As Christians, we believe in several core truths, which will be evident in the articles we write.
- We believe in the teachings of the 66-book Protestant Bible, that when correctly interpreted, consist of God’s inerrant revealed knowledge to us (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
- We believe that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), and that the meaning of the word of God does not change to fit the cultural context of the day.
- We believe in the holy mystery of the trinity—God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, through which the Christian God is one yet three.
- We believe that God became flesh as the person of Jesus Christ through the virgin birth of Mary, that He is fully God and fully man, that He performed many miracles during His time on Earth, that he was the ultimate sacrifice for all sins when He died on the cross, and that He rose again bodily after three days, appeared to many people, and then finally ascended into heaven to be at God’s right hand. In the future, He will come again and establish an eternal kingdom.
- We believe that the Holy Spirit acts in people to convict and exhort them to following God’s word. The Holy Spirit enables people to accomplish God’s will, giving them spiritual gifts to do so. These spiritual gifts can differ from person to person.
- We believe that we currently live in a fallen world where sin is abundant and that every single person cannot escape sin through their own merits. If left unchecked, people will tend towards a sinful life away from God and and wind up in Hell.
- We also believe that God’s grace is abundant and sufficient to rescue EVERY person from a life lived in sin (Acts 2:17), no matter what the prior sins were, and that those who choose to believe in Jesus Christ can be saved through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8). This process is known as being born again (John 3:3-15).
- We believe there is one universal church, the Body of Christ which consists of every single believer. The global church is united in Christ, and works together to advance the gospel, each one working to their God-given abilities (1 Corinthians 12:12-30)
- Even though our sinful nature means we may personally fail at times, we believe that all of God’s standards in the Bible must become our standards, as God is the source of all morality and all people, Christian or otherwise, will be held fully accountable to Him in the end (Matthew 25:31-46). Christianity is not simply one choice to be made but a lifestyle of willful submission to God.
- We believe that Christians have the responsibility to be able to give a reason for the faith and hope that sustains them (1 Peter 3:15), to share that faith and hope, and to do so in a loving manner becoming of the grace we have received.
In addition to the core beliefs above, there are various secondary beliefs – issues with two or more different viewpoints held by faithful Christians (e.g. the nature of spiritual gifts today). These differences in opinion are not to break down the church. Generally, this site will not spend much time on these secondary issues.
Brian Orchosky (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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