Beacon-Ministries is a few members of the Body of MESSIAH which seek to assist in the godly edifying of your soul through sound doctrine. Today we find no shortage of Bible teaching, but sound Bible doctrine which "rightly divides the word of truth" in accordance with the "revelation of the mystery of MESSIAH" all while teaching the complete and total victory of Jesus MESSIAH is not that common. Our earnest desire is to see the "eyes of your understanding" opened to a greater knowledge of what Jesus MESSIAH accomplished for all His creation! We pray that the information found here will allow the edification process to be accomplished in your life. We do not seek to be affiliated with any religion, movement, or denomination. All we seek is to allow the Scriptures to be our authority, and to follow wherever they may lead us.
We believe in the simple Bible truth that Jesus Messiah is the "Lamb who takes away the sin of the world." He is the Deliverer of the world, He is the "Second Adam," through Whom all mankind will be restored to ELOHIM's original image, as the Apostle Paul states in I Cor.15:22-28. He is the only way to the Father, the only begotton Son of EL, and that there is no other way to eonian life but through Him. We believe He is king and judge of the universe, and owner of all Creation, and that His purpose for the ages (eons) is to bring all things under His government and reconciled with Himself (Ephesians 1:9-10). We believe that in His death and resurrection He became the "Lamb who takes away the sin of the world." As MESSIAH Himself said, "If I be lifted up (crucified) I will draw all men to me" (as also prophesied in Psalm 22). His Name is the One before which every man, woman and child, from all of human history will bow before and declare that He is YAHWEH. At that day, the prophesied "restoration of all things" shall come to pass. I Tim.2:4-6; Eph.1:11; Rom.5:15-21; I Cor.15:22,28; Phil.2:9-11; Acts 3:20-21; II Cor.5:15.Disclaimer: We believe in the free exchange of information. Posting a link, video or article on any page does not mean we agree or disagree with any of the information on the sites, videos, or in the articles. Indeed, while there is some material we find valuable at each link, on each video, or in each article, the reader must study it in light of the fact that we are simply desiring to give as much information as possible. We might not agree with much of the material at these sites, on the videos or in these articles -- we acknowledge that the creators of these sites, videos, and articles might not agree with us.
Is Today the Only Day of Salvation?
by Ken Allen, D.D.
"Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor. 6:2)
Many people read into this verse more than is actually stated and also, many English translations add more than is actually in the original Greek. The first part of that verse is a quote from the first part of Isaiah 49:8 which reads in the KJV:
"Thus saith the LORD, In _AN_ acceptable time have I heard thee, and in _A_ day of salvation have I helped thee:"
For emphasis, underscores and caps have been added to two words ( _AN_ and _A_) in the above quote from Isaiah 49:8. Notice this verse reads "_AN_ acceptable time" and "_A_ day of salvation" and NOT "_the_ acceptable time" and NOT "_the_ day of salvation".
Now, again, the phrase in 2 Cor. 6:2 is:
"behold, now [is the] accepted time; behold, now [is the] day of salvation"
Notice that brackets have been put around two words ( [is the] ) above. These words are not in the original Greek. Some of our English translations such as the KJV and NASB, put some words in italics that are not in the original, but they also fail to do so in some instances. The KJV does put the "is" in italics but fails to also put the "the" in italics to show that it is not a word in the original Greek. This can be misleading. You can check this with a Greek version or most Greek-English interlinear translations. Also, below is the way 2 Cor. 6:2 is translated in Young's Literal Translation and by Darby's translation (notice the words in brackets [ ] denoting that those words are not in the original Greek):
"for He saith, `In an acceptable time I did hear thee, and in a day of salvation I did help thee, lo, now [is] a well-accepted time; lo, now, a day of salvation,'" -- (YLT)
"(for he says, I have listened to thee in an accepted time, and I have helped thee in a day of salvation: behold, now [is the] well-accepted time; behold, now [the] day of salvation:)" -- (Darby's Translation)
So, the thought given in this verse agrees with the Isaiah verse from which it is a quote that "an accepted time" and "a day of salvation, NOT "the accepted time" and NOT "the day of salvation". This means that now is an accepted time and now is a day of salvation but it IS NOT the ONLY accepted time and NOT the ONLY day of salvation. It is an accepted time and a day of salvation for that "special" salvation of the believer (1 Tim. 4:10).
