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A PREFACE NOTE from Brian

By the time we finally launched Beyond-Armageddon, I had spent the best part of two years of my time with God in preparation, which has yielded me boundless profit and ever growing pleasure.

For whilst I'm truly humbled by this experience, I am likewise also blessed by God's personal impartation of knowledge and wisdom afforded me during the process. To the extent that, regardless of the outcome of our effort to produce a work worthy of The Savior, my complete satisfaction was always guaranteed on a personal level. For I have never felt less qualified to perform such a task in my whole life; so for me, the reliance on God's Word, expert commentary and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, as well as my Darling wife and close friends, has been paramount, for which I shall be eternally grateful.

That I have nothing better of my own to offer upon this blessed project is to me a matter of sincere regret; that I have anything whatever to offer is subject for devout gratitude to the Lord of grace. I have done my best, but, conscious of many shortcomings.

However, as I cast off any suggestion of piety or self rightousness, please allow me to admit to a small measure of humble satisfaction with the result, especially given that I was forced to undergo two separate brain operations along the way, which is another reason why my cup of gratitude overflows toward my Lord so worthy of all praise & honor for His everlasting grace and faithfulness, on so many fronts.

It leaves me with nothing more than to pray for God to bless this work as it goes forth to shed light into the darkness of cyberspace, and to believe that all who come will be drawn by God for salvation sake to the glory of His name , and that those who are so blessed, are blessed to be renewed in the spirit.  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power...”
May the God of all glory & grace, be forever by your side to sustain you and guide you into all truth. Amen

 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones. (Prov 3: 3-8)

Regardless of the reason for your visit here, we welcome you & trust it proves fruitful in all that you seek.

Your reason is obviously personal and private to you. But we trust and believe the Holy Spirit of God knows your circumstances even better than you, and wants to communicate God's love for you by setting you free from the power of sin and spiritual death, and we feel blessed and privileged to be your hosts. Accordingly, out of respect for you, it is appropriate that we introduce ourselves:

A LITTLE ABOUT US……

As Beyond Armageddon is a ministry raised up by the Lord to bring God’s message of hope to as many souls as possible among those whom He is calling in these end times, the focus should not be on us.

Besides this, we don't see ourselves as special, or having any special annointing from God, other than that which is common to all Christians   But rather, weak human vessels, and although saved by God's grace, no better or worse than our fellow man; certainly unworthy of special honor. We are simply faithful Gospel workers in the service of the God of salvation, standing as a watchman in the gap as it were for unsaved souls in our sad, troubled world, trusting as we do that anything we present here, is inspired by God's spirit and His wisdom. Accordingly, as all glory must be His, this introduction will be brief:

We are Brian and Pamela Southion, 32 years happily married. We committed our lives to the Lord Jesus in the mid 80's, and have remained thus committed ever since. He has tried and tested us on many fronts in the intervening years. But God has proven faithful to His Word, to …..never leave us nor forsake us (Heb 13: 5) and frankly, looking back, regardless of how tough it seemed at the time, we are grateful for His grace and mercy every day, because for us, the hope of salvation through Christ is more precious than gold or anything else the world has to offer. We have willingly accepted the Lordship of Christ in our lives, for without Him we are not only powerless, but more important, our lives are meaningless and empty.

Almost from the start of our walk with God, I (Brian) have been engaged in various leadership roles in the life of His church. Opportunity to serve the Lord provided me with experience in Home Church Ministry, Men's Ministry, Prison Ministry, Preaching/teaching as a deacon, but never on a full time basis. Rather God chose to use me to touch the lives of people I encountered on a daily basis in my full time occupation. Not that my heart wasn't open to full time ministry, but God had other plans.

Although I've always cherished the opportunities I've had to preach God's Word in a congregational sense, I truly believe God has gifted me primarily to share the Word, one-on-one with seekers or people hurting and in need of God's healing love. Hence the personal approach which I believe the Lord has built into all we've produced, as a theme, here, for your edification.

I have always cherished the opportunities the Lord presented for teaching and sharing His Word, with men in particular who are in such great need of God’s love and saving grace. I praise God that over the years, I have been blessed to witness God move in the lives of  men who have been gloriously saved and set fee from the power of sin in their lives and adopted into His family as sons of God. Others have gone their way with salvation seeds sown in their hearts, for others to water. We can but hope and pray they stuck to the narrow path set before them, for broad is the alternative path that leads to destruction; that God ultimately will have them drawn under His wing.

“For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the spirit of God, these are sons of God. (Rom 8: 13-14)

Besides being unabashed fundamentalist bible believers, we are also dedicated 'Bereans'; that is to say we always search the scriptures to learn the truth of what God has to say about an issue, especially when man would have us believe differently. If it is not supported by scripture, it is not acceptable to us. That's the heart of the Berean, (Acts 17: 10-12) and although this practice is unfashionable these days, it always has been and remains God's way, so we have no other choice in the matter. Besides, once you have been truly set free from bondage by the Holy spirit and the truth of the Gospel, it is impossible to continue to serve the old slave master, Satan. The great deceiver.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16)

FOR THE LADIES

Pamela's God given ministry gifts have enabled her to focus in the area of helping women of all ages, in the more practical personal and family aspects of life with her Godly perspective.

