Project Beacon
Unite the Bride of Christ!
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Project Beacon:  An Overview   (Youtube)  (mp3)  (pdf)

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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:


1. THE GOSPEL IS ATONEMENT-CENTERED, (CROSS-CENTERED).  JUSTIFICATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, IN CHRIST ALONE.

2. GOD IS ABSOLUTELY SOVEREIGN IN ALL THINGS, INCLUDING SIN.


3. MALES ARE TO EXCLUSIVELY HOLD THE POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP BOTH IN HOME AND IN MINISTRY. FEMALES ARE NOT TO EXERCISE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY OVER MALES, ESPECIALLY AS PASTORS/ELDERS/BIBLE TEACHERS.


4. THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS HAVE NOT CEASED. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS STILL MOVING IN POWER. THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS SHOULD BE CAREFULLY EXERCISED.


5. THE STATUS QUO OF CHRISTIANITY SHOULD BE THAT OF SUFFERING, NOT OF COMFORT; OF DANGER, NOT OF SAFETY; OF LACK, NOT OF ABUNDANCE. THE CHRISTIAN SHOULD ASSUME A DEFAULT POSTURE OF WARTIME SELF-SACRIFICE AT ALL TIMES.



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 helpfulness.


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 allKnow 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.


- Your friends at Project Beacon



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