Non-BRF Articles

Biblical Inspiration and Authority

EditorialJuly/August, 2013Volume 48, Number 4 The last time the Church of the Brethren Annual Meeting addressed the issue of Biblical inspiration and authority was in 1979. One conclusion of the official statement approved by Annual Conference (titled Biblical Inspiration and Authority) was: We affirm that the Bible, rightly interpreted, is a fully trustworthy guide for our lives. In …

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Biblical Inspiration and Authority Statement, 1979 Annual Conference

Inasmuch as some members of our constituency are raising concerns about the Brethren view of the inspiration and authority of the Bible, and because our denomination has been known for its affirmation, “We have no creed but the New Testament,” we recommend that a committee of five be appointed to prepare a paper on the …

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The Prayer Veil (Annual Conference Statement)

Whereas, the long-time-honored practice of sisters wearing the prayer veil is being greatly neglected over the general Brotherhood, and Whereas, many brethren and sisters no longer believe in Paul’s teaching along this line, as has been understood and practiced by the church in the past centuries, Therefore, we, the members of the Quinter church, hereby, …

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QUERY: RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND HEADSHIP OF CHRIST

WHEREAS: We find ourselves in the midst of an ever increasing religious pluralism of non-Christian faiths in our society; and, WHEREAS: The need for clarity about the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world needs to be stated by the church in effecting evangelistic endeavors in the United States and abroad in fulfillment of …

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