Our Teaching Examined

Many respected Christian scholars and ministry leaders have closely examined both our teaching and practice. The following quotes are a small sampling of what they had to say. You can read their full published statements at an-open-letter.org/testimonies.


Fuller Theological Seminary

One of the largest multidenominational seminaries in the world.

“In regard to their teaching and testimony concerning God, the Trinity, the person and work of Christ, the Bible, salvation, and the oneness and unity of the Church, the Body of Christ, we found them to be unequivocally orthodox.”

J. Gordon Melton

Distinguished Professor of American Religious History with the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University and the Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion.

“I personally have been unable to find a single point upon which it [the teaching in the local churches] deviates on any essential doctrine of the Christian faith…”

Elliot Miller

Editor-in-Chief of the Christian Research Journal and a principal participant in several research projects involving the local churches beginning in the 1970s.

“I find it [the statement of faith on this site] to be thoroughly consistent with historic, orthodox Christian theology in all of its affirmations.”

Paul Copan

Former president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society and a well-known apologist.

“I …urge all true Christians to embrace our brothers and sisters in the Local Church, who share the same faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Peter Kerridge

CEO of Premier Media Group, the largest Christian broadcaster in the United Kingdom.

“This ministry is entirely orthodox and to suggest otherwise is to willfully misrepresent them and impede the church’s mission.”

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