Chapel of Light Ministries, Inc. exists to bring glory to God. We are a State of Nevada chartered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Religious Organization, http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=nTyz5MY4Y%252b4K%252bLo7v5cd%252fw%253d%253d&nt7=0 We are a Christian Independent, Christ-centered, nurturing, spiritually vital recovering church family that reaches out to and serves those suffering and in need, (the people of our community) through fellowship with God. The result of practicing fellowship with God in prayer is that we enjoy the peace of God. The peace of God is actually infused into us through our fellowship with Him through prayer, as the counterpoise to troubles and the antidote to anxiety. Read (John 16:33KJV).
We recognize that all we have comes from God. He is the source and owner of all the gifts, resources and supporters we have. We are merely managers with the responsibility to wisely use all that we have to bring glory to God, and expand the boundaries of his Kingdom here on earth.
God's wonderful grace is available for everyone who seeks it in Jesus Christ. Our desire for you is that you'll come to know this grace and forgiveness.
We ask that you (1) Seek Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (2) Share your faith with those around you (3) Pray for our church that we will remain faithful to Jesus Christ, and His calling.
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. John 7:16,17
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Inspiration of Scriptures:
We believe that the Holy Bible is the written Word of the Living God. We believe it was inspired by the Holy Spirit and recorded by holy men of old. It is infallible in content and a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction which is truth without any mixture of error. The Bible reveals the principles by which God will judge us and reveals His great plan of salvation. It will remain eternally. We believe the Bible is the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried. Therefore, we believe this Word should go into all the world and should be given first place in every believer's life (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; and 2 Peter 1:19-21).
We believe in one God revealed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost...making up the blessed Trinity (Matthew 3:16,17; 1 John 5:6,7).
We believe that man, in his natural state, is a sinner- lost, undone, without hope, and without God (Romans 3:19-23; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1,2,12).
We believe the terms of salvation are repentance toward God for sin and a personal, heartfelt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This is how the new birth occurs, which we call being "born again." Salvation is possible only through God's grace, not by our works. Works are simply the fruit of salvation (Acts 3:19,20; Romans 4:1-5, 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-10). Water Baptism should immediately follow the experience of the new birth as a public witness to one's faith (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38).
Body of Christ:
We believe the Body of Christ is made up of all who have been "born again" regardless of denominational differences. We believe in the spirit of unity, while allowing for variety in individual ministries as to their work, calling, and location as directed by the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:34,35; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31).
We believe in the saving power of the blood of Jesus and His imputed righteousness (Acts 4:12; Romans 4:1-9, 5:1-11; Ephesians 1:3-14). Bodily Resurrection: We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:39-43; John 20:24-29).
We believe that Christ Jesus ascended to the Father and is presently engaged in building a place for us in His Kingdom and interceding for the saints (John 14:2,3; Romans 8:34). Second Coming: We believe in the visible, bodily return of Christ Jesus to this earth, to meet His Church (Bride) and to judge the world (Acts 1:10,11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; James 5:8; Revelation 1:7).
We believe that the two ordinances of the Body of Christ are water baptism and the Lord's Supper (Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24-26).
Heaven and Hell:
We believe Scripture clearly sets forth the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost and eternal bliss and service for the saved -- a literal hell for the unsaved and Heaven for the saved (Matthew 25:34,41,46; Luke 16:19-31; John 14:1-3; Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Trinity whose purpose in the redemption of man is to convict of sin, regenerate the repentant believer, guide the believer into all truth, indwell all believers, and give gifts to those He wills that they may minister as Christ would to men. We believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit recorded in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 will operate through present-day Christians who yield to Jesus (Luke 11:13; John 7:37-39, 14:16,17, 16:7-14; Acts 2:1-18).
We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (1 Corinthians 14), is for all believers as promised by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11), Jesus (Acts 1:4-8), and Peter (Acts 2:38-41). The fulfillment of this promise was witnessed by early disciples of Christ (Acts 2:4, 10:44-47, 19:1-6) and operates in many present-day disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe God has used doctors, medicines, and other natural means as channels of healing; however, we believe divine healing is provided for believers in the atonement made by Jesus' blood shed on the cross (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24). We believe divine healing may be received by the laying on of hands by the elders (James 5:14-16), by the prayer of an anointed person gifted by the Holy Spirit for healing the sick (1 Corinthians 12:9), or by a direct act of receiving this provision by faith (Mark 11:23,24).
We believe there is a personal devil, a being of great cunning who can exert vast power but only so far as God allows him to do so, and who shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone (1 Peter 5:8; revelation 20:10; Ephesians 6:11).
We believe the Church is the body of Christ, a spiritual organism composed of all born-again persons in this present age. The primary mission of the church is to witness concerning the Head, Jesus Christ, and to preach the gospel among all nations. The church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air prior to His appearing to set up His Kingdom (Ephesians 1:3-6, 22, 23).
We believe that the church, the body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, who are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Christ commanded the church to go into all the nations of the world and preach the gospel to every person, baptizing and teaching those who believe.
PROFILE OF PRESIDENT & PRESIDING CHAPLAIN-ORDAINED
Chaplain Ron L. Abbott, serves as Founder, Executive Director, President and Presiding Chaplain-Ordained, with Chapel of Light Ministries, Inc.
