Statement of Faith -- Please Read

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Statement of Faith -- Please Read

Postby james.goetz » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:41 pm

Minimal Statement of Faith for Evangelical Universalists

We believe in one God always existing as three persons who are revealed as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe Christ remained fully divine while becoming fully human; that he ministered with teaching, prophecy, and miracles; that he died on a cross for our salvation from sin, resurrected from the dead, ascended to the heavenly dimensions, and poured out the Holy Spirit while establishing the church of saints to make disciples of all nations. We believe that Christ will return to judge the living and the dead."

We believe in the divine inspiration of the Old and New Testaments (the Bible) and consider them authoritative for Christian faith and practice.

We believe that Christ reconciles people by grace through faith.

We believe the Bible teaches the hope that God will eventually redeem all people through Christ.

Gregory MacDonald (Robin Parry) elaborates on beliefs of evangelical universalists (4/30/2008) Responses to evangelical objections to the orthodoxy of universalism:

So what do the "evangelical" universalists believe? Much the same as any other evangelical. They believe that God is triune and created the world ex nihilo; they believe that humans are created in this God's image; they believe that human rebellion separates us from God and deserves punishment; they accept the final authority of the Scriptures for matters of Christian faith; they believe that the Father sent his one and only Son as a human being (who did not cease to be divine) to live as our representative, to reveal the Father and to atone for our sins through his death on the cross; they believe that through his resurrection eternal life is available to those who trust in Christ; they believe in salvation by grace (not merit), through faith in Christ (not works); they believe in the return of Christ and the coming day of judgment; they even believe in hell!


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