|For the true unity of born-again Christians|
"Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice". (Ps. 50:5)
The Philadelphia Testimony is a movement of Love, whose purpose is to testify and globally promote the Unity of the Brotherhood in everything that the Word of God establishes in doctrine, practice and testimony, for the children of God.
The Testimony is proclaimed by brethren, Evangelical Christian Churches and institutions that feel the call of the Lord to obey "all the council of God" and to faithfully carry out the Lord's commission to preach, defend and confirm the Gospel. Its motto is:
BACK TO THE LORD AND BACK TO THE BIBLE!
BACK TO LORD IN ABSOLUTE SUBMISSION!
BACK TO THE BIBLE IN ABSOLUTE OBEDIENCE!
Based on the demands of the Word of God and His prophetic teachings given to the last days of the Church on Earth, the Testimony calls on believers from all parts of the World to: separate from all apostasy and, at the same time, deal with discrepancies that cause divisions among believers, in obedience with the Biblical Doctrine of Christian Unity.
1. To testify for the Biblical Doctrine of Christian Unity.
To promote obedience to the Lord’s commission of Unity among born-again
Christians and local churches that obey the
Biblical Doctrine of
Separation, straying from apostasies.
To identify our brethren in the world who are likeminded and share the
To promote the Biblical Method of Restoration of Unity through prayer,
joint biblical studies and fraternal dialogue among such brethren and
To promote in the life and testimony of brethren and churches the
faithfulness to the Lord and His Holy Word (all the Council of God): this
means, the manifestation of the prophetic
characteristics of the church in
Philadelphia (Re. 3:7-13).
To convert brethren and churches that have strayed from the Truth.
7. To defend the Gospel from attacks that try to deny it, distort it or diminish it.
¿WHO WE ARE?
FUNDAMENTAL: In the theological sense, the term fundamental characterizes the one who believes, proclaims and defends the so called "fundamentals of the faith": the inspiration and the infallibility of the Holy Scriptures; the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Virgin birth, His atoning and vicarious death, His bodily resurrection and ascension, and His second coming to earth. In other words, the "sound doctrine" (Tit. 1:9), in opposition to the rationalist, liberal or modernist apostate thinking that began questioning the Word of God and ended up denying it (2Pe. 2:1-3). See Apostasies and Sound Doctrine.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL: This position asserts the autonomy of the local church, of theocratic, biblical and congregational government, in communion and mutual cooperation with other faithful churches; but is contrary to the denominational and sectarian spirit and practice that hinders the communion of the fundamental evangelical Christian brotherhood within the limits of an organization and / or a name and a body of common doctrines and practices. In such cases, when isolation is not predominant (1Co. 3:4), the bonds between such "denominations" are characterized by cooperating with certain matters and not treating the differences that separate them. See Denominationalism.
NON-ECUMENICAL: This position is contrary to the religious syncretism current tending to unite born-again believers with roman-catholics, orthodox, modernists, other professions of faith and even with non-Christian groups. Its main expounders today are the World Council of Churches, roman ecumenism from the Vatican II Council and false charismatic unity. In such cases the Lord's command to His own is separation (2Co. 6:14-18; Re. 18:4). See Ecumenism.PRO CHRISTIAN UNITY: It foments Christian Unity to full biblical levels: unity of doctrines and practices in accordance with the Word of God, under the guidance of The Spirit that dwells in born-again believers. It proclaims obedience to the Biblical Doctrine of Christian Unity and establishes the method to obtain it. (Joh. 17:21). See Christian Unity.