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  • The Afterlife | The Family International
    be eternally bereft of salvation or redemption In His love we believe that God will continue to love those who die without salvation and seek to bring them to the knowledge of the truth 1 Timothy 2 4 John 14 1 3 1 Peter 1 3 5 2 Corinthians 5 1 2 1 Timothy 2 4 4 10 Revelation 20 11 13 Romans 5 18 21 2 Corinthians 5 10 18 19 Romans 8 18 Revelation 22 12 1 Corinthians 3 13 15 Scriptural references John 14 1 3 Let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in Me In My Father s house are many mansions if it were not so I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you to Myself that where I am there you may be also 1 Peter 1 3 5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away reserved in heaven for you who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time 2 Corinthians 5 1 2 For we know that if our earthly house this tent is destroyed we have a building from God a house not made with hands eternal in the heavens For in this we groan earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven 1 Timothy 2 4 Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth 1 Timothy 4 10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach because we trust in the living God who is the Savior of all men especially of those who believe Revelation 20 11 13 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away And there was found no place for them And I saw the dead small and great standing before God and books were opened And another book was opened which is the Book of Life And the dead were judged according to their works by the things which were written in the books The sea gave up the dead who were in it and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them And they were judged each one according to his works Romans 5 18 Therefore as through one man s offense judgment came to all men resulting in condemnation even so through one Man s righteous act the free gift came to all men resulting in justification of life Romans 5 21 That as sin reigned in death even so grace might reign through

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  • Angels and Departed Believers | The Family International
    the servant of the man of God arose early and went out there was an army surrounding the city with horses and chariots And his servant said to him Alas my master What shall we do So he answered Do not fear for those who are with us are more than those who are with them And Elisha prayed and said Lord I pray open his eyes that he may see Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man and he saw And behold the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha Acts 12 7 11 Now behold an angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shone in the prison and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up saying Arise quickly And his chains fell off his hands Then the angel said to him Gird yourself and tie on your sandals and so he did And he said to him Put on your garment and follow me So he went out and followed him and did not know that what was done by the angel was real but thought he was seeing a vision When they were past the first and the second guard posts they came to the iron gate that leads to the city which opened to them of its own accord and they went out and went down one street and immediately the angel departed from him And when Peter had come to himself he said Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jewish people Matthew 1 20 24 But while he thought about these things behold an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream saying Joseph son of David do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit And she will bring forth a Son and you shall call His name Jesus for He will save His people from their sins So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet saying Behold the virgin shall be with child and bear a Son and they shall call His name Immanuel which is translated God with us Then Joseph being aroused from sleep did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife Luke 2 9 15 And behold an angel of the Lord stood before them and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were greatly afraid Then the angel said to them Do not be afraid for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord And this will be the

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  • Spiritual Warfare | The Family International
    and actions that serve to further God s kingdom Some people however through their ungodly actions further the efforts of the forces of evil to suppress faith and goodness Ephesians 6 12 The Bible foretells that Satan and his forces will ultimately be defeated and God s plan for humanity will triumph Revelation 20 1 3 10 Jesus kingdom will eventually be established on Earth and the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ and He shall reign forever and ever Revelation 11 15 Acts 26 18 1 Peter 5 8 Revelation 12 7 9 1 John 3 8 2 Corinthians 10 3 5 Ephesians 6 11 12 Scriptural references Acts 26 18 To open their eyes in order to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me 1 Peter 5 8 Be sober be vigilant because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour Revelation 12 7 9 And war broke out in heaven Michael and his angels fought with the dragon and the dragon and his angels fought but they did not prevail nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer So the great dragon was cast out that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan who deceives the whole world he was cast to the earth and his angels were cast out with him 1 John 3 8 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the Devil 2 Corinthians 10 3 5 For though we walk in the flesh we do not war according

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  • Divine Intervention | The Family International
    and all kinds of disease among the people Then His fame went throughout all Syria and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments and those who were demon possessed epileptics and paralytics and He healed them Matthew 10 1 And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him He gave them power over unclean spirits to cast them out and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease Mark 16 17 18 And these signs will follow those who believe In My name they will cast out demons they will speak with new tongues they will take up serpents and if they drink anything deadly it will by no means hurt them they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover Matthew 8 16 17 When evening had come they brought to Him many who were demon possessed And He cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet saying He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses Luke 7 12 16 And when He came near the gate of the city behold a dead man was being carried out the only son of his mother and she was a widow And a large crowd from the city was with her When the Lord saw her He had compassion on her and said to her Do not weep Then He came and touched the open coffin and those who carried him stood still And He said Young man I say to you arise So he who was dead sat up and began to speak And He presented him to his mother Then fear came upon all and they glorified

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  • Keys of the Kingdom | The Family International
    original disciples are available to His followers today When Jesus said I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven Matthew 16 19 we believe that He was literally bequeathing the spiritual keys of the kingdom of Heaven to His followers representing greater access to His power Believers can claim the keys of the kingdom in prayer to release God s power to act in any given situation in accordance with His will Matthew 18 18 Luke 10 19 Revelation 1 18 Scriptural references Matthew 18 18 Assuredly I say to you whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven Luke 10 19 Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you Revelation 1 18 I am He who lives and was dead and behold I am alive forevermore Amen And I have the keys of Hades and of Death Return to Our Beliefs

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  • Families | The Family International
    with promise that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth And you fathers do not provoke your children to wrath but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord Genesis 2 18 21 24 And the Lord God said It is not good that man should be alone I will make him a helper comparable to him And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam and he slept and He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in its place Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman and He brought her to the man And Adam said This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh Ephesians 5 25 31 Husbands love your wives just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word that He might present her to Himself a glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing but that she should be holy and without blemish So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies he who loves his wife loves himself For no one ever hated his own flesh but nourishes and cherishes it just as the Lord does the church For we are members of His body of His flesh and of His bones For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his

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  • Sexuality | The Family International
    Then God said Let Us make man in Our image according to Our likeness let them have dominion over the fish of the sea over the birds of the air and over the cattle over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth So God created man in His own image in the image of God He created him male and female He created them Then God blessed them and God said to them Be fruitful and multiply fill the earth and subdue it have dominion over the fish of the sea over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves on the earth Genesis 2 18 25 And the Lord God said It is not good that man should be alone I will make him a helper comparable to him Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them And whatever Adam called each living creature that was its name So Adam gave names to all cattle to the birds of the air and to every beast of the field But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam and he slept and He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in its place Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman and He brought her to the man And Adam said This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man Therefore a man shall leave his

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  • The Sanctity of Life | The Family International
    s design We believe that life from conception to death is a valued gift from God to be respected and nurtured As God is the sole giver of life we believe that the time of death of each human life should also be left in His hands Psalm 31 15 Genesis 1 27 2 7 Psalm 139 14 16 Galatians 6 10 Romans 2 11 1 Corinthians 16 14 Scriptural references Genesis 1 27 So God created man in His own image in the image of God He created him male and female He created them Genesis 2 7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being Psalm 139 14 16 I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made marvelous are Your works and that my soul knows very well My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth Your eyes saw my substance being yet unformed And in Your book they all were written the days fashioned for me when as yet there

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