Purpose And Mission of Reformation Charlotte

 

FOUNDATION:

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

Ephesians 6:12-18

 

MINISTRY:

Reformation Charlotte is a dynamic ministry composed of likeminded Christians from different biblebelieving churches, who faithfully work together to glorify God by exposing our culture of darkness to the light of the Gospel. We tirelessly work together to expose the evil of injustice, and we pray to see the immediate end of abortion one day. The bible tells us that a pure and undefiled religion before God is to visit orphans, and widows in their affliction (James 1:27). We believe this includes the pre-born orphans. The bible also tells us that justice, mercy, and faithfulness are the weightier matters of the law (Matthew 23:23). Reformation Charlotte is an expression of faith in action. It is our Sovereign God working in us (Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 2:13) to carry out His purposes (Philippians 2:13).

 

COMMISSION:

Our primary objective is to be obedient to the Great Commission (Luke 24, Mark 16, and Matthew 28) because we believe the gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16).  The gospel transforms lives because God alone can replace hearts of stone with new hearts (Ezekiel 36:26). God alone turns sinners into saints. The bible says, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:15). We are His ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20) who desire to faithfully bring the culture of sin and darkness into conflict with the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Romans 10:17 says that “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” We accomplish this task through the practice of open-air preaching, personal witnessing, and distributing gospel literature.

 

MOTIVE:

First and foremost, our main objective is to glorify God in all that we do (1 Corinthians. 10:31). We boast only in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 6:14). We love because Christ first loved us (1 John 4:19), therefore love is the fountain of all our good works. We are His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10) and it is God working in us for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). All Christians are called to be salt and light in this dark and sinful world. (Matthew 5:13-16) Light gives off heat, so our good works and affections radiate the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who works through us.

Sadly our churches are stung with abortion apathy. The Church has fallen asleep at the wheel in our present battle against abortion.  We want to lovingly exhort our local bible-believing churches to stand-up and be counted in this war for the rights and dignity of pre-born children. We are simply asking churches to be Christian and to love their preborn neighbors like the good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). We humbly ask the Church to Be The Church and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves (Proverbs 31:8) while proclaiming the life-giving blood of Jesus Christ to those who are hopelessly lost in this world of darkness.

 

STANCE:

Although we work faithfully with parts of the pro-life movement, what makes us different from the pro-life movement is our no-compromise position on sin and abortion. Central to our work is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God is our greatest weapon, to which we seek to bring the light of the Gospel into conflict with the culture of sin and death (2 Corinthians 4:1-6). Abortion is sin, therefore it is evil. We as Christians are commanded to abhor what is evil (Romans 12:9), and expose evil deeds (Ephesians 5:11). The holocaust of our day is a silent one because abortion has been accepted as “good,” and “normal” in our wicked society. However, the Scriptures say, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20).” There is no middle ground with evil. We refuse to make exceptions and peace with death. Charles Spurgeon once said, “of two evils, choose neither.” We believe that immediate and full repentance is the only acceptable response to the Gospel.