Statement of Faith
Below is a brief statement of faith. These are a few of my primary beliefs about God, His Word, and His children. It’s not an exhaustive list, but rather essential truths.
I interpret the Holy Writings of God through man in their literal sense; however, I do not deny some things are meant for allegory. I also do not believe in “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Everything taught on this website is supported by the Scriptures.
I believe that the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible each are the settled, complete, and divine revelation of God to man. Both the Old and New Testaments are equally God’s word without error. Through the unfailing providence and sovereignty of God, the Scriptures are forever preserved. I also believe the original words of God may be translated into another language, such as English, and still hold the same authority.
I believe that there is only one living and true God. God is a spirit, self-existent, sovereign and supreme over all. The Scriptures reveal God eternally existing as the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Ghost, which I believe is the Godhead. The Godhead is one God with three distinct members. God is the Creator, Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. Man cannot come to salvation in Christ unless God draws him.
I believe that Jesus Christ was both the Son of God and the Son of Man. He was begotten by the Holy Ghost, born of a virgin, and He was without sin. Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died as a perfect substitute and only acceptable sacrifice and offering for both original and actual sin. After Jesus finished His work on Earth as a man, His soul descended into Hell (i.e., the lower parts of the Earth) for a burnt offering.
I believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave to everlasting life. He physically walked on Earth and was seen of many before He ascended into Heaven. Now He is seated in Heaven at the right hand of God, where He makes intercession for the Saints, until He returns to judge all men at the last Day. Only by Jesus Christ, we can come to God, for there is salvation in none other.
The Holy Ghost
I believe that the Holy Ghost is the eternal God. The Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and the Son as the Spirit of God and of Christ. He reproves the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment to bring about salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost baptizes Believers into the Body of Christ, empowers them for service and worship, equips them with gifts, and He produces fruit that characterizes the nature of God. The Holy Ghost, as the fullness of the Godhead, seals, indwells, and leads the Children of God into righteousness and truth.
The Children of God
I believe that those who have received Jesus Christ in faith are those whom God has enabled through a new birth to be His children. The Children of God are begotten of Him by the Word of Truth as a result of hearing, understanding, and believing the true Gospel. At the moment of faith in Christ, the gift of eternal life is given; if faith is forsaken, God will remain faithful to His promise—eternal life is forever. Believers are sealed by the Spirit of Promise as a guarantee of eternal salvation in Christ. I believe in eternity, that the Children of God are equal to the Angels in Heaven, but they are not made into them as some falsely teach.