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"All scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the person of God may be completely equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

 

Biblical literacy ethic

To assist in becoming Biblically Literate one must have an ethic or a collections of beliefs that guide you toward your goal.

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We bow convicted that the God, who being personal, intelligent, transcendent, self-existent, holy, all-powerful, ever-present, all-knowing, completely wise, Creator & sustainer of all things, is the source of all truth.

 

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We acknowledge Divine truth, which flows from the wisdom of God, communicates & demonstrates the eternal & ethical nature of God.

 

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We acknowledge that God; who being personal in nature and desiring to reveal Himself and His ethical truth to humanity; revealed His truth as an expression of His grace while creatively utilizing various forms of communication (Jesus being the highest expression of Godís nature) to capture the imagination and appreciation for beauty He created within the human heart to bring us to a full relationship to Him and to a full knowledge of His will.

 

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We confess that the Bible called the Holy Scriptures (the 66 books) was originally given by God through inspiration of the Holy Spirit, entirely without error in concept, empowered by the Holy Spirit, being relevant to all ages & cultures, all-sufficient for life and godliness are useful for teaching, rebuking, correction, and training in righteousness so that the people of God are completely equipped for every good work.

 

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  We humbly admit that it is not within the human heart to guide the direction of life: that the human heart is by all means deceitful; because of futility of mind; darkened in understanding; being alienated from the life of God; having ignorance within, because of being hardened to being beyond feeling; all humanity have given themselves over to opposition towards God in immorality. Therefore, all humanity has the universal need for the guidance from their Creator through His communicated truth found in the written word of God.

 

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  We affirm that an all-consuming respect for the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, understanding and wisdom to live a life worthy of the gospel for which we have been called.

 

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  We acknowledge that loving God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength is the greatest motive for imitating God in all His values and morality while becoming disciples to Him--accompanied with an all-consuming conviction and confident expectation toward an eternal future supplied by God.

 

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We affirm that we are responsible for our own spiritual condition and maturity in the Lord and we acknowledge accountability to grow to our greatest potential within our ability

 

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We acknowledge that God requires of us only what we are capable of doing. When He requires of us to go beyond our abilities, God supplies the grace to achieve it to His glory.

 

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We recognize that all believers are the expression of Godís power to save humanity, to transform each human heart from glory to glory by the work of the Holy Spirit, to set apart believers for ministry and to unite us through Christ Jesus who is our peace for the glory of Almighty God.

 

 

 

©2001 Thomas L. Reed II

 
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