CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF ETMAN HEART

(August 10, 2021)

 

PREAMBLE

1. Time has now come to worship God in spirit and in truth.

  • John 4:23-24, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

2. The new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"

3. With the new creation (the coming of Jesus) is the 21st Century Divine Revelation that leads humanity to undergo spiritual awakening: that all human beings are parts of one body, the body of Christ.

  • Romans 12:4-5, "For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."
  • 1 Corinthians 12:26-27, " If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

 

GOAL

To lead humanity to undergo spiritual awakening as true human beings created by God to live a life that all are parts of one body, the body of Christ.

  • Romans 12:4-5, "For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."
  • 1 Corinthians 12:26-27, " If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

 

OBJECTIVES (T.S.U.N)

1. T - Truth : Testify to the truth (John 18:37)

  • John 18:37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

2. S - Shepherd : Shepherd the flock or the church of God. (1 Peter 5:2-4, Acts 20:28)

  • 1 Peter 5:2-3, Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock."
  • Acts 20:28, "Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God,[a] which he bought with his own blood."

3. U - Unity : Unite humanity as one body. (John 17:20-23)

  • John 17:20-21, "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me."

4. N - Nature : Nurture nature; rule over all God’s creatures. (Gen. 1:26)

  • Genesis 1:26, "Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

 

BELIEFS AND PRINCIPLES

1. All scripture is God-breathed (2 Tim. 3:16).          

  • 2 Timothy 3:16, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness."

2. God created mankind in his image and likeness. (Gen. 1:26)         

  • Genesis 1:26, "Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

3. The gospel is the message of the truth, the gospel of our salvation (Eph. 1:13).

  • Ephesians 1:13, "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit."

4. In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets, but in the last days, God sent his Son, Jesus Christ (Heb. 1:1-2).

  • Hebrews 1:1-2, "In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe."

5. The set time had fully come, God sent his son, born of a woman. (Gal 4:4)

  • Galatians 4:4, "But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law."  

6. Jesus came to testify to the truth (John 18:37).

  • John 18:37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

7. Time is now to worship God in the Spirit & in truth (John 4:23-24).

  • John 4:23-24, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

8. In Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here! (2 Cor. 5:17)

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"

9. By calling the covenant "new", he has made the old obsolete (Heb. 8:13).

  • Hebrews 8:13, "By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear."

10. To glorify God is not by church service but works of service and good deeds. (Eph. 4:11-12, Mat. 5:16)

  • Ephesians 4:11-12, "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up."
  • James 5:16, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

11. Love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God because God is love. (1 John 4:7-8)

  • 1 John 4:7-8, "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."

12. To have communion with God, live in love because God is love. (1 John 4:16)

  • 1 John 4:16, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”

13. Love is the greatest among the three: love, faith, and hope. (1 Cor. 13:13) and even if your faith can move mountains, without love is nothing (1 Cor. 13:2).

  • 1 Corinthians 13:13, "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
  • 1 Corinthians 13:2, "If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing."

14. We should love one another, the message from the beginning. (1 John 3:11)

  • 1 John 3:11, "This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another."

15. Love is the fulfillment of the law. (Rom. 13:10)

  • Romans 13:10, "Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law."

16. To love one another, we already fulfill the law. (Rom. 13:8)

  • Romans 13:8, "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law."

17. We are called not to live not impure but holy life (1 Thess. 4:7).

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:7, “For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life."

18. The pure and faultless religion is to care for the orphans and widows in distress and refrain from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27).

  • James 1:27, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

19. Do not love the world or anything in the world. (1 John 2:15-16).

  • 1 John 2:15-16, "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — comes not from the Father but from the world."

20. Do not fix your eyes on seen things but the unseen. (2 Cor. 4:18)

  • 2 Corinthians 4:18, "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

21. Do not file up treasure on earth but the heart. (Mat. 6:19-21)

  • Matthew 6:19-21, "Don't store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be."

