What we believe matters for eternity! Beliefs dictate behavior. I am a Christ Follower and my statement of faith is grounded in the roots of Christianity. These are my core beliefs, who I am, a woman who knows the Great I AM.
My story of salvation is found here: The Day He Called My Name.
Statement of Faith
Salvation by Grace
I believe in salvation by grace alone, a free gift from God, given to all who believe in His Son Jesus Christ, and who trust His shed blood on the cross as payment for sin, and acknowledge Him as Lord of their life.
(Matthew 16:21-26) (John 3:16-19) (John 14:6) (Acts 4:12) (Romans 10:9-13) (Ephesians 2:4-9) (I John 5:9-12)
Deity of Christ
I believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is God incarnate, and was manifest in human flesh. He was like us in all ways except for one, being free from sin.
(Isaiah 9:6-7) (John 1:1-14) (John 5:22-23) (John 8:54-58) (John 10:30)
I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. The Word of God is eternal and unbroken.
(Numbers 23:16-19) (John 1:1-14) (II Timothy 3:15-17)
I believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-5) (Matthew 28:19-20) (Mark 12:28–31) (I John 5:7)
Christ’s Virgin Birth
I believe that our Lord was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary.
(Isaiah 7:14) (Matthew 1:18-23)
Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension
I believe that Christ is the risen Savior. Jesus rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
(Acts 1:8-11) (Romans 8:31-35)
I believe that all believers should receive water baptism by immersion after salvation as a demonstration of faith and in obedience to the command of our Lord. Baptism represents a commitment by the believer, and is an outward symbol of spiritual identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
(Matthew 28:18-20) (Mark 1:4-11)
Fruit and Gifts of the Holy Spirit
I believe in the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit, for the edification of the body of believers, and enabling the believer to live a life pleasing to God.
(Matthew 7:13-23) (Acts 2:38-39) (Romans 12:4-8) (I Corinthians 12:1-12) (I Corinthians 13:1-3) (Galatians 5:22-26)
Second Coming of Jesus Christ
I believe in the second coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 24:1-44) (John 14:1-3) (Acts 1:9-11) (I Corinthians 15:20-24) (I Thessalonians 4:15-17) (I Thessalonians 5:1-3) (II Thessalonians 2:1-4) (Titus 2:11-13)