Statement of Faith

The Bible:

I believe that the Bible is God’s holy and inspired word.

I believe that is was literally dictated by God to the human writers who composed it.  Therefore, I believe that it is completely without error.

I believe that the Word of God it is good for the establishment of doctrine- the evidence of our faith, for correction, and instruction in righteousness.  I believe that it is living and powerful yet it is never changing.

It is the source from which I draw my conviction and therefore my worldview.

2 Timothy 3:16Hebrews 4:12

God:

I believe that there is only One God.  I believe that He is comprised of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

I believe that all other representations of deities are counterfeits and therefore worshiping them is actually worshiping demons.

I believe that God is eternal with no beginning and no end.

I believe that He is everywhere, that He knows everything, and that He has power to do anything without limit.

Isaiah 43:10-11Deuteronomy 6:4I Corinthians 10:20Matthew 28:19Hebrews 4:13Psalms 33:13-15Proverbs 15:3Deuteronomy 4:39Psalms 135:6

Creation:

I believe that God created the world and all that is within it in six 24 hour days.

Genesis 1

Jesus:

I believe  that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

I believe He is part of the Trinity and that He was present and participated in creation.

I believe He came to earth as a baby born of a virgin, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Therefore, I believe that He was fully man and fully God.  I believe he fulfilled all prophecies of the coming Messiah during His life on earth.

I believe that He lived a sinless life as to fulfill the need for a perfect sacrifice.  I believe that He was crucified for the sake of the people He created, to pay for all their sins- both past and future.

I believe that He rose again on the third day after His death, just as He and the prophets before Him predicted.

I believe that He ascended to the Father shortly after His resurrection so that we might be sent the Holy Spirit as a helper during the last days.

I believe that He is coming again to gather His children together for all eternity and put to death sin for all of eternity.  I believe when that final day comes every knee will bow and every tongue confess-both those who chose Him and those who rejected Him- that He is LORD.

Matthew 17:5Matthew 5:17-20I Peter 1:3I Thessalonians 4:14Philippians 2:10-11

Holy Spirit:

I believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit dwelling in those who accept His gift of salvation and serve Him as their Lord.

I believe He is part of the Trinity and that He was present and participated in creation.

I believe that He enters and dwells within each follower of Christ the moment that they are saved.

Ephesians 4:30Ephesians 1:12-14

Man, Sin, and Salvation:

I believe that all people are created in the image of God.  I believe that we are special and separate from all other forms of life.

I believe the purpose of mankind’s existence is to bring glory to God.

I believe that all people and sinned and fallen short of God’s standards of righteousness.

I believe that man has freewill and is capable of choosing his own destiny.  I believe that if one chooses to accept Jesus and the gift of salvation and follow God then he is choosing life and will never perish but simply relocate to heaven at his death.  I believe that if he rejects the gift of salvation and does not accept Jesus Christ then he is choosing death for himself and will spend eternity in hell separated from God when he dies.

Genesis 1:26-27Isaiah 43:7Romans 3:23Romans 6:23Romans 5:8Romans 10:9-13I Thessalonians 4:13-18 Mark 16:16

 

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