What drives us?
Mission & Purpose.
Maranatha Technologies specializes in iOS app, Android app, flash & web development. Our goal is to create helpful applications and web solutions that are user-friendly to it’s target demographic. Not to turn a profit, but to bring glory and honor to the name of Jesus Christ.
Maranatha is an Aramaic word that the ESV translates, “Our Lord, Come”. This was a prayer used by the early Church to pray for Christ’s return, an expression of love and longing for Jesus (a natural response to the reality of the Gospel). So we seek the good of all peoples not only in developing products, but also in sharing the joy of the Gospel with men and women around the world.
What to expect:
What we believe:
We believe God is one, Triune God (Deuteronomy 6:4), in which the three persons of the God Head exist (John 8:48-59, Act 5:3-4, Matthew 28:19). We believe that Father, Son and Holy Spirit are co-existent (Matthew 3:13-17), co-equal (John 10:29-30, Luke 1:35) and coeternal (Hebrews 9:14, Psalm 90:2). This God is infinite (Psalm 145:3,1 Kings 8:27), ever-present (Psalm 129:7-10), all-knowing (Psalm 147:5), almighty (2 Chronicles 25:8) and perfect in all his ways (Psalm 25:8, Rev 15:4, Numbers 23:19).
We believe the person of the Son has always existed (John 1:1,John 17:5). At a point in human history was born of a virgin (Luke 1:26-38,Isaiah 7:14) and was born both fully man (Hebrews 2:17. 4:15) and fully God (Colossians 2:9,Isaiah 9:6). We also believe that he lived a perfect life (Hebrews 4:15), gave himself up as an atoning sacrifice for the sins of His people (Romans 3:25) and physically rose 3 days later (Matt 28:1-9,Luke 24:42-43). He then ascended to heaven (Acts 1:9) after appearing to many disciples (1 Cor. 15:6) and will return again (Acts 1:11, John 14:1-3) to bring the fullness of salvation for His people (Hebrews 9:28) and execute judgement (Acts 17:31).
We believe the person of the Holy Spirit enlightens the hearts of man unto faith and godliness (John 3:5-8, John 6:63, Titus 3:5), bringing about both love for God (Romans 8:15) and conviction of sin (John 16:8). He also can be seen empowering men and women extraordinarily throughout the scriptures (Judges 3:10, 1 Sam 10:10, Ex 31:1-3), but especially in the church age (Luke 24:29, Romans 12:6-8). He is also working in and through believers to bring about our sanctification (1 Peter 1:2, Romans 8:29, Galatians 3:3).
We believe the scriptures consist of both the old and new testaments. They are inspired (John 14:26, 2 Peter 1:21) and infallible, as they are the very Word of the surpassingly good, unchanging and infallible God (James 1:17, Numbers 23:19). Therefore, they are the only sure source of knowing the will of God and so are all that is necessary to understand life and salvation (2 Timothy 3:15-16, Romain 15:4, Romans 10:17).
We believe mankind was created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27), but that through Adam’s sin we are born as rebels who are enslaved to sin (Romans 3:22-23; 5:12-18, Ephesians 2:1-3,12, Romans 1:18-21). Man is totally unable to remedy his lost state and therefore must receive God’s grace to open His eyes to the Gospel (Romans 8:7, Isaiah 64:6, Jeremiah 17:9, 1 Corinthians 2:14, John 6:44, Matthew 19:25-26).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God (Luke 18:26-27), brought about by His unmerited favor to the elect (Ephesians 1:4-5) and received through faith in Christ to redeem all who have faith in Him (Eph. 2:8). And, this faith is not something that we generate in and of ourselves, but is also a gift from God (Eph. 2:8-10) that salvation might be all of grace and result in His praise (Eph. 1:4-6).
We believe the Church consists of all born-again believers throughout all time (Eph. 2:14, Gal. 3:28). These are the family of God, beloved by God (Zechariah 2:8, Eph. 5:25) and united together in Christ (Ephesians 2:14). Together, the living members work for the upbuilding of one another
(1 Thessalonians 5:11, 1 Cor 12:12-31), in love, and have been given the ministry of reconciliation as their corporate mission (2 Cor 5:18-20).
We believe Christ’s return is imminent (Matthew 25:13). When he returns, both suddenly and noticeably (Luke 21:27), the dead in Christ will rise and the living disciples will meet him in the sky. The elect will then return to earth with him (1 Thess. 4:17). He will execute justice in battle (Rev 19:15).
