Thursday, 03 April 2008 21:25 Jonathan L. Perz
The Bible is our only book of rules…
Therefore we have no man-written creed to follow. We are governed in faith and conduct by the Bible alone. While recognizing and heeding the guiding principles of the Old Testament (Rom. 15:4), we seek to conform to the rules and pattern of the New Testament (1 Cor. 10:4; Heb. 1:1-2; 1 Pet. 4:11).
The Bible is both verbally inspired and infallible in content (2 Pet. 1:20-21; 1 Cor. 2:11-13). When the Bible speaks upon any given subject, its pronouncement is final. By its own testimony, no one may alter a single word of it (Deut. 4:2; Prov. 30:6; Rev. 22:18-19).
God has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3). He has given us what is necessary to be complete (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Therefore, whatever we say and whatever we do, it will be said or done by the authority of our Lord (Col. 3:17).
Our aim is to walk by faith. Since faith comes by hearing God's word (Rom. 10:17), the Bible is central and key to why we do what we do as a congregation.
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