Open Handed Issues

Sean Mortenson / February 8, 2016

The following are issues that we consider “open-handed,” meaning that while individuals within our leadership and church may have convictions about them, they are secondary issues and freedom should be given within our church to hold different beliefs as long as the beliefs remain within the spectrum of biblical Christianity.

Spiritual Gifts

While we believe “spiritual gifts” to be an open-handed issue, we do not believe that the gift of tongues (or any other individual spiritual gift) is required as evidence of salvation.

End Times

While we believe “end times” to be an open-handed issue, we do not believe that Jesus has already returned. We anticipate his future coming.

Age of the Earth

While we believe the “age of the earth” to be an open-handed issue, we do not believe in atheistic or naturalistic (no supernatural intervention) evolution.

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