Code of Conduct for Registered Users
In order to preserve a welcoming atmosphere at the Refuge, we have listed some key points of belief and conduct that all users should agree with in good conscience before requesting to join.
1. The Freedom of Choice
God gives the people He created the freedom of choice to love Him or to reject His love. That choice is a fundamental outflow of His love that is never taken away, even after we accept Him as our Savior. In Ezekiel 18:21-28, God speaks of the fairness of His ways, saying that if the wicked would turn from his wicked ways, he will live, and also if the righteous would turn from his righteous ways, he will die. Likewise, Jesus spoke of those who believe for a while, but fall away in time of temptation (Luke 8:13). To believe that once a person is saved, they cannot lose their salvation regardless of the lifestyle they choose, is to deny that one’s faith produces works of obedience (James 2:14-20). Those who believe in the "Once Saved Always Saved" false doctrine may not request registration on this site for the 144,000 “virgins” who strive to be pure vessels.
2. God’s Design for Marriage
Marriage was a gift of God in the garden of Eden that had His special blessing. He designed them male and female in His own image (Genesis 1:27) and pronounced His creation very good. Today, the world disagrees with that assessment and suggests that there is a better way, which they call “equal”, so that any person may marry any other person, without regard for God’s design or law. The Bible calls this an abomination (Lev. 20:13), and those who support the LGBT lifestyle, even without practicing it themselves, are not in agreement with God and need to repent.
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (Romans 1:32)
3. A Call to Separate
In the eighteenth chapter of Revelation, Jesus’ voice is heard calling His people to come out of Babylon, lest they receive of her plagues (Revelation 18:4). His last generation of people should be separate from the influence of the churches, which have either directly or indirectly submitted themselves to the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church.
Whether by this submission, or through inheriting corrupt doctrines from Rome, all church institutions are fallen, and Jesus calls His people to discontinue any formal membership with them because God’s remnant are not defiled with women (Revelation 14:4). It is time to be separate and to worship God in Spirit and in truth.
4. The Person of the Holy Spirit
Some, not understanding the greatness of God or His instruction in nature, have taken to believe that the Holy Spirit is not a Person of the Godhead, and thus deny that the Godhead is three Persons. Jesus made it clear that the Holy Spirit was His representative, sent in His name (John 14:26), but not encumbered with flesh like Jesus, and thus able to dwell within the believer. By Jesus’ sacrifice, He has forever taken the form of man, and is thereby distinguished from the Person of the Holy Spirit.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (1 John 5:7)
The 144000 Remnant website is not a place for questions about the inclusion of the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
5. Hearing from God
The Refuge website is dedicated to facilitating the sharing of the collective message that God is giving to His people at this time—whether through relevant studies, prophetic words, or dreams and visions in a last-days fulfillment of the well-known prophecy in Joel:
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. (Joel 2:28-30)
On this site, all should take these things seriously as the Scriptures admonish us:
Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21)
While there will be some dreams, etc. that may not be good—a possibility that we must not ignore—one should not fail to keep their eyes open for how God might be communicating—including through signs, or “wonders in the heavens” as God said from the beginning (See Genesis 1:14).
6. Regarding Time
One of the deepest mysteries of God relates to the timing of the Second Advent. It is commonly understood that this time can never be known, because of Jesus’ own words:
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. (Mark 13:32-33)
However, while the Father must reveal it, it is not a sin to seek understanding of the mysteries of God, even regarding the time, since it is also prophesied:
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
The hosts of the Refuge believe and teach that God has revealed that secret by His own voice from heaven as understood by the Bible. While we do not require or expect our users to understand or accept this from the outset, we ask that registered users exercise their Christian graces and refrain from speaking against “time setting” as though the Bible forbids it. After all, the day of the Lord does not come as a thief for the children of light:
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. (1 Thessalonians 5:4-6)
And in His letter to Sardis, even Jesus Himself implied that the hour would be made known to the watchful:
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. (Revelation 3:3)
We believe there is ample evidence to address sincere questions and we welcome open-hearted and respectful discussion among those who are willing to consider a different view.
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