Hi,ariasni wrote:Since MFW is so well integrated with the Bible, I was wondering if anyone knows if they have either a statement of belief or if they tend to lean one way theologically. Does anyone know?
Here is what David Hazell had written sometime back.
My Father's World Statement of Faith
We believe that this world and all of its inhabitants were created by our
loving God for eternal fellowship with Him. Man, by his sin, has become
separated from God, and only through personally accepting the gift of
reconciliation purchased by Jesus at the cross can he regain his fellowship
with God. We believe that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light, and
only through Him may people find peace with God.
We believe that the Bible is the truly inspired word of God, that it is
fully accurate, and that it contains the wisdom of God that we need for our
lives. As we read the Bible, the Holy Spirit enlightens our hearts and minds
to understand God's eternal truth and shows us how to apply that truth to
our lives today.
We rejoice that God has adopted us as his children. We know that when we die
we will be with Him in heaven forever. We look forward to worshipping Him
with the multitudes from every tribe and nation. We believe that He has
given us the task here on Earth to enable others to hear the Good News (in
their native language), that their Creator longs for them with an
immeasurable love, and that He has made a way for them to be reconciled to
On a personal note, after using their curriculum for 4 years I have found the bible to be something that you as a parent talk with and discuss with your children. We read certain portions of scripture as given in the T.M. as well as scripture they suggest for memorization but as far as them telling you what to tell your kids it is left up to each family to hear from God and to share together as a family. We have also greatly enjoyed the book to help us pray for people around the world, Window on the World, Victor Journey Through the Bible for study help, as well as stories from the various books that have been provided in the curriculum for bible.