Scripture

Revelation

      God has revealed himself through his Son, Jesus Christ. We know who he is through the special revelation of the Gospel record of scripture. All of scripture points to Jesus, is about Jesus, and is fulfilled in Jesus (Luke 24:27; John 5:39). The Bible is our way to know and see who God is (Rom. 10:17).

Inspiration and inerrancy

      The Bible was breathed out by the Holy Spirit into the minds of the men who wrote it (2 Tim. 3:16-17). It is therefore to be seen as God’s word, not man’s concoction or interpretation (2 Peter 1:20-21). The Gospel message God intends to communicate through it will endure without error to the end of time (Matt. 5:18).

Illumination

      Through the scriptures, God enlightens us and gives us hope in Jesus (Luke 24:32, 45; Rom. 15:4). Scripture is the Good News that leads to faith in Jesus (Acts 8:35). It instructs believers as how to live and perform good works. “It is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16-17).

Authority

      The word of God spoken through the Holy Spirit is authoritative and is the norm for all Christian thought, action, and faith (John 16:12-13).