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ASSOCIATES ONLINE EKKLESIA

The ASSOCIATES ONLINE EKKLESIA is a worldwide group of Christians dedicated to practicing the biblical Christianity in existence before the advent of churches. This page will explain the beliefs we have come to understand and cherish as a result of our quest to learn and grow.

The ASSOCIATES ONLINE website offers dozens of interesting articles on varied subjects. We know of no other website that offers so much for free.

We base our ministry on Matthew 9:35, "...preaching the good news of the kingdom (of God) and healing every disease and sickness." Our home page first links our article on the Kingdom of God. Our second link goes to the largest Christian natural holistic health page on the Internet, where people can learn how to be their own doctor and healer.

The ASSOCIATES ONLINE also hosts an ad campaign on Facebook to "preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God" (found nine times in the Bible) to a designated 418 million Facebook users. So far, over 2.5 million have seen our ads displayed. Currently, over 20 people per day are clicking on our ad that goes directly to our KOG article. Our responsibility for this activity is based on our (non) commission (page 4, #6).

Feel free to consider yourself a "member" if you agree with the Statement of Beliefs listed below and with the beliefs set forth in the Essentials of New Testament Doctrine. Other articles of doctrine can be found on the ASK site.

We have no official membership list as we let God manage the ekklesia

We hope you will benefit from our research and will fellowship with us on our Forum. Drop by and say "hello" on our "Introduce Yourself" page. Email us, too, if you wish.

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Statement of Beliefs

We believe in:

  1. Preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God and healing the sick

  2. The validity of the Bible

  3. Universal Reconciliation/Salvation

  4. The Family of God and our position in it

  5. Biblical end-time prophecy

  6. The Circularity of end-time prophecies

  7. The Second Coming of Christ

  8. The establishment of the Kingdom of God on this earth

  9. Free will acceptance into the Kingdom of God

  10. Function-based Christianity

  11. Helping and loving mankind

  12. Education on all subjects

  13. Growing in grace and knowledge

  14. Good health practices

  15. God's spiritual blinding of mankind

  16. Leading by example

  17. Progressive revelation

  18. The existence of Satan the Devil

We do not believe in:

  1. The doctrine of the Trinity

  2. The Immortality of the Soul (heaven and hell)

  3. Traditional Christian holy days and holidays

  4. Tithing

  5. Political activism and voting

  6. Participation in the military

  7. Creeds

  8. Rites and rituals

  9. Competition

  10. Self-centeredness (also, here)

  11. Pharmakeia (aka, allopathic [drug] medicine)

  12. Vaccinations (also, here)

Who We Are

The ASSOCIATES ONLINE EKKLESIA (not to be confused with the ASSOCIATES FOR SCRIPTURAL KNOWLEDGE) is not supported by any church, ministry or evangelical movement. We are international, independent and nonsectarian. Our ekklesia (a gathering of like-minded, called out people) is connected together only by the Internet and a common belief in the major biblical understandings we have learned from the late Dr. Ernest L. Martin... and the subsequent biblical understandings that we have learned since his passing (listed above in the Statement of Beliefs). Dr. Martin's audio teachings and notes are still available. We are a functional group of Christians, not just a fact gathering group. 

The Christian Philosophy is the basis of our lifestyle and we try to live our lives accordingly. To quote Dr. Martin:

So, what kind of conduct should you be practicing while you are still in the flesh on this earth? Knowing who you are, you should be acting like a Son (a Prince) of God or a Daughter (a Princess) of God. You are even now a part of the royal Family of God and you should act like members of that Family. No one in this Royal Family practices rituals or keeps holy days, and neither do you need to practice such things as other humans have had to in the past. You should now conduct yourself as you see God the Father and Christ Jesus conducting themselves. And what conduct do they display? The Bible shows that they are motivated purely and consistently by the virtues that the apostle Paul called the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

"Love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance."

Galatians 5:22–23

Dr. Martin also writes:

Christianity is truly a Philosophy of Life (Christ’s Life) that leads us in our everyday walk. It has NOTHING TO DO with keeping religious rules and regulations that God once used to govern men and women. Our new Philosophy of Life is governed by unwritten principles that Paul catalogued as the nine fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22,23. This is why real Christianity remains a Philosophy of Life. It is not a religion of denominationalism with rules of do's and don’ts made up by human leaders. Humanity was not created to be in "church" for all our periods of existence. No, indeed. We are destined to partake of an intimate Family position equivalent to that of "firstborn." This will allow us to rule and to enjoy the totality of this universe with God in the eons of time that await the glorious manifestation of us as His Children.

We also believe in Jesus' admonition in Matthew 25:31-40. From Dr. Martin's article on tithing:

In summing up this chapter on giving monies to Christ for the spreading of the Gospel to the world (that all of us should be active in doing), I wish to give a final method by which anyone can be assured that what money or contribution is given goes directly to Christ. This is a sure way that no one who loves the New Testament teaching can argue with. The teaching comes from Christ himself. Christ told people this certain way to give things directly to Him,

"When the son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats ... then shall the King say unto them on the right hand, Come, ye blessed of my father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked and ye clothed me: I was in prison and ye came unto me."

Matthew 25:31–40

Christ went on to say that the righteous might be puzzled over this, because none of them ever gave Christ these things personally. But Christ went on to say: If you have "done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, YE HAVE DONE IT UNTO ME" (Matthew 25:40).

There we have it! This is the assured manner to give something to Christ. If you help out the unfortunate brother in Christ, you have given something directly to Christ. "Ye have done it unto me."

The ASSOCIATES ONLINE EKKLESIA requires little money to operate, so contributions will never be requested. If you would like to donate to a charity (as defined above by Jesus), we recommend those listed here.

If you feel that you are out of step with the teachings and practices of today's churches, you just might be a "misfit". If so, you'll feel right at home here. We hope our endeavors will prove to be of value to you as you grow in grace and knowledge and apply these understandings to your life.  

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