Doctrinal Statements

Doctrinal Statement

God, the Bible, Satan, and Sin:

Comfort Canines for Christ is committed to faithfully upholding the revealed truths of the sixty-six books comprising the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.  In that spirit, Comfort Canines for Christ submits the following summary statement of the essential teachings of Scripture and the Christian Faith.  

 

The Holy Bible has absolute authority because it is verbal plenary inspired.  Each word was given by God as the Holy Spirit guided the authors to write exactly all He sought to express. The Holy Bible, the Word of God, is infallible in the original writings and wholly trustworthy and therefore the supreme, unmediated, and final authority of faith and practice for every believer.

 

The God of Abraham, Yahweh, is the one and only eternal God and the Creator of all the universe.  He exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who God sent to earth becoming flesh through birth by a virgin to reveal God to humanity.  Christ lived a sinless life in complete obedience to the Father and thusly became the Savior and the only Savior of the lost world.  Man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with God, but man became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. Man is incapable of regaining a harmonious relationship with God through his own effort.  The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for forgiveness and final atonement of sin and the only means by which man becomes justified and therefore worthy to renew a relationship with God.  God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death of Jesus Christ which is the exclusive sufficient payment for sin.  His resurrection restored the spiritual eternal life man lost upon sin entering the world.  Christians are commanded by the Word of God to live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedient compliance to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

 

The church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ – His death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and making Him known to the ends of the four corners of the earth. 

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is SOLELY AND TOTALLY SUFFICIENT for atonement of sin.  Any and all other traditions, sacraments, and customs are irrelevant for and of no consequence to being granted salvation.  Belief AND * faith in Jesus Christ's sacrificial death and resurrection is the one and only means to salvation.

John 14:6  

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes 

to the Father except through me.

 

*NOTE:  Belief in Christ's existence is NOT salvation. 

Even Satan himself confesses Christ's existence.

Belief AND faith are the essential elements to salvation.  

Satan is the originator of sin: 

You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”    Isaiah 14:13-14

Satan led Adam and Eve and all humans henceforth into transgression.  Satan is a usurper in that he illegitimately seized and holds power over the earth by force and without legal right.   He is the enemy of God and God’s people as he exalts himself above God. In his warfare against God, Satan counterfeits the works of God by establishing and nurturing religious movements and illicit doctrine, which in all cases are characterized by a denial of the efficacy of the blood of Christ and of salvation by grace alone. 

Comfort Canines For Christ  

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