Have you ever wondered if there was more to your faith than what you have been taught?

If so, you are not alone.

Today, the church does not speak in unity about spiritual birth, the work of the Holy Spirit, the fellowship of believers, the deepest sickness of the soul (sin), the authority of the Scriptures, the cross of Christ, the resurrection of Christ, nor the importance of Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom of God.

Research shows that thousands of American churches have created their own kingdoms with a redesigned gospel and have convinced many Christians to adopt their definition of the church’s mission. Many Christians are frustrated and have become apathetic as they are asked to embrace this counterfeit movement in the name of Christ.

Some people are actually leaving the church to preserve their faith. As a Christian who is fed up with what is going on in America’s churches, it’s time to take back what belongs to you: your citizenship in the kingdom of God.

With the publication of Saving the Saved, NETAFIRM boldly takes on the infiltration of progressivism in the institutional church. NETAFIRM presents a biblical case for why you cannot allow the church to be the middleman between you and your relationship with Jesus Christ. NETAFIRM also provides solutions for individual Christians and churches that desire to live as citizens in the kingdom of God now.

The folks at NETAFIRM are here to help:

  • They present the truth about the kingdom of God
  • They tell you the whole Gospel
  • They help you realize your true identity in Christ so that you see yourself the way God sees you
  • They call out counterfeit church leadership who lead the church with half-truths and a redefined gospel
  • They provide solutions to help Christians grow in their relationship with their Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ


Here is what others are saying about Saving the Saved:

NETAFIRM demonstrates a holy boldness by exposing the truth about what is happening in America’s churches today.

Dr. B. Clayton Shumpert, Baptist International Missions, Inc.

Saving the Saved is a ground-breaking book. Its message is clear: Jesus taught us everything we need to know to live in His kingdom now. The omission of Christian training has allowed America to lean toward a post-Christian society. I wholeheartedly agree with its premise that the answer to invigorating the church and saving the saved is spiritual growth in Christ through discipleship.

Dr. Alan Meenan, Founder, The Word Is Out, Inc.

Meet the Authors

James T. Darnell, Jr.

James T. Darnell, Jr. is Lead Pastor at NETAFIRM and co-author of Saving the Saved. Prior to his work at NETAFIRM, he pastored for over thirty years, authored two other books, worked as an adjunct professor in Religion and Philosophy, and was co-founder and President of the American Biblical Institute. James earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Elizabethtown College, a M.Div. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a M.Ed. from Indiana University. He is also a certified group leader through the Bureau of Studies in Adult Education at Indiana University.


Jessica ThielenJessica Thielen is a researcher and writer for NETAFIRM and serves on its board of directors. She is co-author of NETAFIRM’s publication, Saving the Saved. Prior to her work at NETAFIRM, Jessica worked as a researcher and writer for The Matt633 Group. She has previous experience in children’s ministry as a Good News Club® teacher, a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship®. Jessica earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Christian Ministry from Southern California Seminary.