Statements of Faith

Before looking at a website, oftentimes I check to see what the author believes. This is usually what I do when going to websites affiliated with Scripture in any way, shape, or form. I do this when going on resource websites, personal sites, Christian band websites, and that of Christian filmmakers as well and I would suggest the same to you lest you end up following a false teacher/prophet. The bullet points below are a short description on what I believe on each subject. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me and I'll do my best to get back to you.

  • Salvation: I believe Salvation is a gift from God and is not something mankind can achieve on our own. We are inherently sinful creatures because of what happened at the beginning of time (Genesis 3), we've made our own choice and continue to make bad choices (Romans 3:23). Thus, we are in need of a Savior, otherwise we are damned for an eternity of suffering and torment (2 Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 21:8). Salvation is that Savior, our GOD in the form of Jesus Christ, came to Earth, died on the cross and suffering all our sin (Ezekiel 53:5), and rose again on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:4). This is the Gospel (John 3:16) and all we must do to be born again, to be saved from an eternity in Hell away from our Heavenly Father, is to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and He died and rose again, releasing us from the Law (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, Mark 1:15). You see, NOT all roads lead to Heaven, to God, ONLY through Jesus can we be saved as He is THE Way, THE Truth, and THE Life (John 14:6)! It is by God's grace, His perfect gift that we are saved and can be sanctified by the Spirit. Philippians 2:12-13 is good encouragement for those who are struggling with this concept. I think the Newsboys did a very good job with their latest song "We Believe" explaining what Christians, myself specifically here, actually believe in terms of God, Jesus, the Spirit, and Salvation.

  • Faith: Faith is simply a complete trust and reliance on God. It's through faith in Him (Ephesians 2:8-9) that we're saved, by His grace, at all. Christ's sacrifice is sufficient for ALL but only efficient for those who BELIEVE, those who have FAITH. Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is why Christians in time of crisis can be so calm and collected, because of faith. As believers we are supposed to live by our faith, not by our own power (2 Corinthians 5:7, Matthew 19:25-26). 1 Timothy 6:12 tells us to continue to fight the good fight of faith.

  • GOD: God is three parts (the Trinity) that are in full alignment with each other. I'm not going to go into the whole doctrine of the Trinity partially because humanity can never COMPLETELY understand how that works, but the Trinity aka GOD consists of God the Father, Jesus Christ (the Son), and the Holy Spirit working in perfect harmony and total unison. When Jesus claimed to be the Son of God He in turn claimed to BE GOD Himself (John 10:30). When Jesus gave His disciples their mission on Earth (and in turn our mission as well), He told them to "baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, AND the Holy Spirit", something He could only have commanded if they were all equals, if they were all GOD (Matthew 28:19). If we look at the Baptism of Jesus Himself, all three members of the Godhead were present showing their union (Matthew 3:16-17).

  • The Holy Bible: I believe that all of Scripture is from God and is His Word (John 1:1, 2 Timothy 3:16). Though written through different authors, Scripture tells us that the Spirit is who inspired the specifics. Basically, if the Bible says it then it is true, even if the entire world disagrees. If Jesus is the way, the TRUTH, and the life (John 14:6) and He is also the Word of God made flesh (John 1:1-3), then since He is the Truth and He is the Word then that must mean that God's Word, the Bible, is true. The Bible is completely inerrant.

  • The Supernatural: This one is kind of a no-brainier really, but I'll talk about it anyway. If I'm going to believe in the resurrection of Jesus from the grave, then I HAVE to believe in the supernatural! Jesus cast out demons! He commands legions of angels! He's coming back with them! Moses, through the Lord's power, parted the Red Sea in TWO! Samson brought a whole building down with his bare hands! David killed a Giant with a stone! To deny the supernatural as a believer in Christ is to not believe at all. In the past year, I've watched one of my closest friends was attacked by a demon and it tried to kill me, a few weeks ago my Dad died for ten minutes before being brought back to live, and we have thirty people at the ER with us praying for him (that can be read about HERE)! The supernatural is all around us, and it can disguise itself as mental illness, disease, death, and even as something good (2 Corinthians 11:14). This stuff is all around us people, the the moment you realize that and open your eyes (or ask the Lord to open your eyes for you) it'll become very clear. I also believe that there is a lot of truth to myths and legends from around the world of supernatural creatures including vampires, werewolves, and others. Scripture talks about Nephilim (angel/human hybrids aka giants or human/animal giants like satyrs), unicorns, angels, demons, other pagan gods that were worshiped by people in the Old Testament, as well as the dangers of vampirism.

