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YOU Were Kidnapped at Birth

Friday, January 17th, 2014

©2013 Stan Hallett

key-in-jail-door(It’s your choice to be captive or free.  The only bonds that hold you are in your heart and mind.)

We Were Created by God in His Image

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26)

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.  (Genesis 2:7)

Kidnapped Children

I got this message right after the three kidnapped girls (Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight) were rescued back in the Spring of 2013.  They were held hostage and abused for 9-11 years. Then I recalled a similar story regarding Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was rescued back in April 2011. Jaycee was held hostage and abused for 18 years. Psychologists say that the women have many long years of intensive therapy and rehabilitation ahead of them, to begin to undo the damage left by the captivity and horrific abuse that they suffered.

Update: There is a more recent but similar story of Kamiyah Mobley who was kidnapped from the hospital at birth by Gloria Williams. She changed the baby’s name to Alexis Kelli Manigo who did not find out that she was kidnapped until she was sixteen years old.  She was finally reunited with her real parents at age eighteen.  Gloria Williams was arrested and the case is pending as of this post update (01/18/17).

Alexis claims that she will always love the woman who was her “mom” for eighteen years.

 Two Fathers?

God is referred to many times in the Bible as our Father, and often by the Lord Himself as He walked among us in the flesh. There were some people that Jesus referred to as Satan being their father . . . 42* Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43* Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44* Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:42-44)

I believe that you and I are the sum total of everything that we have been taught and accepted. Everything that we have taken in through our natural senses. What we hear, what we read and receive, and what we see with our own eyes, along with the things that we can touch and feel. Combine that with your own perceptions and personality and you have the sum total of you.

Young children are very malleable in their young tender years.  That is why King Solomon said Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). This is when we as parents need to teach them, not in just word, but in deed. I think that they actually learn more by watching what the parent does than by what they say.

Often parents say one thing, but do another contrary to what they teach the child. I have seen this so often even in families that have regularly attended Church all through the child’s youth. Sometimes we see a child that was raised in that way be rebellious and have little respect for a parents or a particular parent.  Why? Because the parents preach one thing and do another. They didn’t live it.  They didn’t practice what they preached, and their life was a contradiction.

If a child is raised from birth by a stranger, the relationship grows to become what is familiar, and seems natural to them. It is all that they know. The way in which they have been brought up, and the things that they know and endure become “normal” for them. The things that they believe, even though they may be false, become truth to them. Should this same child after many years come into contact with their natural parent, the real parent will seem foreign, unnatural, and false to them.

On October 4, 1987 Carlina White  was snatched from the hospital at just 19 days old. She was back in the hospital due to an infection. She was 23 years old before she finally discovered the truth. What was interesting to me about this story is that she never knew her real parents, they were strangers to her.  At last report she is trying to get to know her real mother (Joy White) with great difficulties. She claims to be willing to forgive her kidnapper (Ann Pettway) who was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and plans on maintaining a relationship with her. That is an amazing phenomenon. She was brain washed from infancy. What she believed was a lie, but it became true for her. No bonds, or locked doors were necessary. The three other young ladies were kidnapped in their teens and early adulthood.  They had to be restrained to keep them from escaping because they knew the truth of their situation.

Most people that have ever lived on this earth were raised by those that only understand and believe man-made world views, and satan influenced philosophies. They follow the traditions of men (Mark 7:13) and the doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1). Make no mistake, Satan has kidnapped the heart and minds of this world, and the world at large has accepted it from birth, never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 3:7).

When we approach those that were kidnapped by Satan with the truth, it seems so foreign to many compared to how they were raised. In fact for most, unless they are at their lowest, most desperate place, they will not believe or receive it.

I was talking with someone the other day who was saying “Why can’t I be blessed?  Why can’t I have some things that I desire like a house, and be able to enjoy life and not be stressed over money?” My response to them was “You are blessed!” I said how many real monetarily wealthy people do you see in our assembly?  How many successful doctors, lawyers, well-to-do business men? How many millionaires? Most of those people have put their trust in their knowledge, or in their abilities and in their wealth. Didn’t Jesus say that “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:24)?

Most do not come to God until they are at their lowest point, until God is all that they have left.  They are at their wits end financially, physically, emotionally, and God is the only direction left to turn.

Most kidnapped children are severely abused be their abductors. Similarly satan does not love us, he is a liar and a deceiver.  He hates us, and all of God’s creation, and desires to destroy us. If he can keep us in sin, in disbelief of God, in humanism, in witchcraft, in belief in evolution, in man-made philosophy, in hedonism, and focused on the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life, then he has succeeded and has won.

