"And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by
the renewing of your mind..."
- God exists in three Persons--Father, Son and Holy Spirit Each is equal in Deity, but unique in His function (or role). While existing in three Persons, however, God is One. He is the only true God, Creator of all but Himself.
- God is separate from His creation, and therefore holy. No impurity can enter His presence. He will not tolerate sin in any form, nor will He lead anyone into evil. He hates all deception, prizing truth.
- God is sovereign. He works all things (even evil) to His purposes, always maintaining complete control. Yet, for this present time, He allows demons and humans to rebel against Him...again turning our rebellion to His ultimate glory.
- Man (the generic term) was created innocent, enjoying perfect fellowship with God. This fellowship broke as a result of disobedience, and as a result all men and women are inherently sinners. Therefore, we are, by nature, separated from Him.
- Jesus Christ, God the Son, came to earth as a fully human being, born to a virgin. He preached repentance, love and holiness, while He led a sinless life. Because He correctly claimed to be God, the Jewish leaders convinced Roman authorities to crucify Him as a rival to Caesar.
- In shedding His blood on the cross and dying, Jesus accepted the punishment for man's sin, thus opening the way for Man to have restored fellowship with God. After three days, He rose from the grave in a glorified body, signifying that His Father accepted His sacrifice as complete atonement for Man's sin.
- Through faith in Jesus, which expresses itself in repentance and obedience, Man can be restored to fellowship with God. The Holy Spirit gives the individual the ability to believe, repent and obey.
- The Bible, authored by men under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, is miraculously God's Word, infallible and inerrant in its original languages. Through it, God reveals Himself, showing the incredible and wonderful grace He offers through Jesus Christ.
- Jesus will return at the end of human history, consigning those who reject Him to spend eternity in hell, but taking His true Church to heaven as His beloved Bride!
- My life now prepares me for eternity with Him. May He use this blog to draw others to Him.