We all believe something. Those beliefs shape who we are and how we live our life.
These beliefs can be shaped by society, by a certain culture, by our world, or for me ... by the Bible.
Listed below are some of my core beliefs.
At the center of them all ... is my love and passion for Jesus Christ. I believe He came (lived, died and rose again) ... because He deeply loves us. He came to sacrifice His life ... so we could intimately know God and love Him.
I also love God as Father, as my dad. I believe I am His beloved daughter and whether I succeed or fail, His love for me will never change! I love having a dad who happens to be the One who created the heavens and the earth!
I also love the Holy Spirit. I love how He teaches me, comforts me and counsels me. I love how He guides me through the Word of God, so that I can know God and walk in His ways.
God is not far off and impersonal. He is a personal God who wants to walk and talk with us - every day of our life.
I believe that God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equals and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven and will return again someday to the earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
I believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance for doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His power and control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18
I believe the Bible is God's Word to us. God has chosen His holy Scriptures as a means to reveal Himself to mankind. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme authority and source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is the inspired Word of God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5
I believe people are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character and nature. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience towards God called, "sin". This sin separates people from God and cause many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
Salvation is God's free gift to mankind but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer for the forgiveness of sins can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life, by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist externally separated from God by sin and eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with God is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 14:17, Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17,18; Revelation 20:15; 2 Corinthians 2:7-9.