The Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error in the original language, is the final authority on all matters on which it bears. There is one God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — each possessing all the attributes of Deity.
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, all people need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s wild saving grace — not human effort — and must be received personally by repentance and faith.
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life on earth. Christ voluntarily paid for our sins by dying on the cross as our substitute, taking upon Himself our penalty for sin – death. Jesus conquered death through His resurrection and is the only mediator between us and God. Salvation is for all who confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead.
Jesus Christ will return to earth as King of kings. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment – either to everlasting life or to eternal damnation. Those forgiven through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God
The Holy Spirit dwells in those who believe in Christ as Lord. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to live a godly life.
This song/video by Newsboys called “We Believe” adequately sums up my belief.
It is neither necessary or wise to take a public stand on all issues. This is not essentially helpful in making a difference in the lives of others.
I will not fear guilt by association. Jesus did not fear those He associated with and was highly criticized by the religious sects of His day.
I accept my human limitations and realize that I will not always get it right. Neither do other pastors, Bible teachers, and speakers, therefore, I extend grace that I may receive grace.
From time to time, I may share quotes from various authors, pastors, speakers, and teachers. That does not necessarily mean that I agree 100 percent with the ministry or doctrine of that person. We are all human, therefore we all only have partial understanding (1 Cor 13;12).
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