THE SHELBY KENNEDY FOUNDATION
STATEMENT OF FAITH
This Statement of Faith describes the core beliefs that underlie both The Shelby Kennedy Foundation and The National Bible Bee. SKF staff and Bible Bee Local Hosts must concur with every point listed below to serve in their leadership positions. Contestant families and Proctors are not required to agree with the tenets of faith, but as part of registration must agree not to dispute, challenge or debate the Statement of Faith during any portion of The National Bible Bee.
There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, is God come in the flesh.
The Bible in its entirety (all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) is the inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original autographs, and the only infallible and sufficient authority for faith and Christian living.
Man is by nature sinful and is inherently in need of salvation, which is exclusively found by faith alone in Jesus Christ and His shed blood.
Christ's death provides substitutionary atonement for our sins.
Personal salvation comes to mankind by grace through faith.
Jesus Christ literally rose from the dead.
Jesus Christ literally will come to earth again in the Second Advent.
Satan exists as a personal, malevolent being who acts as a tempter and accuser, for whom Hell, the place of eternal punishment, was prepared, where all who die outside of Christ shall be confined in conscious torment for eternity.
We believe that all who place their faith in Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one united spiritual body, the church, or "the bride of Christ," of which Christ is the Head.
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