She is a strong woman whom God has blessed with a gift of discernment and a practical common sense attitude toward female and family issues, so if you are in need of reliable, loving guidance in this area, Pamela is one you can approach with confidence. I know I'm biased, but truly Ladies, she's the best. Simply fill out the contact form should you feel Pamela can be a help to you.
I thank the Lord daily for such a loving help mate. In good times and bad times, her faithfulness and commitment to God, me and our marriage, has seen us weather many storms, as life has impacted upon us in such a way, as is common to all men in the testings of the Lord.

Our faith and daily reliance on the sustaining power and love of the Lord Jesus Christ is something for which we constantly give thanks, and never cease to be blessed and humbled by His amazing grace, mercy and great faithfulness which is new & refreshed every morning; for without Him we are powerless and without purpose.

 

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OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH & CORE BELIEFS 

We are evangelical in style, fundamental/dispensationalist in belief, and non-denominational in practice. Thus it should be understood by anyone who has an interest in the subject, we reject all Calvinist/reformist theology pertaining to Salvation, as false & heretical. The Scriptures reveal Christ died for all, not just for an elect elite as Calvin taught. In addition, we are all created in God's image, thus we are free to choose for ourselves whether to accept God's offer of salvation. There is no biblical doctrine of limited atonement.

CALVINISM
Rather than try and expound for you the false teaching of John Calvin myself. I have invited two of my favorite bible teachers to do so on our behalf: Pastors

Charles Lawson and
Robert Breaker
in my opinion, are among the finest teachers of God's word to be found contending for the faith anywhere in the world today, certainly in the USA. Should there be any doubt, I hereby commend and agree with both of these messages, as bible based teaching.

 

The Bible

We believe the Bible, comprising the old and new testaments is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, handed down by God to chosen, God honoring men enabled by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the supreme and final authority in matters of Christian faith and practice for the world and the universal church (The congregation of born again saints /believers) referred to as both the body of Christ and the bride of Christ in the scriptures.
(Psa 119:160; Mat 5:18; Jn 10:35, 17:17; I Tim 5:18; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21; 3:16).

God

We believe in the one true sovereign God Almighty, creator of the universe, who is eternally existent as a Triune Godhead comprising –Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One God, three persons, and that He is the same yesterday, today and forever; unchanging.

(Gen 1:1,26; Deut 6:4; Psa 90:2; Isa 48:16; Mat 3:16-17; 28:19; Col 1:17).

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is wholly God and wholly man. We believe in His deity as God the Son, his virgin birth, his sinless life, his crucifixion and resurrection, and his ascension to sit at the right hand of God the Father as our advocate, and to prepare a place for His bride, (His church).
(Mat 1:18-25; Jn 1:1-3,14; Jn 10:30,14:9; Act 1:9; I Cor 15:3-20; Heb 1:3; 4:15; 7:25-26; I Jn 5:20).

The Holy spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with God the Father and God the Son. He is present in the world to convict of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides the Christian with power for living and is a teacher of Godly wisdom, understanding and spiritual discernment.
(Jn 14:16-17,26; 16:7-14; Rom 8:14-16).

Creation

We believe that God, through His Son Jesus Christ, created the Earth and the Heavens in 6 literal days and nights in accordance with the Genesis account of creation in the Bible. We believe that “In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word(Jesus) was with God, and the Word (Jesus) was God……All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made”. (John 1:1,3) We completely reject the fallacious arguments of both Darwinist macro-evolution and theistic evolution, the latter of which is a woefully misguided attempt to make the Bible fit within the parameters of predominant scientific theories. Genuine science has always supported the biblical narrative and never contradicts it.
(Gen 1: 1- 2:2; Jn 1: 1-3; 17: 5; Col 1: 16-17)

Sin

We believe that sin entered into the world and corrupted God's perfect creation when Adam disobeyed God's command, under penalty of death, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden.

(Gen 1:27, 2:16-17, 3:7-8; Psa 51:5; Jer 17:9; Rom 3:19-23, 5:12, 6:23; Eph 2:1-3).

Hell and the Devil Lucifer (Satan)

We believe in a literal Hell and the Devil Lucifer (Satan) who, since his fall from the very presence of God in Heaven, has sought, with the help of his army of demonic beings and fallen angels, to usurp God’s authority by turning mankind’s attention away from His salvation plan, and in the process attempting to destroy their souls by having them focus on a world system built on lust, lies, deception, corruption, false cults, religions and beliefs. A web of distraction designed to be attractive to man’s sin nature and draw his attention away from our Creator God and the Gospel of Jesus. To refocus our minds to worship Lucifer (the destroyer and father of all lies ) himself instead.

