The Christ-life Is the Liberating Life
This new life is the liberating eternal life received when the born-again believer receives Christ. The believer is free to live by
God’s Spirit, understanding the Spirit of Christ living within is his only righteousness, his very life. This message given to Paul
shifts our focus from self to Christ, relieving us from stressing over perfecting self through self-works and the guilt that follows human
error, relaxing into God’s transforming work within us. This leads us into a much more intimate relationship with God as our heavenly
Father and us as born-again children of God, joint-heirs with Christ. This relationship completely changes the way we live life as we grow
in the knowledge of Christ! Join us in learning and living the Christ-life.
CLF Religious Exemption for Medical Freedom
Christ-life Fellowship stands for the human right for people to live by their conscience and for Christians to live by their faith in God
in relationship with God. We offer here our Statement
for Religious Exemption for Medical Freedom
Statement of Faith
Christ-life Fellowship stands on the following biblical truths:
The 66 canonical biblical books of scriptures, as originally given, are God-inspired and infallible. We use the King James Bible in
There is only one true, eternal God; and He is a triune spirit, comprised of the Father, the Word (Christ, the Son), and the Holy Spirit
(the Spirit of Truth, our teacher). All three were before creation, are distinctive persons with distinctive functions, and all three are
one God. The unity among these three embraces God’s re-birthed children at the moment of their salvation.
God, the Father, is the eternal, supreme spirit, a holy, just, and loving father spirit, greater than all,
sovereign of all, omniscient, omnipotent, and the epitome of righteousness.
God, the Son, is Jesus Christ, the holy Christ and the Creator, the Word come to earth in the flesh, fathered
by God’s Holy Spirit, and born of a normal, human virgin girl, Mary, making Him both human and divine. While on earth, He was fully
God and fully man from conception to death. Mary, as a normal sinner, was a type for all believers who willingly trust God, consent
to the work of the Holy Spirit in them, and are imbued with the Spirit of Christ, His divine nature, and His traits.
God, the Holy Spirit, is the third person of the holy Trinity with functions unique from those of God the Son
and God the Father. Prior to the Cross and the Day of Pentecost, He abode WITH men; and after the Cross and the Day of Pentecost, He
abides IN God’s re-born children. It is only by the Holy Spirit’s work that man can come to the knowledge of God, the conviction of their
sin, their need for God; all spiritual understanding comes by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, whose function is to work in man’s
soul (mind, free will, and emotions) to lead us into all truth.
Creation, the Fall, and Man
God created everything literally as depicted in Genesis.
With a pre-determined plan “before the foundation of the world,” God created man for the purpose of having relationship of reciprocal love
with His birthed children, who share His divine nature. Because love is a choice, God provided choice and gave man free-will of choice to
learn their need for God to learn and reciprocate God’s love.
All humans are from the lineage of Adam and born into sin, a curse by Adam’s original sin. Made from dirt, yet uniquely containing God’s
breath, we are living, eternal souls in earthly bodies in need of God’s Spirit. We all are born in need of spiritual salvation, which is a
literal spiritual rebirth by God, spirit born of spirit, and imbues us with God’s triune Spirit, including the Father, Christ (who IS
eternal life and the only way to the Father), and the Holy Spirit (who is our teacher and guide).
Christ’s Earthly Ministry
Jesus of Nazareth, human container of the Word, lived 33 sinless years. His earthly ministry and teachings were first and foremost to Israel
as her Messiah. After offering Himself to Israel and her rejection of their Messiah, Christ turned His ministry to include the whole world,
so that by Israel’s stubbornness, the salvation would go to the world, provoking Israel to jealousy and ultimately to her acceptance of her
The New Covenant
Christ’s sacrificial blood is the testament of a new covenant, putting away the old covenant of law. The new covenant is God’s perfect and
complete provision of everything God’s holiness requires but man cannot attain — redemption, justification, sanctification, and wisdom — all
obtained by Christ alive within our earthen vessels, joined to us in spirit. Man’s relationship with God, a relationship through God’s grace
in the new covenant after the Cross, is completely different than the prior relationship through law. We cannot appropriate Israel’s old
covenant relationship with God as our own. Therefore, we read those writings as God’s letters to Israel, separate from God’s letters to His
Jesus Christ lived sinlessly, was crucified as God’s perfect sacrificial Lamb for the substitutionary atonement of the sin of the whole
world, fully died on the cross, was buried for three days, and raised Himself up on the third day, was seen alive by hundreds, testified
by the apostles (who clung to this testimony unto death), and ascended into heaven. The Spirit of Christ is both at the right hand of the
Father and also abides in every re-birthed child of God.
Man’s salvation is by grace alone, without man’s works, completely God’s miraculous work 1.) when the Holy Spirit calls man to conviction of
sin and need for salvation, and 2.) is triggered by man’s free-will faith and belief in Christ as God’s Son and His sufficient sacrifice at
His Cross and resurrection. God gives to every man a measure of faith; therefore, God is the source of faith, the faith is God’s, not man’s,
while in man’s soul-mind, he has the free-will to choose
God’s work of salvation attends to all three parts of man: our spiritual transformation instantly the moment we believe, our soul’s
transformation through our lifetime of learning by the Holy Spirit, and inevitably the transformation of our bodies from earthly bodies to
heavenly bodies when we leave this earthly life.
At salvation, man is spiritually born of God’s Holy Spirit with the Spirit of Christ, God’s “incorruptible seed” (1 Peter 1:23). We are
spiritually baptized into Christ, immersed in Him, in His death, burial, and resurrection. In reality, we are dead to sin, to law, and to
the world. We are made new creatures with new hearts and share in God’s divine nature, His ‘DNA’. The old creature and old life are
completely gone, yet our soul-minds still need to be renewed to this new life. Without soul-mind renewal, Christians continue living by
their fleshly understanding and feelings, like a man living in poverty without knowing someone put $1M in an account in his name. The Holy
Spirit’s job as the Spirit of Truth is to bring the sinner to conviction and repentance, then to teach the reborn Christian spiritual
truths, revealing Christ in them and their new life as God’s child, training them to full maturity of the stature of the Son of God within
By rejecting the one, true God, man remains a child of Satan and disobedience and continues to live the lie that he, himself, is his own god
and adequate to live by the knowledge of good and evil — the knowledge which God rejected — doing what is right in his own eyes. Unbelief of
the truth of God as God is the one unforgivable sin which condemns man to eternal damnation after this earthly life.
In God’s time, He will rapture His re-birthed children from the earth. Those who reject Christ as the Son of God (unbelievers, not
children of God) will remain and will endure a Great Tribulation, which will culminate in a great spiritual war on earth, then a millennium
of Christ’s earthly reign. God will ultimately destroy the earth and bring a new heaven and new earth. Those whose names are in His book
of life will live in His house as His children for eternity. Those whose names are not in the book of life will be damned to hell for
eternal suffering. We see earthly signs that we are growing close to these events.