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STATEMENT OF FAITH:

We believe in one God, the Creator and sustainer of all things; eternal, perfect, and manifested in three persons as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Holy Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God.

We believe Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh, true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the Virgin Mary.

We believe in His sinless life, His miraculous ministry, His substitution death on the cross as atonement for our sins, His bodily resurrection from the dead.

We believe that Jesus will literally and bodily return again at the end of this age.
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What is the fair use doctrine?
“In certain circumstances, a person or organization can reproduce copyrighted material without paying royalties--fees paid to the copyright holder for the privilege of reproducing the copyrighted material" (Miller & Jentz, 2006, p. 147). Section 107 of the Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code) outlines these provisions. Fair use includes "criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research" (Copyright.gov). Section 107 sets four factors in determining whether or not a particular use is considered fair (Copyright.gov, 2006). The distinction between fair use and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined, because the specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission is not explicitly stated. However, in all cases, quotation and proper citation MUST BE USED when engaging in fair use of the original author's material! Resources: Copyright. (2006). U.S. copyright office. Retrieved November 1, 2005, from http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html
Miller, R. L. & Jentz, G. A. (2006). Business law today: Instructor's edition (7th Ed.). Thomson/South-Western. Mason, Ohio.
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