He lies and deceives us with promises, and with the pleasures, and the entertainment of this world. His goal is to lure us further and further into sin (disobedience to God), and keep us captive.

Satan would never die for us, yet many die for satan everyday. There are no bars that keep us, no chains that bind us, no locked doors, no physical fetters of any kind.  We are only held captive by our own mind, and what it is that we believe to be true. Our true Father loved us so greatly that He paid the price for our disobedience with His own blood (Acts 20:28), to redeem us to Himself. All we have to do is to repent, turn from following the father of lies, and obey our true Father.  As the prodigal son did (Luke 15:20-24), we just need to go home.

It’s simply our choice. Satan is a great showman, enticing us with all pleasures that this world has to offer. He promises to fulfill our desires for happiness. But everything we enter into leaves us empty, unfulfilled, and searching for something else that will give us peace, and give us joy. If you’ve never heard this before it may sound foreign and strange to you, and there are so many things that you have yet to try.

Surely something will give you joy, peace and fulfillment. Perhaps promises of fame or stardom.  Perhaps positions of power or prestige, surely that will satisfy. Perhaps sex, or you could try some drug that would make you feel good, and make you forget about all of your problems. Perhaps the latest video game, or the latest sitcom will give you some laughs, some joy, some peace? Come on, there is so much to try!  Food, clothes, cars, relationships, careers, pornography, movies, booze, cigarettes, dope, sports, something is going to fulfill that need, right?

There have been hundreds of movie stars, rock stars, and celebrities that have committed suicide.  They are continually in the news. Obviously the success and fame did not do it for them.  38,329 people died of drug overdoses in 2010, and it’s climbing. Was this the peace or joy that the were looking for? About half of all Americans who keep smoking will die because of the habit. Each year about 4.9 million people die from illnesses related to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined. But they keep right on smoking. The Bible says that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Everything that you know, think, or believe is a culmination of everything that you have read, seen with your eyes, heard with your ears. You have taken that sum total and weighed them in your heart and your mind, and formed your own unique philosophy based on that information and thought.

What you believe in, as much as you believe a thing, becomes true for you. We’ve all had experiences where we have come across those that have some beliefs that we cannot imagine how they could possibly believe such a thing. In fact I think for most of us, it happens so often that logic would dictate that we ourselves probably have areas of belief that are probably in error. In other words we would have to admit that there are most likely things that we believe that are quite possibly, totally wrong.  That’s tough for some of us to admit.

Many of us that were not raised in the Church, and were not raised by Christian parents, were raised by world dominated views. It is the world system that is orchestrated by who the Apostle Paul referred to as the “God of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). He has kidnapped and deceived most of mankind, and desires to abuse, violate, torture, and spiritually and emotionally maim each and every one of us.  It is His goal that we perish without God, and therefore suffer the same fate that he is doomed to. Even most of what the world considers to be “Christian” is not true Christianity at all. Most of man-made religion falls short of truth, short of the true Gospel message, and therefore short of salvation.

Even many that have found truth, and have once believed, only to have wandered off enticed by the world, and the lies they still cling to. They say things like; “God knows my weaknesses.” or “Nobody’s perfect.” They may say “God will forgive me for this one little thing”.  “They drank wine in the Bible, what’s wrong with getting a little high?”  “The Bible doesn’t say that smoking is a sin, does it?” “Hey, all the famous preachers get caught doing it.”

It is reported that there are approximately 41,000 Christian denominations in the world today. It is no secret as to why. . . orchestrated confusion and diversion from truth.

If God did not draw us, did not lead us, and did not guide us, how could anyone have a chance to find truth? The world, including most that consider themselves to be Christians are still deceived by the greatest deceiver of them all. Oh yes!  The Bible says “13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  14* And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  15* Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

If  you have not repented, have not been baptized in the name of Jesus, and you have not been filled with the Holy Ghost, then may I inform you it is no coincidence that you are reading this now. That being the case, and after your true Father has paid the ransom for you, after He has brought you to this point to tell you the truth regarding the captivity that you have been in, and after knowing that regardless of the overwhelming deception in the world. . . You by His grace and mercy have found your way here. How could you come this close and not respond with brokenness and joy to have finally, after all these years of lies and captivity, now having come to the knowledge of your true Father, the only one that loves you with a love like none other.  The one that suffered to pay the price for you to be redeemed to Himself, and safely returned to Him.

