About My Beliefs

I believe that mankind is hopelessly lost due to sin and, destined for destruction. We can only be saved by the completed work of the Lord on the cross through the regenerative power of the Holy Spirit. No amount of human effort or good work will suffice in lieu of this and none is required or necessary to supplement it.

I believe that our salvation is laid up in heaven, free for the asking, granted to everyone without condition or prejudice, out of the incomparable riches of God’s grace. Each human can, and indeed must, individually seek this salvation by choosing a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus.

I believe that all who ask will receive, all who seek will find, and to all who knock the door will be opened. It is our Father’s will that all who look to His Son and believe in Him will be saved.

I believe that once this relationship between God and a person is sought and granted it can never be revoked or relinquished by any outside force or influence. While the Bible encourages us to live our lives in a manner pleasing to God, our salvation is not contingent upon maintaining certain standards of behavior. Only by our own free will can this relationship be broken.

I believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, available to all, as a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. I believe that the fruit of the Spirit will be more evident than the gifts of the Spirit in the lives of those who are truly filled with the Spirit. Matthew 7:15-20

I subscribe to a literal, historical, grammatical interpretation of scripture.
Literal means I believe the bible is the inspired word of GOD to be taken at face value unless there is compelling reason to do otherwise (indicated in the clear context of the passage).
Historical means that each passage is put into its proper historical setting.
Grammatical means that words are given meanings consistent with their common understanding in the original language at the time of writing.

I believe in the imminent return of our Lord for His Church, to be followed first by a period of judgment (The Great Tribulation) and then His final return to Earth with His Church to Rule and reign for 1000 years.

I believe that the only true church is that invisible body of believers from all walks of life and every Christian denomination and faith who have trusted Christ, and only Christ, for their redemption.

Paul