About Us


What We Believe

About The Author

:: Overview

RevelationAlive.net is a non-denominational, evangelical website whose goals are (1) introduce a seeking non-believer to the sobering events which God has ordained to take place on earth during the “end times” and (2) to enlarge and enrich a hungry-hearted Christian’s understanding of what God’s Word teaches about the future.

: : What We Believe

We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible, as originally given, are in their entirety the Word of God, verbally inspired and wholly without error in all that they declare and therefore are the supreme and final authority of faith and life.

We believe in one Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the virgin birth and sinless life of Jesus Christ.

We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ—the eternal Son of God, Who is also Son of Man, with two distinct natures in one Person forever.

We believe that man was originally created in the image of God, that he fell into sin through the first Adam, and that he is responsible for all sin committed after reaching an age of accountability. Sin causes him to be separated from God and lost eternally.

We believe that the vicarious substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the Cross made atonement for the sin of the world, efficient for all who believe.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, which ensures the resurrection of all who have received the gift of eternal life.

We believe that salvation from everlasting punishment and entrance into a state of fellowship with God is secured only by a personal belief that Christ “bore our sins in His own body” on the Cross and by a definite receiving of Christ by faith into one’s inner being, through the Person of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit thus indwells all who receive Jesus Christ by faith alone.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is responsible for the quickening from death into life and for the continuing work of sanctification in the believer.

We believe that the person who has received eternal life is eternally secure and cannot lose his salvation.

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, a spiritual organism of born-again believers, who in turn are called to publicly confess Christ and to remember His death in the ordinance of Communion.

We believe in the imminent, invisible, unannounced Rapture of the Church, the Bride of Christ, before God brings forth a seven-year period of unparalleled judgment and Tribulation upon the earth.

We believe in the visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ—accompanied by His holy angels and all resurrected believers—to this earth after the seven-year Tribulation in order to save Israel from annihilation, to judge the hearts of the earth’s remaining post-Rapture population, and to set up His 1,000-year kingdom on earth where He will rule the world in perfect righteousness.

We believe that the Church and Israel are separate entities. The Church is a spiritual entity made up of Jewish and Gentile born-again believers—an entity which began on the day of Pentecost, fifty days after Christ’s Resurrection; Israel, on the other hand, is an ethnic and national entity which consists of all individuals who have descended from the human line of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—and is an entity which is the recipient of several yet-to-be fulfilled (but irrevocable) covenant promises of God—efficient for all Jews, from all Ages, who have been saved by faith alone.

We believe in a “resurrection of judgment” for unbelievers after the completion of Christ’s Millennial reign and an eternal separation of unbelievers from God in a place known as Hell.

We believe in the future destruction of the present heavens and earth (after the completion of Christ’s Millennial reign), and in the creation of a new heaven, new earth, and new Jerusalem, where believers from the entirety of human history will spend eternal life with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit.

: : About The Author

Stephen W. Griffith was born on November 15, 1944.  He was born again on March 16, 1977 after a broken engagement “put the plow through his heart” and caused him to turn to the Lord.  He was raised in the Phoenix area where he has spent most of his life.

A graduate of Claremont Men’s College (B.A. economics, 1967) and Arizona State University (M.B.A., 1971), he had a twenty-year banking and management career.  Before leaving the private sector, Steve served in a senior management position at The Trailways Corporation in Dallas, Texas from 1979 until 1987.

While in Dallas, Steve attended the Dallas Seminary Lay Institute for four years from the fall of 1979 though the spring of 1983.  In 1983 he joined the men’s Bible Study Fellowship class in Dallas.  In 1986 he was asked to serve as a substitute discussion leader where he received his first training in homiletics.  In 1987, when Steve returned to Phoenix to work full time for the Lord in a lay capacity, he was invited to be a discussion leader in the Phoenix men’s BSF class.  In 1988, Steve sensed a call to start and teach a BSF class in the Phoenix East Valley.  Steve taught the class from 1989 until 1995.  In 1989, he spent the summer in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (East Africa) at the request of BSF headquarters, in order to help start the men’s BSF class in Dar-es-Salaam.

From 1992 until 1999, Steve served as an elder at Grace Community Church (Tempe), including chairing the elder board in 1994.  He spent two weeks in China in December of 1992 meeting with church leaders in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Xiamen—including several leaders of the underground church.

In late 1998, the elders of Grace Community Church asked Steve to serve as the interim Executive Pastor, a position which he held from January 1999 until May of 2000 when Grace hired a full-time Executive Pastor.  During this time, he also served as the marketing director for a citywide, multiracial evangelism crusade.  Steve has taught a number of mid-week electives at his church over the years, including Christianity 301, Genesis 1-12, Understanding the End Times, Abiding in Christ, and How to Teach the Bible.  From 2001 until her homegoing to the Lord in 2008, Steve visited his mother six nights a week in her memory-care facility.

Steve’s major theological influences are Charles Ryrie and John Walvoord.  Steve has read the Old Testament several times and the New Testament numerous times.  He has also read approximately four hundred Christian books and commentaries.  He is a lifelong single and is a member of Grace Community Church in Tempe.

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