Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Mission Statement
"To bring together fellow Christians, learning through trials and tribulations while upholding Scripture. Renewing the mind, changing lives through the studies of historic and Biblical Christian Theology."

Our Goal
The goal of this website is to perform theology in a community atmosphere, though we do not always agree with the non-essentials of doctrine, we do agree upon the essentials.

Here is what we believe
What we believe: (Apostles' Creed)
1. We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
2. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:
3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried:
5. The third day he rose again from the dead:
6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
7. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
8. We believe in the Holy Ghost:
9. We believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints:
10. The forgiveness of sins:
1l. The resurrection of the body:
12. And the life everlasting. Amen.

What are the essentials for salvation?
Here is what is essential to be a Christian according to Doctrine:

Essential Objectivity:
1. Faith Alone
2. Christ’s Deity
3. Existence of God
4. Death, Burial, Resurrection of Christ
5. The Atonement

Non-Essential Objectivity:
1. Date of Christ’s coming
2. Views of Predestination
3. Young Earth / Old Earth YEC/OEC
4. Canon of Scripture
5. Continuation of tongues

Essentials for salvation [binds us together]:
  1. The existence of God Heb. chapter 11
  2. Belief in the atonement—that Christ came and died for your sins therefore placating the wrath of God. [not a heretical—ransom to Satan theory] Ransom to God—penal substitutionary theory of atonement—implied we are a sinner and atonement is needed.
  3. 1 Corinthians 15:1—Christ was buried and raised on the third day [resurrection—the belief that he is alive today]. See 1 Corinthians 15:16
  4. Sola Fidei—salvation by faith alone—not by works—but by grace.
  5. Christ’s Deity. God’s only son. Rom 10:9, 13 (Joel 2:32 Paul is quoting from here—using YWHY as the trinity). Jesus is more than a man—more than a prophet. Jesus is not a created God. Jesus is equal to God the Father. Jesus is not less than the father. (non-subordinate) Col 1:15… is a stumbling block. Firstborn does not mean first in order—but means first in priority (pre-eminent). Christ is God.
We believe in studying the Bible and theology within a community environment. Doing theology in a community allows different cultures, languages, views, experiences to be exposed, and we can learn through this diversity. If we define our stage of truth we can better engage within a community, we may not fully agree with our beliefs but we know how we found our beliefs. Doing theology systematically also helps to build a strong foundation based upon a process of steps that are designed to establish truth based upon scripture, tradition, experiences, special revelation, and emotions.
We also hold to the Reformers belief in the 5 Solas.

The Five Solas
1. Sola Scriptura
2. Sola fide
3. Solus Christus
4. Sola Gratia
5. Solia Deo Gloria