Our Faith -
What We Believe the Bible Teaches!
Faith is not primarily a feeling, but a reasonable and sound confidence in the truthfulness of everything found in the Bible—beginning with the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus and His Bible do in fact rightly invoke feelings of joy, gladness and hope, but our response of a convinced mind and determined will to love Jesus and obey His Word is our best response.
It is the Scriptures that teach us God’s will, from which we can distill and extract—in various ways—exactly what God wants us to know, and what He wants us to be.
The Greek word used in the Bible for “teaching” gives us the much maligned word “Doctrine.” Those who besmirch the word doctrine are actually criticizing the very words of our Lord Jesus when He told His disciples in Matthew 28:18-20: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
What follows is a condensed list of the doctrines of our Faith taught from the Bible!
While this list is a very condensed list of our faith, a more expansive treatment of it is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith. We never hold it equal to Scripture, but as a teaching tool that summarizes the Doctrine of Holy Scripture (we also say that it contains the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures) it is unsurpassed. The Confession is not a replacement for God’s Word, but a tool to teach and drive the student deeper into the Word! You You can read the Westminster Confession of Faith here. (with Scripture Proofs)