My Statement of Beliefs

I believe…

๐Ÿ“– That the Bible is the inspired word of God.

That it is the only infallible, authoritative word of God, in which God reveals himself and his love to all the world.

1๏ธโƒฃ That there is one God who is Creator of all.

That he is eternally existent in 3 persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Who is yet one in being, essence, and glory: eternal, infinite, sovereign, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, unchanging, holy, just, righteous, good, and loving.

๐Ÿ™ That people in their natural state are sinners.

Without Christ they are lost, undone, without hope, without God, and must face the judgement of God for their sins.

๐Ÿ‘‘ In the divinity and humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

That he is God incarnate, God in human form, miraculously conceived and born of a virgin. Who without ceasing to be God, became man in order to demonstrate who God is and to provide the means of salvation for humanity.

โœ๏ธ That salvation can only be obtained by grace through the Lord Jesus Christ.

That through his death and his blood shed upon the cross, Christ paid for our sin. And that sinners are saved and justified only by repenting of their sins and placing their faith in Christ as their Lord and Savior.

๐ŸŒ… In the bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.

That Christ was physically resurrected and ascended to heaven in his glorified body. And that he is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for the saints and preparing a place for them.

๐ŸŒŠ That believers are called to be baptized by immersion in water.

That all believers are commanded to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ as a symbol of their identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, and as a declaration of belonging to his body, the church.

โ›ช That believers are called to be part of a church.

Both the universal church, made up of all believers everywhere, and of which Christ is the head. And a local church where they can learn to obey the Lord, honor him by holy living, and testify of their faith in Christ to others.

๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit.

That he convicts people of sin and regenerates repentant believers. That he illumines believers’ hearts and minds as they study the Bible, and gives them gifts as he wills – enabling them to live a godly Christian life.

๐ŸŽบ In the blessed hope of the second coming of Christ.

That Jesus Christ will return to this earth with a shout and the trumpet call of God to capture his bride (the Church) and judge the world.

โ˜๏ธ In the physical resurrection of all human beings and in the doctrines of an actual heaven and an actual hell.

That all human beings will be physically resurrected – saints to everlasting life and joy and the wicked to eternal punishment in the lake of fire. Heaven for the saved and hell for the unsaved.

๐Ÿšถ That God calls his followers to go and preach the Gospel in all the world.

That Christโ€™s followers are called to witness of Christ by word and through their lives, and to go and make disciples of all nations.

โค๏ธ And that God is loving and merciful.

He is full of love and mercy to all who call on him and repent of their sins.

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