Contending for the Faith
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 12: 1-3
Mt. Bethel invites you to contend for the faith with us, but what does it mean to contend? It means:
- Standing up for the truth of God’s Word revealed in the Bible.
- Accepting Jesus Christ, our Savior, as the way, the truth, and the life.
- Praying for God’s providence for our Church.
The Trustees of the North Georgia Conference, have declared that Mt. Bethel, a vibrant church currently engaged in ministry and missions around the world, is in “exigent circumstances,” a term usually reserved for churches on the brink of closure. Mt. Bethel is currently being sued in Cobb Superior Court by its denominational leadership.
- Mt. Bethel is a thriving church.
- Mt. Bethel has had a crisis of confidence in its denominational leader, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson. We are asking to disaffiliate so every member can express their choice through a church-wide vote.
- Bishop Haupert-Johnson has not given us the opportunity to vote and has retaliated against us for asking.
Please continue to pray with us for a peaceful resolution to this unfortunate situation.