Friends of the Nazarene

About Us and this Site

Friends of the Nazarene is a spiritual community of Messianic Christians dedicated to "following the Lamb no matter where he goes." (Revelation 14:4) They are wholly devoted to a better understanding of the Bible without being squeezed into those various "forms" which have become identified with controlling religions. Since they have no such agenda, the Friends of the Nazarene are free to interpret the Bible themselves, viewing the entire Divine Library as an "open" book, not "sealed" for the elitist interpretations of a self-appointed hierarchy. (Revelation 22:10)

Our only credo ("I believe") is the Bible itself, which we consider "inspired" in the traditional sense from Genesis to Revelation. (2 Timothy 3:16) However, spoken or written understandings of the Scriptures are not inspired, so the Friends of the Nazarene are quite willing to adjust any current view as new research and findings direct under the guidance of the sacred Pneuma.

Friends of the Nazarene respect the views of others and agree with Erasmus (1520 AD): "If we want truth, every person ought to be free to speak what they think without fear." We feel this echoes the Nazarene:

"And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not." (John 12:47 KJV)

We feel strongly that mildness, respect, and graciousness ought to characterize the "defense" (apology) of our Hope. (1 Peter 3:15; Colossians 4:6)

Our "worship in spirit and truth" involves prayers, hymns, spiritual meditations, Biblical studies, evangelism, charity, feeding the lambs, and church ministries thus proving ourselves to be "faithful stewards" caring for the Master’s Household, as we await his Arrival or Parousia. (James 1:26, 27; John 4:23, 24; John 21:16; Matthew 25:45; Luke 12:35-48)

We are always open to communication and will entertain any questions put to us. We view all Christians as our brothers and wish that love taught by the Nazarene characterize our dealings with others. (John 13:35) It is important to all the Friends that they observe the commandments of the Nazarene. (John 15:14)

Online materials

The Friends of the Nazarene produce and publish works on Biblical research and spiritual encouragement, drawing on many decades of sincere Bible study, as well as a library of many hundreds of volumes of Scriptural commentaries. A variety of Research Associates are adept and qualified in several areas of Biblical scholarship with scores of years of Christian experience from several backgrounds.

The Friends of the Nazarene have many publications including:

During the years 1997 through 2001, the Friends of the Nazarene published a monthly On-line Biblical Studies Magazine. All of our publications are free. There is no charge for any published manuscripts or research. A CD-ROM Nazarene Commentary will soon be available for a soon to be determined donation. The CD will contain over 1,600 pages/3,700 footnotes on major Biblical subjects including new translations with commentary of various books of the Christian Bible. Nazarene Commentary includes all the information on the Friends web page. Various tracts and booklets are being prepared for hard-copy publishing.

Some of our friends have written a testimony and made it available on this site.

Please feel free to contact us either by e-mail or regular mail:

The Friends of the Nazarene

c/o Shawn Mark Miller
177 Riverside Ave
Newport Beach, California 92663 USA
email:

Other contacts can be found here. We will answer any sincere question put to us.

Our very purpose is to assist all with a better Bible understanding and we will respond to any serious Bible question asked. We will respond as quickly as the press of work allows. The Lord bless you.

Receive that Love and Peace
taught by the Nazarene.