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The Truth about the
Once Great Pentecostal Movements Part 4
 
The Way Forward that includes exposing the
extreme doctrinal differences that have infiltrated
the movements since the 1920's
 
Part 4: The Way Forward:
Exposing the Extremities followed by
A Return to the Real Book and Standing On the Promises
 
In this concluding section of this study we will see how the original
statements of faith match up to the new allegorical approaches of the
present day Pentecostal movements.
 
           I.     Assemblies of God
 
The first noticeable difference in Assemblies of God’s
presentation of its Statement of Faith from the original
featured in Redemption Tidings of 1924 to its present day
website presentation at http://aog.org.uk/church_interest.asp 
is that the introduction seems to have been removed.
 
In 1924 this was:
The Scriptures known as the Bible are the Inspired Word of God; the infallible and all-sufficient rule for faith, practice and conduct. This Statement of Fundamental Truths is not intended as a creed for the
Church, but as a basis of unity for a full Gospel Ministry, and we do
not claim that it contains all truth in scripture.
 
1 Corinthians 1:10 (King James Version)

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among
you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in
the same judgment.
 
The scripture referred to in this introduction, however,
cannot be achieved if “Bibles” are used today out of line
with the original Statement of Faith.
 
The current and 1924 statements are shown here with
comments in blue. Scripture references are A.V. for 1924 and
NIV for modern which is a widely used “modern translation” in A.O.G.
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1924: The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
 
A.V. II Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through
faith which is in Christ Jesus. 
 
16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
 
I Peter 2:2 2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word,
 that ye may grow thereby:
 
There is a major difference in emphasis here, the Pioneers having no
doubt in declaring that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
This has been changed to “we believe”, a possible influence of Political Correctness! One scripture has changed too.
 
MODERN: We believe that the Bible (i.e. the Old and New Testaments excluding the Apocrypha), is the inspired
Word of
God, the infallible, all sufficient rule for faith and practice
(2 Tim. 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:21).
 
NIV II Tim 3:15
and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures,
which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in
Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
II Peter 1:21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of
man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along
by the Holy Spirit.
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1924: The unity of The One True and Living God Who is the Eternally self existent “I AM,” Who has also revealed himself
as One Being in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19
 
A.V. Deut 6: 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the
commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
 
Matthew 28: 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
 
MODERN: We believe in the unity of the One True and Living
God who is the Eternal, Self-Existent “I AM”, Who has also
revealed Himself as One being co-existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29;
Matt 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).
 
NIV: Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Mark 12:29"The most important one," answered Jesus,
"is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
 
Matthew 28: 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 
 
II Cor. 13: 14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the l
love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you
all.
 
SERIOUS SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH USE OF “MODERN TRANSLATIONS”.This part of the Statement of Faith can be supported
by the A.V. which was used in 1924 but not by “modern translations”
which depict Jesus as being subordinate to the Father rather than one
being.
 
PROOF (“Modern translations” in agreement with Jehovah’s Witness
belief – the 1924 Pioneers of the A.V. were not) :
 
NWT Jehovah’s Witness: Phil. 2: 6 who, although he was existing in
God’s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should
 be equal to God.
 
NIV Phil. 2:6Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
 
NASB  Phil. 2:6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not
regard equality with God a thing to be grasped
 
 
AMPLIFIED Phil. 2:6 Who, although being essentially one with God
and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which
make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be
eagerly grasped or retained,
 
NLT  Phil. 2:6Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
 
ESV Phil 2: 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count
equality with God a thing to be grasped,
 
The Authorized Version has Jesus of the same substance of the
Father – “begotten” not made!
 
Philippians 2:6 (King James Version)
 
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
 
The issue of the co-existent, co-equal Godhead is crucial with the
infiltration of masters and inferiors heavy shephereding practice
that has infiltrated the Pentecostal denominations today.
It is very significant that the "new translation" AOG does not have
I John 5:7
 
1 John 5:7 (King James Version)
 
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
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1924: Not included
 
MODERN: We believe in the Virgin Birth, Sinless Life,
Miraculous Ministry, Substitutionary Atoning Death, Bodily Resurrection, Triumphant Ascension and Abiding Intercession
of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His personal, visible, bodily
return in power and glory as the blessed hope of all believers
(Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:23; Heb. 7:26; 1 Pet. 2:22; Acts 2:22, 10:38; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 9:12; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor. 15:4; Acts 1:9;
Eph. 4:8-10; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25; 1 Cor. 15:22-24, 51-57;
1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:1-6).
 
