Rev. Clark has been involved in the Independent Methodist movement for over 20 years. He is a graduate form the Manahath School of Theology. Rev. Clark is a man who loves the Lord and the Methodist Church.
It has taken many years of prayer and discussion to make IMARC a reality. At this point of time we begin our journey to help others of like precious faith explore their Methodist/ Wesleyan Arminian heritage. At the very outset, may we ask that you participate in this endeavor by making IMARC an addition to your prayer list? We earnestly covet the prayers of all Christians. We ask that God will make this site a blessing to all who visit here. We pray that our humble efforts will lift up and glorify the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is not our goal to receive praise from mankind for anything that may be accomplished through this site, but to give all praise, honor, and glory to God for His many blessings. We will attempt to edify the church of Jesus Christ through presenting the truth of Gospel. We will not attempt to attack any person, or group, but through lovingly presenting the truth, we will expose error and will allow the Holy Spirit to direct us in shining the light of God's Word into a world filled with darkness.
Since the founding of Methodism as a force of revival and renewal over two and half centuries ago in England, this world has experienced manifold changes. Rev. John Wesley, who established the movement known as Methodism, would hardly recognize it as it exists. We will attempt to provide a refreshing spring of water to all who thirst for the old-time Methodist doctrines. We will return to the true and living Word of God, and will, without apology, take our stand firmly upon its inspiration, inerrancy, infallibility and authority. In a world that is lacking absolutes, we will be anchored to the absolute truth of Holy Scripture. The Word alone. "Sola scriptura"! Like Wesley, we will be people of one Book!
By examination of the past, mankind should learn and not repeat the errors made by our ancestors. By studying the history of Methodism, particularly of American Methodism, we will attempt to avoid some of those same errors for future generations of "the people called Methodists." What a clear record we have before us of a denomination so richly blessed of God at its inception; its rapid and then sustained growth for over a century; the changes as error, slowly at first and more and more rapidly, overtook it, until now it finally rests in all-out apostasy.
We must learn from such a tragedy and pledge to ourselves and to our descendants that we will not repeat such errors, but will return to the "old paths" and stand upon the Holy Scripture. It is so easy today to make the decision to just go along with the modern trends that are so prevalent in today's society. Churches and church members overemphasize the "love" aspect of the Gospel and find it is less stressful and less confrontational to accept all types of modern ideas into the church.
We must remember that Christ, the One who epitomizes love, on more than one occasion stood firm as He cleansed the Temple of those who were making a place of merchandise of it. Instead of seeing that the people there were just trying to make a living and find a way to survive in the society of that day, He was filled with righteous indignation and sought to make His Father's House a place of worship, not one of convenience and social experimentation. How many in His church today are filled with such righteous indignation and are willing to act upon it?
If Christ were to visit your church today, would you be one of those that He would scourge and drive from its walls? Are you willing to take a firm stand today for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be counted among those that are hated and despised by the world, but loved and blessed of the Father? May God grant each of us the love, courage and wisdom we need to be able to make the proper choices and to stand firm for Him in a day of compromise, ecumenism, and outright apostasy!
As you explore IMARC and visit the many links you will find here, please feel free to send us your comments and suggestions. We are always looking for ways to make this site more informative and to be a great blessing to all who visit here. Please return time and time again for we will seek to keep IMARC updated and fresh. God bless you as you visit with us at IMARC.
If you have any questions or comments, you may contact Rev. Clark.