“But God,
being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us,
even when we were dead in our trespasses,
made us alive together with Christ — it is by grace you have been saved.”

Ephesians 2:4-5

Who I Believe. What I Believe. Why I Believe.


I believe that there is only one God. I believe that God eternally exists as one essence in three distinct persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom is fully God, yet there is one God. God is perfectly triune, overflowing in love, identical in attributes, distinct in persons, united in one will, and interwoven in all divine behavior. All divine action is from the Father, through the Son, and by the power of the Holy Spirit.


I believe God reveals Himself-through Scripture. I believe that the Bible is the Word breathed out by God and written by human authors by the power of the Holy Spirit to declare the love of God. I believe the entirety of the Bible is true, inerrant, inspired, authoritative, and sufficient. The Bible is God’s book about Himself. Scripture is the only infallible rule of Christian faith and practice. The Holy Bible is salvific in nature and is believed and understood by the power of the Holy Spirit.


I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of Heaven and earth. I believe that the Father has no origin and yet He is the origin of all things. The Father initiates salvation and is the source of all divine behavior. There is order and unity of will and action in the Godhead as the Father sends the Son and the Holy Spirit to humanity. All things are from the Father, through the Son, by the Holy Spirit.


I believe Jesus Christ is the eternally existent and eternally begotten Son of God. I believe God has revealed Himself through the incarnation of the Son and that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human. He is the image of the invisible God, the exact imprint of the Father, and equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit in essence. Jesus Christ came to represent God on earth, live in perfect covenantal obedience to the law of God, provide a model for redeemed humanity, and also bear the covenantal curse on behalf of disobedient humanity as the only perfect sacrifice. Jesus Christ conquered death, rose from the dead, ascended to heaven, and sits enthroned at the right hand of the Father. By grace through faith, everyone who believes in the name of Jesus Christ as Lord will receive eternal life.


I believe the Holy Spirit is eternally sent by the Father and the Son, is of their exact same essence, and applies salvation. The Holy Spirit accomplishes the work of faith, repentance, adoption, regeneration, illumination, sanctification, perseverance, and empowers believers for Christian living. The Holy Spirit does nothing on His own and is entirely self-deferential for He only magnifies the Son, who always points to the Father. The Spirit of God only speaks and teaches according to the words of Jesus Christ.


I believe that God created humankind in His image to glorify Him forever and to rule and reign over creation. I believe that the triune God has revealed Himself to all of humanity and continues to reveal Himself through His image bearers and all created things. I believe that God made Adam and that it was not good that he was alone, so God created Eve to become one with him and that the union was very good. I believe God designed men and women to flourish together.


I believe God designed sex to be enjoyed only between one man and one woman only in the context of marriage. I believe that homosexuality and same-sex attraction are conditions of the Fall, distortions of God’s image, a hindrance to communion with God, and do not glorify God. I believe that the power of God is sufficient for holy living and that one day soon, Jesus Christ will return and restore all things.

“For by Him all things were created, in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—
all things were created through Him and for Him.”

Colossians 1:16

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