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We teach the TRUTH, and nothing but the TRUTH, and GOD WILL HELP YOU!

We respect, and promote, the God-given ability of each individual to make clear, rational decisions for themselves. Therefore, we do not engage in the deceptive religious double-speak that passes as "systematic theology". Because it really is "systematic deception". It disables the logical processes; and forces the individual to either make a leap of "blind faith", or to retreat into the dark shadows of secularism. Instead we present the original, fact-based, gospel of JESUS CHRIST; which any person can understand with a little common sense. Then a person can develop the foundation, or "launching pad", for the Holy Spirit to take them beyond what "eye has seen and ear has heard, or has entered into the heart of man" (1 Corinthians 2:9-16). 

Ministerial Staff
Pastor James Redmond

Evangelist Edyth Yates Redmond

Minister James R. Redmond

Minister Rudy P. Gasca

Pastor Redmond has been blessed to receive a calling as an Apostle for these last days. This calling came not by the will of man, but was manifested by many supernatural means; the highlight of which came by being caught away into the presence of Jesus Christ. Jesus indicated this special calling by referring to Pastor Redmond as Peter; as he had done for Simon in the Bible. In this astonishing encounter, Jesus said, "Peter, Follow Me!" That is why this ministry takes such a firm and definitive position when it comes to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. All associate ministers have accepted the calling of Jesus on their lives, and likewise do not compromise when presenting the gospel. As a result, this ministry can be a tremendous blessing to your spiritual life, especially in light of all of the false doctrine being proclaimed in this age of the fallen church.


CROSS & SPIRIT Ministry Center
1182 Medical Center Dr.
San Bernardino, CA 92411
(909) 355-2831



MISSION: Setting the Biblical Record Straight
 



                                                 


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                      Our Name and the Reason for It 
CROSS & SPIRIT Ministry Center is the God-given name for our ministry.  It expresses in a brief form the "REAL COMPLETE WORK" of Jesus Christ, that provides salvation for those that receive by faith, ALL that He has done.  Although Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross is absolutely necessary for our salvation, the Cross did not stop Jesus or His work to save us.  His resurrection and ascension back to Heaven was also necessary.  Because His work of salvation was not finished until He sent the Holy Spirit to cause His followers to be "Born Again" (John 3:1-7). This was, and is, absolutely necessary for salvation (Acts 11:15-18; Romans 8:9).  Acts 2:1-4 records the first time the Holy Spirit was sent to do a work in, and through, the followers of Jesus Christ.  Acts 2:39 states that the promise of the Holy Spirit is for all that would ever answer His call.  However, people of the world and of the Fallen Church should hurry to receive the Holy Spirit in a real, life-changing way; because the call will be canceled by the Rapture!  Then those not having the Holy Spirit (which is needed to keep a person free from the "spots and wrinkles of sin") will be left behind!

The sending of the Holy Spirit by Jesus (John 15:26; 16:7) was necessary to fulfill Old Testament prophecies (Ezekiel 36:26-27; Joel 2:28-29); and to enable those who receive the Spirit to be a part of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9).

                The New Testament is Our Doctrine
God institutes and operates according to contracts, or covenants.  The Bible is divided into two main covenants.  First there is the old covenant as embodied in the Old Testament.  The Old Testament contains prophecies that foretold of the coming of the new covenant, or New Testament.  As with all contracts, it is the new one that sets forth the terms for the parties to abide by; which supersedes the terms of the previous contract (Hebrews 8:13).  The New Testament is established in the blood of Jesus Christ (Luke 22:20).  It ministers life to true believers by the operation of the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:6-8).  In that it represents the work and teachings of Jesus Christ, we base our lifestyle and teachings on the truth contained therein.  We use the Old Testament section of the Bible also, but in a way that's consistent with the New Testament.  We stress the use of the King James Version of the Bible; because, although more modern translations are easier to read, at first, they change the meaning of some passages in a very dangerous way.  For example, in 1 John 3:9 the King James Version makes it clear that a real Christian is not to "commit sin", while some translations say a Christian  should not "practice sin"; whatever that is.  Consider this, did Adam and Eve practice eating the forbidden fruit before they received the sentence of spiritual death? Or, did it take just one incident? Of course it only took one incident of sin, and it is still the same today. Sin causes instantaneous spiritual death (Romans 6:23 & 16; James 1:14-16). 

Of course this freaks out those that have been deceived by doctrines of the fallen church, because (sad to say) they are the fulfillment of 2 Timothy 3:5: people of the last days with a form of godliness, but without power. And that is because they have not the Holy Spirit that brings about a new, sin free, powerful creation through the born again experience (2 Corinthians 5:17). Jesus taught in Matthew 19:26 that "with God all things are possible". But the false prophets of the fallen church teach that it is not possible to live free from sin, even with the help of God. So, who are you going to believe, your pastor (or favorite TV preacher), or Jesus? YOU MAY HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING YOUR VIEW, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING WITHOUT GOD!  Wide is the road that leads to destruction, and many go that way (Matthew 7:13).

