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Regarding Christian beliefs, Saint Augustine once said, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” While we at Christianity FAQ agree with Augustine’s sentiment, there are core convictions that we hold about the Bible and its teachings.
- We believe inspiration is a characteristic of Scripture that describes its nature as God-breathed (2 Tim. 3:16), meaning the Holy Spirit superintended the writings of the authors so that what they wrote were the words God wanted them to write (2 Pet. 1:20-21).
- We believe the Trinity refers to God existing in three persons (Matt. 28:19): the Father, who is fully God (John 6:27, 1 Pet. 1:2); the Son, who is fully God (John 1:1, Heb. 1:8); and the Holy Spirit, who is fully God (Acts 5:3-4). All three persons are co-equal in their deity, nature, will, and glory (Matt, 3:16-17, 2 Cor. 13:14).
- We believe because of Adam’s sin, all people are born with a sinful nature (Ps. 51:1-5, Eph. 2:3), which inclines them toward rebellion (Eph. 2:3, 6:4). All people sin (Ps. 14:3; Rom. 3:9-10) and are legally guilty before God (Gal. 3:10; Jas. 2:10-11).
- We believe Jesus Christ is fully God (John 1:1, 8:58, 20:28; Col. 1:19, 2:9; Heb. 1:8). He is the eternal second person of the Trinity and co-equal with the Father (John 10:30, 14:9; Rev. 1:8, 22:13), who existed as the Word before creation (John 1:3, Col. 1:16) from eternity past (Micah 5:2, John 8:58).
- We believe Jesus was conceived from the Holy Spirit, yet he was born to a human mother, Mary, a virgin (Is. 7:14; Luke 1:26-35). He had a real human body (Luke 24:39, 24:42). Although Jesus was tempted in every way people are (Matt. 4:1-11, Heb. 2:8), he was sinless (2 Cor. 5:21, Heb. 4:15).
- We believe Jesus died as a penal-substitutionary atonement for sin. It was penal (Isa. 53:4-6; Mark 10:45; 1 Cor. 5:7) because he took the punishment of sinful people (Gal. 3:13; 2 Cor. 5:141-5). It was substitutionary (Rom. 5:8; 2 Cor. 5:21) because he took the place of sinners (John 1:29; Heb. 9:26).
- We believe salvation is offered to all people through the proclamation of the gospel (Rom. 10:14), which is the announcement that Jesus, as God incarnate, lived a sinless life, was crucified for humanity’s sin, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven (Rom. 3:23, 6:23, 10:9-10).
- We believe sanctification results from salvation and especially a work of the Holy Spirit (1 Pet. 2:2, 2 Thess. 2:13, 2 Cor. 3:18) in cooperation with believers (Phil. 3:13-14, Col. 3:10).
- We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity (Matt. 28:19, Acts 5:3-4), along with the Father and the Son. He proceeds from the Father and Son (John 14:26, 15:26, 16:7) in an eternal relationship of dependence but not inferiority.
- We believe the universal Church is made up of all those who believe in Jesus (1 Cor. 12:28, Eph. 1:22-23, Col. 1:18), who is its Head (Eph. 5:23, Col. 1:18) and its builder (Mt. 16:18). The local church consists of believers in local assemblies (Acts 11:22, 13:1).
- We believe at the Second Coming, Jesus will physically (Acts 1:11) return to the earth with power (Matt. 24:30) and triumph in glory (Rev. 19:11-16).
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