The Ekklesia Church of God is founded upon Biblical Principles and exercises God Granted Freedom of Choice. Located in the Confines of the United States of America and guaranteed U.S. Constitutional First Amendment Rights, “Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The Ekklesia Church of God is a “Free Church.” Ekklesia Church of God is also on other Continents.
Although we respect people’s right to believe and worship as they so choose or choose not to worship, our meetings are not the place for diverse views of personal religious propaganda. We seek to understand and publish the truth and only the truth as defined within the Holy Bible. Recognizing the fallibility of humans, there will be corrections made as mistakes and/or misunderstandings are discovered. It is each person’s personal responsibility to prove through the scriptures if what is studied, written, and taught is a correct and valid understanding of the Holy Scriptures (Philippians 2:12).
Regardless of our own personal convictions, we know people have the right to diverse beliefs and lifestyle choices and practices. However, if their choice is contrary to God's word and laws, such persons are not welcome in the assembly of believers in our fellowship unless they have repented and have ceased such secular, paganistic or immoral, and deviant practices. We adhere to the doctrines clearly defined within the text of the 1611 CE King James Bible. The 1611 King James Bible states with explicitly the defining moral standards and conduct that are acceptable to congregations seeking to follow the truthful word of God (Galatians 5:22-25). Therefore we neither encourage nor condone promoting the displaying of deviant lifestyles contrary to the word of God within the church (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and Romans 1:22-32). Humans have the right of free choice, but not the right to demand that they be accepted as they live in their rebellion against the established doctrine of Christ’s apostles as defined in the New Testament. We believe that the Great God Almighty is slow to anger and capable of enforcing His laws as He deems appropriate (Psalm 145:8 and Romans 12:9).
Ekklesia Church of God is composed of small groups of local independent autonomous churches with the same basic beliefs and are inspired through the Holy Spirit to preach, publish, and promulgate the teachings of God’s holy word, the Bible. There are diverse flocks who follow Jesus Christ and may have their own unique names attached to their diverse and separated bodies however each is seeking to follow Jesus to the best of their understanding and ability. This branch of the Ekklesia Church of God maintains a website (Http://www.ekklesiachurchofgod.com), as do many others.
Primarily to be a member, God our Father must draw you to Jesus (John 6:44). You must repent of former sins (Acts 2:38-39) and be begotten and seek to eventually be born again (John 3:1-8) thus, having your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Daniel 12:1 Revelation 20:12). The outward works of requesting and receiving water baptism shows this attitude of repentance. Afterwards having a willingness for prayerful hands of believing members laid upon you as they prayerfully ask God to bless you with the Holy Spirit of power is another sign of repentance (Acts 8:15-17). Then you need to continue to sustain your faith and desire to serve God. Prayer, meditation, and bible study fulfill this desire to understand mind and will of God: thus promoting a sincere attitude to have Godly works done in faith.
Secondly, you must be faithful to the local church body with your presence and your fellowship, as you are physically able to attend (Hebrews 10:25); willing to help and encourage members as finances and time allow (James 2:16). Your biblically based conduct and attitude of service, as well as any voluntary financial support given speaks volumes of what your morals and values are (Matthew 25:40). Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy and not trample upon it (Isaiah 58:13).
Thirdly, you must be not ashamed of the true Gospel of Christ and be willing to fight the carnal pulls of this age as you seek to travel the difficult and unpopular road of righteousness. You are saved by grace; however you must endure and fight the good fight of faithful works (James 2:26) waiting for Christ to return to this earth with all the holy angels (Matthew 25:31). You need to be on guard so that no one takes your crown of salvation because some will fail to attain eternal life. (Mark 8:38 and Mark 13:13).
Finally, any dissentions arising within the church body are to be address within the assembly according to biblical examples. If there is an offence, proper communication directives are to be followed as written in Matthew 18:15-20 and 1 Corinthians 6:1-7, thus providing for mediation, forgiveness, and resolution. Any unbelieving wanting to depart are to be allowed to take such a choice (1 Timothy 4:1 & 1 Corinthians 7:15)