The Doctrine of Scripture

WE AFFIRM that abolitionism is rooted in the truth of Scripture. We believe that the Scriptures, of both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. The Bible is the complete, written revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the ultimate authority on all issues of life, faith, and practice of the Christian religion. We affirm that the Scriptures carry with them the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and thus stand as the supreme and final authority over every domain of knowledge to which they speak, and that they are sufficient for all that God requires the Christian and the church to believe and do. We also affirm that the gospel of Jesus Christ unifies the Scriptures, their purpose and interpretation, from beginning to end. Therefore, the Scriptures must remain central to the teaching ministry of the church, the formation and preservation of sound doctrine, and the proclamation and spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore, the Scriptures must remain central to the mission of abolitionism, the formation and preservation of sound doctrine, and the proclamation and spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

WE DENY that abolitionism is rooted in vain human philosophies or ideals. As the heavens and all of creation declare the glory of God and display his handiwork, evidences and secular argumentation can be helpful at times, however, they do not convict the heart and all truth must ultimately be based on God’s Word. We deny any Marcion form of heresy which asserts that any part or all of the Old or New Testaments are not the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. We deny that Holy Scripture is the only possible authority in life, though we maintain that it is the ultimate authority. 

Psalms 19:1-3; Proverbs 22:19-21; Romans 2:14-20, 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:25