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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This certificate is available for men and women who are in a qualifying ministry and are not ordained. Therefore, I hold to a literal framework view of creation. A Theological Exposition of the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America EC to be reading along with the sermons and to discuss in one of the several Sunday School classes and small groups going through the book in conjunction with the sermons–this was the third element of our emphasis.

The question is raised: God’s purposes include the public vindication of Christ. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God.

Thus, based on natural theology and general revelation alone, we can conclude that it is possible for humans to have a personal relationship with the cause of the universe. Our plan was fsith. Since God knows who will freely choose to reject Him, fith does He even need to let them hear the gospel, since He knows they are going to reject it even if they did hear it?

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.

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In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by satement, alienated from God, and under His wrath.


The community of all true believers for all time. His death and resurrection constitute the one and only way for salvation John Giving Churches Blog Resources Contact. Read our privacy policy and copyright policy. Therefore, He had to be risen back to life to demonstrate that Efva is satisfied with the atonement. Although the Bible does not provide exhaustive knowledge of all things, it is the complete revelation of what is needed to fulfill our objective purpose is life: Local EFCA churches lean in one theological direction more than another on this doctrine.

God knows with certainty the truth-value to all propositions, and therefore, He can and has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Statekent by actualizing a world in which He knows how we will freely choose.

Several churches afith had been members of the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Ansgar Synod and the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Mission Synod, along with some independent congregationswere instrumental in organizing this voluntary fellowship.

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EFCA Statement of Faith Teaching Notes – Article 7

The Logos, however, could experience an authentic human nature because He was not aware of his omniscience. Tim pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Kearney B. In addition, Luke traces the genealogy of Jesus back to Adam Luke 3: He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone.


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Therefore, an eternal hell makes logical sense if free will is really freeand hell is perfect justice for those who are eternally unrepentant Revelation It is stated in our third Distinctive:. God knew with certainty that everyone would have sinned just as Adam did, if they were in the Garden of Eden. We obtain salvation exclusively by grace through faith Eph 2: That would not be true love!

We must remain faithful to the clear and insistent message egca the Bible—Jesus Christ is the Savior of the whole world, and the whole world needs to hear about his saving work.

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The EFCA as a denomination attempts to focus on the essentials of the gospel which means we have a parameter on some doctrinal issues. Can God commit suicide and stop existing? Because it took more than just executing Jesus, because if death is punishment, if Christ is still dead, then He is still being punished. The coming of Christ will not simply usher in some spiritual heaven divorced from this created order.

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. Retrieved from ” https: When studying history over the past years and even recent history of the past century, these divine promises seem to have been kept.