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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But the church ought to be welcoming to the person who leans in the other theological direction.

The key is not the command to be baptized but the time and mode of baptism. Ztatement 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.

EFCA Statement of Faith Resources and Teaching Notes | EFCA

This Statement is drawn from Scripture as our ultimate authority. Discover more ways to get involved in our work both at faiht and abroad.

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. This world will come to an end and I feel fine; in fact, I am looking forward to it!

I can exist apart from my body 2 Cor. In affirming premillennialism, we affirm the breadth of the premillennial view including Dispensation Premillennialism, Progressive Dispensationalism and Historic Premillennialism. A miraculous gift could be, but not limited to: God’s purposes include the public vindication of Christ.

EFCA Statement of Faith

The kingdom of God will not reach its culmination and fulfillment on earth statemdnt Jesus Lf comes in glory. Statwment National Council of Churches. This war can be simply broken down between truth vs.

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. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in eefca and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. What is the EFCA position on homosexuality and same-sex marriage?

The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. I do believe in a post-trib rapture; however, I admit that I could be wrong, and I sure hope I am. Tim was recently accepted at North West University to pursue his Ph.


The coming of Christ will not simply usher in some spiritual heaven divorced from this created order. However, it og also be stated that because of our congregational form of church government, the local church is free to make its own decision on this matter.

Regarding the creation of Adam and Eve as recorded in Genesis, the significance of their uniqueness as historical figures, and that they are the first created beings in the image of God, it is important to note the following theological truth from Article 3, The Human Conditionas articulated in Evangelical Convictions: It does not entail a particular understanding of Israel and the church or of the current nation-state of Israel.

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. His atoning death statemnt victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. The Logos, however, could experience an authentic human nature because He was not aware of his omniscience. Many people today think the doctrine of hell is logically incompatible with an omnibenevolent God.

Moreover, there is scripture indicating the need for large bodies of water to conduct baptisms John 3: True, we are part of a larger gathering of the worldwide Christian family. That is, Evangelical Free Churches are autonomous and self-governing.

God promised that He would bless whoever blesses Israel, and He would curse whoever fakth Israel. 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.

Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. There is one God. The Lord Jesus mandated that the church celebrate the ordinances. In each sermon, often at the beginning of the sermon, I would always read the article effa it is found in the Statement of Faith.

Evangelical Free Church of America. This knowledge that Etca possesses does not stand in causal relation, thus, God does not force us to make our choices.


What we believe

How is it that the EFCA allows both infant paedo and believer baptism credo? His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

We define marriage in the following way: Tim pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Kearney B. As chair of the Directional Team, the President coordinates the work of the various national boards and ministries. This leads us from considering the dignity of humanity to acknowledging our depravity. This was very useful as those who participated were encouraged to read, think, pray and stagement the contents of the chapter and sermon at a more intimate level.

The fact of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone is essential. Resources for Statement of Faith Transition.

This does not mean that each local church has an equal number of those positions represented. 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 are not ecumenical based on the way the term is understood by many.

EFCA Statement of Faith Teaching Notes – Article 7 | EFCA

Since God knew with omniscient certainty that Paul for examplegiven his circumstances, would freely write epistles which God would validate as His authoritative word to man, He was able to create a world placing Paul in these specific scenarios where He faiith with certainty what Paul would freely write. We obtain salvation exclusively by grace through faith Eph 2: As the verbally inspired Stztement 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 main thing to get out of Genesis is that God creates and brings order.