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Doctrinal and Theological Positions of Douglas Hamp

Doctrinal and Theological Positions of Douglas Hamp

 

 

 

 

Doctrinal Statement

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and that it is completely inerrant and infallible and inspired: The people, places, events and miracles described in it were completely real and historical. 

God

God, creator of all things, is infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah is truly God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. God’s Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict, regenerate, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

Angels (Good and Evil)

We believe that God created all angels good but Satan (Lucifer) took a third of the angels with him when he fell. He and they are now referred to as fallen angels or demons.  Angels do the biding of God in this world whereas the demons (fallen angels) serve Satan.

Sin 

Sin in its most basic sense is rebellion against God, breaking the law (IJohn 3:4).  The Bible refers to three types (sin, trespasses and iniquity).  We generally refer to all three as “sin”.  The Bible declares that we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Jesus died to erase our debt of sin.

Salvation

There is only one name under heaven by which we must be saved: the Lord Jesus Christ.  There is salvation in no other except the Lord Jesus.  Jesus said: I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except by me.  In order to inherit the Kingdom of God, we must confess that we have broken God’s laws (we have sinned) repent (return) of those actions and thoughts, and then accept what Jesus did for us in our place. Of course that process is not a formula but rather a general sequence of the events a person passes through on the way to reconciliation with God. .

Resurrection

Jesus will raise those trusting in Him when he returns and then we who are alive and remain will be caught up with Him and will receive our new bodies in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.

Free Will/Predestination

God has given each and every person an ability to choose life and death (Deut 30:19). God has called all men to repent (Acts 17:30) and desires all men to be saved (I Tim 2:4). Jesus’ work on the cross is the means by which man can be saved (John 3:14-19) and that all who believe in Him will have eternal life (John 3:16). God does not predestine some to heaven and some to hell.  Those that enter into hell will do so because they rejected Jesus as their savior (John 3:18, 19).

Eschatology

Satan is working on establishing his kingdom on this earth which will culminate in the rise of one known commonly as the Antichrist to whom Satan will give his power, authority, and throne. During the time known as the Great Tribulation, the Antichrist, the man of sin, will declare himself to be God. At the same time, a war will break out in Heaven between Satan and his angels and Michael and his angels. Satan will lose and will be cast to the earth. Then he and the Antichrist will attempt to completely wipe out Israel. At the end of this period, Israel will cry out to Jesus (Yeshua), the one they pierced, finally welcoming him. Jesus will then mount his horse, ride upon the clouds and come to save Israel. Shortly after this time, Jesus will establish His Kingdom which shall never pass away.  

20 comments

  1. For us born again believers, it is the Christ in us that keeps the whole Law. If we turn back to human striving to keep the Law we will be bewitched in the same manner as the Galatian Church. In respect to the Sabbath, which has been particularly drawn out in this discussion, the believer enters into the Sabbath rest……every day……as they abide in Christ. The 7th day Sabbath was just a shadow of the true Sabbath rest of abiding in Christ. In the same way Christ re-defined other points of the Law: murder is hatred from the heart, adultery is looking with lust. How can anyone be holy before God if human obedience to the law is required? Of course, no one is able due to sinful nature. But Christ has now entered our hearts, washed us clean by His precious blood and we follow after Him. In us He works out His righteousness and that is the awesome power of His grace.

  2. I find your view of the New Heaven/ New Earth as a feature of the Millennium interesting, but wonder how Ezekiel’s Temple fits into this scheme?

  3. Hi Douglas I really enjoyed watching your talk on Creation youtube today you confirmed my belief and understanding that the Bible has given us the literal truth May God Bless you, your family and Ministry

  4. I’m trying to get a response from you. I do not know if it is my timing that is bad or my questions. I am not presumptuous and I always doubt myself. If you get a chance I have some thhings that are tripping me up. I’ll move my questions to this area. I didn’t realize they were in the wrong area. The other Dawn is not my profile. I only go by Dawn Mowen.

  5. Until you state that you are King James only, I will not follow you. I find it peculiar that you didn’t specifically state which translation you quoted in ANY of the scriptures you cited above. For such a learned man, I find this incredibly disappointing.

    Compare the following verses in the KJV with any other version of your choosing, and tell me which versions have the spirit of antichrist behind them:
    John 3:16
    Isaiah 14:12
    1 John 5:7
    Daniel 3:25.

    • Christopher Givens

      I just started following Doug. But if u know anything about him, he uses whichever translansion is most accurate since he read the scripture in Hebrew and Greek.

  6. Thank you Doug for your exposition of your doctrinal beliefs. most places have a brief statement and some don’t have one at all. I much appreciate your detail!

  7. i’m glad i met you on my pc. DOUGLAS -I HAVE BEEN IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT CHURCHES AND AT TIMES JESUS WAS THE ONLY ONE THERE FOR ME. HE ”IS REAL/THE REAL DEAL”! THX FOR SHARING YOUR STUDIES AND I DO HOPE YOU DEBATE EG. JAMES WHITE, MCARTHER THESE PEOPLE WHO CHRISTIANS LISTEN TO BUT DON’T REALIZE THEIR DOCTRINE OF CALVINISM. HERETICAL DOCTRINE IS INFILTRATING THE CHURCHES AND THEY DO N’T KNOW WHAT TULIP IS. I HAVE FRIENDS I LOVE WHO GRADUALLY CAME TO BELIEVE TULIP AND ARE SO INDOCTRINATED + BELIEVE I DON’T KNOW THE DEEPER THINGS OF GOD -YET. ITS IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO JUST AGREE TO DISAGREE CUZ THE NATURE OF OUR GOD, HIS CHARACTER IS AT STAKE HERE. YOU EXPLAIN IN A PRACTICAL WAY + USE THE SCRIPTURE SO I AM BEGINNI NG TO TRUST YOU/ I LIKE YOUR STATEMENT OF FAITH EXCEPT FOR THE WOMAN PART -TIS OK. WE ALL KNOW IN PART= LOOKIN’ THRU AN OL’ BROWN BEER BOTTLE.