  • Works: Scripture is very clear that NO ONE but Christ has fulfilled the Law (Romans 10:4), but that doesn't mean we shouldn't strive to fulfill it as He did and for His glory. In fact, we as believers are supposed to conform ourselves to the image of Christ and strive for His glory (Philippians 3:12-14)! Though we are saved by His grace as we continue to have faith in it and NOT of works, James 2:14-26 tells us that without works, without evidence of faith, a change in lifestyle and frame of mind, our faith is dead, it's worthless, it's for nothing. Thus, the Fruits of the Spirit are very important (Galatians 5:22-23) but are still not what gets you into Heaven, that is only faith in Christ.

  • Hell: I believe in a literal Hell. Scripture makes many different references to the Lake of Fire, Hades, and other names that refer to Hell (Revelation 21:8, Matthew 13:50, 25:46, 2 Peter 2:4). Hell was created for the fallen angels which rebelled against God, Satan and his third of the Host, however, when we followed suit and rebelled against God as well, the entire human race was damned to an eternity of punishment in Hell. This is why Jesus came to Earth, to save us for our sins, all we have to do to be saved from this literal Hell is believe (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, Mark 1:15).

  • Marriage/Familial Roles: I believe that, as Scripture claims, that marriage should be between only one man and one woman. In Genesis, God gives Adam and Eve the Creation Mandate; part of this mandate is to multiply and fill the Earth. Only a man and a woman can do this and in Leviticus and Romans (as well as in the Genesis account of Sodom and Gomorrah) any sexual interaction between two men or two women is condemned as sin. Christian marriage is to be a picture of Christ and his Church, hence why husbands love their wives and wives obey their husbands. My other views on marriage (with biblical references) are located HERE.

  • Sin: Sin is what separates us from God. In Genesis 3, we see that Adam and Eve rebel against God causing the curse of sin to enter into the world. Sin is essentially the opposite of loving God and others (Matthew 22:36-40) and according to Scripture is also knowing what the right thing is and NOT doing it (James 4:17). Lucifer also sinned in Heaven by wanting to place himself in the same category as God (this was pride) and eventually rebelled against the order of Heaven, leading 1/3 of the angels with him (Isaiah 14:12-15, Ezekiel 28:11-19, Luke 10:18). Ultimately sin is what Jesus came to Earth to die for so that we could spend eternity with Him and not in eternal punishment as God cannot be in the presence of sin as He is a perfect and holy God.

  • Science: Not that I necessarily have any Scripture to back this up specifically, but I believe that science can be used to prove biblical events like Noah's Flood and how long ago certain events took place. Most people say science disproves Scripture, but the more I read, hear, and see, the more I see that the scientific method has been corrupted and actually when used correctly can help prove the Bible's authenticity.

  • Genesis 6 Giants: Going back to my thoughts on the supernatural, Genesis 6 is a very heavy passage for some to read because most would completely disregard it. In the first seven verses of this chapter talk about how the Sons of God came down to marry human women and then produced offspring known as the Nephilim. In the King James Version, Nephilim (with means "fallen ones") is replaced with giants. Many believe that these "sons of God" are in fact the "sons of Seth", but seeing as how Seth isn't mentioned anywhere near this passage and seeing as how humans and humans cannot produce giants or Nephilim, I believe that these Sons of God are actually angels, specifically fallen angels, as mentioned by that title in the Book of Job. This would be a complete corruption of flesh and a total blaspheme towards God as two of His very own creation took His rules for marriage, His perfect unity in marriage, and broke it creating evil human/angel hybrids. When you think about this passage in this way, God sending the Flood to wipe-out everything and only saving Noah and his family because of Noah's righteousness, his faith in the Lord, makes a lot more sense. I'm not saying that everyone on Earth at that time was a giant, but I would wager those who were not (and who weren't part of Noah's family) were just as evil because of them.

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