WHO WE ARE
“He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.”
John 1:23 KJV
Cries in The Wild Ministries is a Church with legs. This may sound unusual considering the fact that in modern day Christianity we have limited the term "church" to a building. The Bible speaks of the Church as being a "body" of believers translated as "ekklésia" (ek-klay-see'-ah) defined as an assembly, congregation, the Church, the whole body of Christian believers. We seek to mobilize the Word of God as the Apostles did fulfilling the Great Commission and to bring the Gospel to the people. Founded by Minister Charles A. Russell of Daytona Beach under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Cries in The Wild is outreach centered. Fundamentally we are a ministry that uses Evangelism, Social Media, Music, and Teaching to effectively witness, convert, disciple, and mentor. Our aim is to be a Church in The Wild.
OUR CORE BELIEFS
Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and was resurrected on the 3rd Day (1 Cor. 15:1-5)
Salvation is by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8) leading into works of faith (repentance- Luke 24:47, baptism).
Baptism is salvific (essential to salvation) & to be done in the name of Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus according to Mark 16:16, John 3:5, Acts 2:38, Acts 10:48, Acts 8:16, 37-38, Acts 19:5
One Must Repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sin, and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
God is a spirit (John 4:24)
God is One- The LORD God is One (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29)
Jesus Christ is The Son of God, The Logos (Word) of God (John 1:1) manifest in the Flesh (John 1:14) ,Is God Almighty (Rev. 1:8), The Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6), The Holy Spirit (John 14:16;John 14:18; 2 Cor. 2:13; Gal. 4:6).
The Gifts of The Spirit
The 9 Gifts of the Spirit are still in use and granted to every believer severally as the Spirit wills (1 Corinthians 12)
Without Holiness none will see the LORD (Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:15-17)
(1 Peter 2:9, 1 Peter 3:3,4)
We believe in giving a voluntary ( not mandated or obligatory) 10% of income based on the economy YHWH established for Israel under the Law but in the heart that Abraham gave before the Law.
Giving should be according to as one purposes in their heart, not grudgingly or of necessity. 2 Corinthians 9:6,7
4 Points on Salvation – The Gospel
1.What is Salvation?
Salvation in the Greek is rendered as “sótéria” (so-tay-ree'-ah) which is defined as
deliverance, salvation, God's rescue which delivers believers out of destruction and into His safety.
2. Why do we need Salvation?
The consequence of Adam’s transgression in the Garden of Eden resulted in death both physical (gradual) and spiritual alienation from God. Through his disobedience many were made sinners and death passed on all mankind. We are all born into sin because we all inherit Adam’s nature at birth.
3. Who is Salvation?
Jesus Christ is our salvation. His voluntary, penal, redemptive, propitiatory, reconciliatory and substitutional sacrifice on Calvary made payment for the wages of sin which is death. He took what we as sinners deserved and died in our stead.
4. How do we receive Salvation?
Salvation is a free gift and not achieved through meritorious works. We must first believe on the Gospel (good news) which is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Without Faith we cannot please God. We are then to repent which is to turn away from our sin. After Repentance we have to be born again of water and the Spirit through water baptism (full immersion) in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin and receive the Holy Spirit which seals us as believers and adopts us as sons of God.