Membership Terms and Conditions
Membership is required prior to any usage of the grounds and facilities owned or maintained by Be Still, Inc. By checking the Terms and Conditions "Accept" box, you are acknowledging your agreement with the Be Still, Inc. Statement of Faith and Statement on Marriage and Sexuality as listed below. Be Still, Inc. acknowledges the Bible as its supreme authority in matters of faith and practice. The Corporation’s Statement of Faith is necessary for the fulfillment of its purposes and is the basis for unity of its membership. The Corporation accomplishes its business and objectives in accordance with the following doctrinal beliefs:
A. We believe there is one God, infinite Spirit, creator, and sustainer of all things, who exists eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are one in essence but distinct in person and function.
B. We believe that all things were created by God. Angels were created as ministering agents, though some, under leadership of Satan, fell from their sinless state to become agents of evil. The universe and everything in it was created in six days and is continuously sustained by God; thus it both reflects His glory and reveals His truth. Human beings were directly created in the very image of God. As reasoning moral agents, they are responsible under God for understanding and governing themselves and the world.
C. We believe that both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, though written by men, was supernaturally inspired by God so that all its words are the written true revelation of God; it is therefore inerrant in the originals and authoritative in all matters. It is to be understood by all through the illumination of the Holy Spirit, its meaning determined by the historical, grammatical, and literary use of the author’s language, comparing Scripture with Scripture.
D. We believe Adam, the first man, was created in the image of God, formed by God of the dust of the ground, and breathed life into his nostrils from God. Eve, the first woman, was formed by God from Adam’s rib, bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh, she was taken out of man. God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh, they are no longer two but one flesh. Marriage, as sanctioned by God, joins one man and one woman, as it has been since the beginning of creation.
E. We believe Adam, the first man, willfully disobeyed God, bringing sin and death into the world. As a result, all persons are sinners from conception, which is evidenced in their willful acts of sin; and they are therefore subject to eternal punishment, under the just condemnation of a Holy God.
F. We believe that Jesus Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice by the appointment of the Father. He fulfilled the demands of God by His obedient life, died on the cross in full substitution and payment for the sins of all, was buried, and on the third day He arose physically and bodily from the dead. He ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of God the Father as High Priest and Mediator of the new covenant, interceding for all believers.
G. We believe that each person can be saved only through the work of Jesus Christ, through repentance of sin and by faith alone in Him as Savior. The believer is declared righteous, born again by the Holy Spirit, turned from sin, and assured of heaven.
H. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all who are born again, conforming them to the likeness of Jesus Christ, this process completed only in Heaven. Every believer is responsible to live in obedience to the Word of God in separation from sin.
I. We believe that the return of Jesus Christ is imminent. At a time only known to God, He will raise the dead and judge the world. Non-believers will be separated forever from God in Hell. The saved will live forever in Heaven in fellowship with God.
Statement on Marriage and Sexuality:
A. The Corporation adopts the traditional definition of marriage with the term “marriage” having only one meaning - that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as described in the Holy Bible - Matthew 19:4-6 (KJV):
“4 And he answered and said unto them, have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, for this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
B. We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Corporation as a Christ-centered ministry, and to provide a biblical role model to the Corporation’s members, guests and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the Corporation in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, or who participate in the Corporation’s activities, abide by and agree to this Statement on Marriage.
C. No Director, officer, employee, member or any person under the direction or control of the Corporation shall commit any act, or permit the Corporation’s facilities, assets or property of any kind to be used in a manner that would be inconsistent with the Corporation’s definition of marriage.