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9/15/2014 1:17 am  #1

Statement of Faith

About the CoW Statement of Faith.

Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2013 07:22 PM
Subject: Question

Pastor Melton, I'm curious about the Statement of Faith. Where does it originate from?  Who wrote it and when? 
Thanks. Appreciate your time.

Sent: 19 August 2013 17:33:41 

Most of it was written by the Christian Law Association, the rest by myself, about twenty years ago. 

Of course, many cults don't like Statements of Faith because they prefer to deceive people by twisting the Bible as often as they choose to further their hellish teachings. To print their main beliefs in a simple and understandable statement would be devastating for them. 

Yours for Christ, 
J Melton
Bible Baptist Church 
Martin, Tennessee 

Psalm 68:11

Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 02:40 PM
Subject: RE: Question

Thanks for the response.
Interesting that it's come to be adopted by so many churches and widespread. How did they all get it?

Sent: 19 August 2013 23:22:39
Subject: RE: question

Like I said, from the Christian Law Association. Most of the wording comes from them. Individual churches tend to customize/modify it for their own use, but the bulk is still from CLA.

Yours for Christ, 
J Melton
Bible Baptist Church 
Martin, Tennessee 

Psalm 68:11

What's the point, you ask.
Here it is - other evangelicals read it and make an assessment - a determination of what this group believes - based on that statement. Without exception, other pastors and spiritual leaders see nothing unconventional and declare it "sound" doctine. But there's a reason. That's because it isn't unconventional. It reads like any other. The points of belief are commonly held by various similar protestant denominations, Baptist and other like churches.
Because the Church of Wells leaders didn't write it. They got it from a conventional source - Bible Baptist Publications, a commercial ministry resource which produces such materials for churches. Things like this Statement of Faith. According to this email exchange, it was written by pastor James Melton and the Christian Law Association many years ago.

Why does it matter? Because in a bizarre twist of hypocrisy, they condemn and rebuke pastors and preachers and churches, yet represent those shared core beliefs as their own.

Here's what a preacher had to say:

The first red flag for me was raised by this: "We further believe that the King James Version of the Bible is the preserved word of God for English speaking people. We believe this based on the glorious fruit this translation has evinced throughout the last four hundred years of history since its inception: the fruit God has been evidently pleased to grant by way of this translation in mighty revivals, in the formation of innumerable mighty men of God, as well as in the life changing and faith strengthening fruit it has produced in our own personal lives. 'Ye shall know them by their fruits' (Mtt.7:16a)"
...a statement like this posted as fundamental to the organization's statement of faith betrays a deeply-rooted tendency toward misunderstanding the nature of the Word of God. 

Note that the scripture cited at the end of this paragraph has nothing to do with the position per se; it is Jesus' warning to us about how to spot false prophets!

Go here to read the rest of it.


9/17/2014 12:08 am  #2

Re: Statement of Faith

The latest apocalyptic Rapture/End Times/Tribulation bits from Masao Gonthier and Eric Corriz. 

"May God have mercy on the “last days scoffers” (2Pt 3:3) and reconcile them to the tribulations of Truth that are most certainly swelling like the birth pangs of a woman.
Please prepare your heart, this intense video (a series of news clips affirming the hour we are in) is nothing sweet:"

"To those on my FB unconverted, falsely converted, or backslidden: Suppose ye that the people that died in the 9/11 terrorist attack were sinners above all rest of America, because they suffered such things? “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Lk 13:3)."

Masao Gonthier Sep 11, 2014 
"People have told me that 9/11 was an inside job, still, the message remains the same: “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him” (Psa 2:12)."

So the Church of Wells is waiting for The Rapture, then.

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