Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
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Dear Friends and Members,  

 

Our "REVELATION, The Book"  Bible Enrichment Session #58 will meet tonight, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:30 - 8:00 PM at

Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.

380 W. 1st St.

Elmira, NY 14901

and on Skype: rayofhope26. 

  

Tuesday, tonight: We continue our study on Revelation: The Book.  The study tonight is a continuation on The Throne of God, pages 113-123 in our textbook.  You may start this Bible Enrichment class at any time.  Come even if this is your first meeting or your first one in the recent past.

 

The Book of Revelation is the crown jewel of the entire Bible.  In this final book one finds a link to every important Doctrine previously explained beginning in the book of Genesis.  Lewis Sperry Chafer explains it this way:

 

Each book of the Bible avails itself of the accumulated truth that has gone before, and the last book is like a vast union station into which all the great highways of revelation and prediction converge and terminate.  No complete understanding of revealed truth can be gained apart from its consummation in that book, and that book, in turn, cannot be understood apart from the apprehension of all that has gone before.  The last book of the Bible is the Revelation supreme. (Lewis Sperry Chafer, Systematic Theology, Vol. 1, page 60. © 1947, 1975, assigned to Dallas Theological Seminary, 1980)

 

  

The book we are using for this study:  “Revelation Unveiled” A revised and updated edition of Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain   - ©1999 by Tim LaHaye.  Zondervan Publishing House.  Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Copies of the book are available for a $6.00 donation to cover the cost of each copy at the church.   You can also find it on Amazon very inexpensively.  We are using the 1999 edition.  It is available in Kindle formats as well as audio book formats.

 

 

**We do not agree with Tim LaHaye on every point.  As with any resource there are going to be biases and positions that are governed by other influences than the Scriptures such as denominational positions on theological, moral, and social subjects.  We absolutely do not agree with Tim LaHaye on matters of sexual orientation and gender expression.  The core of his work on explaining the Book of Revelation is sufficient enough to warrant our using this resource.  Areas were we may not agree will be pointed out during classes.

 

  

Theme of this entire study:  The Revelation Of Jesus Christ.  Who is Jesus?  This study will lead you to everything the Holy Scriptures reveal about Jesus.  As Christians this is the most important information we will ever want to understand.  It is inspiring, exhilarating, and will motivate the student / disciple into active service of the one and only True Christ.

 

Please sign on to Skype at 6:15 at the latest. If you go to our web site: www.rayofhopechurch.com you can make use of our new Skype button which will open your computer to your Skype sign on screen if you have Skype already on your device.

 

Come to the Table of the Feast of the Word Of God, come tonight.

 

All versions of the Bible are welcome, so bring your favorite(s) with you.

 

Cost for our classes?  There is no cost, or fee, ever.  Your tax deductible donations are always welcome.

 

You are as welcome here as Christ Jesus Himself.  In Romans 15:7 we are commanded to:

 

"Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God." (Romans 15:7 NABRE-2011)

 

Christ's peace be with you,

Pastor Br. Shawn Benedict

www.rayofhopechurch.com

  

**Please pass this email along to anyone you think may be interested in this great topic.**

 

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:14)

 

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As a reminder, our Ray Of Hope Church chapel is open for prayer every day and night from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM.  (Closed 7 hours a day for cleaning and maintenance.)  The Blessed Sacrament, the "Bread from Heaven" (Exodus 16:2, Psalm 78:24, John 6:32, 41,50,58), the Bread of the Angels (Psalm 78:25), the Bread of God (John 6:33), the Bread Of Life (John 6:35, 48) the Living Bread (John 66:51), the Sacrament of the Eucharistic "flesh and blood" of Jesus (John 6:52-56) is reserved in both kinds (Eucharistic bread and wine) in the Tabernacle in our chapel.  Please know you are always welcome to stop in for a visit with Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament, for quiet prayer, a quiet place to read and meditate, say a rosary, or just be.    Our little chapel could be your perfect get-away.  Who would suspect you were here?  If we see you in the chapel we will certainly say hello and offer a cup of tea or coffee.

 

Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc. teaches the Doctrine of Universal Salvation.  This is the statement we agreed upon in 2011 and added to our Bylaws.

 

“We believe that Salvation is a gift that God has given to the entire human race.  Romans Chapter Five explains this Doctrine of Universal Salvation.  One’s personal salvation is assured by believing in God as per John 5:24.  Salvation is best known through the Gospel of Jesus the Christ, and through rebirth by the Holy Spirit.” (Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc By-Laws September, 2011  Lines 1141 - 1148)

 

 

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We are using the 1999 edition.  Available as used copies on Amazon click here.
Many aspects of Tim LaHaye's theology are not consistent with the ROH Statement of Purpose, especially on matters of sexual orientation and Gender expression.  We do not endorse many of his opinions.  These are noted during classes.