What a joyful thing to be able to come home and cry “Father forgive me, for I have sinned against you!” and be forgiven and received. He desires to have a personal covenant relationship with you.  He said that His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30). The Gospel is simple. . . Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:38) 15:1* ¶ Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;  2* By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.  3* For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;  (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

He does not ask us to die on the cross as He did for us. But rather he requires us to die to ourselves through repentance, which means to turn from our ways and follow Him. He does not ask us to be buried in a tomb as He was, but in like figure we are buried with Him in the waters of baptism in His name. Then He promises us that the very same Spirit that raised Him up on the third day would also be given to us with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. …the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (Acts 2:39) The choice is yours today.

The only bonds that hold you are in your own mind. Yes, that’s right! The greatest battle known to mankind, having the greatest consequence, is fought on a very small battlefield. ”And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.“  (Luke 2:4,5). God formed us and breathed the breath of life into us.  He created us to have fellowship with him, to be His children. But God did not create us as robots or slaves.  He gave us free will, free choice. It’s your choice to be captive or free.  The bonds that hold you are only in your heart and mind.

We Are His Children

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God(Romans 8:14) That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; (Philippians 2:15) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. (1 John 3:1) I beseech you, I beg you, If you are here, and you have not repented, or you have not been baptized in the name of Jesus, and you have not been filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38), then may I inform you it is no coincidence that you are here now, regardless of the circumstances that caused you to be here at this moment. If you need help in finding the right Church, then please contact me.

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Finding that Perfect Mate

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

(The Crux of the Matter)

©2013 Stan Hallett

Finding That Perfect MateThe most important and beneficial thing for us in regards to finding that perfect mate is our focus on God.

Matthew 19:4-6 says;

4* And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5* And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6* Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

The key phrase is “God hath joined together”.

I’ve shared in the past about how there are over 41,000 “Christian” denominations in the world today, and how could any of us choose which one was right, which one was true, except it be for God’s leading and direction?

Well, there are an estimated 96 Million adults that are single, just in America alone. How could anyone choose the right one on their own?

God loves us so much that the very hairs on our head are numbered. He knows our needs even before we ask. He knows our heart; in fact His Word says that we don’t even know our own heart. Do you really trust yourself to pick the right mate for you? Really?

The way to obtain the very best person for us to be joined with is to let God do the joining. Therefore our focus should be on Him, and not striving to fill that void in our life for ourselves.

If we become impatient we may very likely end up with years, and perhaps a lifetime of heartache and trouble. Abraham and Sarah grew impatient and felt that God needed their help. The result was outside of the will of God, and ended up being an issue that still plagues the Jewish people today.

Does God give us grace? Yes He does. Can God still work with our poor choices? Yes He can, but not often without great cost, heartache, and failure.

Do you want a Godly spouse? The most attractive woman to a Godly man is a Godly woman, one that is focused on God. The most attractive man to a Godly woman is a Godly man, one that is rooted in the Word of God, and steadfast in the faith.

I promise you that if you seek God, and are steadfast in your focus on Him, that one day, in His timing, which is perfect, in His Will, which is prefect, the right mate will be standing in front of you, and you both will know it.

God is rarely early, never late, and always right on time.

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The Neglected Sign

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

©2013 Stan Hallett

waxcoldOne of signs of the Lord’s second coming, may be a neglected one that is vital to the point of being a spiritual life-and-death matter. “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many [literally, the many, the majority] shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12).

Spiritual coldness is one of the signs enumerated by Jesus. It is not a new thing, but this verse indicates it will be intensified and grow to such proportions near the end of the age that it will engulf all the professing Church except a faithful minority.

The cause of this fading love is “iniquity”, better translated lawlessness. It will not he confined to a few, but will abound until it literally floods the human race. This multiplied lawlessness will do two things to many Christians:

1. It will weigh them down with discouragement. They will reason, “The world is in such a mess that there’s no use even trying to do right.”

2. It will exert a strong spiritual pull away from God.

You may throw a ball high into the air, but eventually it will yield to the downward pull of gravity. The lawless atmosphere of the end time will have this kind of influence on many who have formerly served Christ.

This spiritual decline is described by Jesus by the expression to “wax cold“. The Greek implies a gradual cooling off. To resist this relentless evil tide will take faithful, and sustained countermeasures. It will be necessary to really work at our Christian walk. A passive spiritual attitude is not enough.

What are these countermeasures the overcomer must employ? They are very simple. It is only a matter of returning to old, tried-and-true fundamentals:

UNFAILING COMMUNION WlTH GOD

If you place a piece of iron in a fire, it will heat until it glows. But if you take it out of the fire, the glow will disappear; eventually the metal will cool to the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere. It must be left in the fire if it is to stay hot! So the Christian’s spiritual glow is maintained only by staying in very close contact with God.

