The Lion and Lamb Ministry (LLM), is an online organization and home for members of the Body of Christ for the training and promotion of the Children of God as Ambassadors for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20 ). At LLM, in obedience to Ephesians 3:2-11 , you will learn and be instructed in, particularly but not exclusively, The Mystery of the Body of Christ, The Dispensation of the Mystery, and The Dispensation of Grace. LLM is here to create, develop, and distribute information and materials to stimulate, encourage, and facilitate serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.
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The Lion and Lamb Ministry's Beliefs
Our Doctrinal Statement
We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible. The Bible is inspired by God in its entirety, and is without error in the original autographs, a complete and final written revelation from God.
We believe that there is only one God, who is eternal and immutable, and manifests Himself in three distinct Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah, born of a virgin, totally without sin, God in human flesh, the One Who died on the cross for our sins, was buried, rose again from the dead on the third day, and ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven, where He now intercedes for us who believe in Him. Therefore, we believe in the Eternal Deity, Virgin birth, and sinlessness of Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa`, The LORD Jesus Christ, as both the eternal God and Man.
We believe that He, The LORD Jesus Christ, is the living glorified Man at God’s right hand, seated far above in the highest Heavenlies, Head of the Church, which is His Body. The LORD Jesus Christ, is going to return in the clouds for His Body before the tribulation that is coming on the WHOLE earth, and that He will return with His saints and all His holy angels to the earth at the end of the tribulation, and set up His kingdom on earth, ruling and reigning forever and ever. Therefore, The Body of Christ will be called on high to be with the risen Christ, like Him, to appear with Him in Glory BEFORE He returns to Earth as the Son of man to redeem and restore the Nation of Israel.
We believe that all humanity is lost and born with a sinful nature, and can only be saved by The Faith in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and not by any human merit or performance. Salvation by Grace. By Grace ALONE without works, through The Faith of Jesus Christ, in the shed blood and redemptive work of The LORD Jesus Christ.
We believe in a personal Devil, called Satan, who, along with all his fallen angels, and demons or evil spirits, are destined to spend eternity in hell, and now seek to deceive the world, defeat the believers, and destroy the work of God, but can be resisted by believers, who are protected by God and the intercession of Jesus Christ our Lord.
We believe that heaven is a real place where the saved will dwell forever, and that hell is a literal place of torment where unbelievers will suffer forever. We are absolutely, uncompromisingly, opposed to any doctrine of universal reconciliation which we consider a Satanic delusion. We are likewise opposed to any and all doctrines of annihilation, accepting God’s Word; eternal wrath for the lost and eternal glory for the saved.
We believe that genuine believers are born again by the Holy Spirit of God, and are indwelt, baptized into the Body of Christ, and sealed by the Holy Spirit, and thus, unable to be separated from the love of Christ. We believe that the redeemed sinner, saved by Grace alone, is eternally secure in The LORD Jesus Christ, accepted in Him, blessed with all spiritual blessings in Him, and free from condemnation in Him. If the believer falls asleep before Christ calls the Body on high to meet Him in the Air, at the Harpazo, the Rapture, prior to the start of The Great Tribulation, he is immediately with the LORD. We are absolutely opposed to any and all doctrines of “soul sleeping”.
We believe that true Children of God are indwelt and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a godly life and to be bold in our witness for The LORD Jesus Christ, as Ambassadors for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation. We believe that the greatest of all gifts is love, and that the Child of God in Christ should manifest that gift and live a consistent, spiritual, separated life, ever seeking those things which are above, ever walking worthy of the vocation wherewith he or she is called. "Who hath saved us, and called us with an HOLY calling" 2 Timothy 1:9
We believe in the spiritual unity of all genuine believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Concerning “rightly dividing the Word of truth” 2 Timothy 2:15 , we believe there is much to be learned. We believe it is altogether essential to distinguish between and “Test the Things That Differ” (Philippians 1:10 ). One specific example is to know the difference between the call and ministry of the Twelve Apostles and the call and ministry of the Apostle Paul, AND, to know the difference between the Apostle Paul’s ministry BEFORE and AFTER the close of the “Acts” period. We believe that members of Christ’s Body should obey Ephesians 3:9 and Ephesians 4:3-6 .
We believe that the nation of Israel has a special place in God's plan, and that all of the promises of God to Israel will be fulfilled.
So There You Have it!