Ed Stetzer

At a time when people are encouraged to “find your truth,” the church is called to hold fast to the enduring truth of the Christian faith. At the core of our community is not a shared hobby, political view, or culture. It is a shared commitment to and belief in the truth of the Christian faith. A bound set of doctrines that we as Christians confess and submit to as authoritative for our lives. In fact, Jesus reminds us that he is the way, truth, and life. We do not define truth but find it in the person and work of Christ.


Rich Schmidt

I’m not satisfied when somebody tells me, ‘I just know in my heart that this is the right answer.’ We have to line up our beliefs with what the Bible actually says. If the Bible says I’m supposed to do something, then I’m supposed to do it. If the Bible says, I’m supposed to believe something, I’m supposed to believe it. If the Bible says act or think this way, then that’s how I should act and think. And so, I will not write off verses because I don’t like them, or they don’t suit the way I see the world.

Katherine Walden

I think our focus should not be on trying to figure out if another person’s doctrine places too much emphasis on grace or places too much emphasis on meeting a certain moral standard. I think our focus should be on living our own lives in a remarkable way, by selflessly blessing those around us through our hearts of compassion, by our sacrificial actions, and by our Christ-driven attitudes. In the same way that survivors often vow to live their lives in an honourable way to honour the one who saved them from a fire, or on the battlefield, let’s live our lives in a way that honours the ONE who gave up His life so we could live.

Ray C. Stedman

Many people think that the mark of an authentic Christian is doctrinal purity; if a person’s beliefs are biblical and doctrinally orthodox, then he is a Christian. People who equate orthodoxy with authenticity find it hard to even consider the possibility that, despite the correctness of all their doctrinal positions, they may have missed the deepest reality of the authentic Christian life. But we must never forget that true Christianity is more than teaching – it is a way of life. In fact, it is life itself. “He who has the Son has life,” remember? When we talk about life, we are talking about something that is far more than mere morality, far more than doctrinal accuracy.