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Statement of Beliefs
 

  1. The Bible is the infallible, inerrant Word of God, and it is the final authority on all matters which it addresses.
  2. The books of the Bible were written by human authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The original manuscripts of the Bible were written without errors or contradictions. For more on this, please see my article called Is the Bible Trustworthy?.
  3. There is one true God who exists in three divine Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Each of these Persons is able to relate to the others (for example, the Father is able to talk to the Son), and each is God. For more on this, please see my article called Do Christians Believe in Three Gods?.
  4. God created the heavens and the earth in six literal, 24-hour days. The sun, moon, earth, etc., were not formed after billions of years of stellar evolution. For more on this, please see my article called The Biblical Evidence Against the Theories of Evolution.
  5. Adam and Eve did not evolve from lower forms of life, but instead they were directly created by God (see my article called The Biblical Evidence Against the Theories of Evolution). They sinned by disobeying God, and as a result all of mankind was brought under the condemnation of God.
  6. Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, who humbled Himself and was born on earth as a human. He lived a completely sinless life and then He voluntarily took upon Himself all of the sins of the world, giving His life in order to atone for our sins. He paid our penalty by being punished on the cross in our place. He is 100% man and 100% God. For more on this, please see my articles called How to Be Certain That You Will Go to Heaven and Is Jesus Really God? and What Does It Mean that Jesus "Became Sin"?.
  7. Our human nature is corrupt and "fallen." We are totally unable to earn our salvation through any good deeds or religious ceremonies (such as baptism) or other works. Our salvation is a free gift from God because of His grace, His undeserved favor toward us, and it's only through trusting in Jesus as our risen Savior that we're able to receive salvation and eternal life. For more on this, please see my article called Is Baptism Required for Salvation?.
  8. When we trust in Jesus as our risen Savior, at that precise moment we are justified (declared righteous with all of our sins forgiven), we are regenerated (born again), we are sanctified (made holy and set apart for God), and we receive the Holy Spirit who dwells within us to guide us and to renew us day by day. Our sanctification is a continuing process throughout our life here on earth. For more on this, please see my article called Salvation Terminology.
  9. At any moment, Jesus will come down from heaven to snatch all Christians (living and dead) off of the earth and take them back into heaven with Him, which we refer to as the pre-tribulational Rapture. At some point after the Rapture, the seven-year Tribulation period will begin. The Tribulation will be the time of God's wrath being poured out on the earth, and it will end at the Second Coming of Christ. After the Second Coming, Christ will set up His government and will reign in righteousness on earth for one thousand years, and we Christians will reign with Him during that time. For more on this, please see my article called The Rapture of the Church.
  10. All of the gifts of the Spirit such as tongues, prophecies, words of knowledge, healing, and so on, are still operational today. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a second experience of the Holy Spirit which we can choose to receive after salvation, and it's for the purpose of empowering us for our ministries. For more on this, please see my articles called The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Praying in the Spirit Involves Speaking in Tongues, and Healing Training Course.