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Imagine a heavily reinforced castle that stands on the edge of a raging ocean. The waves
beat against the castle, and against the foundations that support it. For the short term,
these waves pose no real threat to such a strong structure. But over decades, and even
centuries, the ocean has it's natural effect on the building. Erosion happens. Every
incoming wave takes with it a little bit of rock. Small cracks become large fissure.
Eventually, the integrity of the wall is compromised – and, even more dangerously, the
foundations may be eaten away. Once the foundations are compromised, the entire
structure is at risk.
Sound Biblical doctrine acts as both foundational and as protective for any Christian
body or organization. In order for incorrect teaching to be kept out, correct teaching has
to be regularly reiterated to prevent dangerous theological erosion.
The global church finds itself in a state of widespread theological combat, particularly
regarding 5 "Crisis Areas" of Protestant doctrine.
Project Beacon is an attempt to seek out and unify Bible-believing Christians who are marked by a rare and distinctive set of doctrinal beliefs:
As Nehemiah led the rebuilding of the walls in Jerusalem, fierce opposition came
against him in the process (Nehemiah 4). Thus, it was necessary that the work be done with the
sword readied at all times. As Project Beacon attempts to rebuild the walls of basic
Protestant Orthodoxy, we assume that it will be done under violent attack from other
well-meaning Christians. And, though it seems an impossible task, we have to try.
As Hebrews tells us, God takes no pleasure in the one who shrinks back in fear (Hebrews 10:38-39).
And, as Nehemiah used the trumpet in order to rally God's faithful builders, so
Project Beacon is designed to rally God's faithful in defense of His Name.
If your theology is in line with ours, we would love to connect with you. If not,
please don't feel alienated or judged - we'd still love to connect. Theology is very
serious, and the aim here is unity, not division. Our hope is that these doctrines can be
discussed and defended from a mature position of Christ-centered humility and
The word "Heretic" seems to get thrown around somewhat tritely nowadays. This is
wrong. Someone changing their doctrinal position to one that you disagree with, or their
merely exploring an alternative position, does not constitute heresy. What's most
important is where someone lands and entrenches him or herself in the long-run, not
where they explore or investigate. Project Beacon is to be a community of healthy
Biblical discourse – not of vitriolic, venomous antagonism. As Christians, love for one
another is key to being in line with the will of God. It's tiring to see individuals resorting
to sin in their pragmatic criticism and malignment of others over doctrinal positions.
The ends do not justify the means. Doctrine is to be defended, but always from a spirit
of love and of concern.
If you are looking for a platform by which you can arrogantly malign and humiliate
those less "enlightened" than yourself, you are not welcome at Project Beacon.
"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing."
- Paul (1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV)
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I
have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that
you are my disciples,if you have love for one another.”
-Jesus (John 13:34-35 ESV)
May the Grace and Peace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be with you all. Know that,
whoever you are, you are loved - both by us, and by God, and we seek to befriend you,
and to help you in any way we can.