SERIOUS SERIOUS PROBLEM with “we believe in the Virgin Birth”
for in “new translations” used by AOG Jesus had an earthly father as
believed by Jehovah’s Witnesses too!!!
 
PROOF:
 
NWT Jehovah’s Witness Luke 2:33 And its father and mother continued wondering at the things being spoken about it.
 
NIV Luke 2: 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was
said about him.
 
 
NASB Luke 2:33  And His father and mother were amazed at the things
which were being said about Him.
 
AMPLIFIED Luke 2:33 And His [legal] father and [His] mother were marveling at what was said about Him.
 
 
NLT Luke 2:33  Jesus’ parents were amazed at what was being said
about him.
 
ESV Luke 2:33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was
said about him.  
 
The Authorised Version is extremely different and accurate.
 
Luke 2: 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things
which were spoken of him.
 
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1924: The fall of man, who was created pure and upright,
but fell by voluntary transgression. Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7;
Rom. 5:12-21
 
MODERN: We believe in the fall of man, who was created
pure and upright, but fell by voluntary transgression
(Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21).
 
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1924 Salvation through faith in Christ. Who died for our sins according to Scriptures, was buried, but was raised from
among the dead according to the Scriptures, and through
His blood we have Redemption. Titus 2:11; Romans 10:8-15;
Titus 3:5-7; I Cor. 15:3-4
 
 
 
MODERN: We believe in salvation through faith in Christ, who,
according to the Scriptures, died for our sins, was buried and was
raised from the dead on the third day, and that through His Blood we
have Redemption (Titus 2:11, 3:5-7; Rom. 10:8-15; 1 Cor. 15:3-4).  This experience is also known as the new birth, and is an instantaneous
and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the
Lord Jesus Christ.  (John 3:5-6; James 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:23; 1 John 5:1).
 
SERIOUS SERIOUS PROBLEM – NO BLOOD IN NIV:
 
Colossians 1:14 (King James Version)
 
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
 
 
NIV – NO BLOOD VERSION :,
Col. 1: 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
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 1924: The baptism by immersion in water is enjoined upon all who
have really repented and have truly believed with all their hearts in
Christ as Saviour Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Acts 2:38-39
 
MODERN: We believe that all who have truly repented and
believed in Christ as Lord and Saviour are commanded to be baptised by immersion in water (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48;
Acts 2:38-39).
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1924: The baptism in the Holy Spirit, the initial evidence of
which is the speaking with other tongues. Acts 2:4;
Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 19:6.
 
MODERN: We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of the believer with power for service, the
essential, biblical evidence of which is the speaking with
other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance  (Acts 1:4-5, 8,
2:4, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 19:6).
No longer the "initial evidence"!
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1924: Not included
 
MODERN: We believe in the operation of the gifts of the
Holy Spirit and the gifts of Christ in the Church today (1 Cor. 12:4-11, 28; Eph. 4:7-16).
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1924: Holiness of life and conduct in obedience to the
command of God “Be ye holy for I am holy” 1 Pet. 1:14-16;
Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 1 John 2: also I Cor. 13
 
MODERN: We believe in holiness of life and conduct in
obedience to the command of God (1 Pet. 1:14-16;
Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 1 John 2:6).
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1924: Divine Healing – Deliverance from sickness is provided
for in the Atonement.Isa. 53:4-5, Matt. 8:16-17,
James 5:13-16
 
MODERN: We believe that deliverance from sickness, by
Divine Healing is provided for in the Atonement
(Isa. 53:4-5, Matt. 8:16-17, James 5:13-16).
 