22. Love for God is to obey his commands. (1 John 5:3)

  • 1 John 5:3, "In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.”

23. To live in God, must live as Jesus did. (1 John 2:6)

  • 1 John 2:6, "Whoever claims to live in God must live as Jesus did."

24. God gave us Spirit and consider us temple of the living God. (1 John 3:24)

  • 1 John 3:24, "Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us."

25. God put his laws to our hearts & minds. (Hebrews 10:16)

  • Hebrews 10:16, “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”

26. God created nature in a way that mankind to know his will. (Rom. 1:19-20)

  • Romans 1:19-20, "since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

27. We believe that Jesus did not abolish the Law but fulfill it. The Law wll not disappear untill everything is accomplished. (Mat. 5:17-18)

  • Matthew 5:17-18, "“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."

28. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. (Gal. 6:15-17)

  • Galatians 6:15-17, "Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. 16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—to the Israel of God. 17 From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus."

29. No other god except God the Father. (Exodus 20:3)

  • Exodus 20:3-4, “You shall have no other gods before[a] me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below."

30. Refrain from idols; flee from idolatry (1 John 5:21, 1 Cor. 10:14)

  • 1 John 5:21, "Dear children, keep yourselves from idols."
  • 1 Corinthians 10:14, “Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.”

31. Jesus and God the Father are one. John 10:30

  • John 10:30, "I and the Father are one.” // Luke 17:22

32. God does not live in buildings made by humans. Earth is just footstool of God.

  • Acts 7:48-49, “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says: “‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool." What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be?"

33. God is spirit (John 4:24), and not like gold, silver, metals, etc. (Acts 17:29)

  • John 4:24, “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
  • Acts 17:29, "Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill.”

34. God is not served by human hands (Acts 17:25) and supported when Jesus came not to be served but to served (Mark 10:45).

  • Acts 17:25, "And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. "
  • Mark 10:45, "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

35. Live in love is for us to live in god & god in us because god is love (1 John 4:16)

  • 1 John 4:16, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”

36. If we obey God’s will, we do not in darkness because God is light. (1 John 1:5)

  • 1 John 1:5, "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all."

37. There is one mediator between God and mankind, Jesus Christ. (1 Tim. 2:5)

  • 1 Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus."

38. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No comes to the Father except through him. (John 14:6)

  • John 14:6, "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

39. Jesus was the rock that makes them stumble because they do not obey God's word. (1 Peter 2:8)

  • 1 Peter 2:8 And, “He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them.

40. God is rock. (Psalm 18:2) and in this rock Jesus will build his church (Mat. 16:18).

  • Psalm 18:2, “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

41. Jesus chose 12 apostles (Luke 6:13) to spread to preach the gospel to all nations (Mark 13:10).

  • Luke 6:13, "When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles."
  • Mark 13:10, "And the gospel must first be preached to all nations."

42. Jesus gave his apostle the great commission. (Mat. 28:19-20).

  • Matthew 28:19-20, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”"

43. Jesus appeared to Paul for divine mandate as the apostle of his time. Paul preached the gospel not of human origin but by revelation from Jesus Christ. (Gal. 1:11:-12)

  • Galatians 1:11-12, "I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ."

44. The Lord did not send Paul to baptize but the preach the gospel. (1 Cor. 1:17)

  • 1 Corinthians 1:17, "For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power."

45. As preaching the gospel, follow the example of Paul, as he followed the example of Jesus. (1 Cor. 11:1)

  • 1 Corinthians 11:1, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."

46. The gospel Paul preached is not of human origin but by the revelation from Jesus Christ. (Gal. 1:11-12)

  • Galatians 1:11-12, "I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ."

47. God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. (1 Cor. 1:26-27)

  • 1 Corinthians 1:26-27, " Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong."

48. God sent another advocate, as Jesus asked, the Spirit of truth, to live with his apostles. (John 14:15-17).

  • John 14:15-17, "If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you." / John 16:7-11, 16:12-14

49. In this modern era, God's wrath is being revealed due to wickedness of men who suppressed the truth. (Rom. 1:18)

  • Romans 1:18, "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness."

