With the apostle Paul, we believe that all of Scripture is inspired by God and that it is useful for “teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). Ask anyone in the Mission Arlington® family about their favorite scripture, and no doubt you would receive a variety of replies, because we truly value the Bible.
At the same time, it is fair to say that there are four cornerstone scriptures which under gird our work:
- John 3:16 – 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life;”
- Acts 1:8 – 8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth;”
- Matthew 25:40 – 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me;”
- Matthew 28:19-20 – 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”