How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace . . .
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the foundation of Christianity. The inspired word of God was written by over 40 men during the course of 2,000 years. They recorded real historical events and told about the lives of real people all woven together into a single beautiful theme . . . Jesus Christ.
From the book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation we learn about our human condition and our need for salvation. God’s love and grace and mercy overflow from each page as we see the abundant life and joy that is prepared for those who trust in Jesus.
We believe in the literal interpreation of the Bible. The Bible is a work of literature with styles ranging from poetry, proverbs and Psalms to historical narratives, epistles and apocalyptic revelations. As such when we read the Bible one needs to pay close attention the form, figurative language and imagery. Paul’s letter to the Roman’s is written much like a legal treatise, the Book of Psalms are poetry and Revelation uses fantastic imagery that needs to be interpreted by other books of scripture instead of man’s imagination.
Scripture does not contradict itself. Instead when we find difficult passages with seeming contradictions it is necessary to search the Bible for passages that bring a fuller understanding to the meaning of the text.
The Bible is the source of Truth and by it we test all things to see if they are true.