My Beliefs

I Believe…

My mission is to point people to God’s Word to help them discover and meditate on its truths for themselves. My readers and listeners come from a variety of denominational backgrounds and while there are many non-essential beliefs we may disagree on from time to time (Romans 14:1-22 and 1 Corinthians 10:23-4) below are my primary beliefs founded on the teaching of the Word of God.

The Bible is God’s Word to us.

The Bible was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16
  • 2 Peter 1:20-21
  • Psalm 119:105
  • Psalm 160
  • Psalm 12:6
  • Proverbs 30:5
  • Isaiah 55:11

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.

He has eternally existed as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal and are one God.

• Genesis 1:1
• Genesis 1:26-27
• Genesis 3:22
• Psalm 90:2
• Matthew 28:19
• 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus is the Son of God.

He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.

  • Matthew 1:22-23
  • Isaiah 9:6
  • John 1:1-5
  • Hebrews 4:14-15
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  • Romans 1:3-4
  • Acts 1:9-11
  • Colossians 2:9-10
  • 1 Timothy 6:14-15

The Holy Spirit lives in each Christian from salvation.

The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily as it is His sanctifying power that enables a believer to live a life of holiness.

  • Acts 1:8
  • John 14:16-17
  • John 16:7-13
  • Galatians 5:25
  • 1 Corinthians 2:12
  • 1 Corinthians 3:16
  • Ephesians 1:13
  • 2 Corinthians 13:14
  • 1 Peter 1:2
  • Hebrews 12:14
  • 1 Peter 15-16

People are the supreme object of God’s creation.

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.

  • Genesis 1:27
  • Isaiah 53:6
  • Romans 3:23
  • Isaiah 59:1-2
  • Psalm 139:13-16
  • Colossians 2:13-15

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it.

We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

  • Romans 6:23
  • Ephesians 2:8-9
  • John 14:6
  • Romans 5:1
  • Romans 5:8 
  • Romans 10:9-10

People will exist eternally with or without God.

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

  • John 3:16
  • John 14:17
  • Romans 6:23
  • Revelation 20:15
  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • Matthew 25:31-34
  • Matthew 25:41