EFCA STATEMENT OF FAITH PDF

The version of the EFCA Statement of Faith voted upon at the Merger. EFCA Statement of Faith Teaching Notes – Article 1. Part of an week series. EFCA Statement of Faith Teaching Notes – Article 7. Part of an week series.

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Evangelical Free Church of America. Moreover, there is scripture indicating the need for large bodies of water to conduct baptisms John 3: Therefore, sin equals death, because sin equals separation from God because He is repulsed by our sin.

He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath.

– EFCA Statement of Faith | EFCA

God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. It may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia’s content policies, particularly neutral point of view. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

Both of these positions are acceptable within the EFCA, as is the more mediating position known as Progressive Dispensationalism.

Our bylaws are also available. You can be assured the EFCA will work prayerfully and diligently to provide instruction, guidance and resources for pastors and churches. However, God the Father sfatement Jesus and raised Him bodily from the dead and He ascended into heaven to the right hand of the Father Mark The Logos, however, could experience an authentic human nature because He was not aware of his omniscience.

Although God is omnipotent, this does not mean that He can do the logically impossible. The Evangelical Free Church of America embraces a humble orthodoxy in partnership with off of like faith. For other uses, see Evangelical Free Church disambiguation. Webarchive template wayback links Wikipedia articles with possible conflicts of interest from February Articles lacking reliable references from January All articles lacking reliable references.

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We regard marriage as a good creation of God, and marriage within the Church as a rite and institution tied directly to our foundational belief of God statemdnt creator. Therefore, faaith is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

We must remain faithful to the clear and insistent message of the Bible—Jesus Christ is the Savior of the whole world, and the whole world needs to hear about his saving work. The National Council of Churches.

Humanity needs statemeng Savior and the second person of the Trinity saved the day! It sets forth a Christian vision of human sexuality as a good gift of God.

Justified True Belief: (the EFCA Statement of Faith) – Free Thinking Ministries

The offending party must confess and repent. Though there are differences, in both streams God initiates and affirms that He must do so because of the state of all of humankind after the fall of being spiritually dead. There are legitimate differences of opinion about how one understands the nature of the language used in the early chapters of Genesis to describe the actions of God in the world.

I affirm the aseity of God and that he is the cause and creator of all things Gen 1: We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.

We have stated in response to these questions in Evangelical Convictions: His death and resurrection constitute the one and only way for salvation John Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. Humans are metaphysically sinful at birth Psalm God has given us two sources of divine revelation: Why was the cross necessary for us to have a restored relationship with God?

There are three components to my eschatology: In this sense, the punishment for sin is eternal in its effect that is, it is irreversiblebut not eternal in the experience of the one judged. We therefore only authorize and recognize heterosexual marriages. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

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Justified True Belief: (the EFCA Statement of Faith)

Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. While God could reveal Christ to some apart from the normal means of the taith of the Word e. Read our privacy policy and copyright policy. Taking part in this ordinance does not provide salvation; rather, it is for those who are already saved to partake in.

We also often had a musical response to the message after the sermon and a couple of times we had the article read again by one of the worship leaders during the song to use the article as a means of worship. God promised that He would bless lf blesses Israel, and He would curse whoever dishonors Statemnt. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Among those capable of understanding the gospel, we affirm that we have no clear biblical warrant for believing that, since the coming of Christ, God has saved raith apart from conscious faith in Jesus.

If one freely accepts the marriage proposal of the Holy Spirit, they are simultaneously saved Romans 8: In Article 1 of our Statement of Faithwe affirm the following: We join with other Christians and other denominations of like, precious faith in common goals and ministries to accomplish the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

Therefore, God can make sure that those He knows will accept Him will be born in a time and a place in which they will hear the gospel. Therefore, we can trust the Bible you hold in your hands is daith inspired and authoritative Word of God, just as 2 Timothy 3: Giving Churches Blog Resources Contact. The problem is moral.