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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1950 – EFCA Statement of Faith
A Theological Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America summarizes our understanding of the ordinances and affirms: They will never contradict if interpreted properly. There are some things we can know from scripture that science must validate. He will be seen to be the King of kings and Faiht of lords by all, and He will establish His reign on this earth.
Furthermore, to say that one must be baptized for salvation is in direct contradiction with Eph 2: God knows your very thoughts before you even think them Psalm He convicts the world of its guilt. The Leadership Conference elects the board of directors which acts as the governing body between Leadership Conference meetings.
EFCA Statement of Faith Resources and Teaching Notes | EFCA
This mind-body conjunction is what it means to have a human nature. It does not require a certain way of reading the Bible regarding the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Old Testament, whether that fulfillment is found in eca nation of Israel, in Christ, in the church, in the millennium or in the new heaven and the new earth.
The church knows to a much greater extent what we believe as a part of the Evangelical Free Church movement and why we major on the majors. We will partner with others who are committed to the Word of God and faithful gospel ministry calling people to the Lord Jesus Christ. Og I mentioned above, I do not believe the Bible is a scientific textbook. Further, this Statement affirming premillennialism does not mean: So I believe that God directly causes certain situations to come into being, where then we genuinely make free choices that God knew we would and will make.
God’s purposes include the public vindication of Christ. It is most likely that church-related institutions rather than churches themselves will be most affected by this new law.
In Article 1 of our Statement of Faithwe affirm the following: However, our Statement affirms that Adam and Eve were historical figures 16 in the following sense: Although the EFCA does not have an official policy on miraculous gifts, we do have a boundary stated in our Statement of Faith and a position rooted in our ethos.
We recognize that union in structure does not guarantee unity of spirit.
EFCA Statement of Faith | EFCA
Discover more ways to get involved in our work both at home and abroad. Some are still working through it with the goal of adopting the SOF in the near future.
The Holy Spirit is free to dispense any miraculous gift according to his will 1 Cor. We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Moreover, there is scripture indicating the need for large bodies of water to conduct baptisms John 3: It is stated in our third Distinctive:. To be acceptable within the EFCA any views on these specifics must completely affirm this Statement of Faith and align within these essential parameters.
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, the exclusive and sufficient revelation of the very being, essence, and purpose of God, beside whom there is no other god, and beside whom there is no other name by which salvation can be attained Acts 4: We define marriage in the following way: The fact of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone is essential.