22 May 2004
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Kuai Mu Institute Statement of Faith
are a Christian organization that seeks to make the best orthodox Christian
thinking on culture and faith available to people around the world.
Our goals are partly evangelical to bring thoughtful unbelievers
to faith, and partly educational to help Christians understand
how the Gospel relates to world cultures and religions.
Our theological viewpoint is what C. S. Lewis called "Mere Christianity,"
grounded in the central tradition of the faith, from the apostles, to
early Church fathers like Justin Martyr and St. Augustine, to Christians
of all churches in the modern world who hold to that faith. We work
with faithful Christians of many denominations and mission and educational
organizations. For that reason, as a fellowship we usually avoid taking
stands on issues that we see as secondary or potentially divisive within
the Body of Christ.
We believe that God is One, the Creator of all things, Who has made
man and woman in His image, is Author of the moral law, Judge over all
creation, and calls us to know Him, and learn His ways.
We acknowledge the sinful and broken condition of humanity, and recognize
God's calling on His people to reconcile people to Him, and to one another.
in Jesus, the Messiah and unique Son of God. He lived in Palestine two
thousand years ago, as the Gospels say, taught his disciples and the
Jewish people about the Kingdom of God, healed the sick, and raised
the dead. He was crucified for the sins of mankind, and rose again from
the dead the third day, as had been foretold in the Scriptures.
We seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We recognize that His guidance
most often comes through the Scriptures, through other believers, and
through the intellectual and moral capacities which God has given to
us. We do not rule out His ability to guide us in other ways as well,
in accordance with Scriptural principles.
St. Paul writes, "All Scripture is inspired by God, and is profitable
for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness,
so that the man of God may be well-fitted and adequately equipped for
all good work." We find this to be an accurate description of how
God guides believers through Scripture.
It is, the Gospels teach, the duty of man to "love God, and love
your neighbor as yourself." Christians therefore are called to
help others however we can. As a ministry, our primary calling is to
strengthen the faith of Christians, and to work with missionaries, teachers,
and other believers to persuade the world that the Gospel is true, and
the fulfillment of the deepest needs of mankind as expressed in world
cultures. Being called to act as the "light of the world,"
it is a Christian's duty, we believe, to conduct our ministry as well
with integrity and compassion, treating both fellow believers and unbelievers
with respect and honesty.