The Biblical Worldview - Part 2

The Bible is the Inspired Word of God:

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We believe that these sixty-six books, written over thousands of years by forty some authors from all walks of life comprises an integrated message that is extraterrestrial in nature and originates from beyond our time domain. We believe the Holy Spirit guided and protected its transmission and that its words are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in right relationship with the Father.

We believe that the Bible is the most historically accurate ancient document in existence today. We believe that it is authentic in its authorship. We believe that the books that exist in our Bibles are there by the direction of the Holy Spirit to the exclusion of other ancient texts that are not consistent with the message conveyed therein.

We believe that through the science of textual criticism and the abundance of available manuscripts, we have in both the Old and New Testaments a text that is an accurate transmission from the autographs inspired by the Spirit and penned by the original authors. We believe that the Bible is inerrant in the original texts, but recognize that our modern translations have errors. Of the transmission or translational errors that do exist, we have studied and recognize that no doctrinal issues have been compromised.

We believe that it is every disciple's responsibility to study the scriptures and understand for themselves how to rightly divide the Word of Truth. We believe that it is not a difficult task to use reference guides, lexicons, dictionaries, and concordances to discern between variances in translations in order to reach the most accurate reading of scripture for application in our lives.