At the core of my doctrine is the Gospel of Jesus Christ—the glorious truth that Jesus Christ died and was raised so that sinners would be reconciled to God. The Gospel is my primary passion and the driving influence in this site and its resources.
Surrounding this core is an emphasis on sound doctrine. I am committed to a Reformed doctrine of salvation (the Doctrines of Grace), justification by faith alone, and the belief that Scripture is the sole infallible source of doctrine and authority.
GOD AND MAN
I believe in one God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created man in His own image and for the purpose of glorifying Him. However, instead of glorifying God, man glorifies himself and worships the created things instead of the Creator. Because of his rebellion and sin, man is separated from God and deserving of God’s punishment.
For His glory and because of His love for His children, God initiated a plan of redemption, which He fully accomplished on their behalf. God The Father sent Jesus The Son, fully God and fully man, to die on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of His children. Jesus lived a sinless life on earth, suffered death on the cross, was buried, and then rose again from the dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death. Jesus fully paid for the redemption of God’s children, and, by God’s grace, we respond with repentance and faith.
The Holy Spirit
God, The Holy Spirit, opens blind eyes and draws God’s children to salvation. He then dwells in the hearts of Believers, enabling their sanctification, and sealing them for eternity. The Holy Spirit has also been given to the people of God to empower them for obedience, service and witness.
God brings His children together to form a family of believers, called The Church, whose joy and duty is to live in unity in the power of The Holy Spirit and under the authority of Scripture.
I believe that the Bible is divine revelation, and I submit to its authority, acknowledging it to be inspired by God, without error and carrying the full weight of His authority.
*I ALSO HOLD TO AND AFFIRM THE 1689 LONDON BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH, THE NICENE CREED, THE 5 SOLAS OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION, AND THE DANVERS STATEMENT ON BIBLICAL MANHOOD AND WOMANHOOD.