CEC CANADA FOUNDATION ASSOCIATION
CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES
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GOD’S MANDATE FOR THE ASSOCIATION

To engage students in the study of the Gospel of God, that is, a doctrine which is good for this life and the life to come, and to engage students in the studies of the sciences and services necessary for the survival and well being of humanity.

We begin with Christ’s Gospel, 2 Corinthians 2: 12, it is centered on the whole counsel of God given to him by his Father.
Hebrews 1: 1. God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2. Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.
John 15: 15. Henceforth I call you not servants, for the servant knows not what his lord does, but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Acts 20: 27. But I have not shunned to declare unto you the full counsel of God. 28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.
The word Gospel means good news. Christ’s gospel includes eight news items that make up his entire gospel, they are the Gospel of God, the Gospel of the Kingdom, the Gospel of Christ, the Gospel of the Grace of God, the Gospel of Peace, the Gospel of Salvation, the Gospel of the uncircumcision, and last the Gospel of the circumcision.
The Gospel of God centers on the promises God made to Abraham, Genesis 12: 1. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Go from your country, and from you kindred, and from your father’s house, unto a land that I will show you. 2. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: 3. And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you; and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was first preached by John the Baptist before the coming of Christ, and next time this gospel would be preached was by the Lord himself. The news that this gospel delivers is the soon coming of the Kingdom of God mention in the book of Daniel. 2: 44. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
The Gospel of Christ centers on the teachings of Christ, they are related to life in Christ, living with Christ, and working together with Christ to the glory of God the Father. Life in Christ - For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God, Colossians 3: 3.  Living with Christ - I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live yet not I, but the life that I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Galatians 2: 20. Working together with Christ - We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also, that you therefore receive the grace of God not in vain. 2 Corinthians 6: 1.
The Gospel of the Grace of God centers on God’s grace being what makes it possible for man to be saved, secondly it is what permits man to continue on living.
On being saved - Ephesian 2: 8. For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God: 9. Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
On continuous life - Romans 5: 21. That as sin reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Gospel of Peace centers on having peace with God.
Peace with God - Romans 5: 1 - 18, v1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of Salvation centers on the word of God as being the source that saves and converts.
The word as the source that saves: James 1: 18. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 1 Corinthians 4: 15. For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
On being converted: John 17: 17. Sanctify them through the truth, your word is truth.
The Gospel of the uncircumcision centers on the Apostle Paul being sent to the uncircumcised Gentiles, Galatians 2: 7. But counterwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to me, as the gospel of circumcision  was unto Peter; 8. (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles.) Acts 13: 46. Then Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing that you put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo. we turn to the Gentiles.  Verse 48: Good news. And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the
 life that now is, and of that which is to come. 1 Timothy 4: 8.

The second phase of God’s mandate for the association is to engage students in the studies of the sciences and services necessary for the survival and well being of humanity.
CEC Canada’s belief is that God’s people have a responsibility to be spiritual lights and salt in the world, and as such to be actively involved in what is called the Common Grace of God, time where under he permits mankind to move ahead from one generation to another, it is in this move that CEC Canada believes God’s people are called to do their part, namely being involved in one way or another with what God has pre-determined is necessary for mankind to survive, these things are, food, clothing, shelter, health, education, protection and security, God’s reason, to give man the time and opportunity to come through for Him. 2 Peter 3: 9 reads, The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
CEC Canada’s conclusion to be involved has its roots in the following:
Matthew 5: 43. You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. 44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45. That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46. For if you love them which love you, what reward have you? do not even the publicans the same? 47. And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is heaven is perfect.
Scripture support:
Ephesians 2: 10 reads, for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
1 Corinthians 10: 31, Whether therefore we eat or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32, give no offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God: 33, Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Galatians 6: 10, As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of God.(To the unbelieving that they may believe, and to the household of God that they be comforted and strengthened. To the one that refuses to do good it is sin, and to the one who refuses to believe it is perilous.)

For information regarding studies related to doing all things to the glory of God see CEC Canada on Education.

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