First and foremost is to do everything we do with love as well as to speak with a heart of love and an ear to hear what others have to say. As well as to focus on the Christ that is within all. To find a common ground no matter one’s belief system is paramount. A doctrine, system, plan, whatever you want to call it does not and never has brought a person to salvation but only brings them to a “realization” of what is true.
Secondly, we endeavor to teach our world through the understanding found in the writings of Paul the apostle concerning Jesus Christ and what He did to redeem mankind through His redemptive work.
We believe that the only way to the Father is through the Son Jesus… John 14:6 it does not say that was the only way to heaven, it says you cannot “know the Father” unless you go through him. The Father is said to be Love, Light and Life Jesus proved himself to be all of these. In order to know love light and true life abundantly one must go through what Jesus did. Not in the same way Jesus did but they must see it in a spiritual sense, they must be taught it in the way Paul explained it.
We believe the purpose is knowing God. It is about God’s eternal purpose, not mans. It is about the creators eternal truth and purpose, not ours. Our Goal is to teach the world what happened to humanity in the person of the person Jesus Christ and what that means to them in the “now” that has brought them back to that purpose. This can best be taught and seen through the writings of Paul. Yes, this is the same Gospel that Jesus Christ preached, but not like you have heard it before. It could not be explained the way Paul did until Jesus rose again because the spirit of truth had not been given before that. You can, through the writings of Paul take a person step by step through Jesus Christ’s life and redemptive work and show them how they really are righteous pure and holy a citizen of heaven today . Our goal is that they will see how they are created children of light and seated in heavenly places right now. We want to tell the world that the Bible really is one great big picture of Christ and what He did to set everyone free from the stronghold of the world’s fleeting inheritance on them. We pray that all will receive a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ. And bury in the consciousness of humanity the old man once and for all.
IN 1979 GARY AND SANDRA GARNER
founded Danville Christian Center later Changed to what is now known as Ascension Life Christian Fellowship. The word has always taken first place as we grow in understanding. Since Gary's death Lynn Garner along with the local church fellowship are still taking the vision to our generation. We are determined now more than ever to share the truth of freedom in Christ.
His truth is marching on…
The “with” factor
–CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST:
GALATIANS 2:20 I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST, NEVERTHELESS I LIVE.
–DIED WITH CHRIST:
ROMANS 6:6 COULD IT BE ANY CLEARER? OUR OLD WAY OF LIFE WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS WITH CHRIST...
–BURIED WITH CHRIST:
ROMANS 6:4 WE WERE THEREFORE BURIED WITH HIM THROUGH BAPTISM INTO DEATH
-RAISED WITH CHRIST:
ROMANS 6:7 IF WE GET INCLUDED IN CHRIST'S SIN-CONQUERING DEATH, WE ALSO GET INCLUDED IN HIS LIFE-SAVING RESURRECTION.
-SEATED WITH CHRIST:
EPHESIAN 2:6 GOD RAISED US UP WITH CHRIST AND SEATED US WITH HIM IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS IN CHRIST JESUS..