Statement of Faith
- Scripture. The Bible is God’s unique revelation to mankind, the inspired, infallible Word of God. As such, it is the supreme and final authority and without error in what it teaches and affirms. No other writings are vested with such divine authority.
- God. There is only one true God. He exists eternally as three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — each fully God yet each personally distinct from the other. God is the creator of everything.
- Sin. Everyone, regardless of race, gender, social class, or intellectual ability, is created in God’s image and for communion with God. But because of sin, that communion was broken and all of humanity was separated from God, the source of all life. Because of the fall, everyone deserves God’s judgment.
- Salvation. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and God gives salvation and eternal life to those who trust in him. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that is received by repentance and faith in Christ and his death on the cross and resurrection from the grave.
- Christ. Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary — he was God in human flesh. He lived a sinless human life, yet willingly took upon himself our sins by dying in our place and on our behalf. He rose bodily, victorious over death. He ascended to Heaven and is at the right hand of the Father as the believer’s advocate and mediator. Someday, he will return to consummate history and to fulfil the eternal plan of God.
- Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin and gives new life to those who trust in Jesus. He indwells all believers and is available to empower them to lead Christ-like lives. The Spirit gives them spiritual gifts with which to serve fellow believers and reach out to a lost and needy world.
- Judgment. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. Believers will be received into God’s loving presence.
- The Church. All believers are members of the body of Christ, the one true church universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians in fellowship by acceptance and love of one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational, gender, and denominational lines. Christian Warriors for God is a church of believers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, community with each other, and as a witness to the world.
Living modestly in the rural Lincolnshire, United Kindom, their home is the HQ for Christian Warriors for God church charity.
Formally called (Christians and the Developing World) was started by Dr Peter Whitlam on 24th June 2016. (the name changed after the first year following positive market research feedback)
Peter was an acclaimed successful international business management consultant and author who, although being a nominal Christian most of his life, didn't receive the gift of the Holy Spirit till late in life.
The impact on his life was dramatic. Turning his back to the secular world, he turned to missionary work in both Africa and India. He was later ordained into the Pentecostal Church as a Revd.
Living in the Word
Susan Jane Whitlam and Peter both love the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise, thanksgiving, confession, scripture, and prayer are all daily parts of their lives. Both try to live in God’s Word and listen and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. The couple has five grown-up children, all with their own families scattered in different parts of the UK.
However, both became disillusioned by different local churches issues of hypocrisy and absence of lack of faith without real deeds.
Local churches appeared to focus primarily on their local issues rather than the command to go to the whole world and make disciples. This concern he believed had deviated Christians from the word of God.
The Voice of the Holy Spirit
On a balmy June night in 2016, Peter was engaged in meditative prayer when the Holy Spirit spoke clearly to him. Essentially, he was challenged. "Why are you not following Christ's great commission and going and making he was not going out and making disciples of the whole world"
Initially, he protested saying he was too old for this sort of work, not trained and that there were better-suited men and women,