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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Port Austin Bible Center