One way i feel you can get to know me better is understand why i believe what I believe!
my faith beliefs:
I believe that “All Scripture is God-breathed.” I believe that the Holy Spirit the men who wrote the Bible, the words to use. (Mk. 12:26, 36; Acts 1:16, 2:4; 1 Cor. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21)
I believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and, that these three, are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and are worthy of the same homage, confidence, and obedience (Mt. 28:19-20; Mark 12:29; Jn. 1:1-4; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor.13:14; Heb.1:1-3; Rev.1:4-6)
I believe in the virgin birth and the bodily resurrection of
Jesus Christ. I believe that all scripture centers about our Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work, and in His first and second coming. I believe that all the Scripture from first to last, including every chapter of the Old Testament, was designed for our practical instruction (Mt. 1:23; Lk. 24:27,44; Jn. 5:39; Acts 17:2-3; 18:28; 26:22-23; 28:23; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:11; 15:4).
I believe that the Holy Spirit is not an influence but a divine person, the source and power of all acceptable worship and service (Jn. 7:38-39; 14:16-17; 15:26; 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:9; Phil. 3:3).
I believe that because of this universal depravity and death in sin, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless born again, and that no degree of reformation, however great; no attainment in morality, however high; no culture, however attractive; no humanitarian and philanthropic schemes and societies, however useful; no baptism or other ordinance, however administered; can help the sinner to take even one step toward heaven. Only a new nature imparted by the Holy Spirit through the Word is absolutely essential to salvation (Isa. 64:6; Jn. 3:5,18; Gal. 6:15; Phil. 3:4-9; Tit. 3:5; Jas. 1:18; 1 Pet. 1: 23).
I believe that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was made to be sin and a curse for us, dying for us. We believe that no repentance, no feeling, no faith, no good resolution, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and regulations of any church, or of all the churches that have existed since the days of the apostles, can add in the very least to the value of that precious blood or to the merit of that finished work which was wrought for us by Christ, who united in His person true and proper divinity with perfect and sinless humanity (Lev. 17:11; Mt. 26:28; Rom. 5:6-9; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; Eph. 1:7; 1 Pet.1:18-19). (can I get an Amen!)
I believe that all who are born again are assured of their salvation the very day they take Him to be their Savior. This assurance is founded wholly on the testimony of God in His written Word. (Lk. 10:20; Jn. 6:47; Rom. 8:33-39; 2 Cor. 5:1,6-8; 2 Tim.1:12; 1 Jn. 5:13).
I believe that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation pass into His presence immediately at death, and there remain in conscious bliss until the
resurrection of the body at His coming, when soul and body reunited will be associated with Him forever in the glory. (Lk.16:19-26; 23:43; 2 Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Jude 6:7; Rev. 20:11-15).
Philippians 2 (NCV)
Does your life in Christ give you strength? Does his love comfort you? Do we share together in the spirit? Do you have mercy and kindness? If so, make me very happy by having the same thoughts, sharing the same love, and having one mind and purpose. When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves. Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others.
Be Unselfish Like Christ
In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.
Christ himself was like God in everything.
But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be used for his own benefit.
But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing.
He was born as a man
and became like a servant.
And when he was living as a man,
he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God,
even when that caused his death—death on a cross.
So God raised him to the highest place.
God made his name greater than every other name
so that every knee will bow to the name of Jesus—
everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
and bring glory to God the Father.