WHAT ABOUT HELL
- Just what does the Bible have to say about Hell? What is it? Who goes there? All these questions and many more are answered in this excellent look at the Doctrine of Hell.
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"However much some people may dislike it, there is no escape from the fact that all search for truth is controversial. The reason for this is simple: once some truth is revealed some untruth is unmasked for what it is; and those who prefer the untruth resent the unmasking. That is only to be expected, on account of the weakness of our mortality. And their offense is not so blameworthy for their resentment as for their preference which is the occasion of it.
Consequently, those who dislike controversy are in reality at bottom people who dislike truth — not that they dislike all truths, but only those truths that make them uncomfortable. Such dislike, and corresponding discomfort, may be due to several causes. A truth may disturb some settled conviction; so that the sufferer has to start thinking again and to embark on a toilsome re-examination of ideas which he has accepted as certain for so long a time that any disturbance of them is bound to be most upsetting. With others, a newly encountered truth may prick the conscience by exposing some comfortably accepted sin. This, too, may be felt to be very vexatious on account of the discomfort of inward strife induced by it." (R. B. Withers)
We believe that the ecclesia of this dispensation, the Body of MESSIAH, is made up of all those who have responded to the Evangel under God's mystery program as revealed to and through the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Colossians 1:18), but does not include those who responded under ELOHIM's prophetic program (those who responded to the prophetic Evangel became members of the Prophetic ecclesia also called the Kingdom ecclesia). The mission of the ecclesia is set forth by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 and Ephesians 3:1-12. The destiny of the ecclesia is to appear at the judgment seat of MESSIAH when we shall meet Him in the air (at the rapture), and then to rule and reign with Jesus MESSIAH in the heavenlies (2 Corinthians 5:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Ephesians 1:17-23, 1 Corinthians 6:2-3).
Everyone who enters ELOHIM's family is a minister. One of the most important functions for Christian gatherings is to equip its members for ministry. Advancing ELOHIM's message of Favor is the most exciting and fulfilling life there is. We are His hands and feet. To minister means, to proclaim the Evangel! When we meet together as believers, we should encourage everyone-- young and old, men and women, rich and poor, and all nationalities -- to go out and be the missionaries of conciliation ELOHIM intends us to be.
Giving a charge to a man entering into the gospel ministry is a tremendous blessing. Our brother in Christ, Bill Petri, presents the charge to Dan Haley 3, its responsibilities and blessings concerning the gospel and ministering in the gospel to all with whom he knows and meets. We are so very thankful to our God for Dan and his love for our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The 12 Apostles & the Apostle Paul Comparison Chart
1. Chosen by Christ on earth (Luke 6:13)
1. Chosen by Christ in Heaven (Acts 9:3-5)
2. Had known only Christ on earth (Acts 1:9)
2. Had known only Christ in Heaven (1 Corinthians 15:8; Acts 26:16)
3. Representing Israel one apostle for each tribe (Matthew 29:28; Luke 22:29,30)
3. One apostle representing the oneness of the Body (Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians4)
4. The twelve offering Kingdom at hand to Israel (Matthew 10:7)
4. Proclaiming "Gospel of the Grace of God" to Jew and Gentile alike
5. Power to work miracles (Mark 16:17,18)
5. Miracles shown at first, signs of apostle (2 Timothy 4:20) but later fading (Acts 19:11,12)
6. Ministry based on covenants and prophecy (Isaiah 60:1-3; Acts 3:22-26)
6. Ministry based entirely upon the Grace of God (Ephesians 1:7) Mystery kept secret until that time (Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:1-3)
7. Sent to Jew first (Matthew 10:5,6) Gentile salvation through Israel (Acts 3:25,26)
7. Jew and Gentile on same footing with God (Romans 3:22,23; 10:12,13)
8. Ministry in Palestine only (Matthew 10:5,6)
8. Forbade to minister in Jerusalem (Acts 22:21)
9. Labored, hoped and prayed for Christ's return as King (Acts 1:11; 3:20,21)
9. Paul's message explains His continued absence (Ephesians 1:18; 2:6)
10. Commissioned to baptize and signs as evidence of salvation (Mark 16:15-18)
10. Not commissioned to baptize (1 Corinthians 1:17) Miraculous powers to vanish away (1 Corinthians 8:10)