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Our Beliefs

Written by Peter Grice. Posted in Uncategorised

The Rethinking Hell project consists of a variety of evangelical Christians.

Given our desire to promote "evangelical conditionalism," we expect that

our team members will affirm the following Statement of Faith, which is

adapted from the statement of the World Evangelical Alliance:


Rethinking Hell Statement of Faith

 

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons, revealed to humanity as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


We believe in the almighty Father, maker of heaven and earth, who sent forth his Son and Spirit into the world to accomplish the divine purpose.


We believe in the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh. We affirm his virgin birth, his sinless human life, his perfect example and teachings, his divine miracles, his substitutionary and atoning death, his bodily resurrection, his ascension, his mediatorial work, and his future, personal return to the earth in power and glory as the rightful king and judge of all people.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling work enables believers to live holy and effective lives in service to the Lord. We affirm his inspiration of the biblical writings, which are the infallible source and authoritative standard for Christian faith and practice.


We affirm the unity of all true believers through the Holy Spirit, the community of the Church, under the headship of Christ.


We believe in the salvation of lost and sinful humankind through the atoning death and subsequent resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, by faith and not by works; and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

 

We affirm the future, bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those who are saved, to the resurrection of eternal life in the presence of God; those who are unsaved, to face final punishment, consisting ultimately in the destruction of body and soul, a permanent end to life and conscious existence.