MAJOR MAJOR PROBLEM – the Work of Dr. Petts,
former Principal and trainer of AOG ministers:
 
 
Petts direct quote from his paper for EPTA 1993
Healing and the Atonement:
 
….. I reject the view that Matthew 8:17 teaches that healing is in the atonement. There are no direct references to the Servant passages in Matthew’s passion narrative and his quotes from those passages are
used in a non-redemptive setting. The quote from Isaiah 53:4 is set in
the context of the healing of physical sickness, and Matthew avoids,
both by his divergence from the LXX and in his choice of verbs any suggestion that Jesus vicariously took sickness upon himself.
Indeed for Matthew, Isaiah 53:4 was fulfilled not in Jesus’ passion,
but in his healing ministry in Galilee.
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1924: The Breaking of Bread – This is enjoined upon all
believers until the Lord comes. Luke 22:14-20;
1 Cor. 11:20-34
MODERN: We believe that all who have truly repented and
believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour should regularly
participate in Breaking of Bread (Luke 22:14-20;
1 Cor. 11:20-34).
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1924: The premillenial second coming of the Lord Jesus
Christ Himself is the blessed hope set before all believers.
I Cor. 15:22-24; I Thess. 4: 13-18; I Cor. 15: 51-57.
 
The everlasting punishment of all who are not written in the
Book of Life. Rev. 20: 10-15
MODERN: We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men,
the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our
Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting conscious punishment
of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life
(Dan. 12:2-3; John 5:28-29, 1 Cor. 15:22-24; Matt. 25:46;
2 Thess. 1:9; Rev. 20:10-15).
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 1924 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the offices as recorded in the
New Testament. Eph. 4:7-16; I Cor. 11.
 
MODERN: Not included
 
A.V. Ephesians 4: 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according
 to the measure of the gift of Christ.  
8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men.  
9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first
into the lower parts of the earth?  
10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all
heavens, that he might fill all things.)  
11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  
12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry,
for the edifying of the body of Christ:  
13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge
of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature
of the fulness of Christ:  
14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and
carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men,
and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  
15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,
which is the head, even Christ:  
16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted
by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working
in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the
edifying of itself in love.
 
 
MODERN: Not included
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is very significant that the Five Fold Ministry is removed from the current STATEMENT OF FAITH;
the 1924 Pioneers being led to include it!!!!!!
 
        II.     Elim
 
In relating  Elim’s modern day statement of faith to the heart
of the Pioneers we use the contents of six messages given by Principal George Jeffreys over IRBA Radio.
Albert Edsor: ‘Set Your House In Order’ p.164-176
 
THE BIBLE: We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without
error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme
and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
 
In four years at what was Elim’s Bible College I cannot recall one single reference to the Bible as used by the College’s founder George Jeffreys.
 
Proverbs 22:28 (King James Version)

 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
 
 
He was a man of one Book – The Authorised Version of the Bible,
which he loved and treasured and from which he derived great
spiritual strength.
 
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THE TRINITY: We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and
co-eternally in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that
these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and
redemption.
 
I found no foundation given Biblically for this in Elim’s Bible College,
a Bible College with no Bible, only a Gnostic interpretation brought
together by spiritualists called the NIV.
This heretical document declares Jesus not to be co-equal –
along with all the other heretical “Bibles” the so called Pentecostal
world is being bound by.
 
Elim’s new Bible is nearer doctrinally to Jehovah’s Witness founder
 Charles Taze Russell than Principal George Jeffreys!
 
PROOF:
 
“New translations” agree with New World Translation on “lesser than Jehovah God” point!
 
As with AOG the "new translation" Elim now has scriptural licence for masters-inferiors heavy shepherding.
 
NWT: Phil.2: 6 who, although he was existing in God’s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God.
 
NIV Phil. 2:6Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
 
NASB  Phil. 2:6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not
regard equality with God a thing to be grasped
 
AMPLIFIED Phil. 2:6 Who, although being essentially one with God
and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes
which make God God], did not think this equality with God was
a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained,
 
NLT  Phil. 2:6Though he was God, he did not think of equality with
God as something to cling to.
 
 
ESV Phil 2: 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count
equality with God a thing to be grasped,
 
The Authorized Version supports Elim’s Statement of Faith so why
does their College embrace a Gnostic heresy?
 
Philippians 2:6 (King James Version)
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal
with God:
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THE SAVIOUR:  We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord
Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity,
in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary
and atoning sacrifice through His blood shed, in His bodily
 resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father,
in His heavenly intercession and His second advent to receive
His Church.
 
