Our Core Values
The Loved Bible Project mission and vision is built around these core values.
We use the Bible as the guide for understanding Christianity, growing in faith, and facing various seasons and relationships in life.
The Bible is God’s Word, without error (2 Timothy 3:16). We love the Bible, and delight in knowing God more through His Word. We continually seek deeper understanding, and love to share it with others.
We believe transformation happens through the gospel. By faith, we believe the Good News of Jesus: His perfect life, death, and resurrection restores humanity back to God.
At the Loved Bible Project, we rally around this message by creating a Biblical tool to proclaim the truth of this unearned gift, which is the result of God’s generous love.
We want to exalt Jesus in every book of the Bible, because the whole story of Scripture points to Him. Our identity is centered on Christ, our Redeemer, the true King of the world.
We love Jesus. We seek to know Him and become like Him as we encounter Him throughout the scriptures, pray, and meditate on His character.
We long for people to know Jesus. Motivated by His commission to us in Matthew 28:19-20, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to tell others who Christ is and what He’s done.
We aim to give truth and Good News by giving loved Bibles to others: neighbors, friends, family, strangers. God’s Word offers hope that can impact every aspect of daily life.
We are convicted that ongoing discipleship happens through the local church. Jesus told His disciples they – and we – would be His witnesses (Acts 1:8). The gospel is meant to flow through us.
We are to go alongside others, teach them about Jesus, and help them connect to a local church, where they can grow as disciples of Christ among brothers and sisters in the faith.
The following are the core beliefs of The Loved Bible Project based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
The Word of God
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is composed of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe the Scripture in its entirety originated with God, and that it was given through the instrumentality of chosen people who wrote under the inspiration of God. We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and only infallible authoritative Word of God. We believe the Bible to be the unique, full and final authority in any matter related to God, his work in the world, and how people are to know him and live. It is the greatest book of all time! (2 Timothy 3:15-16, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:19-20, Isaiah 55:11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
We believe in one eternal God, existing in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Although each person of the Trinity has different functions, they each possess equal power and divinity. In the beginning God created out of nothing the world and all the things therein, thus manifesting his power, wisdom and goodness. By his sovereign power he continues to sustain his creation. By his providence he is operating throughout history to fulfill his redemptive purposes. (Genesis 1:1, 26, Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Matthew 28:19, Mark 1:9-11, John 17:22)
God became man. We believe Jesus Christ is an eternal person of the Trinity. He came to earth as fully man while also being fully God. He is the only plan for bringing people back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, died a painful death, rose in victory over sin and death, and is now seated in authority over all creation. True life and satisfaction is only found in him. (John 1:1,14, 10:30-38, 14:6, Philippians 2:5-8)
God is always present. We believe the Holy Spirit was sent into the world by the Father to empower people to live according to the will of God. He is the true witness who draws us to God, refines our will, equips us to serve, and seals our salvation. (John 3:5-8, 14:16-17; Ephesians 1:13)
Humans are God’s image bearers. We believe man was created in the image of God. Early in the pages of Scripture, we learn sin entered the world because of man’s desire for autonomy and disobedience resulting in physical and spiritual death. The worst consequence of sin is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:23, 6:23a)
The central message of the Bible is that God desires for people to come into fellowship with himself. Originally created to have that fellowship with God, humanity defied God, choosing to go their own independent way, and thus became guilty before God and corrupted in their nature. This has rendered people unable to please God. The fall of humanity occurred at the beginning of human history; and all individuals since have suffered the consequences of the fall and are in need of God’s saving grace. The salvation of people is, then, wholly a work of God’s free grace, not the result, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness. We believe a person’s only hope for eternal life is through faith in Jesus Christ. All people who repent of their sin and put their trust in Christ will be saved. (Genesis 3, John 3:16, Acts 3:19, Romans 6:23b)
At death, the destiny of each person is sealed. For all humanity, there will be a final judgment by which God will determine the fate of each individual. Those who have not come to trust in Christ and whose name is not found written in the Book of Life will be separated from God into eternal condemnation. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds and enjoy God in the New Heavens and New Earth for all eternity. (Matthew 25:31-46, Revelation 20:11-15, 1 Corinthians 4:5, Matthew 16:27, Revelation 21:1-4, Revelation 22:12)
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20, Colossians 1:8, 1 Peter 5:1-5)
We believe that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman, in a single exclusive union, by which their status changes from two individuals to one flesh as God joins them together. This covenant creates a new family such that their lifelong primary human loyalty is now to one another before anyone else. We believe God created sex as a gift to be enjoyed within the covenant of marriage. We believe that the wife should love and submit to her husband as the church loves and submits to Christ. We also believe that the husband should love his wife as Christ laid down His life for the church. (Ephesians 5:22-33)
*These Core Beliefs are not comprehensive. We recognize there will be varying doctrine among denominations within biblical Christianity. Our content creators and leadership team are asked to sign a statement of faith, clarify their understanding of the gospel and position on personally-held doctrinal beliefs to ensure that content remain unified. The Loved Bible Project reserves the right to turn down collaborations that do not share their doctrinal beliefs, documented or undocumented. We may at times share photos of Loved Bibles from the community and followers who share content from The Loved Bible Project, however, we cannot affirm all of their personally-held doctrinal beliefs.