  8. Wow, this is really good-well done Doug!

  9. Hello Doug, I agree with you in much of what you testify to; however I would urge you to address this: What are we saved from? I see that you have recognized “it” as sin, but what is it? Most Christians know and understand that sin is transgression of the law. Yes, we are saved from our transgressions of the law. So as new creations in Christ are we then free to continue in transgression now that we have been forgiven of our past transgressions? Heaven forbid. We cannot continue to openly crucify Jesus over and over again. The ten commandments are the law, EX 34:28. Some may say however that this is the “old covenant ” to Israel and they would be right. So what then is the “new covenant”? Consider these verses: JER 31:31, 2COR 3:3, and the entire book of 1JOHN and Psalm 119. Peace to you and those reading. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

    • Dan,
      I perceive that you are a Seventh day Adventist based off of your “keeping the Sabbath holy” statement. You might want to rethink this whole Sabbath thing since NO AMOUNT OF FOLLOWING THE LAW CAN MAKE YOU JUSTIFIED IN THE EYES OF THE LORD, NONE PERIOD. Salvation is based purely off of what Jesus did on the cross, anything more than that is works of man and man’s works are filthy rags as described in Isaiah. Those filthy rags cannot do anything to save you nor can they save anyone else, I do believe that we should do our best in the Spirit to be obedient to God, and when we sin we know that we have an advocate in jesus Christ who will forgive our sins and cleanse us of ALL unrighteousness (so long as we are truly repentant). I would also like to add that Jesus said to the Pharisees in Mark 2:27 “The Sabbath was not made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. “Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”

      • Hi Wylie, Just curious… Dan quoted from the fourth commandment…what if he had quoted from the other nine – like don’t murder – would your exhortation be the same? Of course, you are right, no on is justified by keeping the law, but you wouldn’t tell a murderer that he can continue as is – so why should the fourth commandment be the exception? What if we should keep the Sabbath just because God said to and not because we are hoping to earn his salvation? Thanks for thinking about that.

        • The fact that the law is no longer in effect doesn’t mean we can violate God’s commandments without suffering the consequences. Under the new covenant the standard has been raised beyond the written law. Where actions such as adultery and murder were a violation of God’s commandments under the old covenant, under the new covenant to even think of adultery and murder are sins. As Jesus stated in Matthew 5:27 & 28 “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY'; but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart”. Scripture clearly teaches that only righteous people will experience eternal life in the New Jerusalem, and the unrighteous will be destroyed Rev 21: 7 & 8.

      • Wylie I agree with your comment and there a great deal of scripture that supports it.

        The old covenant was with the nation of Israel and based on written law, but the New Covenant is a spiritual covenant (Hebrews 9:15) based on faith, and includes born again believers from all nations, tribes and tongues. In Hebrews 8: 8 to 12 Paul quoted God’s prophecy from Jeremiah 31: 31 to 34 that he will effect a new covenant after those days and he will put his laws into their minds and write them on their hearts. In Romans 7 Paul teaches us how we are “discharged from the law” v6 in comparing being bound to the law with being bound to a spouse in marriage v 1 to 3. He says in verse 3 “if the husband die, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she be joined to another man”. What he says in verse 4 tells me that we are either bound to the law which includes feasts, circumcision etc., OR we are bound to Christ because it is adulterous to have both. He also states in verse 5 that the fruit of the law is death, and in verse 6 that “we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter”.

        In Galations 3: 16 to 25 Paul clarifies that the promises were made to Abraham and his seed – Jesus Christ, the law was given until the mediator came – Jesus Christ, by faith in Jesus Christ we have life which was never possible under the Law. The law “was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator” (V19). Therefore the Law has become our tutor [to lead us] to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith v24, But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor” v25.

        My understanding of Colossians 2 is that Paul is referring to “the law” which includes circumcision, feasts, etc. Looking at Colossians 2:11 we see that Paul refers to circumcision specifically and in verse 14 he stated that Jesus “having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us: and he hath taken it out that way, nailing it to the cross”. This is confirmed in Ephesians 2:15 where Paul says “having abolished in the flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the two one new man” with the one new man being composed of Jews and Gentiles.

  10. Yes Doug, awesome body of work here, thank you keep up the good work and I pray God would bless you and your family according to His will as you seek to glorify Him.

  11. Really great to read all this! I thank the Lord for this ministry.

  12. Ever hear of Walter Veith?  Your views on Freemasonry seem very similar to his:

    http://amazingdiscoveries.tv/media/123/211-the-secret-behind-secret-societies/

  13. Absolutely,I believe all  that  you believe. I would like to give you a short testimony about when I was the age of about  thirteen. My stepdad and mom would drink heavily in those days and he would beat on her quiet often. It would upset me so, that I would go in my bedroom and cover my head with the blanket on my bed and fall asleep. And every time I would do this Jesus would come to me and I would see  myself flying in the heavens with him and Angels. This is the very first time I have shared this experience with anyone. This repeated dream so longer existed after I left home.  So, He is always there for anyone in time of need. Praise GOD for helping me to be born again at the age of ten.

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