A Record of Perfect Speech
Revelare or Revelation sums up the foundation of human knowledge. God has pulled back the curtain; He has revealed to us knowledge concerning what we are to believe about God and what God requires of His creation. God has revealed Himself in person, words and principles. These can be found only in the Scriptures, which He Himself has given through the inspiration and direction of the Holy Spirit. He is speaking God, He has not remained silent but has spoken that we might know Him and how we might glorify and enjoy Him.
Our faith is therefore not grounded upon sense, rationality or any man-made philosophy, but upon the whole of the Word of God, recored for us in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament. The Scriptures are without error (inerrant and infallible) in the original manuscripts, and represent the ultimate authority for our faith and practice. The Bible is our guide and is the foundation for matters relating to the body of Christ, the Church including the individuals called unto salvation. All matters of thought, emotion and action are to be guided by and informed by the Bible. We are thereby committed to proclaiming the whole of God’s Word to the whole person, that we might be conformed to the image of the Word that was made Flesh, Jesus Christ.
Concerning the Gospel. We believe Jesus to be the Son of God, the second-person of the Godhead. He became flesh and dwelt among men for the purpose of redemption and reconciliation. The Word made Flesh revealed to us the way of salvation, which is belief that Jesus is able to save us from our sins, even as He came to satisfy God’s wrath against sinners, by dying the death we deserved. Despite tasting death, Jesus could not be held, and by His own power He was raised, conquering death and the curse of sin for all who would cling to Him for salvation from sin. This Gospel or “good news” that salvation from spiritual death has come is not only the very heart of Biblical revelation, but it is the central message of the Church of Christ. It is the foundation for all Biblical Doctrine, but it also is the heart of the Church’s Mission.