Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
Evangelicals affirm sola Scriptura and absoluta Scriptura, the Scriptures alone are the absolute authority, the norma normans, the norming norm, of everything we believe and profess/confess. We affirm this in our EFCA Statement of Faith, Article 2: “The Bible – We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.”
To continue reading this article, which focuses on two contemporary approaches to the Scriptures - the Bible basher and the progressive Evangelical millennial, see the post on the reachstudents' blog.