50. God even created nature for man to know his will so that people are without excuse. (Rom. 1:19-20)

  • Romans 1:19-20, "since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

51. The false prophets have proliferated worldwide suppressing the truth causing the bad fruit. (Mat. 5:15-16)

  • Matthew 7:15-16, "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?"

52. Because people are corrupted by the world, various signs appeared for the end times. (Luke 21:10-11, Mark 18:1-8, Mat. 24:3-12, Luke 21:10-11)

  • Luke 21:10-11, Mark 131-8, Matthew 24:3-12

53. True shepherds of the flock must not pursue of dishonet gain but eager to serve.. (acts 20:28, 1 peter 5:2-3)

  • Acts 20:28, "Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God,[a] which he bought with his own blood."
  • 1 Peter 5:2-3, Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock."

54. God is patient, not wanting anyone to perish. (2 Peter 3:9)

  • 2 Peter 3:9, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

55. Jesus has chosen Shepherd Etma as the modern apostle for the modern world not just to preach but bring spiritual awakening to humanity. (John 15:16, Luke 4:18)

  • John 15:16, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you."
  • Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.”

56. If many righteous people, the destruction of the world can be delayed. (Gen. 18:20-33)

  • Genesis 18:20-33
  • Genesis 18:32, "Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten righteous can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”

57. Shepherd Etma is guided by the Holy Spirit into all the truth by 21st Century Diving Revelation (John 16:12-14) to lead the world under the new creation (2 Cor. 5:17).

  • John 16:12-14, “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you."

58. We are spiritual beings whom God gave us Spirit. (1 John 3:24)

  • 1 John 3:24, "Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us."

59. Humans, as spiritual beings, are to live a holy life towards unity that humans are all parts of one body (1 Cor. 12:12-27, Rom. 12:4-5, Gal. 3:28)

  • 1 Cor. 12:12-27, Romans 12:4-5, Gal. 3:28
  • Romans 12:4-5, "For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."

60. In Judgment Day, be a "sheep", not "goat". (Mat. 25:31-46)

  • Judgment Day (Mathew 25:31-46)

61. Terrible times in the last days, top two: lovers of oneself and money. (2 Tim. 3:1-4)

  • 2 Timothy 3:1-4, "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God."

62. The end of all things is near but take not that love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:7-8)

  • 1 Peter 4:7-8, "The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."

63. Under the new creation, not church but works of service

  • Ephesians 4:11-12, "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up."

64. Preaching the gospel in humility, follow the example of Peter. (Acts 10:25-26)]

  • Acts 10:25-26, “As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. 26 But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.”

65. In preaching do not covet and think of dishonest gain; follow the example of Paul. (Acts 20:33-34)

  • Acts 20:33-34, "I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. 34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions."

66. One bad fruit: the love of most grow cold (Mat 24:12), against the very basic command of God

  • Matthew 24:12, “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.”

67. Even people love each other but most do not in action and in truth. (1 John 3:17-18)

  • 1 John 3:17-18, "If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."

68. Jesus did not come to be famous but to save the world (John 12:47); not make his sacrifice to the cross popular but for the world to know what love is. (1 John 3:16)

  • John 12:47, "“If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world."

69. Jesus did not sacrifice his life on the cross to make the cross popular but for us to know what love is. (1 John 3:16)

  • 1 John 3:16, "This is how we know what love is:  Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.  And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters."

70. The basic command to fulfill the law of Christ: Carry each other's burdens. (Gal. 6:2)

  • Galatians 6:2, "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."

71. To fulfill the entire law: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. (Gal. 5:14)

  • Galatians 5:14, "For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

72. Jesus came to save the lost; not for the righteous but sinners (Luke 19:10, Mark 2:17)

  • Luke 19:10, "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
  • Mark 2:17, "On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who needs the doctor but the sick. I did not come here to call the righteous by the sinners."

