Tuesday, July 31, 2012
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20 KJV).
Today, arC Ministries celebrates its fifth anniversary….
Five years ago, arC Ministries began as a Facebook and a Myspace Bible study group. Over the past half-decade, we have met countless individuals from all walks of life, and we have learned quite a bit from conversing with them (hopefully, the vice versa is also true!).
Our original mission statement was, “To equip ambassadors, and to encourage others to become ambassadors.” We share God’s will: “to have all men saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). There is great confusion as to what soul salvation is and how to receive it, but there is an equal amount of perplexity as to what the Bible’s truth even is regarding those who are saved. Our goal in proclaiming the Gospel of Grace is show the lost world how to be saved and have forgiveness of sins, for God’s glory. Our goal in teaching the Bible dispensationally is to allow you, the saints, to reach spiritual maturity, for God’s glory.
Here is a brief description of our ministry: our written Bible studies, which go back to 2006, laid the foundation for a newspaper ministry (letters to the editor and finally a weekly column). The newspaper ministry, having been cancelled over a year ago, served as a “stepping stone” to establishing this very devotionals blog. These devotionals are now forming the foundation for larger Bible studies, including whole Bible book commentaries. The Bible book commentaries and the devotionals have now become the foundation for a King James Study Bible, which we will publish eventually.
Saints, God has left us “ambassadors” in this foreign land, Earth, but only temporarily. Our time is short, and we will not be ambassadors here forever, so let us invest in the things of God while we still can. This lost and dying world, and our deceived Christian brethren, need to hear God’s truth, and they need to hear it from us!