Statement of Faith
Statement of Faith
I approach subjects from a Christian worldview. I believe that the Bible alone (the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments only) is God’s inerrant word (Matthew 5:18, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21). We’ll discuss other worldviews, but any beliefs contrary to Biblical Christianity will be presented as false. Teaching and assignments are based on these beliefs:
1. There is one eternally existing triune God—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 John 5:7).
2. God created the world and everything in it in six 24-hour days, including man on the sixth day (Genesis 1). Adam sinned, breaking his covenant with God. As a result, all creation was cursed. Death and sin entered the world through the one man, Adam (Genesis 3, Romans 5:12). God promised a Savior who would come and reverse the effects of the curse. The animal killed by God and whose skin He used to cover Adam and Eve foreshadowed Christ’s death to pay for our sins (Genesis 3:15, 21).
3. Jesus came in the form of a man to be the atoning sacrifice for the sins of mankind (John 3:16, Romans 3:22-23, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 Timothy 2:4, 1 Timothy 4:10, 2 Peter 2:1, 1 John 2:2) by his one-time, completed, never-to-be-repeated death and resurrection (John 19:30, Hebrews 9:26, 28; 10:12-18). Jesus is God (John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:16, John 8:56-58, John 5:16-18, John 10:30) and every Christian’s high priest (Hebrews 4:14), the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5). Jesus rose from the dead, and He is now seated at the right hand of God (Acts 2:32-35).
4. Mankind is not saved from his sins by good works, adherence to creeds or confessionals, attempted compliance with any or all of the Ten Commandments or other Mosaic laws, or obedience to church traditions or rituals, but by faith in Jesus Christ (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Romans 4:5, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10, Hebrews 9:22).