DOCTRINAL STATEMENT OF CHRISTIAN INFORMATION MINISTRIES, INT.

CHRISTIAN INFORMATION MINISTRIES is a non-denominational, non-affiliated service ministry. Since it is the goal of the ministry to serve a broad spectrum of the Church of Jesus Christ, the following doctrinal statement is limited to those cardinal doctrines which are considered to be in the mainstream of orthodoxy since the early days of the Church.

1. The Bible (the Old and New Testaments) is the inerrant, verbally inspired Word of God and is the final authoritative guide to faith and the abundant life. It is completely trustworthy in all areas in which it speaks, whether in the areas of history, science, or spiritual matters. II Tim. 3: 16,17; II Pet. 1:21; I Cor. 2: 13; I Cor. 10:ll; John 10:35.

2. There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality. The Triune God is the source of all truth. Matt. 28:19; John 10:30; Acts 5:3,4; II Cor. 13:14.

3. Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son, became incarnate through the virgin birth, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as a substitute for man’s sins, rose bodily from the grave, and ascended into heaven where He now acts as Mediator and Advocate. Matt. 1:16,20,23; Luke 1:34,35; Heb. 4:15; II Cor. 5:21; I Cor. 15; Acts 1:9-11; I Pet. 2:5-9; I John 2: 1.

4. The Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, convicts men of sin, imparts spiritual life at the moment of salvation, and indwells all believers. By His baptism He unites all to Christ in one body, and when allowed to control the believer, the believer’s works are acceptable to God and the believer is enabled to produce the fruit of righteousness. John 16:8-l 1; Titus 3:5; I Cor. 6:19; Rom. 8:9b; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 5:18; Gal. 5:22,23.

5. By a special act of creation, man was created in the image of God with the ability to reason and communicate as a person. As a result of a historic fall in the Garden of Eden, all men are born with a sin nature, are spiritually dead and in need of salvation. Gen 1:26,27; 3; Eph 2:l; Rom 1:18; 3:20; 5:12; 7:21-25.

6. The salvation of man is wholly a work of God’s free grace, and is not the result, in whole or in part, of human works, goodness, or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those whom He has chosen, those who repent and place their trust in Christ alone for their salvation. Rom. 3:23-25; 5: 10; 6:23; 8:28-30; II Cor. 5:21; Eph. 1:4; 2:8,9; Titus 3:5-7; Heb. 9:15.

7. The Church of Jesus Christ consists of regenerate believers irrespective of their affiliation with Christian organizations. The role of the Church today is to carry out the work of Christ on earth until His literal, bodily return to earth to consummate His Kingdom. John 14:3; Acts 1:ll; I Cor. 12:12,13; Eph. 1:22,23.

8. The main responsibility of believers today is to be Christ’s ambassadors on earth until He comes. That is, Christians are to represent Christ’s viewpoint, i.e. the Christian Worldview. We are to carry out the Cultural Mandate of Gen. 1:26-28, and the Great Commission of Matthew 28: 18-20. See also Acts 1:8; II Cor. 5:20; 10:3-5.


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