Ours is a congregation, which desires to reflect the preeminence of Christ in all things through the power of the Holy Spirit unto the glory of God the Father.
So we preach Christ crucified in all of Scriptures as the only Redeemer of the world, able to forgive us of our sins, no matter how big or many; able to transform us, no matter how broken or vile; able to unite us, no matter how diverse our backgrounds; and able to give us true joy and peace, no matter what our circumstances may be.
We believe that our mission is impossible apart from the life-giving, life-transforming power of the Holy Spirit, which is made available to us through prayer.
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We must recognize that the cherem warfare was used at the time of Joshua as a preview of God's final judgment. Remember why Abraham could not take possession of the Promised Land? Because "the iniquity of the Amorites [was] not yet complete" (Gen. 15:16). Israel's conquest of Canaan was God's judgment against the Canaanites, whose sins were filled to the brim. The Day of Final Judgment would come when the sins of the whole world reach the limit set by God (cf., 1 Thess. 2:16).
The conquest of Canaan shows that, when the day of God's Final Judgment arrives, the time of God's mercy will be over. God will show no mercy at all and the full wrath of God, which sinners truly deserve, will be unleashed, for the second time. The first time was when Jesus died, when Jesus underwent the full wrath of God against the sins of God's elect. Even though Jesus absorbed it with His infinite being, it still shook the earth with its impact! What Jesus endured on the cross was the essence and fullness of hell. Hell is not where there is no God: hell is where God is present, only in His wrath as a consuming fire! On the Day of Judgment, all hell will break loose and no mercy will be shown and no one will be spared, from the greatest of sinners to the least of them. For the wages of sin is death, eternal death! If sin is an offense against God's infinite honor, there is no sin that is so small that it doesn't deserve eternal damnation in hell.