My Statement of Faith

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About God: I believe in ONE and only God as the Creator and Ruler of the universe (Gen 1:1, 26-27, 3:22), who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14). God is infinite, without beginning or end. Our God is complex and unique. The three persons of the Godhead are equal in power and of the same essence. As finite human beings, we simply cannot put him in a box or subject him to a mathematical analysis or the scientific method.

About Jesus: I believe Jesus is the very image of God, through whom God revealed Himself to humanity in all fullness. The Son of God was always with God and has no beginning or end (Revelation 1:8, 21:6, 22:13), just as the Father has no beginning or end (Isaiah 41:4, 44:6, 48:12). All of creation was made through Him and by Him (John 1:1-5), and all of creation as we know it will come to an end with His second coming (2 Peter 3:10). Jesus temporarily took on human nature (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:22-23) in order to live a sinless life and provide a substitutionary atonement for the sins of humanity. He came to dwell on earth as fully God and fully human, lived a sinless life although tempted like a human (Hebrews 4:14-15), died on the cross for the sins of the world, was resurrected by the Father on the third day (Romans 1:3-4), and now sits at the right hand of the Father (Romans 8:34). He is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). He is coming again (Acts 1:9-11, Titus 2:13) as a victorious King to take those who put their faith in His sacrifice and as a Righteous Judge to judge those who rejected Him (John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 1:722:12-13). Jesus perfectly fulfilled all of the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 5:17).

About the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is equal to God but has a different function. The Holy Spirit starts to live in a new believer in Jesus from the moment of salvation (Romans 8:9). The Holy Spirit convicts the sinner of his or her sin and of the coming judgment (John 16:8), gives the believer power to resist temptation (Galatians 5:16), guides the believer to understanding of spiritual truths (John 16:13), and instructs the believer on how to live a set-apart and holy life (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). The Holy Spirit’s presence in a believer’s life is evidenced by the fruits of the Holy Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control – which come not by our own accord (our works of flesh), but as a result of His presence in our hearts (Galatians 5:22-26).

About Humans: We are made in the spiritual image of God (Genesis 1:27). We are born into sin (Isaiah 53:6, Psalm 51:5) and sin separates us from the perfectly holy God (Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2). We are unable to save ourselves.

About Salvation: Salvation is attained only by faith in Jesus (Acts 4:12), not by works but through faith only. We can never attain salvation by attempting to improve our standing with God through good works or self-improvement (Ephesians 2:8-9). Salvation is a free gift to men from God given to those who put their faith into Jesus and His atonement for our sins.

About the Bible: The Bible – Genesis to Revelation – is the only true revelation of God to us. The human authors who wrote the books of the Bible were inspired by the Holy Spirit and wrote under the guidance of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21). The Bible is inerrant (Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5) and is inspired by God Himself. The Bible is the ultimate guide for Christian conduct and holy living (2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 119:105, 160).

About Eternity: Our spirit was created eternal (Psalm 23:649:7-9, Ecclesiastes 12:7). We will either exist forever with God or be eternally separated from Him (Daniel 12:2). Heaven and Hell are real (Romans 2:6-8, Revelation 21:8). Those who place their trust in Jesus will spend an eternity with God and those who reject Jesus will spend their eternity separated from God: in Hell (Matthew 25:46, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15).

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