                                                                Salvation!      
Eternal salvation can be received only by faith in, or believing in, Jesus Christ (John 3:16; John 14:6).  Real faith brings the Holy Spirit into a person's life (Galatians 3:14).  The Holy Spirit does a mighty work of God in the saved person's heart (Philippians 2:13). The person now has access to, and experiences, a whole new world that offers an abundant life (Ephesians 3:1-21; John 10:10). It's an exciting and dynamic reality that transcends all that the world has to offer (1 Corinthians 2:9-14). But before one can receive the Holy Spirit, the person must confess their sins, and repent (turn away) from them.  As the person turns to Jesus, they must embrace the death of Jesus and let it bring about the death of their old sinful nature.  The person must become "crucified with Christ" (Galatians 2:20; 5:24).  That is, their old love affair with the world, along with its emotional ties, must be put to death.  Their addiction to the issues of their flesh and blood existence, in the natural world, must be broken.  Only then can a person be in a position to be raised up into a new, born again life by the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-12).  There always must be a crucifixion before there can be a resurrection! 

After new life has been obtained, it must be maintained. In other words, a Christian CANNOT safely continue to sin, because it is forbidden by God (Romans 6:1-2).  In Mark 13:13 Jesus said, "... but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." After a person comes to Christ, they still have their free will. They must make their own choices. They can "will" to sin, or not to sin (Hebrews 10:26). They can choose to stay with God, or to depart from God (Hebrews 3:12; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2).  Of course, a person is delivered from sin, and is given the power over sin when they are born again. But if a person allows himself to become spiritually weak, temptation may lead him into sin. If sin enters a Christians's life, it brings instantaneous spiritual death (Romans 6:16, 23; James 1:14-16; James 5:19-20).

Failure to teach and apply these critical points (and others) concerning salvation is what has largely contributed to the existence of a powerless, fallen church (2 Timothy 3:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).  With so many church people not having the power to live a changed, holy life; spiritually blind leaders decided to change the standard of what it takes to be a Christian.  They falsely use the experience of most people as the standard, rather than teach them they must be like Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the Standard for what it takes have a holy, righteous life that's acceptable to God (Revelation 3:21; 1 Peter 1:13-17; Hebrews 12:14).  Not making this clear has brought about a false sense of security that will have many crying out "Lord, Lord" in the day of judgment, but they will not enter God's kingdom (Matthew 7:21). Instead they will be subject to the awful wrath of God on earth, and later the Lake of Fire.
  

                                                                              
Our Mission                                  
We do not ask people to join any organization, or to "sow seed (money)" for a blessing.  Our goal is to "contend (fight) for the faith" that was originally preached by Jesus Christ and the first apostles (Jude verses 3 and 4); and we know that all who can see the dangerous way in which Christianity is being misrepresented will join the fight by some means. This is God's fight. The main way he uses us is through prayer and proclamation of Biblical Christianity. By a collective effort, we hope to see many people come to a genuine experience of being born again, thereby escaping the awful Lake of Fire. To do this, we must pray Spirit led prayers to break the bondage of Satan on their hearts and minds.  Then we must teach them what the Bible says about being saved.  Many people need to be delivered from erroneous information about Christianity received from the many versions of the fallen church, and from the secular media.  People need to be willing to accept the Bible's message on what it takes to be a Christian, and reject all others to the contrary. For as the Bible says in Romans 3:4, "... let God be true, but every man a liar..."  Many false prophets of the fallen church deny the fact that salvation is a major experience in a person's life. To be saved means Almighty God has taken up residence inside an individual. With all of His majesty, might, and power he does not come in unnoticed; and the person experiences a wonderful change inwardly, that is expressed outwardly.

After people truly come to Jesus Christ for the saving of their souls, we begin to teach them directly from the Bible with two objectives in mind: to give them abundant food for spiritual growth; and to develop their own ministries. This brings up another great fault of the fallen church; not enough emphasis has been put on the fact that all that come to Christ are called to go into all the world and preach the gospel, to the best of their individual ability (Matthew 25:14-30; Mark 16:15; Acts 8:1-4).

 We encourage people to become involved in spreading the gospel by means of street and parking lot rallies; Bible-based plays; and telephone and door-to-door witnessing. We also share the word through cable television; DVDs and CDs; as well as our weekly meetings. We seek to do as much as we can for the truth of Jesus Christ. And we put as little emphasis on money as possible.  This is the age of the Mammon driven church; but no amount of money can compensate for the lack of real spiritual power.

 
 
 
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