Position Statement

  1. Separation: Believers are to be separated unto the Lord, which presupposes separation and clear distinctiveness. We are to humbly hold to Biblical doctrines and practices, maintaining personal and ecclesiastical separation from people, organizations and movements that do not hold those same orthodox Christian beliefs and practices.  Part of this involves Biblically exposing false teaching and movements, warning those involved in the movements, and others who may be influenced to join.  Extreme secondary separation is not implied herein. Rom. 12:1, 2; 1 Cor. 5, 6; 2 Cor. 6; 2 Peter 2; Jude.
  2. Sexuality: Sexual intimacy between one man (husband) and one woman (wife), united in a Christian marriage/ covenant relationship, has always been God's only plan for His highest created beings.  Any other form or practice of sexual intimacy is immoral before God, and is clearly a perversion of His plan and gift to mankind. (Gen. 2:20-25; Romans 1;Titus 1, 2; 1 Cor. 7)
  3. Identification of ideological movements that are contrary to Titus’ orthodox Christian faith position:

Due to the speed of our culture and times, many movements, trends, personality cults and other groupings rise quickly, change names periodically, etc.  Therefore, without naming some individuals and their movements, let it suffice to say that the following (a,b,c,d below) are totally contrary to Titus' doctrinal and ministry positions. Therefore we (Titus missionaries, administration and staff) will not be a part of, nor able to be connected with/work in partnership with:

    1. Theological liberalism--denial or severe questioning of cardinal doctrines of the faith; higher criticism; re-definition of Bible terminology; re-interpretation of Biblical truth; and re-applying Scripture in ways other than originally intended. Examples of this would be liberation theology, syncretism, universalism, post-modern thinking. The National and World Councils of Churches would embrace these.
    2. Ecumenism--organizational unity of churches and religious organizations, without regard for Biblical truth. Unity is achieved through linking theological liberals with religious movements and peoples of other faiths in evangelism and other ministry outreaches. The Nat'l Assoc. of Evangelicals in the US and the World Evangelical Alliance around the world would embrace this.
    3. Non-cessationism--churches and movements that radically emphasize the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, specifically an individual who practices healing and/or speaking in tongues. Charismatic or spiritist movements emphasizing miracles and visions, extra-Biblical revelations and direction, fit this category.
    4. Relativism and post-modernism-- generally includes those who advocate no absolute truth, nor absolutes of any kind. Scripture is not considered by them as either God’s Word, nor final authority. Only parts of it, those parts that speak to you, are inspired, they say. Fitting into this group would be the ideologies of skepticism, relativism, pluralism, and constructivism. Churches and organizations in this group often refer to themselves as post-Christian, post-modern, affirming, diverse, emerging or emergent.