Statement of Faith 信仰宣言
Statement of Faith 信仰宣言
Verbal Plenary Preservation of Scripture
The doctrine of Calvary Jaya Bible-Presbyterian Fellowship shall be in accordance with the system commonly called "The Reformed Faith", as expressed in the Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms which Confession and Catechisms are similar to those set forth by the historic Westminster Assembly.
In abbreviated form, the chief tenets of the doctrines of Calvary Jaya Bible-Presbyterian Fellowship, apart from the Apostles' Creed, shall be as follows:
a. We believe in the divine, Verbal Plenary Inspiration (Autographs) and Verbal Plenary Preservation of the Scriptures (Apographs) in the original languages, their consequent inerrancy and infallibility, and as the perfect Word of God, the Supreme and final authority in faith and life.
b. We believe the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament underlying the Authorised (King James) Version to be the very Word of God, infallible and inerrant.
c. We uphold the Authorised (King James) Version to be the Word of God - the best, most faithful, most accurate, most beautiful translation of the Bible in the English language, and do employ it alone as our primary scriptural text in the public reading, preaching, and teaching of the English Bible.
d. We believe in one God existing in three co-equal and co-eternal Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
e. We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man.
f. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but sinned through the Fall of Adam, thereby incurring not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and become sinners in thought, word, and deed.
g. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died an expiatory death as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who repent of their sins and believe in Him are justified before God on the grounds of His shed blood.
h. We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His exaltation at the right hand of God, where He intercedes for us as our High Priest and Advocate.
i. We believe in the personal, visible and pre-millennial return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to judge this world and bring peace to the nations.
j. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, not by works, and that all who repent and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour are born again by the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God.
k. We believe that Christ instituted the sacrament of Baptism for believers and their children and the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, which shall be observed by His Church till He comes.
l. We believe in the eternal security, bodily resurrection, and eternal blessedness of the saved and in the bodily resurrection and eternal conscious punishment of the lost;
m. We believe in the real, spiritual unity in Christ of all redeemed by His precious blood and the necessity of maintaining the purity in doctrine and life according to the Word of God and
n. We believe in the divine mandate by God not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Cor 6:14-7:1), and also disobedient brethren (2 Thess 3:6-15). We are to be a people called out and set apart from the world. Thus, biblical separation is a defining distinctive of the Bible-Presbyterian Church
f. 我们相信世人乃是按着神的形象造成的，却在亚当首次过犯中一同犯罪堕落，从而招致不独是肉身的死，灵魂亦因之而死 – 即是与神隔绝。并且全人类带罪性而生，故在其思想和言行上皆有罪。