The High Way

Statement of Faith

For the purposes of reference, the following is my statement of faith. They are provided to better define the context of my beliefs, not to impose them on anyone else.

About God: God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Scripture Basis: Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Genesis 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14.

About Man: Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude separates man from God.
Scripture Basis: Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2.
About Eternity: Man was created to exist forever. After death, one will either exist eternally united with God in Heaven or exist eternally separated from God in Hell. The gift of eternal life is freely offered to every individual. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Scripture Basis: John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 18:8; Matthew 25:44, 46.
About Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to Earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Scripture Basis: Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13.
About Salvation: Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Scripture Basis: Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1.
About Eternal Security: Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure that salvation is for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
Scripture Basis: John 10:28; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 10:10; 1 Peter 1:3-5.
About the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Son as God. He is present in the world to make men and women aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. The Christian seeks daily to live under His control.He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing ministry to other Christians and the world. The evidence that one is "filled with the Holy Spirit" is the fruit of the Spirit seen in Godly character, not in the manifestation of any particular spiritual gift.
Scripture Basis: 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18.
About the Bible: The Bible is God's Word to all people. It is written by human authors, under the super-natural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
Scripture Basis: 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:10, 160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5.
About Ministry: It is the Pastor's responsibility to lead the church and to equip the membership for ministry. Each member has the responsibility to discover and employ their spiritual gifts in the life of the church. Every Christian needs to discover and be faithful in their ministry for Jesus Christ.
Scripture Basis: 1 Corinthians 12:7; Ephesians 4:11-13; Hebrews 13:7; 1 Peter 4:10-11.
About Praise & Worship: The Christian exists to minister to the world, to other Christians and especially to God through praise and worship. We exist for the praise of His glory. Worship is celebrative as well as reflective and inspirational.
Scripture Basis: Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:12; Psalm 63:3-4; Psalm 150; Psalm 126:2-3.

3 Comments »

  1. Interesting. Thank you for posting. I have one question: How did God eternally exist as the son? There came a day when the son was born, did there not? Respectfully, I ask.

    Blessings,

    Shirley

    Comment by Shirley — April 20, 2006 @ 1:50 am | Reply

  2. Who is it

    how do you do it

    Trackback by Who is it — July 1, 2007 @ 3:39 pm | Reply

  3. I totally agree with this statement, blessings to u all

    Comment by Fana de musica cristiana — October 17, 2007 @ 9:57 am | Reply


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