Statement of Faith

I live and teach as I do because of what I believe about Jesus Christ, God, and His word.  These are 10 basic beliefs that guide my life and teaching.

1. There is one Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 2. The Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and is the final authority for the faith and life of followers of Jesus Christ.

3. Jesus Christ was born of a Virgin; He is the eternal Son of God, who is also Son of Man, fully God and fully man.

4. The vicarious, substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross made atonement for the sin of the world, efficient for all who repent and believe.  He has been resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven, and He sits at the right hand of God to intercede for His people.

5. The Lord Jesus Christ will return in a bodily resurrection, which insures the resurrection of all believers who have received God’s gift of eternal life. There will be judgment in regard to unbelievers who reject the gospel.

6.  Man was originally created in the image of God; he fell into sin through the first Adam, and is responsible for all sin he has committed. Sin causes him to be separated from God and lost eternally without faith in the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.

7. Salvation from everlasting punishment and entrance into a state of fellowship with God are secured only by a personal belief that Jesus Christ bore our sins in His own body on the cross and by a definite receiving of Christ, through the Person of the Holy Spirit, into one’s inner being.

8. Each person who, through faith, believes that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord receives the Holy Spirit who then indwells that person and is responsible for the work of sanctification in the believer.                                                                                                              

9. The church is the body of Christ, a spiritual organism of born again believers who are called to be identified with Christ in baptism and to remember His death in the Lord’s Supper.

10. Each Christian is called to witness for Christ, to preach the gospel to all nations, and to study the Bible personally through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit until each one is matured into their preordained purpose of God. 

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