Chaplain Abbott, serves as Founder, Director of Counseling, and Registered Christian Therapist, with Visions Of Hope* Christian Counseling Center, *a ministry of Chapel Of Light Ministries, Inc.
Chaplain Abbott serves as Founder, Director of Hypnotherapy, and Board Certified Clinical-Medical Hypnotherapist, with the Christian Center Of Hypnotherapy*, *a ministry of Chapel Of Light Ministries, Inc.
Chaplain Ron L. Abbott, is a Registered Christian Counselor and Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and has counseling experience, with an emphasis in substance abuse and addiction recovery and education. Additionally, Chaplain Abbott, adheres to and is guided by the Code of Ethics and ethical principles set forth by the American Assoiciation of Christian Counselors.
Chaplain Abbott, is Board Certified as a Clinical-Medical Hypnotherapist and Hypnotic Anesthesiologist Pain Management Specialist, Smoking Cessation Specialist and as a Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Hypnotherapist. He is also NGH Certified in Pediatric Hypnosis, Stroke Survivor Hypnotherapy and Cancer Coaching.
Chaplain Abbott, provides Christian Counseling, Therapy, Psychotherapy and Hypnosis-Hypnotherapy services with a special emphasis on the Spiritual.
Chaplain Abbott, values the client-therapist relationship and will diligently preserve the confidentiality of all Christian counseling, and Hypnosis-Hypnotherapy sessions.
Chaplain Abbott is a great believer in the power of the mind. Given the right opportunity, the ability to accomplish great things is amazing.
Chaplain Abbott, maintains a private Hypnosis-Hypnotherapy practice.You can visit him online at: http://www.HealthyHorizonsHypnosis.com
Chaplain Abbott, has a strong desire and calling, as stated in - (2 Corinthians 1:3-5) to help hurting Christians, and he does so in a compassionate,caring, and respectful Christian manner.
He maintains as a standard that "GOD" is the true Source of healing and transformational power in an individual's life.
Chaplain Abbott, was called into service by the Lord, and Ordained as a Chaplain on August 4, 1999.
He received the "Certificate of Continuing Studies Award" in "The Essentials of Christian Manhood", from Trinity Theological Seminary.
Chaplain Abbott, studied Biblical Counseling through Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary.
Chaplain Abbott is a Licensed Affiliate Biblical Instructor with The Sure Foundation Theological Institute.
Chaplain Abbott, is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Chaplain Abbott, is a Born Again Christian, and is non-denominational in his ministries.
Chaplain Abbott, received the NWJC* Award in January 2003, from Chapel Of Light Ministries, Inc. NWJC*=Nothing Without JESUS CHRIST
Chaplain Abbott, turned 59 years young this year.
Chaplain Abbott possesses the following degrees:
Bachelor degree in Church Ministry - private religious institute/privately accredited
Master of Divinity degree with a (Counseling Distinction) - private non-religious university/privately accredited
Master of Arts degree in Counseling with a (Addictions Distinction) - private non-religious university/privately accredited
Doctor of Philosophy degree in Divinity - private religious institute/privately accredited
Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy - private religious institute/privately accredited
He is not a Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or licensed professional or mental health worker.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts...And be thankful. Colossians 3:15, NIV
Chaplain Abbott maintains "Current Board Certification and Membership" in many Professional Associations & Organizations including:
IMDHA - International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association - Certified Hypnotherapist
AAPH - American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists - Professional Hypnotherapist
NGH - National Guild of Hypnotists - Certified Hypnotherapist
NGH - National Guild of Hypnotists - Certified Pediatric Hypnotist
NGH - National Guild of Hypnotists - Certified Stroke Survivor Hypnotist
NFH - National Federation of Hypnotists - Registered Member
American Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy - Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Research Institute of Alternative Medicines (Boston, Mass.) - Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
American Board of Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapy - Board Certified Medical Hypnotherapist
American Board of Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapy - Board Certified Hypnotic Anesthesiologist
IACT - International Association of Counselors and Therapists - Registered Member
CAPS - Christian Association for Psychological Studies - Registered Member
National Society of Christian Hypnotherapists - Registered Member
Christian Holistic Health Practitioners Association CHHPA #053005-0106 - Registered Member
PROFILE OF DIRECTOR & CHAPLAIN-ORDAINED
Chaplain Christopher T. Mentillo serves as a Director and sits on the Board of Directors.
As an ordained minister he has taught thousands of individuals-all around the world, how to live life more abundantly by consulting them first to seek God as their guide, provider, protector, and as their spiritual adviser.
In addition, Dr. Mentillo is a "celebrity success coach" and spiritual adviser to the rich, members of royal families, Hollywood celebrity stars, famous political and business leaders, and the poor.
Through his websites, (http://www.ChrisMentillo.com) and (http://www.MiracleBreakThroughs.org), Dr. Chris Mentillo supports numerous ministries, churches, non profit organizations, the poor, the elderly, the physical ill, and many charity organizations.
You can tune into his radio show, "The Chris Mentillo Show," by visiting his radio show online @ http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/RadioDoc .
Dr. Chris Mentillo, Ph.D., DD., M.D. (Alternative Medicines) currently lives with his wife Gloria, in Boston, Massachusetts.
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