73. In preaching, fish for people (luke 5:10) and call for not the righteous but sinners (Luke 5:32).

  • Luke 5:10, "Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.”
  • Luke 5:32, " I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

74. Rest at least one day out of a week of work so that we have time doing something righteous making such day holy.

  • Genesis 2:3, "Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done."

75. For effective prayer, pray in secret and in brief. (Mat. 6:5-7)

  • Matthew 6:5-7, "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words."

76. It is obsolete: "an eye for an eye." (Mat. 5:38-39)

  • Matthew 5:38-39, "You have heard that it used to be said 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth', but I tell you, don't resist the man who wants to harm you. If a man hits your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well."

77. Not just to love your enemies but also to do good to those who hate you. (Luke 6:27)

  • Luke 6:27, “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you."

78. Do not judge, or you too will be judged. (Mat. 7:1)

  • Matthew 7:1, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged."

79. On judgment day, those who helped the poor did it for Jesus (Sheep) and those who did not do it for , did not do it for Jesus (Goat) (Mat. 25:35-36). What you did for the poorest you did it for Jesus (Mat. 25:40)..

  • Matthew 25:35-36, "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
  • Matthew 25:40, "“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

80. Do not ignore the important command of Jesus: Do not cause little children to stumble. (Matthew 18:6)

  • Matthew 18:6, “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

 

BYLAWS

  1. Focus on the new covenant because the old covenant is obsolete (Heb. 8:13) and under the new creation: the old has gone, the new is here (2 Cor. 5:17).
  2. Love for God, obey God's commands. (1 John 5:3)
  3. Live of Jesus, obey his commands. (John 14:15).
  4. Believe in Jesus Christ and love one another, as God’s basic commands. (1 John 3:23)
  5. To live in God and God to live in us, live in love. (1 John 4:16)
  6. Love one another to have communion with God because God is love (1 John 4:12) which was the message from the beginning (1 John 3:11).
  7. Love one another to fulfill the law. (Rom. 13:8, 1 John 3:11)
  8. Do not ignore the foundational command: care the mother earth, all living creatures on air, in the water, and on the ground. (Gen. 1:26-30)
  9. Obey the ten commandments. (Exodus 20:3-17, Mat. 5:17)
  10. In Christ the New Creation has come: Not just faith but faith with works. (James 2:14-17)
  11. Practice love in action and in truth. (1 John 3:17-18)
  12. To serve Jesus, help the poor (Mat 25:35-40) with love (1 Cor. 13:3).
  13. For effective prayer, pray in secret and in brief (Matthew 6:5-7).
  14. Not just love your enemies but also do good things to those who hate you. (Luke 6:27)
  15. Do not serve Jesus (mark 10:45), especially, God is not served by human hands (Acts 17:25). To glorify God is by good deeds (James 5:16).
  16. Live as human beings as parts of one body (1 Cor. 12:12-27, Romans 12:4-5, Gal. 3:28)
  17. Follow the example of Peter in humility. (Acts 10:25-26)
  18. In preaching the gospel, follow the example of Paul : Do not covet and supply your own needs and your companions' needs. (Acts 20:33-34)
  19. Do not fix your eyes on things seen but the unseen (2 Cor. 4:18), remembering that the treasure in God’s sight is inside, not outside the heart (Mat. 6:19-21).
  20. Live not impure but holy life. (1 Thess. 4:7)
  21. Refrain from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27)
  22. Do not love the world, or anything in the world. (1 John 2:15-16)
  23. Do not waste energy, time, and money (ETM) for outside appearance but inner self. (1 Sam. 16:7)
  24. Practice faith with works. (James 2:17)
  25. To attain eternal life, be a “Sheep” not “Goat.” – Judgment Day (Matthew 25:31-46)
  26. Do cause the little children to stumble. (Matthew 18:6)
  27. Do not ignore the beggar, like Lazarus, for eternal life. (Luke 16:19-31)
  28. Help the needy, like the “Good Samaritan” for eternal life. (Luke 25:31-37)
  29. To fulfill the law of Christ, carry each other’s burdens. (Gal. 6:2)
  30. To fulfill the entire law, love your neighbor as yourself. (Gal. 5:14)

 

 

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Constitution and Bylaws of Etman Heart (Old file: Edited on Aug. 10, 2021 as presented above.)

