Core Doctrine # 4Doctrinal IntegrityBut as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:14-17Faith BuildingPeople FocusedMissions FocusedDoctrinal IntegrityThe Bible is God’s revelation to mankind of Himself and His plan of salvation. The Bible is the foundation of our faith. We commit ourselves to the Word of God through personal and corporate study and adhere to the fundamental truths of the Assemblies of God, choosing to be passionate for the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives.Be a student of the Word2 Tim 2:15-18Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of someWe study the Word so that we might grow up and mature in Christ and not be tossed about. 2 Peter 1:20-21Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. God does not reveal one truth to you and then another truth to me that would be in conflict with one another. God doesn’t changeHis Word doesn’t changeIt is us who changeWe must let the Word of God change us, not us change the Word of GodWe must be on guard against Doctrinal Drift. Genesis 3:1-5Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" 2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'" 4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.Did God really say?That’s not what He meant!You will not surely dieYou’ll be like God – knowing good and evilGod has called Pastors to study and preach the Word so that the church may grow up in all things and become mature. God’s Word is complete! 1 Tim 4:1-2Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;O that we would be a people of firmly grounded in the truth of God’s Word.