Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to True Grace Ministries. We are advocates of the absolute right to the freedom of religion and one resource among many for disciples who seek ever more intimate communion with Christ and within the household of faith, and who seek to engage the world in loving witness as ambassadors of God's Kingdom.

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  1. What is True Grace Ministries?
  2. Why, when and by whom was True Grace Ministries organized?
  3. What is the mission of True Grace Ministries?
  4. What does True Grace Ministries believe?
  5. Does True Grace Ministries have a summary profession of faith?
  6. What is meant by "Biblical Morality?"
  7. How can I become a part of True Grace Ministries and its ministry of reconciliation?
  8. Are all the articles found on the website indicative of the beliefs of True Grace Ministries?
  9. How can I contact True Grace Ministries?
  10. How can I learn more about True Grace Ministries?
  11. What is the flag displayed on many of the True Grace Ministries web pages?

Q.What is True Grace Ministries?
A. True Grace Ministries is a cyber based Christian ministry and an advocate of the absolute right to the freedom of religion. It is one resource among many for disciples who seek ever more intimate communion with Christ and within the household of faith, and who seek to engage the world in loving witness as ambassadors of God's Kingdom.

We strive to promote faith in God, unity of the Spirit among believers, love and understanding among all people. We pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Tim. 2:22). We seek to walk worthy of the calling with which we were called, with all lowiness and humility, and with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. 4:1-3).

Under the True Grace Ministries umbrella, are separate and specialized ministries, fellowships, and discussion groups, focused to fulfill a certain ministry need. Those are:

Q.Why, when, and by whom was True Grace Ministries organized?
A. True Grace Ministries was established under the auspices of the Universal Life Church, as an independent, specialized, Christian ministry, in September of 1995 by the Rev. Ken Allen, D.D., an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church.

True Grace Ministries was chartered on October 15, 1997 as an independent Saint Luke Evangelical Christian Church and is a member of the International Alliance Of Web-Based Churches.

Q.What is the mission of True Grace Ministries?
A. Our mission includes helping people to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18), and of the "True Grace of God" (1 Pet. 5:12) as revealed and accomplished through the Lord Jesus Christ, so that they may take an active part in the ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18). We strive to promote faith in God, "unity of the Spirit" among believers, love and understanding among all people. We accept as Christian brothers and sisters anyone who believes that "Jesus is Christ, the Son of the Living God. He came in the flesh, died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures."

Q.What does True Grace Ministries believe?
A. We believe that there is one God, whose nature is love; revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of grace; that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. He came in the flesh, died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures.

We believe the authenticity, genuineness, and inspiration, of the Holy Scriptures; that both the Old and New Testaments contain the revealed will of God and that the Bible is a sufficient rule of faith and practice.

We believe that the Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of God the Father and His Holy Spirit, and should be the primary message of the Christian church, taking precedence over all differences, whether they be theological, denominational, ideological, or physical in nature.

We believe that holiness and true happiness are inseparably connected, and that we should do that which is right, and strive to maintain order, and practice good works, for these things are good and profitable to all people. In other words, we believe in Biblical Morality.

We believe that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Q.Does True Grace Ministries have a summary profession of faith?
A. The following Declaration, while not used as a test of individual fitness for fellowship (which is determined by faith in God and righteous living), is used by many of those associated with True Grace Ministries as a testimony of the faith and of the spirit in which they interpret the Word of God. We believe that the final appeal for authority in matters of faith and practice is the Holy Scriptures.
We believe, that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments contain a revelation of the character of God, and of the duty, interest, and final destination of mankind.

We believe there is one God, whose nature is love; revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of grace, who will finally restore the whole family of mankind to holiness and happiness.

We believe, that holiness and true happiness are inseparably connected; and that believers ought to maintain order, and practice good works, for these things are good and profitable unto men.

Q.What is meant by "Biblical Morality?"
A. We believe that the Bible teaches us the importance of morality for wholesome fellowship with God and each other. We believe in "doing that which is right" and includes:
  1. Maintaining high ethical and moral values in all our dealings, personally and professionally;
  2. Respecting each person's difference in religious beliefs, including the differences in doctrine, style and personality of other Christians as they follow the leadings of the Holy Spirit;
  3. Only speaking in edifying ways in regards to others, including Christian ministers, ministries, and the Body of Christ at large;
  4. Treating all with whom we come into contact as we would like to be treated.

Q.How can I become a part of True Grace Ministries and help with its ministry of reconciliation?
A. True Grace Ministries openly welcomes everyone for fellowship and we encourage you to post messages or enter into the discussions on the Message Board and Discussion Forum.

We invite you also to participate in the email discussions on the True Grace - Universal Life Christian Email Discussion Group. Simply fill in your email address below and press the Join button.

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We also encourage you to visit our Prayer Room and pray for for the requests made by others or submit your own requests. We also invite all who believe in the power of prayer to become a part of our Prayer Team and enter into the ministry of intecessory prayer for others.

Also, if you are a Christian who wishes to join with like minded Christians in the promotion of unity of the Spirit among believers, and love and understanding among all people, and believe in the doctrine of "Christian Universalism", we invite you to become an "Official Registered Member" of True Grace Ministries Christian Universalist Fellowship (TGMCUF)

"Official Registered Members" of the TGMCUF are subscribed to the True Grace Ministries Christian Universalists discussion group which is a web based email discussion list. This is for open discussion among its members, and a place to share and reply to inspirational, doctrinal, and other types of messages, specifically related to Christian Universalism. This group has options for sending, receiving and viewing email messages posted to the group. The default mode is to receive individual messages via email. As options, members may elect to recieve a daily digest messages from the group, or just to view them on the web site without receiving the individual email messages. Also, members may post messages by email or directly at the web site. All messages posted or sent to the group are archived on the web site so that they may be viewed by members at any time.

Click here for more information about Membership and how to join the TGM Christian Universalist Fellowship as an "Official Registered Member."

Q.Are all the articles found on the website indicative of the beliefs of True Grace Ministries?
A. You will find on the True Grace Ministries website libraries of reference materials concerning differing views of various doctrines. Consequently, on our web site you will find many thought provoking and sometimes controversial articles. Many of those articles were written by various authors, or groups, and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs of True Grace Ministries, its founder, its members, or other writers of articles on this web site. Some of the articles are from publications that are no longer in print and are given as a resource for you to use in learning about differing beliefs among Christians.

Q.How can I contact True Grace Ministries?
A. You can contact the General Overseer and Senior Minister of True Grace Ministries, the Rev. Ken Allen, D.D., by email at allenkc@juno.com

You can also click here to use a web form to contact True Grace Ministries.

Q.How can I learn more about True Grace Ministries?
A. By visiting the True Grace Ministries website located at http://www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/ministry.html.

Q.What is the flag displayed on many of the True Grace Ministries web pages?
"I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands. One brotherhood, uniting all mankind, in service and love."

As a symbol of the unity of the Spirit and of our duty in the ministry of reconciliation, we proudly display the Christian Flag and pledge our allegiance to the truth for which it stands. The first Christian Flag was conceived and made in 1897 and has remained unchanged to this day. Unlike all national flags and all denominational flags of various churches, it has no earthly bonds or allegiances. This unique, universal quality makes it like the air we breathe, belonging to all and yet owned by none. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian Flag was written in 1908 by Dr. Lynn Harold Hough.

(More information on the Christian Flag can be found on our Christian Flag Page)

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