 

Preamble;

Etman Heart is a ministry established to follow and continue Jesus’ ministry (Luke 3:23) that needs no complicated hierarchical or pyramidal organization but a horizontal one: One Head and Shepherds of the church of God (Acts 20:28).

1 John 2:3-6, "We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did."

Time has come for the worshippers to worship God in Spirit and in truth:

John 4:23, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks."

Etman Heart is a ministry through the divine intervention: a series of miracles  from 2004 to 2021 and named 21st Century Divine Revelation to reveal God’s will for the modern with modern science.

 

Principles and Beliefs (In three groups)

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A. Introduction                 

B. God and Jesus                 

C. Ministry                             

D. Religion

E. Church

F. Faith

G. Love

 

II. Principles & Beliefs of Etman Heart

H. Scripture                   

 I. Gospel                         

 J. Life                               

 K. Spiritual Identity

L. Fellowship

M. Apostleship / Discipleship

N. Fellowship

 

III. Principles & Beliefs of Etman Heart

O) Salvation / Eternal LIfe           

P) Spiritual Food                           

Q) Wealth / Money                       

R) False Prophets     

S) Little Children

T) The Poor

U) Forgiveness

V) End Times                            

 

BYLAWS

For the purpose of raising the level of believers from religious to righteous and to prevent humanity to lose spiritual identity, Etman Heart shall be governed by the following bylaws:

 

ARTICLE I

Name: Etman Heart Ministry

Church of God: Humanity (Acts 20:28, Acts 17:24, 1 Cor. 12:12-27)

Address: Earth

ARTICLE II

PURPOSES

One major goal of this Ministry is to achieve the divine will as in Luke 4:18;

  • To regain the sight of the blind, as they live in darkness caused by false religions. (1 John 1:5-7)
  • To free the prisoners from the polluted system of the world. (Gal. 5:13)
  • To help the oppressed, the flock or church of God. (Acts 20:28)

And to achieve the above, there are four objectives (S.T.U.N.), as follow;

S: Shepherd the flock or church of God. (Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5:2-4)

T: Testify to the truth. (John 18:37, Matthew 10:26-27)

U: Unite the world. (John 17:20-23)

N: Nurture nature. (Genesis 1:29-30)

ARTICLE III

A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION

This ministry is organized under the divine intervention (21st Century Divine Revelation) not for profit and not for church worship but for works of service, as expressed in the following verses;

  • 2 Corinthians 2:17, "Unlike so many, we do not peddle the words of God for profit."
  • 1 Corinthians 9:18, "What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel."
  • Ephesians 4:11, "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service."
  • Mark 10:45, "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

ARTICLE IV

ORDINANCES

(A) In the ordinance of Baptism, not just to baptize but to obey Jesus’ commands:

  • Matthew 28:19-20, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and TEACHING THEM TO OBEY EVERYTHING I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

    Baptism is done in the following guidelines in the Gospel;

  • Babies and little children do not need to be baptized since they are to inherit the kingdom and repentance is not applicable to them.
  • Those matured and adults are to repent before baptism.
  • Make confession directly to the Lord. (Ezra 10:11)  

In a weekly basis, there must fellowship (not in a luxurious buildings, but a simple place, especially in a public park or open space) when and where the believers can put into practice the basic command: Love One Another.

  • 1 John 3:11, "This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another."
  • Romans 13:8, "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law."

