For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (Rom 1:12)    Port Austin Bible Center
 


Feast of Tabernacles 2010

 

 

Port Austin Bible Center

 

Located at the geographical tip of Michigan's Thumb, the Port Austin Bible Center [PABC] has emerged from a wilderness of dogmas, emerged under new ownership and leadership, with renewed vigor and purpose--emerged freed from identity issues that stifled its initial effectiveness as the repository of 21st-Century biblical scholarship. What began as the brainchild of one man continues independently as the work of a few, who came to Huron County to teach what they have been given. As a result, PABC begins life anew as if born from above.

The first Adam's physical birth, coming when Elohim [singular in usage] breathed into the man of mud's nostrils (Gen 2:7), formed the spiritually lifeless shadow of the last Adam's birth from above, when the divine Breath of God descended as a dove, lit and remained on the man Jesus of Nazareth, the Logos who was Theos and was with the Theon prior to the laying of the foundations of the world (John 1:1-3, 14). As the first Adam was of the lifeless elements of the earth before receiving the breath of life, the last Adam was Spirit before being born as a son of the first Adam--where Elohim [plural] interfaces with the base elements created by the Logos is through breathing human beings, created in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26).

Jesus was baptized to fulfill all righteousness (Matt 3:15-16), for He was without sin and had no need of repentance. And the model of death [immersion in a watery grave], resurrection [being lifted up out of that grave], receipt of a second birth through being born of Spirit, followed by judgment (Matt 3:17) established the pattern for the fulfillment of righteousness, the pathway by which mortal human beings can put on immortality and cross from this spiritually-lifeless world to the supra-dimensional heavenly realm. Many are called to walk uprightly along this pathway, but few will be chosen (Matt 22:14), for most of those who have been called will not be ruled by Jesus (Luke 18:12-14). They now wear His mantle of righteousness so that their lawless deeds will not, in the heavenly realm, be seen by either the Father or by angels; they are under the garment of Grace. But they, as the Body of the Son of Man, will be revealed at the end of the age (Luke 17:30). The mantle of Christ Jesus' righteousness will be laid aside, for it will no longer be needed when disciples are liberated from the law of sin and death that, today, still resides in their flesh.

Thus, the juxtaposition between the former Bible Center and the present Center is that of the first Adam compared to the last Adam, with the transition occurring during the past three years [2003-2006], this transition seeing four men purchase the assets of the former entity to stave off bankruptcy. These four men, though, are not now involved with PABC. Two have begun a new ministry near Knoxville, Tennessee. One is at work supporting his family and trying to recover from his stay at Port Austin. The fourth is involved in litigation resulting from his usurpation of authority. And the assets that would have been lost if the four men had not become involved are still in limbo.

A work of God, however, is not about possessing physical assets, but spiritual wealth. Therefore, PABC has resurfaced as if resurrected from a spiritual grave. Judgment is upon the Center, but not the judgment of men. The judgment is that of Christ Jesus--if PABC will continue to walk uprightly before God, giving what it has been given, teaching disciples to live by the laws of God written on hearts and placed in minds, warning a lawless world that the end of the age is at hand, proclaiming the good news that all who endure to the end shall be saved (Matt 24:13-14), then when judgments are revealed PABC will hear the Father say, They are of my beloved Son, and will hear the Son say, They have kept my words of patient endurance. Until then, PABC will do a work based upon faith, and will do this work with few physical assets and tremendous spiritual wealth.

PABC encourages disciples who wish to personally explore biblical typology and practice typological exegesis to come to Port Austin. More information about the current status of seminars will be found on this website as these classes come together.

Remember, the false prophets and false teachers are many. Those who hear the voice of Christ Jesus walk and will walk as He did (1 John 2:4-6)--they are the few, the spiritually mighty foreshadowed by the mighty men of King David. They are the remnant of Israel that keep the commandments of God and hold the testimony of Jesus. And PABC is one of their strongholds.

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The Second Passover

About Prophecy
    The Book


A Philadelphia Apologetic
    2012 Edition





Of Special Interest
 · Sin Made Alive
 · The Fire of God
 · Journey of Faith
 · Serving Faith
 · Old Wine Is Better
 · A Fresh Look at Typology
Apologetics of Philadelphia
 ·  "In The Last Days"
 · Bible Study #1
Beyond Intertextuality & Hypertexuality: Typological Exegesis
 · Bible Study #2
Determinism or Free Will?
 · Bible Study #3
The Foundation Upon which the Church Is Built
 · Bible Study #4
Sabbath or Sunday - An Ongoing Study
 · Bible Study #5
The Law of Moses
 · Bible Study #6
The Gospel of Grace
 · Bible Study #7
To Stand In the Breach



 · Study Paper #1
A Question of Choice
 
 · Feast Seminar Paper #1
Concealed in the Tzimtzum
 · Feast Seminar Paper #2
"J" is to "P" as Stone is to Spirit
 · Feast Seminar Paper #3
"J" is to "P" as Stone is to Spirit continues
 · Feast Seminar Paper #4
"J" is to "P" as Stone is to Spirit continues
 



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