This page is a brief introduction to what “Concordant” theology is, and who we “Concordant” believers are. Basically, those of us who refer to ourselves as ”Concordant” believers are members of the ecclesia (church) known as the body of Christ who agree with certain core doctrines, and who tend to prefer using the Concordant Literal Version of the Bible (although we’re not CLV-Onlyists or anything; we fully recognize that there are no perfect English translations of Scripture, and the truth is that even less literal Bible versions such as the KJV still teach all the core doctrines we believe, even if it might require more careful study to learn the truth from those versions).
We’re a little different from your standard denomination within the Christian religion, however. In fact, we’re not even really a part of the Christian religion at all, because we’re actually a religionless ecclesia, and also because our beliefs tend to be considered “unorthodox,” and even heretical, to most Christians (and, as such, few of us still use the label “Christian” to refer to ourselves anymore).
While we don’t necessarily all agree with each other on every little detail and minutia of doctrine or theology, there are a number of points we pretty much all do agree on, and those particular points make up what could be said to be our core doctrines:
- We believe in scriptural inerrancy, and we tend to interpret the Bible as literally as possible (outside of cases where it’s meant to be interpreted figuratively, of course). We’re also very Sola scriptura, rejecting “orthodox” traditions and creeds, and following only what Scripture says when it comes to our doctrines.
- We recognize that Paul’s Gospel is to be divided from the Gospel to Israel as heralded by the terrestrial Jesus, and by Peter and Jesus’ other disciples, since the glorified Christ gave Paul a new message for the nations.
- We understand that the doctrines the body of Christ is meant to follow are all contained within the epistles signed by Paul. While all Scripture is true and useful for all of us, the rest of it was written primarily to and about Israel.
- We believe that God is working out His purpose through a series of time periods known as eons (sometimes also referred to as ages), not to be confused with dispensations, which are simply different spiritual administrations or “economies” that can apply to different groups of people, sometimes even overlapping each other in time.
- We believe in the complete sovereignty of God, and that all things are predetermined.
- We understand that death is non-existence, as far as our consciousness goes. This means that the “hell” mentioned in less literal Bible versions isn’t a place the dead can suffer in, and that heaven isn’t a place the dead can go either, at least not in a conscious state. This also means that Jesus Christ did, in fact, cease to exist as a conscious being when He died for our sins and when He was entombed, before He was roused the third day.
- We affirm that, through the cross of Christ, God will save all humanity, and will reconcile all conscious, sapient beings who ever existed, and who need to be reconciled, to Himself. However, while all humanity will experience salvation from an absolute perspective, they won’t all experience it from a relative perspective, because there are different types, or stages, of salvation, and not everybody experiences every type or stage.
There’s more to it than that, of course, but those are the basic core doctrines which we pretty much all agree on. If you’d like to learn more, you can do so by checking out the articles, websites, books, and videos by various members of the body of Christ that are linked to on the Home page of this site. And if you’re curious about how one becomes a member of the body of Christ, it simply comes down to whether God has elected to give someone the faith to believe the Good News (Gospel) that Paul taught or not. If someone has come to understand what Paul’s Gospel actually means and truly believes it, they’re already a member of Christ’s body.
Because there are relatively few of us, however, at least in most parts of the world, it’s rare that many of us get to gather in person very often, outside of various conferences that are held every now and then. We do have a subreddit for online fellowship and the sharing of online resources between English-speaking members of our ecclesia, however, and also a Discord server for chatting, both of which you can find links to on the Home page as well.
Oh, and just as a heads up, if the various websites and YouTube channels linked to on the Home Page ever all stop getting updates at the same time, it means The Snatching Away has likely occurred, and the final seven years of eon 3 are about to begin, and Israel’s Gospel of the Kingdom will once again be the only Gospel to concern yourself with for the time being, so please keep that in mind if that happens.