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Kay Warren is an evangelical leader, author, AIDS activist, and co-founder of Saddleback Church in Southern California. Along with her husband, Rick, Warren founded Saddleback in 1980 with just a[…]

The Bible is Warren’s authority.

Question: What are the tenets of the Christian faith?

Warren: The fundamental tenets of the Christian faith? Well one of the pastors on our staff and I wrote a series on that called “Foundations: 11 Essential Truths to Build Your Life On”. But as I understand it, the basic tenet of the Christian faith is that God is the creator of it all. He is the sustainer of it all; that He loves every person He’s ever made. He is passionately in love with every person He’s ever made and longs to be in relationship with them. I believe that as I . . . The Bible is the authority for my life. And in that I am told that Jesus is the Savior – that every person needs a Savior; that we’re all separated from God by our own personal heart of sinfulness and rebellion. And that we can’t fix it on our own, and that we need a Savior. So the basic tenets are that God is the creator and sustainer of it all. He sent His Son Jesus to be the Savior for all of the world; and that He sent the Holy Spirit to be our comforter and our friend. And that the Bible is our main authority. I think if I had to summarize like he four top truths about the Christian faith, it would probably be those four things.

Recorded on: 12/11/07

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