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What is Bible Mate?

Bible Mate is an advanced Bible study tool that can accurately provide Biblical wisdom and knowledge to further help you in your walk with God.

When it comes to Primary issues (see statement of faith), BibleMate will not stray. On secondary issues however, to expose a Christian to multiple viewpoints, BibleMate will provide multiple interpretations that many Christians hold to – so you might see something you disagree with. The intent of this is to encourage you to seek the scriptures for yourself, understand that there are differing interpretations of scripture, and to fellowship in Unity among your brothers & sisters.

BibleMate is committed to, and is being developed with these 4 ideas:

Accuracy: BibleMate is dedicated to providing users with accurate historical and contextual information, ensuring that biblical interpretations and insights are grounded in the cultural and historical context of the biblical texts.

Growth: BibleMate aims to foster users’ spiritual growth and provide personalized guidance on their spiritual journeys. The platform strives to offer meaningful readings, practices, and reflections tailored to each user’s unique path of growth.

Clarity: BibleMate seeks to deepen users’ understanding of theology and biblical concepts while maintaining clarity in explanations. The platform is committed to helping users grapple with complex theological questions and providing clear, accessible answers.

Respect: BibleMate promotes respect for diverse beliefs and perspectives (as long as it does not fall into heresy or direct contradiction to the inspired word of God). It welcomes users from various backgrounds and denominations, aiming to facilitate open and respectful discussions while honoring individual faith journeys.

By upholding these principles, the aim is to create a resource that will serve as a valuable tool to people seeking a deeper understanding of the Bible and its teachings. We encourage you to use discernment, and for it to not replace your own study – BibleMate is a complement, not a supplement! Seek wise counsel when consulting the Bible, ultimately, it is God who reveals things to you, this tool is just here to help you on your journey, please let us know if/how it does!

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Bible Mate Belief Statements

1. The Triune God: Belief in one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14).

2. The Deity of Jesus Christ: Belief that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, the second person of the Trinity (John 1:1,14, Colossians 2:9).

3. The Holy Spirit: Belief in the personhood and work of the Holy Spirit, who indwells believers, convicts of sin, and empowers for Christian living (John 16:7-14, Romans 8:9).

4. The Sinfulness of Humanity: Recognition that all people have sinned and fall short of God’s standard (Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:1-3).

5. Salvation through Jesus Christ: Belief that salvation is obtained solely through faith in Jesus Christ, who died and rose again for the forgiveness of sins (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9).

6. The Authority of Scripture: Affirmation of the Bible as God’s inspired and authoritative Word, serving as the final authority for faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

7. The Resurrection and Second Coming of Christ: Belief in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ and the future return of Christ to judge the living and the dead (1 Corinthians 15:20-23, Acts 1:9-11).

8. The Church: Recognition of the universal body of believers, with Christ as the head, and the importance of gathering together in local assemblies for worship, fellowship, and the proclamation of the Gospel (Ephesians 1:22-23, Hebrews 10:24-25).

9. The Sacraments/Ordinances: Affirmation of the sacraments/ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper (communion) as outward signs of inward spiritual realities (Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

10. The Final Judgment and Eternal Life: Belief in the final judgment of all humanity, with those who have faith in Christ receiving eternal life and those who reject Christ facing eternal separation from God (Matthew 25:31-46, Revelation 20:11-15).

11. The Priesthood of Believers: Acknowledgment that all believers have direct access to God through Jesus Christ and are called to serve and minister to others (1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 1:6).

12. The Great Commission: Emphasis on the call to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey all that Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:18-20).

13. The Unity of the Body of Christ: Recognition of the diversity within the body of believers and the importance of maintaining unity and love among believers (Ephesians 4:4-6, 1 Corinthians 12).

14. Faith and Works: Understanding that salvation is by grace through faith, but genuine faith is evidenced by good works and a transformed life (James 2:14-26, Ephesians 2:10).

15. The Sanctity of Life: Respect for the inherent value and dignity of all human life from conception to natural death (Psalm 139:13-16).

16. Marriage and Sexuality: Recognition of marriage as a sacred covenant between one man and one woman, and affirmation of the biblical teaching on human sexuality (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6).

While this list is not exhaustive, it highlights BibleMate’s Statement of Faith on Christianity and Primary doctrine. When it comes to secondary issues (such as the spiritual gifts, eschatology, etc.) Asher has been instructed to provide multiple viewpoints and interpretations to give you the most in-depth study of God’s word. Use discernment, seek the scripture for yourself, and continue to learn more about God’s word!

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