When the Lord visited Joshua just before the battle of Jericho, He commanded him, “Loose thy shoe from off thy foot, for the place whereon thou standest is holy” (Joshua 5:15). Joshua’s shoes were the part of him closest to the earth. They had been soiled with the dust and dirt of the road. The removing of the shoes was symbolic of casting off worldly defilement in order to come into God’s presence.

The real defilement comes to us, not from our shoes, but through our hearts and our minds. As long as we are in this world the mind is almost certain to become soiled by wrong kinds of thoughts and suggestions. If we would stand on holy ground, these must be diligently removed and cast away from us.

There is no better cleansing agent than the Word of God and prayer. How vital the Word of God is to our communion with Him. Getting into His Word, praying in the Spirit, and with understanding is vital.

UNFAILING ASSEMBLING WlTH THE BODY

When the Ammonites and Syrians marched against David (2 Samuel 10:9-11), Joab divided his forces so that part of them were fighting the Syrians and the others the Ammonites. As he took command of the Syrian front, he reasoned this way to the officers on the other front. “If either of us is defeated, it will also be a defeat for the other. Therefore, if you’re having a hard time, I’ll come to your rescue; and if I run into trouble, you can send aid to me.”

This is a picture of the Church. Some are fighting different battles than others; but if one goes down, it is a loss to the rest. One of the beautiful advantages of Christian fellowship is the support we can give each other when the going is hard.

In Acts 14:22 Paul and Barnabas returned to several of the cities where they had preached for the purpose of “confirming the souls of the disciples.” These people had been saved, but the apostles came back to confirm them, “to give further support.” This is one of the benefits of the Church; to give further support, and to nurture those who have been born again.

Nothing can drain a Christian spiritually as quickly as the deliberate practice of absenting himself from the Church. But many are doing it, with the inevitable result of cooling off in their souls.

This is one of those unfortunate by-products of our affluent society. There are so many other places to go now, and we have the money to go, so the Church has immense competition. Those who surrender to this pull of the world are rapidly being numbered among “the many” whose love is waxing cold.

UNFAILING FAITH

Jesus assured Peter, “I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.” When faith breaks down and the heart becomes cynical and questioning, it is a dark day indeed. When the angel appeared to Gideon with the salutation, “The Lord is with thee,” Gideon’s disheartened reply was, “If the Lord is with us, why then is all this befallen?” (Judges 6:12,13).

How many times have God’s people asked the same question: “If the Lord is with us, why are things so bad?” What was God’s answer to Gideon? Actually there was none. He simply said; in so many words. “Your place is to go! Start marching in faith, and see what God will do for you.” In other words, Gideon was to stop questioning and commit to God the discouraging conditions around him. His place was not to ask, “Why?” but to fulfill his own God-ordained destiny.

The same is true of Christians in any age and under all circumstances. Outward appearances are not to regulate our faith. Our confidence and trust must be secured by the immutable promises of God and not by the turn of events. A shaken faith will soon produce a heart from which all of the spiritual fire has departed.

UNFAILING DETERMINATION

When all is said and done, the quality most needed in the Christian life is just a good stiff backbone. We all can do just about what we want to do. Many have grown cold simply because they have not been determined enough. They have been too weak in their resolution to serve the Lord. This is a problem in which God will help us, but the determination to serve Him must be our own.

Too many Christians have the character of Jacob’s oldest son, Reuben, whom his father described as “unstable as water” (Genesis 49:4). There is nothing more easily disturbed than water; the slightest breeze starts the ripples moving. Water always takes the path of least resistance. It travels downhill, not up–unless it is pumped. And it doesn’t take a very large obstacle to make some streams change their course. You have seen the water in a creek even detour around small sticks and stones. What a picture of weak-willed Christians!

When Gideon’s call went out for soldiers to fight the Midianites, it was answered by 32,000: but by the time the enemy was encountered there were only 300. It is easy to answer the call and join the ranks when the trumpet blows and there is a flurry of excitement. But it is quite another thing to be faithfully at the post of duty when the fight gets hot.

This is where determination comes in. There are times when we must simply stand fast, pray hard, and wait out the storm. Even the strongest grow weary. Paul had to warn the early Christians not to be weary in well-doing. We have to keep going in spite of our weariness. The spine must remain strong even when the legs are shaky!

