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What we believe

“Contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.”
(Jude 3)

We repeat here the words that others have already written so well (translated from French).

What we are is evident from what we publish, and the evangelical Christian orientation is evident from it.

What we believe, in short

We are deeply convinced that the Holy Scriptures (the entire Bible) are inspired by God. We recognize their full and unchanging authority and wish to encourage everyone to read them prayerfully every day.

"Every scripture is divinely inspired, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).

Among the fundamental points of "the truth of the gospel" that Jesus, the Son of God, has made known to us, we can mention the following, incompletely:

  • The Holy Scriptures :

    The divine inspiration and sovereign authority of the Bible (Old and New Testament) which is the Word of God, free from error in the originals.

  • God:

    One God, Almighty, in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit — Creator of the universe and the earth and all that exists.

  • Jesus Christ:

    True God and true man, His eternal pre-existence, His birth of a virgin, His perfect life among men, His death on the cross to atone for our sins, His bodily resurrection and ascension, His personal return, effective and imminent, to seek His own and judge the world. Jesus is alive and glorious.

  • Man and Sin:

    The responsibility of every man before God: all have sinned and deserve condemnation.

  • Salvation :

    • Justification, operated by the grace of God in Jesus Christ and received only by faith (repentance is indispensable); the necessity of the new birth leading to a life of piety, holiness and of witness to the glory of God, by the action of the Holy Spirit.
    • The forgiveness of sins and eternal life offered freely to the one who believes in the Lord Jesus; the eternal condemnation of the one who does not believe.
  • The Church:

    • The descent of the Holy Spirit on earth after the ascension of Christ, to form the Church.
    • The Church (or assembly) is composed of all born-again Christians. They are united to Jesus Christ in one body through the Holy Spirit, as the members of the body to the head.
    • Locally Christians gather around the Lord Jesus, recognise His authority and submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and not to that of a man.
    • The gifts of the Holy Spirit and His action for the edification and growth of the body of Christ.
  • The Future:

    • The expectation of the Lord Jesus who will come to resurrect believers already dead, change the bodies of living believers and take them up to heaven with Him.
    • The coming reign of Christ on earth and the final judgment of the living and the dead who have not believed.
    • The eternal bliss of the redeemed; the eternal punishment of sinners.

What we believe, in detail

  1. We believe that the Bible is the Word and revelation of God, our one and infallible authority. We affirm the inerrancy of the Scriptures because the 66 books of the canon were inspired of God (2 Timothy 3:16). We affirm the absoluteness and unity of biblical truth on the triple level of the message, history and science (1 Corinthians 2:12-13).
  2. We believe in one God, holy, eternal and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth (Isaiah 43:10-13). We believe in the unity of Deity while maintaining the distinction of persons (Trinity): Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:13)
  3. We believe in the absolute divinity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal pre-existence. (Romans 9:5; John 1:1; 20:28; Colossians 2:9; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:7-12).
  4. We believe in His miraculous conception in the womb of the virgin Mary (incarnation). (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; John 1:14; Galatians 4:4).
  5. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His presence at the right hand of the Father (Luke 24:34, 39; Acts 1:3; Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15; Acts 1:9-11; 2:32-33; Romans 8:34).
  6. We believe in His return to raise the dead, to take away the Church, to judge mankind, and to establish His glorious reign (John 5:25-29; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; 51-55; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:1-11).
  7. We believe in the personality and divinity of the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 10:29). He was poured out in fullness on the earth on Pentecost (a unique and historic day) following the glorification of Jesus (John 7:37-39; 14:15-20; 16:7; Acts 1:4-5; 2:32-33). The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, regenerates him who believes, incorporates him into the Church (baptism of the Spirit, initial experience of Christian life) (John 16:8; Acts 2:37-40; Titus 3:5-6; Colossians 12:13; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:11, 19; 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8; 2 Thessalonians 2:13).
  8. We believe in the total forfeiture and perdition of men who have died in their sins, in the universality of sin, in the guilt of the sinner. (Genesis 3:1-8; 6:3, 5; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 7:11; Romans 3:9-23; 5:12-19; Ephesians 2:1-3).
  9. We believe in atonement for sin by the blood of the Son of God and salvation by grace. We believe that a regenerated soul is saved for time and eternity as God completes the work He has begun (Romans 3:23-24; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:1-14; Ephesians 5:18; Romans 8:23-25).
  10. We believe in the unity of the members of the body of Christ, the Church, which consists of those regenerated by the incorruptible seed of the Word and the Spirit of God (Ephesians 4:1-16; John 3:3, 5, 8; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Matthew 13:24-43; Revelation 18:1-4).
  11. We believe that Satan exists, that he is a powerful personality (John 14:30; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2; 1 John 5:19). We believe that his activity is aimed especially at the members of the Church, with the aim of disarming them, accusing them and deceiving them (Luke 22:31-32; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 11:1-4; 13-15; Ephesians 6:10–12 ; 1 Timothy 3:6–7).
  12. We believe that we are in the last days, with their undeniable characteristics: abandonment of God (apostasy), ungodliness, violence, seduction, social and political upheaval (Matthew 24:1-14; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 4:1-4; James 5:1-9). We believe that these conditions prepare for the manifestation of the Antichrist and call for God's judgment (Isaiah 61:2; John 5:43; Colossians 3:62; Thessalonians 2:1-12; 4:3; 1 John 2:18; Revelation 13:1-10).
  13. We believe in the righteous and peaceful reign of our Lord Jesus Christ, with His own, on earth (Psalms 2; 45; 72; Isaiah 9:5; 11:1-10; 49:5-7; Daniel 7:14; Zechariah 14:1-5; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Revelation 2:26-27; 20:4-6)
  14. We believe in a heaven of eternal and perfect happiness for regenerated men, in the immediate presence of God, and in a place of eternal and conscious punishment for the ungodly, in the lake of fire and brimstone, far from God and in the presence of Satan, the beast, and the false prophet (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:10-15; 21; 22).

Let it be said of all those who today read or hear the Holy Scriptures:

"You accepted, not men's word, but, even as it is truly, God's word, which also works in you who believe". (1 Thessaloniciens 2:13)

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