FBFI Resolution 09-01

Note to the Readers:

Resolutions are applications of the core values of the FBFI at a particular moment in time.  They are voted upon by the executive board of the FBFI at its winter board meeting in February of each year.  The accompanying articles are intended to be support and/or further explanation for the resolutions.  They are not voted upon by the executive board.

All of our resolutions are available for perusal at the FBFI website.  Some of the resolutions from years past do not reflect the positions of the board members today but they do remain available as a historical record of the FBFI at a particular moment in time.

The key documents for the FBFI are the doctrinal statement and core values.  Those core values are reflected in the 2008 list of resolutions.

—Kevin Schaal

Regarding the Definition of the Gospel

We believe and boldly affirm that the “good news” of the Christian gospel is founded upon the bloody, sacrificial, vicarious, and substitutionary death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins, His burial, and His bodily resurrection. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior by means of repentant faith are justified (declared righteous) solely on the grounds of His shed blood. Necessary implications of these truths include that all human beings are Hell-bound sinners; that they are incapable of atoning for their sins, meriting justification, or contributing to their salvation; and that apart from a personal unreserved trust in the theanthropic Christ (God-man) and His cross work, each of us will be eternally judged by God. Additional implications of the Christian gospel which cannot be denied are Christ’s miraculous virginal conception/birth and sinless life, as well as His absolute equality with the Father and distinctive personality in the Triune Godhead (John 1:12; 2 Cor. 15:1–3; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 3:21–26; Heb. 2:9; 1 John 2:2; Phil. 2:5–11).

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Thanks Kevin, and FBFI, for making these resolutions available to us!

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