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Statement of Foundational Beliefs
The Good News is not affiliated with any denomination or church.
God is one God, our Heavenly Father, creator of all things, eternally existing.
Jesus Christ bore the sin of each human being on the Cross. But only those who believe and come to Christ can be saved.
Jesus Christ is coming again -- His return will be physical and literal to this earth.
All humanity will be raised from the dead and judged according to Jesus Christ.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, without error in the original copies, and is the complete written revelation from God, and thus, the written standard He has given for the Truth. All that God has done, is doing, or will ever do, either personally or generally, must align fully with scripture.
Christianity is CHRIST IN US, the hope of glory -- that is -- a Christian is one who is IN CHRIST.
The Body of Christ consists only of those who are IN CHRIST.
Water baptism does not save. It is a celebration of salvation. Child baptism is not scriptural. Child dedication is a celebration and dedication to honor God in the life of the child.
Communion does not unite believers. It is a celebration and proclamation of the One in whom believers are united.
Godly sorrow leads to a repentance not to be repented of -- and thus, real salvation through Jesus Christ is eternal and cannot be lost.
It is not possible to lose salvation, but it is possible to refuse salvation to begin with. It is also possible for a saved person to forfeit through choice God's purpose for saved people.
All of the spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit are POSSIBLE for today. (including tongues) Some of them are not prominent. Tongues are NOT evidence of salvation.
Marriage that is ordained of God is between one man and one woman. It is intended by God for life. But the marriage can be broken by adultery or desertion. In those cases, re-marriage is possible in the will of God.
Homosexuality is sin.
Abortion is sin.
Evolution and Christianity are incompatible.
Rejected as Error
A general description is given. Note that there are always good things said within over all error and heresy.
Five point Calvinism, i.e., TULIP.
The Shepherding Movement, the Umbrella of Protection, any suggestion that Christians need a human covering or authority to be right with God.
Tithing as a NT requirement.
The Emergent Church movement.
Rick Warren and The Purpose Driven Movement
The Word of Faith Movement (TBN, etc.)
Jimmy Swaggart's Message of the Cross
The Gospel of Self-Esteem -- the teachings of Robert Schuller, Joel Osteen, etc.
The Self-Help Gospel -- Joyce Meyer, Paula White, Beth Moore.
Heaven is Real and all such after death claims.
Bill Gothard and IBLP
The Apostolic/Prophetic Movement of C. Peter Wagner - Rick Joyner, etc.
The Latter Rain Movement -- William Branham, etc.
The Potters House Christian Fellowship
All splinter groups teaching the doctrines of Herbert W. Armstrong
Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, Christian Science, Scientology, Roman Catholicism.
The Jewish Roots Movement
Recommended (but not necessarily an endorsement of every word)
T. Austin Sparks
John Wright Follette
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