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Statement of Faith: The Bible

         The Bible is made up of the Old and New Testaments; written by the Prophets and Apostles who were in fact inspired by The Holy Spirit; it is infallible, the only authoritative true Word of God (Matthew 5:18;2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Bible is inerrant in the original writings, God-breathed, and the final authority for faith and practice; it addresses the beginning of creation and future for eternity making it forever timeless and complete for all time (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

        While still using the individual writing styles of the human authors, the Holy Spirit perfectly guided and ensured they wrote precisely what He wanted written, without error or omission (2 Peter 1:21). At the competition of the age of Prophets and Apostles, The Holy spirit guided The Church in retaining and forming the canon of Holy Scripture, The Bible. The Apocrypha is not inspired scripture form God and is not part of the canon of scripture. 

        The principle, 'Scripture Alone' is the teaching that the Holy Scriptures contain all that is necessary and is perfectly sufficient for salvation and godly living pleasing to God. This means that the Old and New Testaments alone are the final authority in all that they address (1 Cor. 4:6); and that tradition, so-called special prophetic revelations, and supposed Sacred Tradition is judged by The Holy Scriptures. The teaching 'Scripture Alone' does not negate past church councils or traditions. Scripture Alone is the final because the Scripture alone is what is inspired by God directly (2 Timothy 3:16) and not past church councils, tradition, commentaries, prophetic utterance, and opinions; even though guided and used by God for his will to be done. Scripture is above all and the standard of truth.

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