About Dr. Christian Pope

Dr. Christian Pope became a believer in 1989 and 'surrendered' to the ministry in 1992.  He has been active in Christian service since 1995 as a Writer, Youth and Singles Pastor, and Teacher.  As a guest speaker he teaches series/seminars on the life of faith, early evangelism, and the 1st century assemblies. 

Dr. Pope was reared Baptist from the age of two and has participated in both Southern and Independent Baptist traditions and is also familiar with the Brethren, Grace and House Church movements, as well as the Messianic, Nazarene (Netzari), and Hebrew Roots movements.  He has a great passion for understanding the late second Temple period as the backdrop for the whole New Testament.  He is happily married with three wonderful children.

Dr. Pope is 'un-denominational,' but for those wishing to associate Dr. Pope with a label, he can most closely be considered Messianic 'lite'.  His beliefs, as well as the teachings on this site, can be summarized in the following points:

  • The proclamation of the riches of God's abundant, exceeding grace
    (Galatians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 1:4; 3:10; Romans 1:5; 3:22-26; 5:2, 15-21; 6:1; 11:5-6; 12:3-6; 15:15; Ephesians 1:7; 2:7-8; etc.)
  • The affirmation of God's purpose to save all mankind through the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah
    (John 1:29; 3:15-17; 4:42;12:32;  Romans 5:18-19; 11:31-34; 1 Corinthians 15:22; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19; Colossians 1:20; 1 Timothy 2:3-6; 4:10; Titus 2:11; 1 Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 2:2; 4:14)
  • The active role of faith (faith-ing) in our justification and sanctification
    (Galatians 2:20-3:11; 5:4-6, 16-25; Romans 1:15-17; 11:6; 16:25; Philippians 3:9; Colossians 1:21-23; 2:6-7)
  • The completeness of the believer in Yeshua (Jesus) (Colossians 2:10), with...
    • complete and total forgiveness of every sin, iniquity, and trespass
      (Acts 13:38-39; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Romans 4:7, 24-25; Ephesians 1:7-8; 4:31-32; Colossians 1:13-14; 2:13-14; 3:13),
    • identity in His death, burial, and resurrection
      (Galatians 2:20; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Romans 5:10-11; 6:3-11; Ephesians 1:19-21; 2:6; Colossians 3:1-3),
    • life from Yahweh, and dead to
      • sin and the flesh (with its affections and lusts)
        (Galatians 5:24; Romans 6:2, 11; Colossians 2:11; Philippians 3:3)
      • legalistic man-made rules for self-righteousness
        (Galatians 1:4; 2:16-20; 6:14; Colossians 2:20-3:3)
  • The organic nature of the body with Messiah as its head
    (1 Corinthians 12-14; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:15-16; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Peter 4:10-11)
  • The distinct ministry and message of Paul (Rav Sha'ul), the apostle to the diaspora and the nations (Gentiles)
    (Galatians 1:1; 11-12; 2:1-9; Acts 20:24; 1 Corinthians 1:14-18; 9:17; 11:23; 15:3; Romans 2:16; 11:13; 15:15-16; 16:25-27; Ephesians 3:1-9; Colossians 1:25-27; Philippians 4:15; 1 Timothy 1:13-16; 2:5-7; Titus 1:2-3; 2 Timothy 2:8)
  • The importance of loving 'one another', realizing that we are all in different stages of spiritual growth and understanding
    (Galatians 5:13; 26; 6:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 5:13; 1 Corinthians 11:33; Romans 12:10; 12:16; 14-15; Ephesians 4:2, 25; 5:19; Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:9, 13, 16; 1 Peter 5:14; etc.)
  • The search and recovery of rich Biblical truth that has been concealed for too long under the veils of tradition, prejudice, misunderstanding, and fear
    (Matthew 15:3-9; Mark 7:7-13; Galatians 4:9; Colossians 2:20-23; 1 Timothy 1:4-7; Titus 1;13-14; 2 Timothy 4:4)

It is our hope and prayer that this ministry will enrich your understanding of the background behind the biblical narrative as well as the way of life found within; and that you may find practical application into your life, family, and fellowship.