Edsor records Jeffreys belief in the deity of Jesus Christ, and the
judgment seat will be of Christ.
How can Elim believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord
Jesus Christ when their “Bible” says he is not equal to the Father?
In addition their “Bible” does not show God having been manifest
in the flesh!
 
“New translations” agree with New World Translation on “God did not manifest in the flesh” point! “He” or “Christ” is not admitting God
manifest in the flesh!
 
NWT: I Tim. 3:16 Indeed, the sacred secret of this godly
devotion is admittedly great: ‘He was made manifest in flesh,
was declared righteous in spirit, appeared to angels, was
preached about among nations, was believed upon in [the]
world, was received up in glory.’
 
NIV: 1 Tim. 3:16Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great:
He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit,
was seen by angels,  was preached among the nations, was believed on
in the world, was taken up in glory.
 
NASB: 1 Tim. 3:16  By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness:He who was revealed in the flesh,
Was
vindicated in the Spirit,Seen by angels. Proclaimed among the nations,Believed on in the world,Taken up in glory.
 
AMPLIFIED: 1 Timothy 3:16 And great and important and weighty,
we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness.
He [God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated
in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations,
believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory.
Footnotes: a) 1 Timothy 3:16Some manuscripts read "God."
(Note; where Amplified says “some manuscripts – it is insultingly downgrading Textus Receptus – the PURE WORD OF GOD!)
 
NLT I Tim. 3:16  Without question, this is the great mystery of our
faith: Christ was revealed in a human body and vindicated by the
Spirit.He was seen by angels and announced to the nations.
He was believed in throughout the world and taken to heaven in glory.
 
ESV I Tim. 3:16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:
He was manifested in the flesh,vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up
in glory.
 
AUTHORIZED VERSION says clearly
“GOD MANIFEST IN THE FLESH”
 
I Tim. 3: 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels,
preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into
glory.
 
George Jeffreys as reported by Edsor declared the following (p. 166) :
Jesus was God veiled in human form. He claimed to be the only door
into the Kingdom of God; the only Giver of eternal life to sinners;
the only Bread of Life to satisfy spiritual hunger; the only Living
Water to quench soul-thirst; the only Way, to follow; the only Truth,
to lean upon; and the only Life in which to abide. He also claimed
to be the only possessor of the keys of death and of hell. 
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THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who
proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and
that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift
of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. 
Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller
participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism
and service.
 
The Holy Spirit’s deity is dependent on the Son’s deity which has been
brought into question by use of false translations.
 
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MANKIND: We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since
the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
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SALVATION: We believe in the necessity for salvation of repentance
towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight.  This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is
received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and
a holy life.
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THE CHURCH: We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of
all believers in Christ and that these comprise the universal Church,
the Body of Christ.
 
This is an excellent statement but how much is it realised in Elim
today that the Body of Christ is one spirit with the Lord, members of
his body, flesh and bones, partakers of his divine nature?
 
Gal. 2:20; Col. 3; II Cor 7:1; 12:9; Gal. 3:3; Rom. 6
Galatians 2:20 (King James Version)
 
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
 
Colossians 3:3-4 (King James Version)
 
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
 
2 Corinthians 7:1 (King James Version)

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse
ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting
holiness in the fear of God.
 
2 Corinthians 12:9 (King James Version)
 
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
 
Galatians 3:3 (King James Version)
 
Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
 
Romans 6:3-5 (King James Version)

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ
were baptized into his death?  
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as
Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so
we also should walk in newness of life.  
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
 
Gen. 1:26-28; Col. 1:15,16. In God’s Image!
 
Genesis 1:26-28 (King James Version)

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.  
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them.  
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, andmultiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
 
Colossians 1:15-16 (King James Version)
 
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
 
John 14 Who can do greater works?
 
John 14:10-13 (King James Version)
 
John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father
in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the
Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else
believe me for the very works' sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;
 because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the
Father may be glorified in the Son.
 
John 17:21  Did Jesus pray that we be one in the
Father and Son? Did Jesus have a successful prayer
life – If so how can flesh be one in the Trinity? 
 
John 17:21-22 (King James Version) 
 
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee,
that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou
hast sent me.  
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may
be one, even as we are one:
 
I Cor.6:17; Eph.5:30; Jer. 3:14 Joined unto the Lord – members of his body, flesh and bones!
Does this relate to flesh or divinity?
 
