Statement Of Faith

Silvanus Publishing, Inc. is a Christian owned Corporation. Below is a summary of our beliefs.

(1) We believe that all 66 books of the Bible are the only inspired word of God called scripture.

We DO NOT acknowledge the Talmud, or anything of the like to be inspired scripture (Tim. 3:16).

(2) We believe that God is one, but reveals Himself thorough the persons of the Trinity as The Father, The Son as Jesus, and The Holy Ghost. “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:” – Mark 3:29 (KJV). Furthermore, we believe that each person of this Trinity is God (1 Cor. 8:6 6:44; Rom. 1:7; Isa. 9:6; Jn. 1:1 Acts 5:3; Heb 9:14; Jn. 4:24); Matthew 16:16; Matthew 26:63; Mark 1:1; Luke 4:41; Luke 11:17; John 6:69; John 11:27; John 20:31; Acts 8:37; Acts 9:20; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 1:19; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 4:7; Ephesians 4:13; 1 John 5:20; 2 John 1:3; 2 John 1:9.

(3) We believe that God is the creator of all things, is all-powerful, all-knowing, and in control to do as He wills (Acts 14:15; Jer. 32:17; Eph. 3:20; Psa.139:1-4; 1 Sam.2:6-9; Psa. 24:1).

(4) We believe that Jesus was literally conceived and born of a virgin named Mary (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-33).

(5) We believe that Jesus lived a sinless life (1 Pet. 2:22; 1 Jn. 3:5).

(6) We believe that all of humanity has fallen short of God’s glory and is in need of salvation; hence the reason Jesus came to the earth (Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 5:8; Jn. 14:6).

” Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind [homosexuals], Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God..” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 KJV)

(7) We believe that those who die without salvation go to a literal place called Hell (Psa. 9:17; Psa.73:12-19; Luke 16:23.26; Jn. 12:48).

(8) We believe that salvation is in none other than through the name, person, resurrection, work, and grace of Jesus Christ (Jn. 14:6; Jn. 3:16; Jn. 10:17-18; Rom. 1:4; Rom.5:8).

(9) We believe that those who belong to Christ will inherit eternal life in a literal Kingdom of Heaven (Isaiah 65; Zech. 14).

(10) We believe that Jesus will return to gather His people, as well as the resurrection of the dead in Christ at His return (1 Cor. 15:21-23).

(11) We believe in the water baptism of believers in Christ (Mat. 28:19; Acts 2:38-41)***

(12) We believe in the observance of communion (the bread and the cup) as a means to remember our Lord (1 Cor. 11:24).

(13) We believe that Christ is the Head of the church, which should be governed by Him (Eph.5:23).

(14) We believe that all of Christ’s ministers are servant-leaders, not dictators (Jn. 13:3-16; Ph.2:3-8).

(15) We believe that all 66 books of the Bible are inspired!

(16) We believe that Christ is the head of the Church.

(17) We believe in the water baptism of believers***

(18) We believe in the observance of communion.

(19) We believe that salvation is in Jesus alone.

Our Corporate Values

The following values represent the essence and personality of Silvanus Publishing, Inc. They are the standards by which our culture and unity are kept. Please make careful note of them. We will not compromise our statement of faith or values in anyway no matter the cost.

(a) We value God’s calling of both men and women to ordained ministry (Mat. 28:18-20; Acts 2:17; Gal. 3:28).

(b) We value the advancement of the Gospel of Christ for the establishment of salvation, forgiveness, and the perpetuation of Christianity (Mat. 28:18-20).

(c) We value the pursuit of unity (at the foot of the cross) among brothers and sisters in the Christian faith (Eph. 4:13).

(d) We value the independence of Christian Authors so that they may follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in the direction and government of their ministries (Act. 8:29; 10:19; 11:12; 13:2-4; 16:6-7; 20:22, 21:4).

(e) We value leadership that duplicates our Lord’s servant heart (Mat. 20:27; John 13:14).

(f) We value fellowship among Christian Authors for the sake of strength, encouragement, edification, prayer, and support (Rom.14:19; 1 Thes. 5:11; Eph. 2:21-22; Php. 4:8).

***There is scarcely a more misunderstood concept in Christianity than baptism. We as followers of Jesus Christ must seek to understand what and why we believe what we do. Baptism has been around since before Jesus came. Baptism was a fairly common practice done during the Old Testament times and especially during the inter-testamental times (the time between the writing of the Old and the New Testaments). The purpose of Baptism has always been (with the exception of the infant baptism that the church did in err) to give people the opportunity to declare, to as many people as possible, a certain conviction and belief. Before Christ came, the general reason people were baptized was to declare that they would like to become Jewish. This was a bold and vulnerable step. Not only were you putting your life into the hands of a Rabbi – who could kill you (in the midst of baptism), but you were also putting your family at risk by being associated with “those Jews!” Later, when John the Baptist began to baptize people, his baptism declaration was very different than other “Jewish” baptisms. He told, not only the gentiles, but also the Jews that they needed to be baptized into “repentance” (see Mark 1:4, Acts 13:24, etc.). This was particularly offensive and jarring for the Jews. Now, not only was it dangerous for Gentiles to be baptized – it was even more risky to be baptized as a Jew – because you were essentially telling the Jewish leaders that their system wasn’t good enough! That was a bold statement for anyone. Jesus chose to be baptized into John’s baptism of repentance. It was during Jesus’ baptism that God himself gave His testimony to the world about who Jesus was (which is the essential picture of what it is for us – a verbal and pictorial declaration of faith). It was Jesus’ public declaration to the world. God declared “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17). Today we are not baptized into John’s baptism. We are called to be baptized into Christ and His death (Romans 6:4)! Just as Christ was crucified, descended into the ground and rose again – so we too, in baptism, display that change. It is our opportunity to tell the world what Christ has done in our lives. We must be careful that we as Christians don’t make baptism about the act…We must keep the heart of the purpose of baptism at the forefront. Matthew 10:32-33 represents what baptism is all about to Christians.

“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” That is the heart of the gospel.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” – Romans 10:9