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Doctrinal Positions

The staff of Paradigm affirm and promote the following

View of God: Our Doctrinal Beliefs

     We believe in historically affirmed Christian Orthodoxy


We affirm:


There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


All things exist for the glory of God, including tragedy, suffering, and distress or blessed fortune.


The Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient.

All humanity—Christ excluded—is sinful by both birth and action.


The deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death.


Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human.


Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin.


Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will one day physically return.


There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward. Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment.


Only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy.

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