Jerusalem Perspective Online cannot have a creed or statement of faith since its authors are men and women of different faiths.
Personally, I (David Bivin, JP’s editor-in-chief) ascribe to the Statement of Faith produced by the congregation to which I belong, Jerusalem’s Narkis Street Congregation:
We affirm that through good teaching, Scripture can equip the saints for every good work (2 Tim. 3:17). In line with the earliest, most basic version of the Nicene Creed, we affirm that Scripture acts as a witness to Jesus’; unique sonship, his divine nature, his birth of a virgin, his life, teachings, death, resurrection, ascension, and his future coming as the Son of Man to judge the living and the dead. We affirm that Scripture adequately teaches what a person needs to know in order to participate in God’s plan of salvation. Viewing both fundamentalism and liberalism as menacing shoals to be circumnavigated, we attempt to chart a course between them. While affirming the supernatural and mystical dimension of the Christian faith, we also recognize the contribution of the university to the advancement of biblical studies. Our teachers hold earned academic degrees and utilize, for the benefit of the congregation, methodologies that were pioneered in an academic environment. We advocate that a living faith must be founded upon a personal redemptive encounter with God; and, therefore, we enjoy the liberty of preaching and studying the Bible in both traditional and nontraditional ways.
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