Monday, June 29, 2009

Statement of Faith

I believe that all 66 books of the Protestants' accepted Bible canon were written without error.

I believe this collection of books is the only Word of God. Any other sacred text from any other religion is spurious.

I believe the Bible is historically and theologically accurate.

Therefore,

I believe in one God, the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

I believe that Adam's sin in the garden of Eden plagued the rest of mankind with spiritual separation from God.

I believe that God the Son became the sinless God-Man, Jesus Christ, when he was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin named Mary.

I believe the death of Jesus Christ on a cross and his resurrection from the dead offers us forgiveness of sins by trust and surrender to him.

I believe Jesus is the only way to heaven; all other ways/religions/roads lead to a literal and never-ending hell.

I believe that Christians are to surrender to the Holy Spirit for a deeper work of grace called by different names: Christian Perfection, Perfect Love, Entire Sanctification, Full Salvation, etc.

I believe that, aided by grace, Christians can live free from deliberate sinning in deed and in thought.

I believe that salvation can be lost/forfeited by apostasy or sinful rebellion.

I believe there is only one Church, God's Church, of all born-again Christians wherever they may be. The Church of God shouldn't be divided but unified in doctrine and mission.

I believe that every Christian should seek the Face of the Lord for revival, for Great Awakening for himself, his church, his community and the world.

I believe that there are two ordinances of the Church: Believer's Baptism (credobaptism, usually by immersion) and Holy Communion.

I believe that Christ will return for the Day of Resurrection and Judgment; all humanity will go either to heaven or to hell. I believe in the amillennial schema of Eschatology.
In short, I am a Low Church Wesleyan Methodist Credobaptistic Amillennialist.