The Christian Women Apologists Statement of Faith
A Statement of Faith (or Doctrinal Statement) is simply a document stating what a person believes.
Most doctrinal statements are systematized. We understand that while this can be helpful for the reader, we do not find it necessary to do so.
At the Christian Women Apologists, our beliefs are informed by Scripture. While all humans are fallible and err, we believe that we are called to “be as the Bereans”.
Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true. Acts 17:11 (BSB)
Which means on occasion all humans err. Scripture never does.
God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father [the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God], Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance (ὁμοούσιον) with the Father; by whom all things were made [both in heaven and on earth]; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down and was incarnate and was made man; he suffered, and the third day he rose again, ascended into heaven; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
And in the Holy Ghost.
[But those who say: ‘There was a time when he was not;’ and ‘He was not before he was made;’ and ‘He was made out of nothing,’ or ‘He is of another substance’ or ‘essence,’ or ‘The Son of God is created,’ or ‘changeable,’ or ‘alterable’—they are condemned by the holy catholic and apostolic Church.]〈Nicene Creed, 325 A.D.〉
Note: in the sense noted here, “catholic” does not mean Roman Catholic. It is a term used very early in the history of the Church and means “unified”.
We believe in the primacy and supremacy of Scripture (the Bible); composed of the 39 books of the Old Testament which are in the Hebrew Canon and the 27 books of the New Testament affirmed at the Council of Trent, 4 April 1546
The Role of The Bible in the Life of the Believer
We think it best to let Scripture speak for itself as to the role of Scripture in the life of the believer:
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16,17 (NASB)
Any further questions regarding our beliefs can be asked via email: carrie @ christianwomenapologists dot com