Here is what we believe
There is one God, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The verbally inspired Word of God is the Rule of All Rules.
Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, that He is very God and very man.
We believe in the total depravity of man that man is not redeemable by works.
The ungodly sinner is justified by God’s Grace upon the ground of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Eternal Security of the believer is in the death, burial, resurrection and coming again of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit as the one who takes of Christ and completely identifies the believer with all that Christ is as God, the Father, has made Him, Christ, to be in us.
The body of truth which Paul calls the mystery, as in Ephesians 3:3,5,9 is that revelation which Jesus Christ gave to Paul for the present dispensation. Hence, nothing short of obedience to its contents will suffice for maturity in Christ (Colossians 1:25-28).
The mystery is not the subject matter of former revelations prior to the close of the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 28:28; Ephesians 3:5,9).
Ephesians 4:1-6 is the guideline for spiritual unity with a view toward unity of faith (v.13) and a view toward unity in the body of Christ (v.16).
Baptism shall be in accordance with Ephesians 4:5 and traditional religious ceremonies or observances shall in adherence to Colossians 2:14-16.
What does it mean to be an Acts 28:28 site?
Simply stated, the passage in Acts 28:28-31 is when the Apostle Paul declared to the Jewish leadership that the final opportunity for their acceptance of Jesus as Christ was over. From that point on after Acts (see our study on Acts 29) through today the Gentiles were authorized to deliver God’s message for the plan of salvation, apart from Israel. Prior to this point in Scripture, salvation was always either through, or with, the Jew. The nation of Israel has been put on hold, but in the future (when Elijah restores the revealed plan of God), they will receive the promises and blessings made to them through Abraham.
However, for the first time in Scripture, PAul declares that whosoever will accept Christ, becomes a member of the body of Christ where Christ is the head. This is now the beginning of the church which is His body with its own calling, blessings, and inheritance separate from Israel. To explain this “hidden plan”, PAul then begins to write the final seven books in Scripture, chronologically (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Titus, Philemon, 1 Timothy, and 2nd Timothy.)
We describe this calling as the hidden purpose because it was hidden in God, before the overthrow of the world and not revealed until Paul was told to do so in Ephesians 3:9. The primary name given to us by the Apostle Paul for the special body of truth during this timeframe is called “The Mystery” (Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:25-26) and it is our calling today. (Please review this lesson “Fellowship of The Mystery”)
At RightDivision.com, we have emphasized to the Christian that they seek out the two ministries of the Apostle Paul:
- The one he had prior to Acts 28:28
- The one after (considered his prison ministry)
We have tried to change the text spelling of Paul’s name to indicate Paul prior to Acts 28, and PAul after Acts 28. This comes from the fact that Au is the symbol for gold, indicating that if you can identify his post Acts teaching, you have found gold!
For those of you new to this approach, there are several theories on when the church began. Some say the church, which is the one body of Christ, began in Acts 2, some will push Acts 9 or chapter 13. We feel it’s not until after Acts 28:28 that the church of the one body began where Christ is the head. There are many study materials throughout this site to help you understand our calling and the Acts 28:28 dispensational frontier.