What We Believe

The Keystone Project is an inter-denominational and multi-cultural network of churches and leaders that is unified in the essentials of the Christian faith and diverse in the non-essentials. The Keystone Project has trained leaders from over 150 denominations including Baptist, Pentecostal, Coptic, Roman Catholic, Dispensational, Reformed, Lutheran, Anglican, and Non-denominational.

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As an organization we hold to the Lausanne Covenant as an expression of our doctrinal convictions and our commitment to the mission of God in the world.

The Keystone Project embraces the radical call of the gospel to suffer and sacrifice for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. We reject what has been called the “prosperity gospel” as a false and harmful teaching. We affirm the 2010 Lausanne commitment to “walk in simplicity, rejecting the idolatry of greed.”

A Personal Invitation to Faith

My Personal Journey of Faith. Being raised in a very devout family, I attended church and performed the religious duties and sacraments of our faith. I had an awareness of God and a hunger to know Him, but I did not know how. Despite praying and trying to do good, my questions about God and truth remained unanswered, and my search continued until I was a student in college. There, I met Jesus Christ. In a powerful and transformational moment, I had a personal encounter with Him through His word, the Bible. I did not “see” Him with my eyes, but He filled my heart with His love and presence. I gave my life to Him, and He gave His life to me. In that moment, I made no demands of God, no deals, no conditions. I demanded no proof from Him because I knew Him in a personal way I had not before. I received Him and all that He had for me. "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12).

Perhaps you are like I was—something deep within you tells you there is a God, a magnificent, loving, and perfect being who is the source, the sustainer, and the significance of all things. You know that somehow it is only through Him that you will discover the true meaning of your life. I found this Being through the simplicity of faith, not through a plan of salvation, or education, or apologetic debate, or reasoning, or philosophy, or through church rituals and attendance. God has made all human beings equally capable of faith. And He has chosen to make Himself known to all who call upon His name in faith. Faith is the ultimate choice, to choose to believe what God has done and what God has spoken about you. Faith does not live by what it understands or what it sees, but by what it chooses. I chose to believe in Jesus Christ.

Salvation is simply this: “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13). Calling on the name of the Lord is a moment of faith, not simply words that are spoken. This moment of faith is fueled by the truth of God’s existence. The name of the Lord is the name of Jesus, who died and rose again as a sacrifice for all people.

My sinner’s prayer was this: “Dear Lord Jesus, I give my life to you; please give your life to me.” It is not the words of a prayer that save; it is the faith of your heart that saves. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). I extend to you a personal invitation to faith, to choose God’s free gift of love. Choose forgiveness through the life and sacrifice of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).

Richard W. Greene

President
The Keystone Project, Inc.

*If you have questions about this, or want to share that you just received Jesus as Lord, please use our Prayer Request Form.

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