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Thank you for taking the time to view our church's website. Everything about

it is constructed to be informational and designed to bring honor to the glory of

God. The purpose of this particular site is to draw your attention to the Scrip-
tures and hopefully, to evaluate your soul and your life from that standard, not a

man's, nor an institution's, and not even a church's. That proposal, dear reader,

from where we are in time, grows more radical each year. We desire that every-
thing that appears here be above board, out in the open. Upfront , from where

the title was taken. All too often the cultic mindset has influenced us to be as

deceptive as they are, conveying themselves as sheep in the ways in which we
would identify, so as not to see them as wolves, and highly dangerous. Many a

group will tout their programs, their ministries, their buildings, mention Jesus

Christ and salvation, but never let the reader in on their real belief system:
Grace plus works, or just plain works for salvation.

"And if by grace, then it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more

grace. But if it be by works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more
work." Romans 11:6

The above verse is not hard to comprehend. If anyone adds to the finished
work of the Lord Jesus Christ in salvation, then their salvation cannot be of

grace, it must be of works. It matters little how close it might come to the true

saving Gospel of Christ - it is still false - and unable to save the first soul from
an eternal separation from God. Read with me Ephesians 2:8-9,

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the
gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

Dress the Gospel of Christ up in an assortment of good works for salvation

and the opposite occurs. No salvation at all, but rather, condemnation.

Is that what you want, condemnation? Or do you, as Jesus asked of the impo-

tent man in John 5:6, ".Wilt thou be made whole?" Do you rest content with be-
ing spiritually impotent? If so, the Gospel means little to you in this life and

you'll not respond to God's saving grace through what Jesus did on the cross and

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