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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The study of the end times is referred to as eschatology. The broader view of premillennialism, including the breadth noted above, also ot specific nuances of the tribulation including the following views:. Based on natural theology, I believe the same efcs data that proves God exists is the same data that demonstrates the universe is nearly 14 billion years old.

If a man is a bachelor, he is not married. This is our regular communion with Christ; a constant remembering and proclaiming the atoning work of Christ.

The Bible has a literary and theological flavor to it as opposed to science textbooks. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the afith of God.

Why was the cross necessary for us to have a restored relationship with God? While God could reveal Christ to some apart from the normal means of the ministry of the Word e.

This one and only God is tri-personal, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each being a separate and distinct divine person. Can God sin James 1: It is logically impossible to force someone to freely do something. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.


We allow different interpretations, not because we think Scripture is intrinsically ambiguous on the matter, nor because we think Scripture provides so little information that it is unwise to hold any opinion, but because some of us think the credobaptist position is in line with Scripture and that the paedobaptist position is mistaken, and some think the paedobaptist position is in line with Scripture and that the exclusively credobaptist position is mistaken.

I trust you will find it helpful. Once [the early Free Church leaders] began to put in writing what was commonly believed among them, they were silent on those doctrines which through the centuries had divided Christians of equal dedication, Biblical knowledge, spiritual maturity and love for Christ.

June MinneapolisMinnesota. We have stated in response to these questions in Evangelical Convictions: Why do we need Easter?

Evangelical Free Church of America

dfca In affirming premillennialism, we affirm the breadth of the premillennial view including Dispensation Premillennialism, Progressive Dispensationalism and Historic Premillennialism. They will never contradict if interpreted properly. Since free will is really free, it logically follows that there is no guarantee that all people will freely choose to love Jesus and be saved.

Some difference of opinion exists among us on this issue. How is premillennialism understood in the EFCA? Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances stqtement and nourish the believer. There are some things we can know from scripture that science must validate.


Statemfnt permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit is not just for a select few, but for all Christians, as this is what makes one a Christian.

The former view is generally held by those who would be more Reformed in their leanings, while the latter would be held by those more Arminian and Lutheran. He knows only and all true propositions.

EFCA Statement of Faith Teaching Notes – Article 1 | EFCA

Baptism is an outward sign of an inward spiritual marriage relationship with Jesus like a wedding ring. Omniscience is typically defined in terms of truth. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath.

Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. We must be careful to recognize the literary genres and compositional devices the authors of the Bible are using, and when they change in style.

Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer. God has given us two sources of divine revelation: Justification is an instantaneous declarative change and sanctification is an infinite evolution of the Christian.

Our biblical and theological commitment remains the same.