(B) The of ordinance of Brotherhood and Sisterhood be put into action, instead of just calling each other brothers and sisters; the believers to obey this command;

  • Galatians 6:2, "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
  • 1 John 3:17-18, "17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."

(C) The ordinance of “People, Not Idols” (1 John 5:21, 1 Cor. 10:14) shall be observed during the fellowship, as part of the second objective: Proclaim the truth (Matthew 10:26)

(D) The ordinance of preaching the Gospel shall be observed during fellowship in line with Mark 13:10, Mark 16:15.

PRIVILEGES

(E) Infants and small children can be blessed by Shepherd and Senior ESA by putting his hands on them, similar with what Jesus did as in Mark 10:16.

(F) The ministration of laying on of hands accompanied with the anointing with oil, for the healing of the sick, shall be granted as a request is made, (Acts 19:11-12; James 5:16), especially by Shepherd Etma, the center of the 21st Century Divine Revelation.

ARTICLE V

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in Etman Heart Ministry shall be eligible to all human beings, as expressed in the following verses;

  • Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
  • Mark 2:17, "On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who needs the doctor but the sick. I did not come here to call the righteous, but sinners."
  • Ephesians 4:16, "From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."

    When a human being comes forward to become a member, the Ministry will tell that he/she is already a member as a human being, and if he/she wants to actively participate in the fellowship           regularly, then he/she becomes an active member and will become a true brother/sister if he/she obeys this verse;

  • Matthew 12:50, "For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

   It must be noted that that donation or contribution is not a requirement to become a member of EHM. And an active member or to become a brother/sister in the fellowship is not of his/her donation but obedience to God’s will, which is the food of Jesus;

  • John 4:34, “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work."

ARTICLE VI

OFFICERS

The officers of Etman Heart Ministry shall consist of the Head, the Shepherd, Etman Spiritual Assitants (ESA), and Secretary-Treasurer. Because of Acts 20:28, the term “pastor” is replaced by the term "shepherd”. The Shepherd shall be considered the Head of the Ministry. There shall not be less than three (3) and no more than nine (9) ESA at any time. The officers

officers (directors) at any time. The board of directors shall handle the administrative matters of the ministry, by which business may not be avoided, but the board is to focus on the spiritual side, which is works of service, not business (Eph. 4:11). These should lay hold of the vision given them and see it is implemented.

SHEPHERD, the Head of the Ministry

Section 1. Term of Office: The Shepherd is the Head of the Ministry. He is also an Elder holding the office of pastor. He shall hold this office until his death or until he resigns.

Section 2. Vacancy of Shepherd Position: The vacancy shall be filled by the appointment of a new shepherd by the departing shepherd or the Board of Elders when the departing shepherd is not available to do so.

Section 3. Duties of Shepherd: The Shepherd shall be considered the spiritual overseer of the church (church of God in particular, Acts 20:28) and shall direct all the church activities. He shall preside over all meetings, especially spiritual matters, and leave most of the business side for the Vice President and the Secretary.

Section 4. Support of Shepherd: The Shepherd shall be supported according his basic needs only, just like the other elders of the ministry. It is managed not by hierarchy but horizontal organization that everyone are practically of equal allowances to live not in luxury but a simple life believing that true treasure is where your heart is; Matthew 6:21, 1 Corinthians 9:18. And supported by this verse;

  • Acts 10:25-26, “As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.”

VICE-PRESIDENT

Just like Jesus’ ministry, no need Vice-President, since the ministry is not involved of so many businesses but simply to proclaim the word of God and preach the Gospel. It will be up to the head of the ministry, the Shepherd, to appoint an assistant selected from ESA per particular mission or project and situation.

SECRETARY-TREASURER

The ministry needs no treasurer because it for works of service and no charge.

The Secretary-Treasurer of the ministry shall be appointed by the Shepherd among the ESA. A secretary or spiritual assistant may be utilized in the day-to-day to some administrative matters but still part of the spiritual mission, to achieve the main goal of the ministry, which is not business but works of service (Ephesians 4:11).

