My Statement of Beliefs

I believe:

That as Christ’s disciples we are called to “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! (Psalm 46:10).

In the unity of one true and living God revealed in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:16, 17; 28:19, John 17).

In the Bible as the inspired Word of God, both the Old and New Testaments (II Tim. 3:16, Heb. 4:12, I Pet. I:23-25, II Pet. 1:19-21).

In the divinity and humanity of Christ Jesus. Jesus is God come in the flesh. He is both divine and human (Luke 1:26-38, John 14:1-3, Acts 2:26, 3:14, 15, Phil. 2:5-11).

In the blood atonement, the blood of Jesus was shed for our sins; it is only through his shed blood that our sins are forgiven and we are justified by faith in him (Acts 4:12, Rom. 5:1-11, Eph. 1:3-15).

In the bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, he is presently engaged in preparing heaven and interceding for the saints (Luke 24:39-43, John 20:24-29, John 14:1-6, Rom. 8:34).

In the second coming, that Jesus Christ will return to this earth to capture his bride (the Church) and judge the world. (Acts 1:10, 11, I Thess. 4:13-18, II Thess. 1:7-10, James 5:8, Rev. 1:7).

That man, in his natural state, is a sinner; lost, undone, without hope, and without God (Rom. 3:19-23, Gal. 3:22, Eph. 2:1, 2, 12).

That the Scriptures clearly set forth the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost, and eternal bliss for the saved; hell for the unsaved, and heaven for the saved (Matt. 5:34, 41, 46, Luke 16:19-31, John 14:1-3, Rev. 20:11-15).

In salvation of the repentant sinner by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through heartfelt faith which results in regeneration of the person (Acts 3:19,20, Rom. 5:1, Eph. 2:8-10).

In water baptism by immersion in water in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, as a symbol of identification with Jesus Christ in his death, burial and resurrection (Matt. 3:15, 16, 28:19, 20, Acts 8:38, Rom. 6:1-4).

In the Holy Spirit, whose purpose in the redemptive plan is to convict men of sin: regenerate the repentant believer and give gifts to the believer as he wills. (Heb. 2:4)

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 4:13, I Pet. 3:8)

That God calls his followers to go and make disciples of all nations. (Matt. 28:20, Mark 16:15)

And that God is good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon him. (Psalm 86:5)