The Fellowship of the Children of Adam

                                                                                                        

 

           THE CHRISTIAN LEAGUE

        

Our Doctrine

1. Our primary document is the Holy Bible.

2. We primarily follow the New Testament, specifically the words of Jesus and the rules laid out at the Council of Jerusalem in Acts.

3. Men and women from any Christian denomination are welcome as long as they agree with our principles.

 

Important Points

- Jesus Christ and the Israelite religion -

We believe that the Christian religion is the only true successor to the original religion of the Israelites, which is by extension the only religion that worships YHWH, the true and only God of this world, who Jesus is incarnate of.

"Judaism" is simply a heresy followed by a diverse group of people, the majority of whom do not descend from the ancient Israelites.

- The rules of the Council of Jerusalem -

We believe that the rules laid out at this council are key in understanding which parts of the Old Covenant must be followed. Eating blood, or eating meat that was strangled to death and/or sacrificed to an idol is forbidden. As is fornication, itself a poor translation of the Greek word "porneia" which literally means harlotry but in the Biblical context refers to sexual immorality including homosexuality, prostitution, incest and race mixing. Adultery is also forbidden. Sex outside of marriage is implicitly frowned upon by Paul as well, and the Bible makes it clear chastity is something that should be respected.

- The flood -

We do not believe the flood was worldwide. It was localized on the first civilized area of the world. We interpret the Hebrew word "eretz" to mean "land" in this case and find no evidence of a worldwide flood.

- The age and shape of the earth -

We hold no opinion on the former and believe the latter is indeed a sphere. The age of the earth is not mentioned in the scriptures, although a certain amount of years can be produced from the time of Adam to that of the later parts of Genesis. However we do no believe in the literal days of creation and hold no opinion on how long it took other than it was a very long time.

The shape of the earth is clearly a sphere. The Bible talks about the earth in a poetic and non-scientific manner, saying it has foundations, ends, other times claiming it is a circle and that it hangs on nothing. We believe these descriptions are either non literal or consistent with science.

- Adam -

We do not believe that everyone came from Adam (or more accurately, Noah). We believe that Adam was a special civilized man, one who blushed in the face (Hebrew admoniy). He came from the ground (adamah) and his blood (dam) is his life. We do not fully understand the creation of others, but we do believe that the descendants of Adam must match his characteristics. Like the time of creation, we believe in a long but ultimately unknowable timeframe since Adam's birth, and that it probably doesn't correspond exactly to the genealogies in Genesis as some people may have been glossed over. Pre-historic migrations are also unknown, but it eventually came to be that Adam's children settled in Mesopotamia, the Levant, North Africa, Persia, India and Europe.

- Death -

We believe that everyone who dies is sent to Sheol/Hades where they sleep in wait for the final judgement. Some people may be exceptions to this rule (such as those in Heaven now). After the judgement, people will be sent to the lake of fire (Gehenna) or the new Heaven and the beloved city. The current Heaven may be a different dimension or some location in deep space.

- Evolution -

We do not buy this theory. Life did not spring out from non life and man did not come from ape. Both of these theories are ridiculous and are the odds of them occuring is virtually zero.

We do understand variations within a kind and adaptations, but they do not form new species. The law of YHWH is kind after kind!

- The Virgin Birth -

Mary was a virgin when Jesus Christ was born, and Christ's father is God, not Joseph. Anyone who claims the virgin birth is a result of a mis-translation is either lying or ignorant. Neither almah not bethulah mean virgin exclusively (Joel in particular uses bethulah to refer to a widow, who could not have been a virgin). The Greek translators of the Septuagint were correct in using parthenos, as Isaiah was describing a miraculous event, which would be the birth of the Messiah.

 

Our Biblical canon

OT

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

I Samuel

II Samuel

I Kings

II Kings

I Chronicles

II Chronicles

Ezra

Esdras (Greek Ezra)

Nehemiah

Tobit

Esther (with Greek additions)

Judith

I Maccabees

II Maccabees

Job

Psalms (151)

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Song of Solomon

Wisdom of Solomon

Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Lamentations

Baruch (with Letter of Jeremiah)

Ezekiel

Daniel (with Greek additions)

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

Prayer of Manasseh

NT

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Romans

I Corinthians

II Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

I Thessalonians

II Thessalonians

I Timothy

II Timothy

Titus

Philemon

Hebrews

James

I Peter

II Peter

I John

II John

III John

Jude

Revelation

Apocrypha - these books are not part of scripture but are included within our Bibles in a separate section for historical context)

II Esdras (IV Ezra)