But fear not, God said: “I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it”(Matt 16:18) For this reason we can say with confidence, by faith, that the Battle has already been won, for those who simply accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
T
o find out about the reality of Hell from one of the most powerful sermons I've heard on the subject, don't miss the opportunity to view this great video presentation by Baptist Pastor Charles Lawson

Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died, according to the scriptures, as the penal substitute for the sins of all mankind, and that anyone who truly believes the gospel and commits to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in their life is born again and justified before God on the basis of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. They are indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit, and set apart to spend eternity in the Lord's presence. God's salvation is a free gift. There is nothing anyone can do to pay for it, or work for it. If there was a price we had to pay for salvation then it would neither be free, nor a gift.

(Jn 10:27-29, Rom 5:1, 8:1, 8:38-39; I Cor 6:19, 12:13, 15:3-4, 2 Cor 5:21; Eph 1:7, 13-14; I Pet 3:18).

Unless a person is born again, that person cannot see the Kingdom of God (Jn 3:3)

“For by grace you are saved through faith, and that, not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Eph 2:8-9)

Justification

Justification is an act of God by which He declares as righteous those who repent of their sins and put their faith in the risen Lord Jesus and His finished work on the cross The righteousness of God is imputed unto man for salvation sake, not infused as taught by the Roman Catholic church

(Lk 13:3; Act 2:38; 2 Cor 7:10)

 The seal of God

We believe that once a sinner trusts Christ's shed blood and righteousness for salvation, he is immediately sealed with the Holy Spirit of God until the day of redemption and is eternally secure.

 "...In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise" (Eph 1:13)

Eternal Security

Once a person is truly regenerated/saved by God’s Holy Spirit he is eternally secure. Salvation is a gift that is given by God and will never be revoked . Those who are in Christ will remain in Christ for all of eternity.

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” (Jn 10: 28)

“....for He himself said “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb 13: 5)

The gospel of Christ

Our Father God offered up His Son, Jesus Christ to the world, to die on the cross of Calvary, that through His shed blood, all who believe in Him shall be saved. The debt payable for man's sin meant that God's justice and man's redemption, could only be satisfied by the atoning sacrifice of a sinless being.

As an infinite sign of God's boundless love for His creation, He manifested in human form through the miracle of a virgin birth, sacrificed His life on the cross in our place and cleared our debt. Hallelujah. He died, was buried in a tomb, until on the third day, He arose from the dead, revealed Himself to friends and disciples for a short time, to bear witness of His resurrection, and then He ascended (bodily)into Heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He has remained ever since preparing a house to receive His bride (His congregation of Saints, all born again believers) and interceding for them, in the face of the devil's (accuser) accusations

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that through Him the world might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)

The Church

We believe in the universal church (The body of Christ) which consists of repentant sinners, who upon trusting the gospel and person of Jesus Christ, are placed into union with Him and all other believers by Spirit baptism. Believers organize and assemble themselves in local fellowships worldwide for support, and to continue in the apostles’ doctrine; to participate in worship, fellowship, prayer and the ordinance of water baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Table; and to carry out the Great Commission, to spread the Good News.
(Mat 16:18, 28:19-20; Jn 17:20-22; Acts 2:42, 8:36-39; I Cor 10:32;, 11:23-32, 12:13; Eph 4:4-6, 5:23-32; Col 1:18; Heb 10:23-25).

The priesthood of all believers (The saints of God)

We believe that all “born again” believers (saints) are priests before God. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading. They don’t need another human being to represent them before God.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

(Phil 4: 6; 1 Pet 2:5,9; Rev 1:6; Jude : 3)

The future

We must be very clear at this point. God is the only one who knows the future. No man or Angel (Incl. Satan) or any created being can know the future. Every prophecy quoted in the scriptures to have taken place up until this point in time, has happened exactly as prophesied, right down to the very finest detail.
We believe bible prophesy indicates the “end of the age”is near at hand, and that there is great urgency for all people everywhere to consider their position in terms of their eternal destiny.

We believe in “that blessed hope” the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, and in the personal and pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ together with His saints. This will fulfill the end time prophesies pertaining to His wrathful judgment of the nations, and the redemption of Israel, to establish His 1000 year Messianic kingdom reign on earth. We believe in the judgment seat of Christ for all believers, and the Great White Throne judgment and the eternal punishment of all unrepentant souls, in accordance with the scripture texts found in God's Holy Word; The Bible.

(Isa 9:6-7; Matt 25:41, 46; Lk 1:32, 16:19-31; Jn 3:36, Acts 1:6-11; I Thes 4:13-5:11; Tit 2:13; Rev 3:10; 20:4-15).

Above all, God has proven Himself to be faithful and just.

He is faithful & true to do according to His word & cannot deny Himself in any circumstance.
He is the same yesterday, today and forever; unchanging, and His righteous judgments endure forever. Amen

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About Beyond-Armageddon

This is a End Time ministry focused on the individual..To take you by the hand and lovingly lead you down God's pathway to salvation.....so that along the way He can reveal to you His heart full of love, grace, and mercy, which He promises to pour out for you personally, while time still remains. Provided of course that in return, you put trust in  and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