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Below is a brief summary of the doctrinal basis of the Footsteps Blog.

  1. There is one true God who lives eternally and unchangeable in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Malachi 3:6; 1 John 5:7)
  2. The Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is God’s true and infallible Word, given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is our ultimate authority for everything. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  3. God created all things in six literal days and by his providence sustains his creation. (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:11)
  4. God created man in his own image, perfect and without sin, yet through Adam’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, sin and death entered the world. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3:17)
  5. All humanity, corrupted through Adam’s fall, has sinned, falling short of God’s perfect standard, and therefore incurring his righteous wrath and judgement. (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
  6. In eternity past God chose a people (his elect) whom he would save from their fallen sinful state. (Romans 8:29-30; Romans 9:11; Ephesians 1:4-5)
  7. No-one can do anything to make himself holy or to repair his relationship with God. However in love to his elect people, God, through his son the Lord Jesus Christ, has made a way by which they can be reconciled to him. (John 3:16-17; John 6:44; Ephesians 2:1-9)
  8. The Lord Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary. He was both fully divine and fully human, and lived a perfect life untainted by sin. (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 3:22; John 1:1; Romans 5:19)
  9. The Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, dying on the cross but then rising from the dead on the third day. (Matthew 28:5-6; John 19:30-35)
  10. On the cross, the Lord Jesus gave himself as an atoning sacrifice for all that believe in him – dying in their place and paying the price for their sins. (Romans 5:8-10)
  11. Salvation is through the work of the Holy Spirit in the regeneration of the soul – also called the new birth – giving repentance and faith. (Ephesians 2:1; John 3:3; John 3:5)
  12. All those who are born again, although still under the curse of sin whilst on earth, will desire to live holy lives in the service of God, for his honour and glory, including membership of the local church. (Colossians 1:10; Hebrews 10:25)
  13. One day, at the end of time, the Lord Jesus will return to judge the world. He will take all those who have trusted in him to be with him in Heaven for ever. Unbelievers will be justly condemned to eternal punishment in Hell. (2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:46)