Bible

We believe in the Bibleā€”God’s Holy Word

  • We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired, authoritative, inerrant Word of God, and as the only basis for our beliefs.
  • We believe God inspired the original writings of the Scripture and those original writings were without error or embellishment.
    • Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
  • We believe that the Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith, truth, morality, salvation, and Christian living.
    • Isaiah 40:8; Psalm 119:11, 105; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4
  • We believe the Bible teaches that God is the Creator and Sustainer of human life; that God creates each person in His image; and that life is therefore sacred, from conception to natural death.
    • Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7, 21-22; Psalm 139:13-18
  • We believe that God creates each person as male or female; that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the “image of God” in humankind; and that each person’s biological gender is an intrinsic, immutable aspect of his or her nature and identity.
    • Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7, 21-22; Psalm 139:13-18
  • We believe the Bible teaches that God established marriage in the beginning as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman; that He has reserved sexual intimacy as an expression of love and commitment between married couples; and that any intimate expression of sexuality outside of Biblical marriage is sin.
    • Genesis 2:23-25; Exodus 20:14, 17, 22:19; Leviticus 18:1-20, 22-23; 20:11-21; Matthew 19:4-6, 9; Romans 1:18-31; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 15-20; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; Jude 7