1 Corinthians 6:17 (King James Version)
 
But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
 
Ephesians 5:30-32 (King James Version)

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.  
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be
joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.  
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
 
Jeremiah 3:14 (King James Version)
 
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
 
Rom. 12:1 What do we present holy? 
 
Romans 12:1 (King James Version)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.
 
I John 4:17 As He is – So Are we ?
 
I John 4:17 (Kings James Version)  
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 
 
Rom. 8:17; Gal. 4:7 What does being equal mean?
 
Romans 8:17 (King James Version)
 
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
 
Galatians 4:7 (King James Version)

Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an
heir of God through Christ
 
Rom. 11; John 15:7 If we are the branches or the
lump – how can we bear a different name? 

Rom. 11:16 (King James Version) For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
John 15:5-7 (King James Version) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto youMatt. 5:48; 19:21;  II Tim. 3:16,17; Eph. 4:11,12; Phil.2:5; Eph.4:24; Col. 1:27-29; I Peter 1:16; 5:10; Heb. 6:1; 10:14; James 1:4;  Are we called to be perfect? 
Matthew 5:48 (King James Version) Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.Matthew 19:21 (King James Version) Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.2 Timothy 3:16-17 (King James Version) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.Ephesians 4:11-12 (King James Version) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:Philippians 2:5 (King James Version) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:Ephesians 4:24 (King James Version) And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.Colossians 1:27-29 (King James Version) To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:  Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:  Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.1 Peter 1:16 (King James Version) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Peter 5:10 (King James Version) But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.Hebrews 6:1 (King James Version) Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,Hebrews 10:14 (King James Version) For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.James 1:4 (King James Version) But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothingPartakers of the divine nature and glorified?
2 Peter 1:4 (King James Version) Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.Col. 1:12 (King James Version)  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 
Rom. 8:30 (King James Version) 
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Hebrews 3:14 (King James Version) For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
 
John 1:12-14; I Peter 1:23 
Born of blood,
flesh or of God beholding whose Glory?
 
John 1:12-14 (King James Version)

 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become
the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
 
 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the
will of man, but of God.  
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
 
I Peter 1: 23 (King James Version)
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 
 
Heb. 7:11-12; I Peter 2:9; Col. 1:12-24;
Eph. 1 and 2 Who are the priests now?
 
Hebrews 7:11-12 (King James Version)
 
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under
it the people received the law,) what further need was there that
another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec,
and not be called after the order of Aaron?
 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
 
1 Peter 2:9 (King James Version)
 
 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
 
Colossians 1:12-24 (King James Version)
 
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness
of sins:
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in
earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the
firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the
preeminence.
For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to
reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be
things in earth, or things in heaven.
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by
wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and
unblameable and unreprovable in his sight:
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved
away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am
made a minister;
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is
behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake,
which is the church:
 
Ephesians 1:17-23 (King James Version)
 
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give
unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him;
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who
believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and
set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which
is to come:
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over
all things to the church,
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
 
Ephesians 2:6-7 (King James Version)
 
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
 
I Cor 3:16-23; II Cor 6:16-18
The Temple of God Is Holy!
 
1 Corinthians 3:16-23 (King James Version)

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God
dwelleth in you?  
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the
temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.  
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be
wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 
 
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written,
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.  
And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are
vain.  
Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your's;  
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death,
or things present, or things to come; all are your's; 
 
And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
 
2 Corinthians 6:16-18 (King James Version)
 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are
the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them,
and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the
Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 
 
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
 
THE MINISTRY:We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in
His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and
teachers and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy
Spirit according to the New Testament. 
 
During my time at Elim Bible College I saw little evidence of this, my experience being of seeing the Pastor-People heavy shepherding s
yndrome strongly in action.
 
George Jeffreys as reported by Edsor declared the following (p. 175) :
Because Formal Protestantism has neglected or ignored Christ’s
pattern for His Churches in Matthew 18: 15 to 20, one of the most
powerful promises in the Word of God has been surrendered to a false centrally-controlled priesthood that has no foundation
whatsoever in the New Testament.
 
What George Jeffreys founded has become what he warned about,
the present rulers being the follow on controllers that thre Jeffreys
out of the once great movement he founded.
 
