Truth. Convictions. Doctrine. These words will often elicit a negative response in our culture today, as people argue not only about what is true, but about the meaning of the concept itself. Pontius Pilate challenged Jesus with the question, “What is truth?” and that question is still being asked in various ways today.
Yet we know as believers that the truth of God’s Word, and the truth we proclaim, and the truth we hold to, is absolutely essential to us as believers. Jesus described himself as “The Truth” to his disciples, and when we build our lives on His revelation we build on a sure foundation.
Throughout this series, we will be studying the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) of which we are a part. The articles of this statement are what we as EFCA churches are united around, and it encapsulates the convictions which followers of Christ have held through time. We believe that it is built on the authoritative Word of God, and summarizes doctrine which is essential to a biblical understanding of the Gospel.