What We Believe Authority of the Scriptures

Authority of the Scriptures

Authority of the Scriptures:  We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, are God’s inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word.  As the Word of God, the Bible provides authoritative instruction for each individual disciple of Jesus Christ and over the Church in all matters of faith and practice.  While we may write or utilize other expressions of faith and doctrine such as vision or mission statements, covenants, and various teaching materials, the Bible remains the primary and authoritative expression and instruction as to what we believe and how we are to live as the Church.