There are a lot of websites floating around in this land we call cyberspace. Which makes it critically important that we carefully evaluate what we read, considering whether it reflects the truth.
There is no topic for which this is more critical than that of faith.
I’m really glad you visited this particular page on my site, because it demonstrates that you understand something very important:
Sadly, “Christian” doesn’t mean the same thing to multitudes of people today that it does to me. Perhaps you’ll notice in my writings that I often use the word Christ-follower instead. I believe it’s a name that distinguishes those who are truly following in the footsteps of our Savior – those who are growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).
Here is a summary of what I believe;
- I believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative, complete, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16).
- I believe in one God who is sovereign, almighty, holy, unchanging, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17).
- I believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 1:1-2), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-20), His blood atonement (1 Peter 1:18-19), His sinless perfection (Hebrews 4:15), His bodily resurrection (Acts 1:9), His present life in heaven as High Priest and Advocate for believers (Hebrews 4:14; 6:20; 7:25), and His imminent return (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
- I believe the Holy Spirit is a person of the Godhead, and that He is sent by the Lord Jesus Christ from God the Father to convict the world of sin, to regenerate, seal, indwell, guide, teach, anoint, and intercede with each believer, and to baptize each believer into the body of Christ (Romans 8:27).
- I believe people, in their natural state, are spiritually lost, alienated from God, and incapable of attaining of salvation by their own merit (Romans 3-5).
- I believe the salvation of people is by grace, a free gift of God, received through faith in the Lord Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-9). Without His death and the shedding of His blood, there is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22; 10:19-20). Those who receive Christ by faith (John 1:12) have their sins forgiven (Ephesians 1:7) and are baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13), thereby becoming children of God (John 1:12).
- I believe the Church is the company of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13).
If you have a question about these beliefs, or any other aspect of A Divine Encounter, I welcome your feedback. Please leave a comment below or email me at [email protected]
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