DIRECTORS

The ministry is not a complicated organization that needs no directors but ESA.

Junior Spiritual Assistants (JSA)

Junior Spiritual Leader (JSA) is the term for deacon for this Ministry.

The Shepherd and ESA shall appoint a number of JSA. They will assist ESA in the meeting, especially in the spiritual fellowship. They will aid the Shepherd in any of the ordinances.

These Junior Spiritual Leader are young (between 18 and 21) but will be trained and guided by the ESA and by the Shepherd himself in line with this verse;

  • 1 Timothy 4:12, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

ARTICLE VII

MEETINGS

Section 1. Meeting for Fellowship. Meetings for fellowship is to put into practice the basic and the greatest commandments, which are important to fulfill the law;

  • Basic command: Love one another (Romans 13:8, 1 John 3:11, John 13:34)
  • Greatest command: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Galatians 5:14, Mark 12:33)

Meetings for fellowship shall be held once a week, preferably Saturday or Sunday, when most have day off from work. The place is anywhere and not necessary a manmade church or temple. Just like Jesus’ time, the ESA are mostly from place to place and meet or fish for people, especially of this verse;

  • Luke 19:10, "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Section 2. Annual spiritual meeting. There shall be an Annual Spiritual of EHM. This meeting shall be held on July 4 of every year and conducted in the place the Head of EHM decides. New ESA shall be installed and all reports shall be read at the Annual Spiritual Meeting.

Section 3. Quorum. No record of any special or regular business meetings of EHM shall be made unless there are seven or more ESA and the Head of the ministry are present to constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VIII

FINANCES

This section about Finances is simple in this ministry, just like Jesus’ ministry.

In preaching, no need to ask for donation.

  • 1 Corinthians 8:19, "What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel."

All services are free of charge.

  • Ephesians 4:11, "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service."
  • Acts 20:33-34, "I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions."
  • Acts 20:35, "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

ARTICLE IX

DEPARTMENTS AND COMMITTEES

Since the ministry is not managed by hierarchy, there shall be no departments and committees but the head of the ministry and a number of ESA shall be enough to fulfill the goal and objectives of the ministry, like during Jesus and his disciples.

ARTICLE X

PROPERTY

The officers (ESA) of Etman Heart Ministry shall have power to carry out all of the purposes and powers set forth in Article II. The President and anyone of ESA shall be sufficient to negotiate and decide on the property issues.

ARTICLE XI

AMENDMENT

This Constitution does need to be amended; the ministry is not managed by hierarchy for business but enlighten the humanity to be just one body living a life filled with love.

ARTICLE XII

ORGANIZATION

Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable and spiritual purposes, not business but works of service (Eph. 4:11), not to serve Jesus but help the poor from the heart as in this verse;

  • Acts 20:35, "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
  • Acts 4:34-35: “And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.”
  • Mark 10:45, "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

ARTICLE XIII

CONDUCT OF ORGANIZATION

Like during the apostles, they managed the ministry this way;

  • Acts 4:32, “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had."
  • Acts 2:44-45, "All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need."

ARTICLE XIV

DISSOLUTION

There is no dissolution of the church because it is a group of believers and not a business enterprise with assets. It is not dissolved by the number of active members because the members itself is the whole humanity, one body in God’s sight and Jesus as the head; 1 Cor. 12:27. Fellowship is to continue even with few active members, as expressed in this verse;

  • Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

The issue of dissolution is not an issue in the Ministry because this organization is not for business but for works of service in line of serving Jesus as in Matthew 25:35-36, Acts 17:25. The ministry will not own luxurious buildings for worship in line with this verse;

  • Acts 17:24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.”

And for the Shepherds and the elders are to live in a simple life without luxurious housing and vehicles (Mat. 6:19-21, Luke 16:13) which makes the dissolution not a complicated process.

However, if there are some properties during the dissolution, they will be given to the charitable organization recognized by the government for distribution.

 

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