Yeshua-Do

Yeshua-Do Declaration

Towards Christians From the Other Denominations

“In the essentials – unity;

In doubtful feelings – freedom;

And in all things – Love”.

·  ST.AUGUSTINE

 

It must be stated, YESHUA-DO is not another Christian denomination, a sect, a secret society, or a cult, rather it is an inter-denominational Christian Martial Art Association seeking to promote fellowship and friendship among brethren and all people.

Yeshua-Do is for all Christians and meets their needs for the training in Martial Arts and spiritual development. This Art is based on essential Biblical truths, virtues, and universal (holistic) principles; and emphasizes a non-aggressive, non-competitive and peaceful attitude towards mankind and all creation. So, we refuse all forms of aggression and violence.

Our purpose is:

(1)   To open a new way for training in Martial Arts by following Christ’s example and His teaching;

(2) To build in an individual spiritual strength, godly character and virtues: courage, honor, integrity, righteousness, compassion, and self-discipline;

(3) To strengthen the body, learn practical self-defense, improve the health, bring peace to the mind, and cultivating harmony in everyday life.

Because Yeshua-Do is solely based on Christians values we believe that representatives and students of different churches or denominations such as: Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Anglicans, Evangelicals, Mennonites, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, Adventists, Pentecostals, Charismatics, and many others, will find in our “Dojo” (place of training) acceptance and respect for their differences.

We understand as well that every denomination teaches and represents a different attitude towards worship, service, tradition of the Church, and the Bible. But, we all are in agreement towards the basic Christian doctrines, such as: Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), Deity of Jesus Christ, His atoning sacrifice on the cross for the sins of the world, His death and resurrection, and the salvation by Grace alone. These are essential doctrines of faith and must be respected by all believers in Christ. Concerning other doctrines, which are also important for some denominations, should be a liberty of all Christians to hold a charitable attitude towards these “secondary” doctrines. We believe and understand also that one can hold right doctrines and still do damage to the Body of Christ by causing division over the “non-essential”. So, it is our resolution to protect the liberty of Christians that hold different perspectives on their theological teachings. Therefore, we do not impose any other teaching on Christians, which would be a cause of division.

During classes we can share our spiritual experiences, always looking for unity in one Spirit (Eph.4.1-6) and love (1 Cor.13; 1 Tim.1.5).

Yeshua-Do is recognized and approved by; Catholic leaders from Loyola College in Maryland; Trappists Priests and Monks from the New Melleray Abbey in Iowa; Franciscan Brothers of Peace from St. Paul, Minnesota; Pastors and Leaders from: the Assembly of God (Pentecostal); Charismatic and Non-denominational Churches (Europe, USA, Canada).


Rev/Sensei Vitold A. Jordan

(Yeshua-Do International)

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Yeshua-Do Declaration

Towards People Of Other Religions and Non-believers 


We respect members who are Judaists, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindu, Baha’i, Shinto, and from other religions or traditions. We respect their freedom to choose and to follow their beliefs. We won’t impose on them in any way our Christian faith, manifest the feelings of superiority and rejection. They are very welcome to watch and practice Yeshua-Do, participate in our meetings, seminars, to share our resources and experiences.

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And 

Concerning Sharing The Gospel


Preaching the Gospel is the solemn commandment of our LORD Jesus Christ (Matt.28.18-20; Mk.16.15-18; Acts 1.8). However, history testifies that blind religious zeal and wrong methods brought more divisions, hate, hostility, religious wars, unforgiveness, and many unhealed wounds than did expected blessings.

We chose to follow the golden principle of St.Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), “Preach the Gospel all the time, if necessary use the words”, and, “Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace”. Thus, the example of sharing Gospel by love and compassion, peace and understanding, and practical help.

 

Rev/Sensei Vitold A. Jordan

(Yeshua-Do International)

  

 Blessed be the Lord, my Rock, who trains my hands to fight, and my fingers for warfare"

- Psalm 144:2

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