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 2008



In conjunction with The Philadelphia Church — Port Austin, the Port Austin Bible Center (PABC) will jointly hold the Festival of Booths [Succoth] from October 15 through October 22.

PABC teaches that every disciple should appear before God three times a year, with these three occasions representing the beginning and the end of the harvests of Firstfruits, and the latter main crop harvest of ancient Judea. But PABC also teaches that disciples should appear where God places His name—and that location is where two or three or more disciples regularly assemble together for weekly Sabbath services. Therefore, since the new creature born of Spirit already dwells in a temporary abode [the tent of flesh of the old creature], disciples need not travel to exotic locations to stay in hotels or motels or campgrounds to dwell in temporary housing where God has placed His name during the festival of booths. Disciples need only to appear before God in prayer and to bring their tent of flesh to where services are held so as not to appear before God empty or naked.

However, travel to exotic locations is not prohibited as long as the purpose is to worship God, learning His ways. Family vacations should be taken at any other season during the year. Thus, for scattered Philadelphians that have no regular fellowship, an invitation is extended to come to Port Austin, Michigan, where the eight days of services will explore and develop the single sign Jesus gave that He was from heaven, the sign of Jonah, in college type seminar sessions.

PABC can assist in making housing arrangements, but does not, itself, provide such housing … there are several motels and bed & breakfasts within a few miles of where services will be held, some reasonably priced. Most of the local restaurants will still be open in October, as will be state park campgrounds that are on the shores of Lake Huron (Port Austin is a seasonal tourist community with a very small industrial base, so as the tourist season concludes many businesses close for the winter).

The location where services are scheduled will be upgraded to a larger facility if pre-registration warrants, so please notify us early if planning to attend. The setting will be more like when the Feast was held at Belknap Springs, local in attendance and heavenly in focus.

Additional information can be obtained by calling:

            Philadelphia Church – Port Austin



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