Note: This is a series of posts highlighting Mission Hope Beckley’s core values.
We are a Bible church. We accept the authority of Scripture as God’s Word. Too many view the Bible as a prison to bind, or a desert to wither and die in. We see the Word of God as a key and an oasis. This doesn’t mean submission to God’s commands in Scripture is easy, only that even the hard parts, the parts that confront our self-destructive sin, are for us a gift to be received.
The Bible is our Life-giving and Light-bringing Authority.
“Run and work, the law demands. But gives me neither feet nor hands. A better song the Gospel sings, It bids me fly, and gives me wings.” John Bunyan
“Mourning Christian, why are you weeping? Are you mourning over your own sins and failings? Look to your perfect Lord, and remember, you are complete in Him. You are in God’s sight as perfect as if you had never sinned; more than that, the Lord our Righteousness has clothed you with a royal robe of righteousness, which is wholly undeserved–you have the righteousness of God.” C. H. Spurgeon
“Justification means that the only Person in the universe, whose opinion counts, absolutely delights in you.” Tim Keller