Capernwray Harbour Mission Statement & Statement of Faith

Through Biblical teaching, exemplary living and practical training, we proclaim Jesus Christ, Who by His indwelling Life equips people to serve Him in His Church worldwide; thus being a Living witness to His Resurrection Life in a lost and perishing world.
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At Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre, we train men and women...in a working knowledge of Jesus Christ the Living Word; knowing Him more deeply and personally as their risen and indwelling Lord. ...in personal disciplines of studying, meditating in and communicating the message of God's Written Word. ...to discover and prove in every day experience the reality of the Christian Life: Christ's Life in and through them. ...in being more effective members of their local church, equipped for full-time Christian service...Regardless of their occupation!

Capernwray Statement of Faith

TRUTH is as timeless as GOD HIMSELF. It never changes! It may be forgotten, neglected, perverted, opposed, rejected, counterfeited or displaced, but it never changes! It is not an 'emphasis', a 'concept', a 'Party-Line'; nor merely an option!

It is an imperative!

God created man in such a way that the presence of God as Creator within a man as creature, is imperative to his humanity. Man in normality is to be distinguished from the animal kingdom by a quality of life and behaviour, that can have no possible explanation apart from God Himself in the man. This fact is truth! It is not subject to debate nor dialogue, - it is not an option to be offered, - it is a fact to be proclaimed! Truth does not evolve over the years, any more than God evolves or Christ evolved.

In assuming our humanity, the Lord Jesus Christ as Creator chose to play the role of creature. As the God Who made man, He chose to be the kind of man that He as God had made. In declaring that He as Man without the Father could do nothing, Christ demonstrated the truth that has always been true, - that we as men can do nothing without HIM; and that the Father as God then, was as indispensable to Christ as Man, as Christ as God now, is indispensable to us as men!

To recognize this and to practice the principle is the nature of true repentance and without true repentance there can be no true faith, for true repentance compels us to be totally dependent on Christ, as He was totally dependent upon the Father. Christ then can do the work in us as the Father then did the work in Him, and we let all God loose in the world; not, then just the sky, but God Himself is the limit!

This gives an entirely new dimension to our understanding of the Gospel and the remedial measures it proclaims. Not just that in the Redemptive Act Christ died for us, but that in the Regenerative Purpose of God, Christ rose again from the dead to live HIS Life in us. Thus, by apostolic proclamation: "if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching in vain, and your faith is also vain... you are yet in your sins!" 1 Cor. 15:14-17. The resurrection is at the very heart of the Gospel, through which we are born again! 1 Peter 1:3

Any departure from this truth is a corruption of the mind and has its origin in the subtlety of Satan. 2 Cor. 11:2-3. It is a departure from the "simplicity which is in Christ" and constitutes 'neo-evangelical humanism'. Were the time to come when by mutual consent, the members of the( Torchbearer) Fellowship were to depart from this which is the true substance of our faith, then God would have written over the Fellowship, as over so much else of what purports to be Christendom, the word 'ICHABOD' (ie: 'The glory has departed!' ) Rev. 2:4-5

NEW BIRTH is a divine conception! A man takes a woman to wife so that his life imparted to her may be reproduced in and through her. We too, have been espoused to 'One Husband' - Christ. 'Married to Another, ...to Him who is risen from the dead', (Rom. 7:4) so that His life imparted to us by the Holy Spirit at new birth may be reproduced in and through us 'to raise up the foundations of many generations'. Isaiah 58:12. Abiding fruit to His eternal praise, and not only to 'abide', but to 'reproduce'!

The Lord Jesus Christ established the fact that our spiritual union with Him, as He was in spiritual union with the Father, is the true and ultimate basis of all evangelism, missions and Church planting. '...the world will know and the world will believe', said the Lord Jesus, 'that the Father has sent Me, when they are in Us as I am in Thee, Father, and I am in them as Thou art in Me!' John 17:21-23

That is the TRUTH that sets men FREE!

OUR HISTORY
HOW IT ALL STARTED

The impressive white Tudor style building stands against the expansive sweep of green lawns and blue ocean below. Its history is intriguing and interesting.

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WHO WE ARE
Sunset Falls, Vancouver Island
OUR ROOTS

Charlie and Marlene Fordham attended Bible School at Capernwray Hall in the early '70's, then through a unique series of events, God led them to Thetis Island and the property was purchased.

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