What We Believe

Religious sites often have a statement of faith. I don’t like’em. Nor creeds. I like to stick with the Bible. When you stay with it, you’re doing good.
But for some directories and such, they require it. So here is my attempt to satisfy them while avoiding a creedish statement. I’m sure I’ll be polishing this for a while.
Quotations are from the New American Standard Version, unless otherwise noted.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen” (1 Timothy 1:17).
“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15).
“For there is one God and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony borne at the proper time” (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
“And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness:
He who was revealed in the flesh,
Was vindicated in the Spirit,
Beheld by angels,
Proclaimed among the nations,
Believed on in the world,
Taken up in glory” (1 Timothy 3:16).
“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel” (2 Timothy 2:8).
“. . . who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 1:4).
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate [complete], equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
“There is one body . . .” (Ephesians 4:4).
“. . . upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it” (Matthew 16:18).
“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come” (2 Timothy 3:1).

Some sites outline their creeds. Here, we offer a few scriptures meaningful to us.

2 thoughts on “What We Believe

  1. I like the way you stuck strictly to the text of Scripture but am curious on one point alone, Why did’nt you use the word Trinity anywhere, is that to base all your beliefs strictly on the Scriptures or is that the safe mode of operation?
    I myself am not a fan of zillions of statements of faith but every word is a code word unless defined exactly what you mean by it. So my question to you is would you call yourself a believer of the Trinatarian or Non-Trinitarian God?

  2. Thanks for the comment, Abhi. Obviously, since we decided to take the approach of using only Scriptural texts in this section, the word “Trinity” doesn’t appear in the Bible, so therefore it’s not used here. With that, we avoid many of the historical conflicts and detours and credal codifications.
    To answer your question, we believe in the God who reveals himself in Scripture, as he reveals himself there, who said, “Let us make man,” and who put his stamp of approval upon the Son at his baptism, as the Spirit in the form of a dove lighted upon him. That threefold and simultaneous manifestation seems more than sufficient to us. All without resorting to terms trinitarian or non. Blessings, Randal

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