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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It is stated in our third Distinctive: Some believe that even though all are sinful by nature in Adam, those who die in infancy or who may be mentally incompetent are incapable of conscious and deliberate sin, and, therefore, their sinful nature has not been personally ratified.

What we believe

With that said, I must confess, I do not take the whole Bible literally; however, I do interpret the entire Bible literarily. Our bylaws are also available. Therefore, an eternal hell makes logical sense if free will is really freeand hell is perfect justice for those who are eternally unrepentant Revelation In the first few days after the decision a number of Christians have begun to think along these lines as they ponder further how we ought to process this and how we ought to respond.

This means this issue is local church specific and a local church distinctive. This article relies too much on references to primary sources. The Work of Christ 5. This one and only God is tri-personal, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each being a separate and distinct divine person. For this reason, an infinite separation from God — eternal hell — makes logical sense.

Adam and Eve are unique and special in that they are created in the image of God imago Dei. God even knew our thoughts, beliefs, and the actions that we would freely make logically before His creative decree.


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Read our privacy policy and copyright policy. In its Statement of Faith, the Evangelical Free Church of America affirms the authority and inerrancy of the Bible; the Trinity ; atonement through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ; original sin ; Christ as head of the church and the local church’s right to self government ; the personal, premillennialimminent return of Christ; the bodily resurrection of the dead; and the two ordinances of water baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Does the EFCA have a position on the tribulation or rapture?

After the resurrection, Jesus commanded his followers to make disciples and baptize all dfca nations Matt A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. Regarding salvation, what do you believe about the death of infants and those who have never heard the gospel?

It is not a matter of indifference adiaphorasince it is a clear command given by the Lord Jesus for the fajth to celebrate Matt. I do believe in a post-trib rapture; however, Stztement admit that I could be wrong, and I sure hope I am. It would seem that if Jesus is the only way John The study of the end times is referred sratement as eschatology. The EFCA does not ordain women, which is a general conference decision based on our understanding of the biblical text cf.

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. Baptism is an outward sign of an inward spiritual marriage relationship with Jesus like a wedding ring.

The broader view of premillennialism, including the breadth noted above, also has specific nuances o the tribulation including the following views: God knows every truth and he never gained this knowledge; rather, He has always possessed this knowledge from eternity past.

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June MinneapolisMinnesota. It is not as if this is catching us completely unaware, but it is a new day that will require a new way of thinking about and responding to this. Whether regeneration precedes faith Calvinism or faith precedes regeneration Arminianismwe have placed in a secondary category.

EFCA Statement of Faith Teaching Notes – Article 6

Od specific answer to this question is found in Evangelical Convictions: Because this verse uses precisely the same word to describe both the blessedness of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked, we must affirm that both enter into an unending conscious state. Giving Churches Blog Resources Contact. We allow different interpretations, not because we think Scripture is intrinsically ambiguous on the matter, nor because we think Scripture provides so little information that faifh is unwise to hold any opinion, but because some of us think the credobaptist position is in line with Scripture and that the paedobaptist position is mistaken, and some think the paedobaptist position is in line with Scripture and that the exclusively credobaptist position is mistaken.

The community of all true believers for all time. I joined them early in this process to present the revised SOF at a congregational forum, teach a Sunday school class and dialogue with individuals who had questions about the SOF and the process the EFCA went through to adopt the revision as a denomination.