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Garry & Karen Connell

Welcome! ​We are Garry and Karen Connell founders of Extended Life C.T.M. ​​(Christian Training Ministry) which began in 1996. Since that time we have been committed to serving the body of Christ through teaching and sharing God’s word. Our desire is to see God’s people become mature and equipped so they are prepared to do the work of their ministry in these end times. Our Ministry as watchmen for the body of Christ — began in 2008 and requires that we sound the alarm to expose the deceits and the strategies of Satan and his demonic influences when we see them at work within the body of Christ. Jesus warned us that “If possible, even the very elect would be deceived.”  We hope you check out our FREE resources and take advantage of listening to and reading many of them on this site—and by ordering copies to share with others.  We need YOUR help in spreading the truth God has revealed to us from His word to all who HAVE EARS TO HEAR! On our HOME page we have tabs to  some of our FREE ministry resources including DVD’S, audio teachings and articles and much more! You can also CLICK THE BUTTONS below to read online our RESOURCE CATALOG o to order a FREE copy.

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What We Believe

​ WE BELIEVE IN THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST AS ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND THE SUPREME AND FINAL AUTHORITY ON ALL MATTERS

(John 8:51 KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

(John 14:6 KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

(Revelation 1:8 KJV) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

WE BELIEVE IN THE FATHER, SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

(1 John 5:6-13 KJV) This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.{7} For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.{8} And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.{9} If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.{10} He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.{11} And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.{12} He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.{13} These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURAL DOCTRINE OF “APOKATASTASIS” …. WHICH MEANS THE ULTIMATE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS AND SALVATION OF ALL MEN, WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE VICTORIOUS GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST THAT COMES BY FAITH IN THE FINISHED WORK OF THE CROSS, SO THAT ULTIMATELY ALL CREATED BEINGS OF GOD CONFESSING JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR WILL BE SAVED. To READ MORE about this doctrine CLICK HERE

(Acts 3:20-21) …Christ, who was preached to you before… whom heaven must retain until the times of the restoration (#605 apokatastasis) of ALL THINGS which God has spoken by the mouths of the prophets…

(Romans 10:9-11 KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.{10} For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.{11} For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

(Romans 14:11-12) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, EVERY knee shall bow to me, and EVERY tongue shall confess to God… So then EVERY ONE of us shall give account of himself to God. KJV

(Philippians 2:10-11) That at the name of Jesus EVERY knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth… And that EVERY tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. KJV

(Rev 5:13). ‘EVERY CREATED BEING that is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, (will be) heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion and power FOREVER AND EVER”’ KJV

WE BELIEVE THAT THE DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST PURCHASED SALVATION FOR ALL PEOPLE SO THAT THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS (apokatastasis) WILL OCCUR . To READ MORE about this doctrine CLICK HERE

​(Romans 15:17 AMP) Well then, as one man’s (Adam’s) trespass [one man’s false step and falling away led] to condemnation for ALL MEN, so one Man’s (Jesus’s death) act of righteousness [leads] to acquittal and right standing with God and life FOR ALL MEN

(John 13:32 NKJV)  And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw ALL PEOPLE to Myself.” 

(Rev 5:13). ‘EVERY CREATED BEING that is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, (will be) heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion and power FOREVER AND EVER”’ KJV

WE BELIEVE IN GOD’S GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT FOR UNREPENTANT SOULS WHO WILL BE JUDGED AND PURGED IN THE LAKE OF FIRE KNOWN AS THE SECOND DEATH.

(Revelation 20:14-15) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. KJV

(Revelation 21:6) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore-mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. KJV

WE DO NOT BELIEVE THE CONCEPT OF “ETERNAL PUNISHMENT to be ” BIBLICAL… BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL GREEK WORD “AION-AIONIOS” MEANING: AN “AGE (i.e. a certain period of time, past present or future) AMONG THE AGES” … HAS BEEN MISTRANSLATED BY THE KJV TRANSLATORS AND BY MOST OTHER ENGLISH VERSIONS TO MEAN “ETERNAL”… WHEN USED IN ASSOCIATION WITH GOD’S JUDGMENT FOR THE UNREPENTANT ASSIGNED TO THE LAKE OF FIRE. To read more on this important subject CLICK HERE.

(Revelation 14:10-11) (those in the Lake of Fire) …shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb … And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up “FOR EVER AND EVER” (literal Greek “AION”…meaning an age among the ages”) and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. KJV

(Philemon 1:15-16) For perhaps HE (i.e. Onesimus the runaway slave) departed for a season for this purpose, that you might receive him FOREVER (literally “AIONIOS”: meaning… in this age among ages) … KJV

(Ephesians 3:21) to Him [is] the glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus, to all the generations of the age of the ages. Amen. (Young’s Literal Translation Bible) YLT

WE BELIEVE IN THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE LAYING ON OF HANDS TO RECEIVE HEALING

(1 Corinthians 12:28-31 KJV) And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.{29} Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?{30} Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?{31} But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.

(1 Corinthians 14:1 KJV) Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

(1 Corinthians 14:12 KJV) Even so ye, inasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

(James 5:14-16 KJV) Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: {15} And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. {16} Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

WE BELIEVE IN PRACTICING IN THE LORD’S SUPPER AND DOING SO AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

(1 Corinthians 11:24-26 KJV) And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.{25} After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.{26} For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.

WE BELIEVE IN PREACHING THE VICTORIOUS GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, MAKING DISCIPLES, HELPING THE POOR, WHEN POSSIBLE, DISTRIBUTING CHRISTIAN RESOURCES AND PROVIDING A PLACE OF WORSHIP FOR PEOPLE OF LIKE FAITH.

(Mark 16:15-16 KJV) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. {16} He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

 (Luke 4:18-19 KJV) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, {19} To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

(Matthew 25:42-46 KJV) For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: {43} I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. {44} Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? {45} Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. {46} And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

(Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:{25} Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

WE BELIEVE AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE “PAROUSIA” OR SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST

(2 Peter 3:11-14 KJV) Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,{12} Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?{13} Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.{14} Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

 (Titus 2:13 KJV) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

 (2 Peter 3:11-14 KJV) Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,{12} Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?{13} Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. {14} Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

(Titus 2:13 KJV) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

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