Sunday, October 23, 2011

8 Essential Core Truths of NSBC Bible Study

2 Corinthians 13:8
Over the past two years our Bible Study Leaders have discussed the following core truths that they feel are fundamental to our beliefs.  These have been adopted as central to anyone’s invitation to lead in Bible Study.  This is important to the Baptist faith and our belief in the independence of each body of believers.  Today, we join together in affirming these core truths.
The fact that these are not called “principles” or “beliefs” removes them from the realm of debate among men.  
They are called “essential” because they convey beliefs that are crucial to every person’s spiritual foundation and growth. 
They are called “truths” because they are perfect and flawless, having never been proven wrong throughout all time. Truth is not debatable.
These items stand alone as well as together as God-given revelations of His eternal truth revealed in Holy Scripture and proven in history and personal experience.   

Truth 1: God Is Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Truth 2: The Bible is God's Word - 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Truth 3: People are God's Treasure - Genesis 1:26
Truth 4: Jesus is God and Savior - Hebrews 1:3 
Truth 5: The Holy Spirit is God, Giver of Spiritual Gifts and Empowerer - Acts 1:8
Truth 6: Salvation is by Grace and Through Faith Alone -
Ephesians 2:8-9
Truth 7: The Church is God's Plan - Acts 2:42-44
Truth 8: The Future is in God's Hands - Hebrews 9:27-28 

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