We, under the Lordship and in the Spirit of Christ, esteem others greater than ourselves, for the glory of God.
Parresia (παρρησία) is a Greek word found in the New Testament 31 times. Parresia is a way people speak to one another and speak to God. Boldness, confidence, courage, and fearlessness are all words found in the Bible to translate the type of unabashed and unashamed truth talk that is almost alien to the American church. We live in a politically correct society where everyone is so hyper sensitive as to how they’re perceived, that we no longer even know how to just say the truth frankly and without all the filters that sweeten our speech. Parresia is what the church needs to effectively preach the gospel and make disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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- We believe in one God, eternally existing in three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who know, love, and glorify one another.
- God has inspired the words preserved in the Scriptures, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, which are both record and means of his saving work in the world.
- We believe that God created human beings, male and female, in his own image.
- We believe that Adam distorted that image and forfeited his original blessedness by falling into sin through Satan’s temptation. As a result, all human beings are alienated from God.
- We believe that from all eternity God determined in grace to save a great multitude of guilty sinners from every tribe and language and people and nation, and to this end foreknew them and chose them. We believe that God justifies and sanctifies those who by grace have faith in Jesus, and that he will one day glorify them—all to the praise of his glorious grace.
- We believe that the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ—God’s very wisdom.
- We believe that, moved by love and in obedience to his Father, the eternal Son became human: the Word be-came flesh, fully God and fully human being, one Person in two natures.
- We believe that Christ, by his obedience and death, fully discharged the debt of all those who are justified. By his sacrifice, he bore in our stead the punishment due us for our sins, making a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice on our behalf.
- By the Spirit’s agency, believers are renewed, sanctified, and adopted into God’s family; they participate in the divine nature and receive his sovereignly distributed gifts.
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