- The Bible is the true, accurate, inerrant Word of God given to us for faith and practice. The Bible is God’s objective truth for mankind. Individuals, families, cultures and governments are to conform to the teachings of the Bible. The teachings of the Bible are not subject to change due to the whims of a culture, society or government.
- The core teaching of the Bible is God’s love and plan for our lost world as revealed through the ancient Jewish prophets and teachers, and ultimately through God becoming human in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ through Whom all must be saved and without Whom none can be saved.
- The teaching of so-called Christian Universalism is contrary to the teachings of the Bible. While the offer of salvation is given to all, and the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ makes salvation available to all, only those who receive what God has offered through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, will be saved from separation from God now on earth and for all eternity.
- The Kingdom of God is about God’s government, His reign and rule on the earth through His people, and ultimately by Jesus Himself when He returns. The first arrival of Jesus was the beginning of establishing God’s government, His ekklesia, on earth. That kingdom will not be finalized into perfection until Jesus returns. In the meantime, Christians are to “engage in business” (Luke 19:13) under the power and leadership of the Holy Spirit Who is actively present in, through and outside of His ekklesia in order to establish God’s plans and purposes on earth as in heaven. The ministry and leadership of the Holy Spirit is as alive and vibrant today as it was at Pentecost. It is imperative that Christians act in obedience to the Holy Spirit’s current activity in our lives.
- The strategy for carrying out Jesus’ ekklesia mandate is found in The Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20. It is applied in practice in the 7 Mission Fields of Culture model.
- The United States of America was established as a nation dedicated to pursuing items 1-5 above. This is demonstrated in each of the original state charters, The Mayflower Compact, the many sermons of the 1600’s and 1700’s, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. The expectation is that we live as Biblical citizens as presented in Philippians 1:27, 3:20, 2 Corinthians 5:20, Proverbs 29:2 and Proverbs 14:34. In this sense, we acknowledge that America was founded as a Christian nation, a nation established on Biblical principles, and it is our job to pursue to reality that aspiration of our founders.
- The current cultural shifts represented by issues such as Critical Race Theory (CRT), Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) in our schools, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Emotional Social Governance (ESG), Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Drag Queen Story Hours and the government’s drive towards a controllable digital currency that can be used against American citizens are in direct opposition to Biblical truth and our freedoms as Americans.
- For the Christian, real American patriotism is a result of putting Christ first above all else, including our nation. It is in our commitment to Christ and our pursuit of the Biblical ideals expressed in our founding documents that inspire Christians to engage the culture with Biblical truth in boldness and with love.
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