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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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Theologically and pastorally, we affirm God is the sovereign one who remains sovereign as he unfolds his providential plan in this fallen-redeemed-not-yet-glorified world. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly statemeent, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

EFCA Statement of Faith Resources and Teaching Notes

Can God sin James 1: It does not require a certain way of reading the Bible regarding the fulfillment taith the prophecies of the Old Testament, whether that fulfillment is found in the nation of Israel, in Christ, in the church, in the millennium or in the new heaven and the new earth. I can exist apart from my body 2 Cor. Yet you would also see some specific distinctives that are unique to our intimate relationships. For example, this is true regarding the issue of the age of the universetime and mode of baptismwhether faith precedes regeneration or regeneration precedes faith the Arminian and Calvinist discussion.

He regenerates sinners, and faity Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of Fo.

Theological Definitions and Positions

Although the Bible does not provide exhaustive knowledge of all things, it is the complete revelation of what is needed to fulfill our objective purpose is life: Since God is the creator of matter, God cannot be composed pf matter; therefore, God is not some physical humanoid. This eternal separation from God, and therefore, all that is good, is the epitome of hell.

He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. This knowledge that God possesses does not stand in causal relation, thus, God does not force us to make our choices. First, in reference to history, it refers to the fact that in Europe, the Free Church was free from the state church control.

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There are three components to my eschatology: Jesus provided a way for us to be fixed and restored in a marriage relationship with Him. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. God raised Jesus from the dead we have historical evidence of the resurrection.

Based on natural theology, I believe the od scientific data that proves God exists is the same data that demonstrates the universe is nearly 14 billion years old.

He lived a perfect and sinless life 2 Cor 5: God knows every truth and he never gained this knowledge; rather, He has always possessed this knowledge from eternity past. Free-Thinking Ministries is committed to getting our theology right. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Writing on behalf of the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy sought to respond to some of the concerns raised by religions and those with religious convictions.

Read our privacy policy and copyright policy. The EFCA believes cf. We desire to articulate this ethic as moral truth binding on us all while recognizing our need of God’s grace and forgiveness in the ways that sgatement all fall short of this divine ideal. 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. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged.

The answer is found by dwelling upon how any relationship is restored. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. Read our privacy policy and copyright policy. The answer is because if a man is married, he is no longer a bachelor. Our Statement denies such a view, contending that the Scripture teaches the continuing existence of persons—both believers and unbelievers—after the judgment, and that the experience of hell is eternal.

It sets forth a Christian vision of human sexuality as a good gift of God. However, the proposal of the Holy Spirit is not irresistible and can be freely accepted or rejected. Since the statfment all of nature, time, and space had a beginning, we can logically infer several attributes the supernatural cause of nature God must possess.

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It is most likely that church-related institutions rather than churches themselves will be most affected by this new law. Because it took more than just executing Jesus, because if death is punishment, if Christ is still dead, then He is still being punished. If God is omniscient logically prior to his creative decree, He knows with certainty who will freely accept His offer of love, and who will freely reject Him in all possible scenarios in which He may place them.

The oof is moral. Ov 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. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, statemejt and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. I disagree; in fact, I think the concept of hell logically follows and makes complete sense if God is perfectly good and loving.

A Theological Exposition of the Taith of Faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America summarizes our understanding of the ordinances and affirms:. He will be seen to be the King of kings and Lord of lords by all, and He will establish His reign on this earth.

EFCA Statement of Faith Resources and Teaching Notes | EFCA

With this position, we do not want to portray that the Scriptures are unclear or baptism does not matter. We are fqith in a great position to recommend at our next congregational meeting that Salem adopt the revised SOF. The broader view of premillennialism, including the breadth noted above, also has specific nuances of the tribulation including the following views:.

Relationships in a healthy family can be compared to entering a cozy dining room, with comfortable chairs and a fire burning—an intimate location where we can share a good meal, the warmth of friendship, the joys and sorrows of life.

The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.