ChristIllustrated.com is the passion project of Beth Vickers, former corporate Operations Manager and now independent Christian filmmaker. Ms. Vickers – along with many others – noticed that the images and role models of conservative Christian values are disappearing, and the chaos of the current culture grows in that void…as well as in the some parts of the church.
Based on old-school conservative and biblical values, and encouraged by the wit and wisdom of biblical theologians, philosophers, and role models both modern and historic, Ms Vickers aims to establish ChristIllustrated.com as a touch point for today’s believers to promote character, wisdom, and virtue so that we will ultimately model the work and fruit of the Spirit to current generations.
Our goal is to create a robust website that will:
- Create products that promote graphic designers and fine artists who desire to promote conservative biblical values in their work
- Create a body of work that edifies and equips people of faith in their daily lives and Godly efforts
- Use the corporate tithe to support and promote ministries who are the boots-on-the-ground team spreading the gospel and disciplining people around the world
- Create an income stream that can be used to create free programming for Christian non-profit radio and television stations that model the application of biblical values,
- To remind the Body of Christ of her roots in the men and women of history who modeled biblical values and whose efforts need to be remembered, not reinvented
- To help fill the gap in this changing world by providing graphical and media content that helps us remember that God is always on the throne, Christ died to both save and transform our character, and that as men and women of Christian character we are to impact our world.
Yes, big goals for a little poster company. But imagery transforms culture, and Hollywood is discipling the world. So this is our “day of small beginnings” to affect that.
We hope you’ll join us!
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We quote from public domain bible translations, primarily the American Standard Version (ASV) in English and the Reina-Valera Antigua (RVA) in Spanish. We make occasional modifications to modernize the language so it’s more understandable to modern ears. We do not alter the translation in any other way. All original photography and video clips used are public domain as well. Quotes used are in the public domain. Even the fonts we use are public domain. Credit is attributed where appropriate or required. We compensate licensed work.
Our products do not exclusively use the work of Christian photographers or videographers. Our fine art does. Our quotes are the salient thoughts of imperfect and sometimes controversial believers, some of whom lost their faith or were led astray. The point is that God alone is perfect, and there is room for each of us to wrestle with Him as we work out our own faith in fear and trembling. He is the only true lighthouse in the storm of life, a point beautifully illustrated by the variety of imperfect yet influential people who looked to Him for insight and grounding. May we not be led astray by offense, which is the bait of Satan. Let us hope that our wrestling leaves an impact as deep and as wise as those who went before us.
We believe in and promote the Nicean Creed:
We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born from the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried, descended into hell,
on the third day rose again from the dead,
ascended to heaven, sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty,
thence He will come to judge the living and the dead;
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints, the remission of sins,
the resurrection of the flesh, and eternal life.
Additionally, we believe that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, infallible in its wisdom and message despite the error of human transcription. We believe that Christ Jesus is God incarnate and led a sinless life that enabled Him to be a perfect human sacrifice who died to save us from sin, transform our lives, break the power of all curses, and that there is nothing that is not beneath His feet. We believe He is the Meshiach of the Jews. We believe that God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, and that He is Three in One. We believe in the testing of spirits according to 1 John 4:2 and that men will be judged by their fruits. We believe that sonship in God is the meaning of life.
We also love the Jewish roots of our faith and believe we need to better understand them to bring full context to the messages of Christ Jesus and the original authors of the bible. We love Jews. We love and bless Israel. We do not keep kosher or the Mosaic Laws. We bless those who do.
HOW THE MINISTRY CODES WORK
We use our corporate tithe to support conservative organizations and ministries with biblical values. We tithe on every income-generating sale. We are a for-profit company, and do not accept donations.
Some of these ministries are Jewish, and while a few appear secular, they have biblical roots they don’t advertise because their focus is on the work of reaching people with biblical values, not alienating much-needed support to do the work. Some are secular, but support the work of serving those who lay their lives down for our culture and freedom –like our soldiers and first responders. The majority are conservative Christian.
Our perspective is this: Jesus died for imperfect people, and His Father uses these redeemed knowing they will never attain perfection in this lifetime. Imperfection seems to keep people humble, and that seems to be His preference. So we judge a ministry by its fruit and leave the judging of the people to God. John 3:17 is pertinent here.
That said, if we believe that active sin is running unchecked in a ministry or key members the organization, or we feel their theology is turning to error, we will remove them from our list. We reserve the unequivocal right to determine who we do and do not support. If you believe we are missing something, please email us at: Info.ChristIllustrated@yahoo.com.
To support a ministry on our list, please select one from the drop down menu on the checkout page. At this time only one ministry can be chosen per purchase transaction.
All our ministries are non-profit organizations. We love to support ALL TYPES, and our current roster is by no means exhaustive. To recommend a new ministry or non-profit conservative organization that promotes conservative/biblical values, please email us their contact information and a brief summary of why you think they should be on our list at: Info.ChristIllustrated@yahoo.com.
Would you like to run a short-term fundraising program for your church or ministry group? We’d love to help! Talk to us at: Info.ChristIllustrated@yahoo.com.
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