Statement of Faith
The Godhead: We believe the Godhead exists in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three persons are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections.
The Lord Jesus Christ: We believe in His eternal existence as God; His Incarnation and Virgin Birth; His perfect life here on earth and death on the cross as the substitutionary atonement for sin; His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead; His present ministry of intercession in heaven; and His personal, future return to earth.
Matt. 1:18-25; 4:1-11; Luke 24; John 14; Phil. 2:5-11; Col. 1:13-22; 2:9
The Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead, convicts men of sin, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, seals and sets apart believers unto a holy life; that He keeps and empowers believers day by day; that He is the Teacher of the Word of God and the Guide for daily living.
I Cor. 2:13; 2 Cor. 13:14; Gal. 5:13-25; 1 Thess. 5:19; 1 Tim. 3:16; 4:1; 2 Tim. 1:14
The Scriptures: We believe in the plenary verbal inspiration of the Word of God. And that both the Old and New Testaments are inerrant in the original writings and are the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
2 Tim.3:15-17; Heb. 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21
Man: We believe that man was created innocent and pure and Adam fell through the sin of disobedience. Therefore, all men are corrupted in body, soul and spirit; and all men need redemption. All men have the knowledge of God and choose to seek Him or not to seek Him.
Romans 1:19; 5:12; 1 Cor. 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Eph. 2:1-22
Salvation: We believe that salvation is by grace alone, a free gift of God apart from works; salvation involves repentance, a turning from one's own way to God's way and will. Salvation is through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; all who receive Jesus Christ are a new creature and true salvation will be evidenced by a changed life.
Romans 3:28; 6:23; John 3:16; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:2-23; 1 John 1:6 to 2:11
Church: A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, committed to His teachings, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. This church is an autonomous body, operating through Elder leadership under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. In such a congregation members are equally responsible. Its Scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.
Matt. 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42, 47; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:18; 1 Tim. 3:1-15
Baptism and Communion: We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord's Supper. The Lord\'s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Matt. 3:13-17; 26:26-30; Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 10:16, 21; 11:23-29; Col. 2:12
The Future: We believe that every soul is eternal. We believe in the personal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth; in the bodily resurrection of the just to eternal abide in the glory of God's presence, and in the bodily resurrection of the unjust to judgment and everlasting punishment in the lake of fire.
1 John 2:28; 3:2; Jude 14; 1 Tim. 6:14; 2 Tim. 4:1, 8; Titus 2:13; Heb. 9:27-28
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ: We believe that the Lord Jesus shall come personally, imminently, and pre millennially for his redeemed ones, and that this is the purifying hope for the Church. His initial appearance in the heavens shall be for the purpose of resurrecting the bodies of the deceased saints, and calling unto Himself living saints. After a seven year period of great tribulation upon earth, during which time awful apostasy will abound, and the Antichrist shall rise to power. Christ will return with the saints to defeat the Antichrist and his global forces. Israel restored to their own land shall accept Christ as Messiah, and Christ shall rule over the earth in a millennium of peace and righteousness.
Isaiah 2:1-4; 2:54; Zechariah 14:4-11; Matthew 24:15-31; Mark 13; Luke 12:35-40; 17:26-30; 18:18; Acts 15:14-17; I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:9; II Thessalonians 2:3-12; 3:1-5; Revelation 3:10; 19:11-21; 20:1-6
Who We Are
J.R. Hall, Executive Director
Mr. Hall is responsible for overall BWM operations and administration. His primary focus is to serve as the primary contact for BWM business and affairs and to administrate the external activities of the ministry, as well as, provide leadership and stewardship for the direction, planning and administration of all of BWM's internal ministry operations.
J.R. is a qualified speaker with a broad knowledge of biblical eschatology and biblical apologetics. He is a member of the Pretrib Research Centre. J.R. has authored many of the articles and studies found throughout the website and has many prepared presentations on the subject of apologetics, theology and prophecy and related themes.
"I found Mr. Hall a quite thoroughly furnished lecturer, in both his gift for speaking and in well-studied acumen. His mature level of understanding and ability to impart that understanding to those in attendance is particularly gratifying to see in one young in physical years." - Terry James, Author & Editor, (Benton, Arkansas, USA)
"I just want to thank you for coming to the Conference
both of your messages were a blessing to me." - Gary
M. (St John, Kansas, USA
"My wife saw you ... and was blown away by your
presentation and reverence for the Bible... She was blown away by
how you spoke about the Bible and wondered...where does he go to
church?" - Murray K. (Saskatoon, SK, Canada)