What We Do Not Believe

  • We are not liberals who embrace culture without discernment and compromise the distinctives of the gospel. Rather, we are Christians who believe the truths of the Bible are eternal, and therefore, fitting for every time, place, and people.
  • We are not fundamentalists who retreat from cultural involvement and transformation. Rather, we are missionaries faithful to the content of Scripture and context of ministry.
  • We are not isolationists. Instead, we seek to partner with like-minded Christians from various churches, denominations, and organizations in planting new churches.
  • We are not hyper-Calvinists who get mired down in secondary matters. Instead, we pray, evangelize, and perform good works because we believe the sovereign plan of God is accomplished through us, His people.
  • We are not eschatological Theonomists or Classic Dispensationalists (e.g. Scofield). We believe that divisive and dogmatic certainty surrounding particular details of Jesus’s Second Coming are unprofitable speculation, because the timing and exact details of His return are unclear to us.
  • We are not egalitarians. We believe men should head their homes and male elders/pastors should lead their churches with masculine love like Jesus Christ.
  • We are not Open Theists. We believe in the sovereignty and foreknowledge of God in all things.
  • We are not religious relativists. We believe there is no salvation apart from faith in Jesus Christ.
  • We are not nationalists seeking to simply improve one nation. Instead, we are ambassadors of the King of Kings, commissioned to proclaim and demonstrate the coming of His kingdom to all nations on earth.
  • We are not moralists seeking to help people live good lives. We are evangelists laboring that people would become new creations in Christ.
  • We are not relativists. We gladly embrace Scripture as our highest authority above such things as culture, experience, philosophy, and other forms of revelation.
  • We are not Universalists. We believe that many people will spend eternity in the torments of hell as the Bible teaches.
  • We are not naturalists. We believe that Satan and demons are real enemies at work in this world and subject to God.
  • We are not rationalists. We believe that not everything can be known, but God calls us to live by faith with mystery and partial knowledge regarding many things.
  • We are not evangelical feminists. We believe God reveals Himself as a Father and should be honored by the names He reveals to us without apology.
  • We are not embarrassed by the bloody death of Jesus Christ, and do believe He died as a substitute for the sins of His people in selfless love.
  • We are not ashamed of proclaiming a loving gospel of grace, which sounds like foolishness and offensiveness to the unrepentant, though saves multitudes with ears willing to hear good news.
  • We are not polemicists who believe it is our task to combat every false teaching. We are passionate about preserving the integrity of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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