Who We Are

Who We Are
Reverend Dr. Cheryl Anthony
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Judah International Christian Center, Inc. is a "wholistic" 501(c)3 inner city ministry whose mission is to meet the spiritual, economic and social needs of all people, but especially those who reside in Brooklyn, New York.

Our mandate is to embrace the teachings of Christ and thereby, encourage, equip and empower a culturally diverse community of people.  Central to our mission is the responsibility of facilitating the stability of our community through human and economic development, stabilization and revitalization.

It is our belief that our houses of worship (churches, mosques, synagogues and temples) must take a wholistic approach to meeting the needs of families.  Otherwise, individuals and families will be somewhat spiritually centered, but socially and economically unbalanced.  We address the whole person by providing programs, services and activities specially designed to "meet people where they are".

Our Purpose
With the understanding that the Church consists of the people, we believe that JUDAH International Christian Center, Inc. to be a loving fellowship of committed believers worshiping together, seeking to reconcile a person to Christ, nurture them in Him and involve them in Ministry to one another, to accomplish this goal it is the purpose of Judah International to:

1. Seek the salvation of the lost, through the preaching of the Gospel of Christ
2. Adhere to the preaching of the Gospel for the reproof, rebuke and exhortation of the believers
3. Encourage and promote the study of the Bible and other religious works and teaching
4. To make disciples and bring worshipers to spiritual maturity
5. Develop a family of believers empowered to evangelize the world.

We specifically endeavor to develop in our people a love and appreciation for the JUDAH International Christian Center, Inc.; a dynamic commitment to its missions’ emphasis to wholistically build people who will be equipped to build the Kingdom of God; also to feed the hungry and poor no matter his race, culture, social condition or religion and give a place to sleep and clothes to wear to the homeless and help individuals to a place of wellness in order to become contributing members of their families, communities and society.

To perform and conduct prayer and worship services; to teach, practice and conduct religious services and ceremonies, to hold and conduct Bible classes and a Sunday school program; to promote the practice of the religious beliefs of the Church; to organize and conduct religious discussions among the members of this Corporation and with individuals and religious groups; to increase, foster and advance the understanding of Godly Christian principles and ideals among others belonging to different faiths; to create and establish programs to further such principles and ideals; to stimulate interest in and foster the religious development of people seeking instruction; to endeavor to maintain high moral and ethical standards in men and in women of all ages; to offer information and referral services to the general public; to aid and assist them in obtaining social services, health care, immigration and naturalization services, employment opportunities and civil services to benefit the community; to alleviate human sufferings and distresses; to engage in charitable activities and service to benefit the community; to offer aid, assistance, encouragement and support to the poor and disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals and groups; to secure and provide volunteers to offer such aid and support; to initiate, establish and promote civic, social and cultural programs and to foster a spirit of love, friendship and benevolence among all people and generally to advance in word and in deed, the spiritual and material welfare of the congregation and its members.

We will continually be evaluating our existing Ministry activities and programs and also be seeking the Spirit of God for the development of ministries.

Our Doctrinal Belief
JUDAH International Christian Center, Inc. was founded upon the following principles and convictions, and its religious teaching, programs, activities and operations will, at all times, be based upon the same.

We accept and believe the Holy Scriptures to be the infallible, all authoritative, revealed will of God, which is the all-sufficient rule of faith, conduct and practice; we do hereby adopt these basic fundamental doctrinal statements of truth.
The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, it is the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to reason and conscience, but is not contrary to reason. (2 Timothy 3: 15-17; Hebrews 4: 12; 1 Peter 1:23-25.

The triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct personalities; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Man was created good and upright, for God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." But, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 4:12-21)

Man's Only Hope of Redemption is Through the Shed Blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind, (Psalm 103:3) being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace are we saved through faith. For the word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart - that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:24; Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)

A. The Evidence of Salvation
The inward evidence, to the believer of his salvation, is his faith in the Word of God; with the direct witness of the Spirit, (1 John 5:4, 5, 11-13; Romans 8: 16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. His commandment is that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. (1 John 3:23)

B. Faith and Works
Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity. (Acts 16:3; Romans 10:9,10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3 :5-7; Romans 14:20-21; and II Corinthians 5:10)

The ordinance of water baptism, represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and should be observed by all who by faith have invited Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior (Romans 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8), and have truly repented in their hearts of sins. Total body submersion in water, represents being buried, as Christ was buried; and being raised out of the water represents resurrection from spiritual death, to walk in newness of life, which is in Christ Jesus. (Matthew 28: 18-20; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:3-5)
The communion table is the observance of the Lord's Supper, and is an emblem of Jesus' sacrifice for mankind. "And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said 'Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way also, He took the cup after supper, saying 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood: Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup." (I Corinthians 11:24, 25, 28.)

All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowal of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:29, Acts 1:4-8; I Corinthians 12:1-31)

The full consummation of the baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evident by faith in the Word of God. (Luke 11: 13; Hebrews 11: 1) The initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power, is public testimony. (Luke 16:17; Acts 1:8, 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2-6)

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the church's great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first born, which are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2: 19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
The Bible reveals that man is to prosper in four areas of his life.
A. In his spirit (John 3:3,11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9,10)
B. In his soul (mind) (2 Timothy 1 :7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)
C. In his physical body (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8: 17; I Peter 2:24) D. In his finances (III John 2; Malachi 3: 10-11; Luke 6: 38;
II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14)
Jesus is coming again to gather His saints to Heaven. (I Corinthians 15:51, 52; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; II Thessalonians 2:1)

Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. This is the second death. (Revelation 19: 20; 20: 10-15).

Then will be the return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven to reign and rule for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures reveal. (Romans 11:25-27; II Thessalonians 1:7; Revelations 19: 11-16; 20: 1-7) After this the Bible reveals that there shall be a new Heaven and a new earth. (Revelations 21)