STATEMENT OF BELIEF
Exodus Global Alliance (EGA) is an interdenominational association of Christian ministries around the world, dedicated to providing tools to effectively communicate the message of salvation and sexual integrity through the transforming power of Jesus Christ. EGA has several arms around the world. The regions are North America, Latin America, Brazil, and our region, Exodus Asia Pacific which covers Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific and English speaking people in Asian countries. We operate autonomously, under the umbrella of the head office in Canada.
1. Our Region of Exodus is a Christian Ministry that serves the entire body of Christ, regardless of denominational positions, and that provides resources to help people who have been affected by unwanted homosexual feelings and other sexual issues. Given the interdenominational nature of our Ministry, we encourage each person to have his own conviction with regard to the security and certainty of salvation.
However, we respect that our handing of biblical truth must also recognise that we cannot give false hope of eternal security to people by endorsing continued, willful sexual behaviour outside of clear biblical standards. In condoning or failing to recognise this, we would be making judgments that could have eternal consequences, if we fail to adhere to this as the Bible clearly instructs us to do.
2. Exodus Asia Pacific believes that change is possible. This can be defined as a process that begins with motivation and self-determination towards change, based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The result of this process can be measured by a growing ability to deviate from temptations, reconcile identity with Christ and be transformed into his image. For some, temptation has no hold over their lives and for others it is no longer the dominating influence in their lives.
We see that God offers us his miraculous and his most loving attention by giving us the Holy Spirit whose role is to work in us holiness and wholeness. Belief without expecting transformation is a Ďform of godliness that denies the power of Godí. 2 Tim 3:5
UNDERSTANDING OF BIBLICAL GRACE
Grace is God's unmerited favour given to those who have humbled themselves before him and turned to Him from the world. James 4:6. Through our willful turning from God in rebellion and distain, we can trample on this grace. Heb10:29.
Godís grace in saving sinners is found in His loving those who are still His enemies (Roms. 5:6-8, c.f. 1 John 4:9-10), and pursuing His people even when they are, at times, disobedient to His voice (Matt. 18:10-14, 18:15-20) the way a husband pursues a wayward wife (Hos. 11:8).
The grace of God the Father is also found in His provision of the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of His people to obey Godís voice (John 16:13) and to walk in the good works that God has prepared in advance for His people to walk in (Eph. 2:10). Titus 2:11-14 makes it clear that grace has the primary telos, or goal, of producing obedience in the lives of believers:
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say "NoĒ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hopeóthe appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Beyond this, Scripture warns very specifically that Godís people are not to presume that they are sinless or above reproach, even on account of Godís grace (1 John 1:8-9, 1:6; Rom. 6:1-11). Godís people are not to disregard their inheritance and ever presume upon it, lest it be forfeited in the same way that Esau forsook his blessings on account of a root of bitterness and greed (Heb. 12:15-17, 10:26-31).
Scripture warns in a variety of places, both Old and New Testaments, that the conduct of Christians in this life after experiencing grace will in fact affect them in the next life and can even disinherit them if they do not heed the Spiritís promptings (Rev. 2:5, 16, 23-25, 29; 3:5, 11, 16,19). It is, in fact, indicative of Godís grace that He warns Christians of the dangers they are in and they are called upon to heed Godís voice and return to their real love, lest they entangle themselves in sin (Lam. 3:40-42, Ps. 139:23-24). The Christianís responsibility is to listen to these promptings and grow in life, maturity, and spiritually (Heb. 10:29).
We are an inter-denominational group whose focus is on what we have in common rather than on denominational differences. With reference to our primary beliefs, we agree to communicate these, and refrain from promoting individual doctrinal differences that cause division.