Ming Ding Doctrine
"Ming Ding" is a Chinese word, which means "destiny" in English. "Ming Ding" is what we live for! In the book of Genesis, Abraham saw people come to this world, live for several years, and then die. He was wondering why we came to this world. He was searching for an answer. After searching for years, God spoke to him in Genesis 12:1-3:
The Lord had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people, and your father's household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:1-3)
To be a blessing to all the people on earth is the "Ming Ding" (Destiny) of Abraham. That is what Abraham lived for. Blessing is attached to "Ming Ding" (Destiny). Without "Ming Ding" (Destiny), there is no blessing. The promise was given to Abraham because he was searching for the meaning of life.
Ming Ding Doctrine is summarized below:
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. "Every Word of God" (man lives by every word of God – Mat4:4) forms an integrated system of truth. We believe in the whole bible. One should not add to it or take away from it (Deu12:32, Deu4:2, Rev22:18-19).
We believe in putting the Words of God into practice (Mat7:24-27). Only by putting into practice can we comprehend the Words of God.
We believe that Church is the body of Christ, the army of almighty God, the house of The Lord. The theme of the New Testament is all about building a victorious church (Rev1:11-3:22)
We believe in all the promises of God given to us.
We believe in spiritual warfare. Winning the spiritual battle will allow us to gain access to the promises of God.
The church shall be built according to the Rock, which is the truth that God revealed through Bible (Mat 16:18-19).
We believe that God wants disciples instead of believers. Disciples are those who are willing to lay their life for Jesus Christ (Mat 10:37-38，Luke 14:26).
Disciples should follow the examples of Jesus Christ and Apostle Paul.
We believe in unity in Holy Spirit. Unity and holiness are the keys to winning the spiritual battle.
We believe in making every effort to march forward to pursue the truth of God. Not that we have already obtained all, or have already arrived at our goal, but we press on for what God called us to. (Phi 3:12, Heb 6:1-3). "Ming Ding" Doctrine is a doctrine of renewing, a doctrine of continual pursuit. We believe in keeping on climbing up the mountain of the Lord and entering the temple of God (Iss2:3)
We believe that we all have the image of the Almighty God, and salvation means the restoration of the image of God when we are alive. God is the God of the living (Gen1:27, Mat22:32). All the promises are for the living.
We believe that God's desire for His Church is to shepherd His sheep. Shepherding is the key functionality of the Church. Binding and loosing (healing and deliverance), dealing with flesh, demolishing worldly value, and teaching the words of God, putting into practice are the four aspects of shepherding, which will lead believers into the blessing of Abraham.
We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit instead of man's wisdom (1Cor 2:4-5）
We believe in the reality of the spiritual world. The Bible is Spirit-taught words to explain spiritual realities (1Cor2:13). The Spirit gives life (Joh 6:63).
We believe that God is a good God. God's plan for us is to be fruitful and increase in number (Gen9:1, Gen1:28)
We believe that all authorities come from God, and we believe that God is in control of everything.
How did this doctrine come about? Why do we need a doctrine like this?
There are so many phenomena today's popular doctrines fail to interpret. For example, Christians today can hardly gain access to the promises of God, even though they love God and they do have faith in The Lord. The founder of the "Ming Ding" Doctrine found that the Israelites failed to enter the promised land and died in the desert because they are scared to chase out the people in Canaan. That is the same case for Christians who can't gain access to the promises of God. The "Ming Ding" Doctrine is aiming to address some of these phenomena. Please bear in mind that we are still pursuing the truth of God and we will make necessary adjustments when we know more and more.