I Believe

The Holy Scriptures are the True Word of God, and are important in all of life. I believe that the Bible is correct, and that if it says something is wrong then it is wrong. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 19:7, Galatians 1:8, and Romans 15:4)

Because I believe the Holy Scriptures, I believe in the Trinity. That there is only one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1: 26-27, Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Matthew 28:19-20, John 14:7, and Galatians 4:4-6)

I believe that all have sinned and are in need of a Savior. (Romans 3:23, Romans 5:11-13, Hebrews 9:22, and 1 John 1:8-10)

I believe that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. (Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 3:24, Romans 6:23, and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

I believe that as a Christian God continues to work in me. (Philippians 1:6 and Hebrews 12)

I believe that we are to encourage one another, and treat each other respectfully. Not gossiping or arguing, but controlling our tongues. (Ephesians 4:29, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Proverbs 20:19, 1 Timothy 6:20, 2 Corinthians 12:20, James 1:26, and James 3:1-12)

I do believe that there are some issues that Christians are allowed to disagree on. On these issues we are to refer to Romans 12. However, there are many issues that I believe that we are not allowed to disagree on. The Bible makes certain things clear, and I can not compromise on those things.

I believe that we are to uphold the moral law of God. (Exodus 20:3-17 and Acts 15:28-29)

I do not believe that it is okay to distort Scripture to please human motives. (2 Peter 3:16)

I do not believe that it is okay to use Salvation as a sin license. (Jude 4)

I do not believe that immoral and/or impure people are saved. (Ephesians 5:3-5)

I believe that there is important balance of truth and grace. (John 1:17) Truth hates sin, grace loves sinners…
Truth without grace crushes people = judgmental legalism
Grace without truth deceives people = deceitful tolerance