian writing would have sound doctrine.
Beth has written several books:
Praying for your Child
According to his or her Personality Style
At Home in God's Sweater
It is a book for women about finding love and acceptance with Father God.
Presenting with Style
by Robert Rohm
Beth McLendon is a contributing author
Available at: www.personalityinsights.com
Biblical topics, Financial Literacy, DISC personality information,
and Business Topics.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible is God’s inspired Word to his people. It is infallible and holds the answer to every man’s problems and situation.
We believe that there is one God eternal, existing in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Note that we can never become God or "a god" as some religions teach. Throughout eternity, we will always worship God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) as the only true God.
We believe all have sinned. The penalty of sin is death and no degree of works or good behavior can provide sinners a new life. You must be born again and repent of all sin to become a son or daughter of God. The penalty has been paid by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was made sin for us and died on the cross in our stead.
Each Person Needs to:
Acknowledge His or Her Sin
Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23
1 John 1:9
John 20:31, Romans 10:10
The devil was created by God as an angel named Lucifer. At some point he rebelled against God and led 1/3 of the angels to rebel against God.
The devil is also called Satan.
Satan transformed himself to appear as a snake in the Garden of Eden. The devil can only be at one place at a time. He does not personally come against people. He has many fallen angels that he commands. Satan opposes God, deceives mankind, and will one day be in a place of eternal punishment.
Satan has infiltrated most of our entertainment industry. Take note that Satan isn't interested in entertaining. He is interested in indoctrinating people into his view of right and wrong.
2 Corinthians 11:14 tells us that Satan can appear as an angel of light. In the new Fox channel television show, Lucifer (the devil) is appearing as an angel of light.
Beware......Satan often presents himself as misunderstood - or - as the good guy and God is the bad guy. AND Satan loves it when people think he is just a myth and that he doesn't exist.
Philippians 4:8 tells us to only watch things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. If we do that, we will purify and transform our entertainment choices.
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We believe in divine healing for the whole man through the atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, James 5:14
Grace is given to overcome sin not to be an excuse to sin. True Christian doctrine reminds us that if we love God, we will seek to be obedient to God.
False grace doctrine - being taught more and more in churches - has a disdain for the laws and commandments of God.
Jesus said, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word." John 14:24 NKJV
The new grace message tries to say the Old Testament is not relevant and should be disregarded.
Jesus honored the words of the Old Testament.
Take note that the only Bible
the first Christians had was the Old Testament.
Many in this new grace movement try to disregard what Jesus said when he was on earth. They do this by saying that Jesus was only talking to unsaved Jews so we can disregard his words.
But the Bible says, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV
But Jesus taught, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV
And if one reads the words of Jesus in Revelation chapters 2 - 3, it is clear that Jesus wants Christians to be obedient to the things he taught them while on earth. Jesus was very firm with Christians who were disobedient.
No one obeys perfectly. That being said, we point out that the new teaching today is "Don't worry about sin and don't worry about trying to be righteous. Jesus paid for all your future sins so don't worry about it."
That attitude is not taught in the Bible. The Bible teaches us to seek to be holy just as He is holy.
Peter speaks about this. (Peter was one of the 12 disciples who spent 3 and 1/2 years with Jesus. Peter knew what Jesus taught!)
Peter teaches us,
"But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
because it is written, 'Be holy, for I am holy.'"
1 Peter 1:15-16 NKJV
The wisdom of Proverbs tells us,
"He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy."
Proverbs 28:13 NKJV
“I say this because some godless teachers
have wormed their way in among you saying that
after we become Christians we can do just as we like
without fear of God’s punishment.
The fate of such people was written long ago, for they have
turned against our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”
Note this new grace
is being taught more and more.
It may already have gotten a stronghold in your church.
Note, all new grace teachers will say they are against sin
almost every other word they say -
is totally against holiness.
The devil has convinced (deceived)
much of the current church
that the word "holiness" is a bad word.
God calls us to holy living.
This new false doctrine
may be part of the great deception
2 Thessalonians 2:11-17
of the church in the end times.
We have a page - The New False Jesus
We believe that the Lord will come back and receive unto Himself the Church. That includes both those who are living and those who died in Him. Those who are living will meet the Lord in the air. The dead in Christ will be reunited with their earthly bodies and then meet the Lord in the air.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
Understanding the Rapture page by Beth McLendon
The Place of Mary - Mother of Jesus - in the church
We believe that God honored Mary by allowing her to be the mother of Jesus but besides that, she is not special.
Jesus himself set forth the idea that Mary was not a special person to be honored by believers.
When Jesus was preaching and someone interrupted him to tell him that his mother and brothers had arrived, Jesus set a tone for the church.
"Who is my mother?
Who are my brothers?
He pointed to his disciples. "Look!" he said,
"these are my mother and brothers."
Then he added,
"Anyone who obeys my Father in heaven
is my brother, sister
Jesus taught us not to put Mary on a pedestal.
The Bible says we have ONE mediator.
1 Timothy 2:5 says,
For there is one God,
and one mediator between God and men,
he man Christ Jesus;
Mary loved Jesus as her son and as her Savior.
In Luke 1:47, Mary herself says: "And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior."
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