Unbelievers will be resurrected to judgement and any whose name is not found in the book of life will be condemned to hell (Rev 20:11-15).
The saints will receive glorified bodies free of sin, disease and death (Phil 3:21, 1 John 3:2). Finally, there will be redemption of all of creation (Rev 21:1-2) and God and His church will reign over it for all eternity (Ps. 8, Heb. 2:5–9).
We believe life begins at conception (Psalm 139:13) therefore We believe abortion is the murder of an unborn human who is made in the image of God (Genesis 9:6). Although this is offensive to God, we also believe this sin is not beyond the atoning work of Christ. Any who may be found guilty of sin, may find redemption in Christ (1 Timothy 1:15).
We believe that God created everything as an expression of his goodness and grace (1 John 1:1-4, Ps. 16:11, Romans 11:36, Psalm 19:1, Romans 1:20). We believe in a literal 7 day creation as nothing in the Genesis account (Gen. 1-2), or the rest of scripture’s references back to it (Matthew 19:4-5, Romans 5:15-18, Luke 3:28, 1 Timothy 2:14), would lead us to believe this is not a literal account.
We believe it is the responsibility and privilege of all believers to share the Gospel (2 Cor. 5:18-20) and minister to believers as they grow in Christ (Titus 2:1-5, Galatians 6:2, 2 Timothy 2:2).
We believe that the Holy Spirit appoints (Acts 20:28) elders for His Church, through qualification (Titus 1:5-9) and desire (1 Timothy 3:1) for the task. We believe elders are equal leaders that function to lead, teach, correct, equip, encourage and pray for the congregation (1 Timothy 3:2, Hebrews 13:7, Titus 1:9, Ephesians 4:11-12, 2 Timothy 4:2, James 5:14-15). As leaders and teachers of both men and women in the congregation, the role of Elder is reserved for men only (1 Tim 2:12).
We believe Deacons are those who are especially dedicated to serving the needs of the Church and must be qualified according to the scripture prior to serving in that office (1 Timothy 3:8–13, Acts 6:1-6).
We believe marriage is between one man and one woman for the extent of their life (Romans 7:2–3) as an image of the Gospel (Eph 5:22-33). Divorce is only permitted on the grounds of adultery (Matthew 5:32) or an unbelieving spouse desires to leave (1 Corinthians 7:15). Divorce should never be the desire of the Christian as the Lord calls us to honor marriage (Hebrews 13:4). Further, the Lord is honored in the forgiveness given to the adulterer and the believing spouse provides a testimony to the unbeliever of His goodness and grace (Colossians 3:13, Hosea 3:1,1 Corinthians 7:16-17).
We believe any sexual encounter outside of a biblical marriage is sin (Hebrews 13:4, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Romans 1:26-28). That God made humankind as both male and female, desires them to join together in the good gift of martial sex for pleasure and procreation (Matthew 19:4-5, Gen 1:28, Song of Solomon 7). We believe that the bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is a rejection of God’s good design and a distortion of God’s good gift of sex (Genesis 2:24, 1 Cor 6:9, Romans 1:26-28).
We believe the primary purpose of missions is to bring about the worship of the one, true God among the nations (Ps 96:10, Ps 67:1-3, 1 Peter 1:8). This work takes place in the whole of the Christian life (Acts 1:8, Luke 9:23, 1 Peter 2:9), whether it be in the workplace, home, community and beyond (Acts 1:8, Romans 10:15, Matthew 28:19).
We believe preaching is a means of grace, by which the Church is built up, discipled, encouraged and preserved (2 Peter 1:19, 2 Tim. 4:2, 2 Tim. 3:15-17). It also is a means of grace in conversion (Romans 10:14). We believe preaching should be expositional, for we have no other authoritative place to find revelation from God (2 Tim. 3:16).
We believe all things, including all wealth, belongs to God (Ps. 50:10-12, Hag. 2:8, Ps 24:1). We also believe that God has called us into the joy of giving (1 Chronicles 29:14-17, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7) for the relief of poverty in the world (Gal 6:10), the support of widows and orphans, the livelihood of the pastorate (1 Timothy 5:18, Gal. 6:6) and the furthering of the mission (Romans 1:24).