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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However, we do not believe that our differing views on this matter among others should prevent our unity in the gospel in full local church fellowship. God raised Jesus from the dead we have historical evidence of the resurrection. Therefore, an eternal hell makes logical sense if free will is really freeand hell is perfect justice for those who are eternally unrepentant Revelation He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God.

This implies that God validated all that Jesus said, taught, and exemplified. Humanity needs a Savior and the second person of the Trinity saved the day! I asked Pastor Glen if he would be willing to explain the process they followed.

This is similar to the President of the United States representing all Americans if we like it or not! I trust you will find it helpful. God is able to create and plan a world that will ultimately reach His plans through our free choices Gen Our official position is that we fait a place where both can serve and minister together.

This is our regular communion with Christ; a constant remembering and proclaiming the atoning work of Christ. Skip to main content. God knows your very thoughts before you even think them Psalm Furthermore, to say that one must be baptized for salvation is in direct contradiction with Eph 2: God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed.


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In each sermon, often at the beginning of the sermon, I would always read the article as it is found fath the Statement of Faith. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of autonomous churches united around these theological convictions: God is omnipotent, and this means that God can do all things that are logically possible for God to do. He will be seen to be the King of kings and Lord of lords by all, and He will establish His reign on this earth.

God created a world in which He knew how I would respond, but He did not force me to follow Him. Therefore, sin equals death, because sin equals separation from God because He is repulsed by our sin.

EFCA Statement of Faith Teaching Notes – Article 6

There are always two parties involved in a marriage relationship and therefore, in a damaged relationship: Views Read Edit View history. The main thing to get out of Genesis is that God creates and brings order. Skip to main lf. After the resurrection, Jesus commanded his followers to make disciples and baptize all the nations Matt However, the proposal of the Holy Spirit is not irresistible and can be freely accepted or rejected. I believe the very presence of the nation of Israel today is something that demands our attention.

There are three components to my eschatology: Based on this commitment, we are also desirous to partner with others who share this commitment. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Skip to main content. If I had my druthers I would tweak a couple of these statements especially the ninth statement on eschatology ; however, I can affirm all ten of these as they are currently written.

Though the EFCA is premillennial, we embrace the breadth of premillennialism, including statment various positions of DispensationalismSattement Dispensationalismfaaith Historic Premillennialism.

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Since God knows who will freely choose to reject Him, why does He even need to let them hear the gospel, since He knows they are going to reject it egca if they did hear it? First, a sermon series based on the SOF. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.


The Leadership Conference elects the board of directors which acts as the governing body between Leadership Conference faifh. He lived a perfect and sinless life 2 Cor 5: In union with Adam, human beings are metaphysical sinners by nature and moral sinners by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath.

This is exactly what the Bible affirms too Rom 1: This leads us from considering the dignity of humanity to acknowledging sfatement depravity. The offending party must confess and repent.

Justified True Belief: (the EFCA Statement of Faith)

I affirm the aseity of God and that he is the cause and creator of all things Gen 1: Scripture grants two life-enhancing options for sexual behavior: Giving Churches Blog Resources Contact. Although God is omnipotent, this does not mean that He can do statdment logically impossible. The Falth Council of Churches. 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.

This was very useful as those who participated were encouraged to read, think, pray and discuss the contents of the chapter and sermon at a more intimate level. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.