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Guiding Principle

It is our position that any person honestly and sincerely seeking spiritual truths will value and incorporate new factual information into his or her existing Belief System in order to make sure that it is as accurate as possible.  The Biblical Heritage Center, Inc. is not a religious organization and therefore does not have a doctrinal statement or a statement of faith.  BHC is an educational and research organization and the only guideline that we urge people to accept is:

Our belief systems must be large enough to include all the facts;
they must be open enough to be tested; and,
they must be flexible enough to change.

How could anyone that says they are "honestly" seeking the truth do otherwise?  Could one honestly be a seeker of truth if he or she rejected factual information, refused to allow his or her beliefs to be tested, or refused to change when any belief was found to contain or be based upon error?  

 Mission

 The mission of the Biblical Heritage Center is to help people and to engage the help of people in the quest for and discovery of spiritual truth and of moral and ethical guidelines for living in a multicultural and pluralistic world by providing information and activities based on the Bible and biblical traditions in an environment conducive to open and honest dialogue.  The activities include discussing factual information about the Bible and biblical traditions, studying the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible, reaching conclusions about the meanings of the texts, and considering the applicability of these conclusions to life.

Purposes

The purposes of BHC are (1) to raise the publicís awareness about the origin and development of the Bible and biblical traditions, (2) to raise their awareness of the influences of the Bible and biblical traditions on mankind, (3) to increase their understanding of the roles and relations of these traditions and their influences, (4) to increase their understanding of the ancient meanings of the words of the Bible by providing them with the opportunity to participate in and/or to learn the linguistic method of biblical analysis, (5) to help them understand their beliefs (what they are, where they came from, who created them, why they were created, how they came to be theirs, and why they believe them), (6) to help them accommodate the information within their existing belief systems by encouraging them to participate in mutually beneficial interactions with people from different biblical traditions; and (7) to engage their help in delineating universal moral and ethical principles for living.

Expected Results (Goals)

The results expected are: (1) a clearer perception of the reasons for the emergence of so many biblical traditions, (2) a better understanding of the moral and ethical guidelines for living contained in the biblical texts, (3) a more tolerant attitude toward people with different traditions, (4) a lessening of tensions between and among people of different biblical traditions, (5) a reduction of religious discrimination, (6) the elimination of many long-standing prejudices, and (7) the creation of a better, happier, and safer world.

Research and Development

BHC will engage in significant research.  The focus of this research will be on the history of the Bible, the role of the Bible in history, the influence of history on the words of the Bible, and the words of the Bible based on linguistic analyses.  New information resulting from the research will be added to existing databases and will be developed into articles, reports, studies, books, courses, etc.  These will be published in newsletters, DVDs, MP3s, audio & video tapes, and websites.

Directors and Officers

 Ike Tennison, President
Jim Myers, Vice President
Susan Myers, Secretary/Treasurer

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