The Holy Bible is their primary source for Christian doctrine.
Biblical authors believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as well as in God's work of creation, in the
pilgrimage of Israel. They also
believe in the Holy Spirit and how it effects everyday life.
attempt to understand God does begin with each generation or each person. Their faith also does not leap from New Testament
time to the present as though nothing could be learned from all Christian people inbetween. They learn from traditions found
in many countries, but Scripture remains the same by which all traditions are judged. In their religeous tasks, we examine
experience, both personal and throughout the church, to confirm the realities of God's grace declared in the Scripture. The
experience is the personal appropriation of God's forgiving and empowering grace. Experience which is authenticated in their
own lives the truths revealed in Scripture and illumined in traditon.
recognize that God's revelation and their experiences of God's grace continually exceed the limits of reason, we also believe
that conventional religeous work calls for the careful use of reason. By reason they interpret Scripture. By reason they determine
whether their Christian witnesses are clear. By reason they ask questions of faith and seek to understand God's action and