What We Believe
What is truth?
Tim Keller once said, “Freedom is not the absence of restrictions but the presence of the right restrictions.” All humans long for a voice, a course or bearing from which they can draw direction in life. Every person will wrestle with the question “What is truth?”. We believes the Bible to be the very Word of God, the only unerring rule of faith and practice.
How can I be right with god?
Human history follows a narrative set by God himself in which he redeems the world from sin and suffering. The Bible contains the history of how God has interacted with his people through time, a story that culminates in the sending of his own Son, Jesus Christ, to restore mankind’s broken relationship with God and each other. God’s holy character is the backdrop to this need for restoration, and his powerfully gracious heart is the engine for real transformation.
what does it mean to be rescued by god?
Redemption, or salvation, is the restoration of relationship to God. It is the work of Christ in which, in spite of our continued failures, we are made as if we had never broken our relationship with God. This restoration establishes our citizenship in the kingdom of God. Tim Keller teaches that “The kingdom of God is the renewal of the whole world through the entrance of supernatural forces. As things are brought back under Christ’s rule and authority, they are restored to health, beauty, and freedom” (1997:52-53). For things to be “brought back under Christ’s rule and authority” is another way of saying that Christ’s righteous rule is established in those spheres.
Westminster Confession of Faith
Unbound Grace Ministries Board of Directors and Staff believe that the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647) are excellent secondary standards (the Bible itself being the only infallible rule of faith and practice). We believe these confessional documents contain the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures as interpreted faithfully by imperfect men and women.