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MEC Statement of Faith

MEC Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, final word of God; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith, belief, and conduct. (Isaiah 40:8, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21, Galatians 1:11-12)

 

  1. We believe in the one true God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26, John 14:16-17, Matthew 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19)

 

  1. We believe that, because man sinned, God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to pay our penalty by dying on the cross and providing a way to restore our broken relationship with God. Salvation is available only through accepting Christ as Savior. (Romans 3:23-26, Ephesians 2:1, 8-9, John 3:16-18, John 17:3)

 

  1. We believe that God created the heavens and the earth and all living creatures within them, in six days. (Genesis 1, Exodus 20:11, John 1:1-4)

 

  1. We believe that, as God is the giver of life, all human life is sacred, and that He ordained man, the only creature formed in His image and given a living soul, as steward over all His creation. (Genesis 1:26-28, Psalm 8:4-8, 1 Thessalonians 5:23)

 

  1. We believe that we are called to a celebration of ethnic diversity through unity and community and that all people are made in the image of God. As children of Adam all people are fallen, but those who are redeemed are united by faith in Christ, and have become brothers and sisters in Him, regardless of race, color, or ethnicity. (Gen. 1:27, Acts 17:26, Eph. 2: 11-22)

 

  1. We believe that God has created us male or female and that anomalies of human biological sex are an outcome of the Fall and do not invalidate God’s design in creation. (Genesis 1:27, Deuteronomy 22:5, Rom. 1:24-27)

 

  1. We believe that any sexual (heterosexual, homosexual or otherwise) relationship or lifestyle outside the marriage of one man and one woman is contrary to the Word of God. (Genesis 2:24, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Corinthians 7:2, Hebrews 13:4, Ephesians 5:21-33)

 

  1. We believe that God gives children to their parents along with the authority and responsibility to nurture, train and educate their children. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Psalm 127:3, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4)

 

While we are aware that these may not necessarily be the beliefs of each individual member, they are the standards that MEC adheres to as a group.  All members of MEC must agree to uphold these standards and values of MEC's Statement of Faith by affirming not to teach, advocate, or promote anything contrary to them in word or in practice.