THE ORDINANCES: We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ and the commemoration of
Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return.
 
George Jeffreys as reported by Edsor declared the following (p. 170) :
Baptism by immersion in the Name of Jesus Christ is the outward
witness that the penitent has found eternal life in the Death of Christ.
 
My considerable experience of life in Elim Churches is that I never
saw a baptism take place in the manner George Jeffreys ordained.
 
THE COMMISSION: We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of
the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to
preach the gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.
 
It is pleasing to witness “the Gospel” in the statement of faith which is contrary to the “new translations” used in Elim, which declare “an
Gospel” or “our common faith” which means there is more than one!
 
Why can’t Elim use the Bible instead of Gnostic Counterfeits
which undermine excellent points given in Elim’s original Statement
of Faith?
 
Revelation 14:6 (King James Version)

 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the
everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Revelation 14:6 (New American Standard Bible) And I saw another
angel flying in an eternal gospel to preach to every nation and
tribe and tongue and people; HERESY: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO
GOD PHILOSOPHY
 
Revelation 14:6 (The Message)
 I saw another Angel soaring in Middle-Heaven. He had an Eternal Message to preach to all who were still on earth, every nation and
tribe, every tongue and people. He preached in a loud voice,
"Fear God and give him glory!
 
 
His hour of judgment 
HERESY: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GOD PHILOSOPHY
 
Proverbs 22:28 (King James Version)

 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
 
 
He was a man of one Book – The Authorised Version of the Bible,
which he loved and treasured and from which he derived great
spiritual strength.
 
We are happy to work with all those desiring to
restore the landmarks of the founders to the
Pentecostal Movements.
 
The case against the present rulers is overwhelming -
to remove the landmark of the Authorised Version 
and the vision and callings of the founders has been nothing less
than an act of gross blasphemy.
 
Revelation 14:6 (Amplified Bible)

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, with an eternal
Gospel (good news) to tell to the inhabitants of the earth,
to every race and tribe and language and people.
HERESY: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GOD PHILOSOPHY

Titus 1:4 (King James Version)
To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy,
and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour
Titus 1:4 (New International Version, ©2010)

To Titus, my true son in our common faith:   Grace and peace
from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
HERESY: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GOD PHILOSOPHY
 
Titus 1:4 (New American Standard Bible)

To Titus, my true child in a common faith. Grace and peace from
God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
HERESY: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GOD PHILOSOPHY
 
Titus 1:4 (Amplified Bible)
To Titus, my true child according to a common (general) faith:
Grace (favor and spiritual blessing) and [heart] peace from God the
Father and the Lord Christ Jesus our Savior.
 
HERESY: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GOD PHILOSOPHY
Titus 1:4 (New King James Version)
To Titus, a true son in our common faith:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus
Christ
Footnotes:
Titus 1:4 NU-Text reads and Christ Jesus.
 
HERESY: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GOD PHILOSOPHY: Also typical decadent NKJV reference to the text underlying NIV that leaves out "
Lord"
 
THE COMING KING: We believe in the personal, physical and visible
return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.
 
THE FUTURE STATE: We believe in the resurrection of the dead
and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss
of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.
 
MAJOR PROBLEM –
“Damnation” is different to the condemnation of the new translations,
a condemned man having a once for all punishment, a damned man
having eternal punishment. Elim’s “eternal conscious punishment”
is not supported in the “Bibles” used in Elim.
 
A.V. Mark 16: 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but
he that believeth not shall be damned.
NKJV: Mark 16: 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but
he who does not believe will be condemned
NIV: Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but
whoever does not believe will be condemned.
 
 
HEALING MISSING FROM CURRENT STATEMENT OF FAITH:
Considering healing was very much part of Elim’s original calling it is extremely strange not to find healing in the existing statement of faith.
 
George Jeffreys as reported by Edsor declared the following (p. 168) :
Bodily healing in the supernatural realm is clearly taught
throughout the whole range of Scripture. The Christian Church right
down through the centuries has emphasized the truth that the Bible
is the Word of God, that its commandments should be implicitly
obeyed, and its promises believingly appropriated.
 
This statement of Jeffreys is a million miles away from my experiences
at what was Elim Bible College.