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The Core: Christian Living, Christ's Return, and Eternal Destiny

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Christian Living  We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the...

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Tags: discipleship, theology, eschatology, christology

The Core: Humanity

Posted by Colby Kinser on

    We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God's saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued...

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Tags: theology, humanity

The Core: The Bible

Posted by Colby Kinser on

    We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the...

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Tags: bible, theology

The Results from One

Posted by Colby Kinser on

The bi-annual EFCA national conference "EFCA One" was held last week in Naperville, IL. Over 1500 attendees fro across the US and some overseas locations joined together for worship, training, encouragement, networking, and denominational business. As always, the conference was rich and...

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Tags: theology, eschatology, end times, millennial, efca

Premillennial? Glorious?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Just over 10 years ago, our denomination (the Evangelical Free Church of America) clarified their doctrinal statement to more accurately and succinctly articulate our core doctrines. The EFCA way is to keep our statement minimal - only those statements that are core to Christianity being...

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Tags: efca, end times, eschatology, millennial, theology

Middle Knowledge

Posted by Colby Kinser on

There's a fascinating theory that involves the omniscience of God (that God is all-knowing) that I repeatedly find helpful. It comes up in conversation here and there, and so I want to give it a very brief treatment here. However, you can read something much more complete and academic about...

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Tags: knowledge, middle, omniscience, philosophy, proper, theology