Many are being overwhelmed by the relentless flood of godlessness, and are throwing down their weapons.
There is no doubt about God’s power to keep us in this hour, but the question is. “How willing are we to be kept?” It is distressing to see the evidence that some once-glowing hearts are now cold as stones.

This “cold love” is the often-neglected sign of the soon return of our Lord, but it does not have to spell spiritual ruin. Jesus had a word of hope for those who would recognize the danger in spiritual coldness: “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent” (Revelation 3:19).

We need to be in the Word daily, we need to talk with the Lord daily, and we need to stay in fellowship with the Church, His body, to nurture and be nurtured to minister and to be ministered to.

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13)

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Reaching Out to the Wounded

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

©2013 Stan Hallett

hurtingI have attended a lot of Church services over the course of my 64 years, all across this country from sea to shining sea. Although I have had some experiences with denominational “Churches” in my life, my primary experience has been what has come to be known as “Apostolic Pentecostal”, or as some refer to us as “Oneness Pentecostal”. I have been part of, and have attended many assemblies whose pastors are licensed with the *United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI).  In fact I was baptized in Jesus’ Name in 1976 by a UPCI pastor (The late David F. Gray, Revival Tabernacle, San Diego, California).

I have also attended some assemblies affiliated with other organizations, and have been part of the leadership of others. I have also attended, and been part of some Independent Apostolic Pentecostal Assemblies, as I am now. You should also know that I consider all that are repented, baptized in Jesus’ name, and are filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance, and continuing to walk in the newness of life, no matter what organization, or what the name of their assembly is, to be my brothers and my sisters.

Having said that; I agree that man-made organizations have done much good in the kingdom due to the organization of efforts, I feel that they have also done much harm due to the exclusion of those ministers, pastors, evangelists, and elders that are not card-carrying members. The spirit of exclusion, the spirit of competition, of disfellowship, and disunity is alive and well in the Church, which should not be. Nowhere has this been more prevalent and obvious to me than in my own home state of Maine. This has done, and continues to do harm to the Church as a whole. What some have intended to be a tool to unite like-minded brethren, has only served to divide us just as much.

The answer was never in man-made organizations and bylaws. The answer was in what Jesus already built (Matthew 16:18). Paul instructed us that “with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2-3). You might ask why we don’t just submit, and join the ranks of this organization for the sake of unity? For me the answer is very simple.  While I agree with the basic doctrine of salvation, i.e., Acts 2:38, I do not agree with other false doctrines, the prevalent legalism, and the traditions of men which have harmed, and continue to harm the Church. It does injury to those that otherwise might have been saved through love. Jesus said; Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:29-30).

There have been many rules, or what are referred to as “Holiness Standards” put in place that are often not Biblical, or are taken from a misinterpretation of the Old Testament law, and do great harm to the Kingdom of God. This has been a yoke too heavy to bear for many new converts, and some older saints as well. There are also many traditions of men that are put upon the church as a yoke, which is often too heavy to bear for many.  I’ll not go into these here simply because I do not always know who my reader is. It is not my desire to cause harm or division in the Church. I will say that true holiness comes from the heart, and a covenant relationship with the Lord. True holiness does not come from a set of rules, the keeping of the Old Testament law, holiness standards, the personal convictions of others, or any man-made traditions.

What I do want to do is reach out to those that are of like faith, and that have been hurt by some of these false doctrines, standards and traditions of men, and may have given up.  I am reaching out to the wounded and hurt Saints of God that may live in or around the area of Northern New England. It is to them that I would like to invite to visit us at the First Apostolic Church of Biddeford, Maine. I can testify that I arrived here drawn by the Lord, in my mid 50’s and have been here ever since.  I came with a bit of baggage, thinking that I was well rooted, and had a pretty good understanding of doctrine.  I have learned much since I have been here and have grown in the Lord greatly. I am anxious to share it with you!

Come and visit us as you are, and where you are in your walk with God.  If your heart is to seek, learn about, and serve God, you are welcome here (See About Our Church Assembly). Have Questions? Want to talk? Feel free to email me, or call if you would like.  Or if you prefer, just come, and if you come, please make yourself known to me.

First Apostolic Church of Biddeford
One Apostolic Way
Biddeford, Maine 04005

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 * The United Pentecostal Church (UPCI) is a ministerial organization of which only it’s licensed ministers are members. It is the largest Oneness, Apostolic, Pentecostal organization of ministers. It is not a denomination or a church organization, although many congregants feel that they too are UPCI if they attend services where a licensed UPCI minister is the pastor.

 

 

 

 

        
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