A statement of set beliefs define
the heart of Evangelical Christianity

Could it be that reliance
on statements defined long ago,
blinds our vision of
where we should be going today?
In looking back at our departure point
are we ignoring our true destination?

   The Evangelical Statements of belief
     1. The Bible
     2. The Trinity
     3. The Deity Of Jesus
     4. All Men are Lost
     5. Ministry of the Spirit

     .. 6. Resurrection
     .. 7. Unity
     .. 8. Evangelism
     .. 9. Marriage
     .. 10. Prayer
     .. 11. Life is sacred
     .. 12. Atonement

Set statements define these beliefs,
as the heart of evangelical Christianity,
but are they consistent with Christ's message?

Or do they represent the views of of a fundamantalst minority?

We believe the Bible to be the inspired,
the only infallible, authoritative Word of God
revealing the love of God to the world.
1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.

We believe that there is one God,
eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ,
in His virgin birth,
in His sinless life,
in His vicarious and atoning death
through His shed blood on the cross,
in His bodily resurrection,
in His ascension to the right hand of the Father,
and in His personal return in power and glory.
Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29;
Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24;
Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4;
2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11;
Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.

We believe that all men everywhere are lost
and face the judgment of God,
that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation,
and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man,
repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ
results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

Furthermore we believe that God will reward the righteous
with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous
to everlasting punishment in hell.
Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23;
2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit,
whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.
John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14;
Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost;
the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life
and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.
1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ
and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.
1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.

We believe that the ministry of evangelism
(sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation)
is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ
and discipleship (helping followers grow into maturity in Christ)
is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.

We believe Godís plan for human sexuality is to be expressed
only within the context of marriage,
that God created man and woman as unique biological persons
made to complete each other.
God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female
as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.
For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively
the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.
Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27;
1 Corinthians 6:9.

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves
to prayer,
to the service of our Lord,
to His authority over our lives,
and to the ministry of evangelism.
Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20;
Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21;
Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

We believe that human life is sacred from conception
to its natural end;
and that we must have concern for the physical
and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.
Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39;
Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.