This page contains an overview of the mission and hope for this website, as well as my beliefs and statement of faith. This is longer than I thought it would be, but it should summarize most of the questions people may have about my viewpoint and beliefs.
Website Mission Statement and Purpose
The purpose of this website is as follows:
- To win lost souls to Jesus Christ–to the very best of my ability–by using the internet and all related technology so that I can reach as many people as possible
- To boldly defend God’s Holy, infallible, precious, and powerful Word against attacks, criticism, and “alleged” contradictions or errors
- To give honor and glory and praise to God the Father, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit
- To boldly and unapologetically teach the Bible and Biblical principles so that Christians can grow in knowledge, faith, and obedience
- To use discernment to reveal evil agendas, false teachings, sinful movements, and false religions that are engulfing our world
Statement of Faith/Beliefs
First, I identify myself as a Bible-believing, born again Christian. Regarding denominations, I consider myself a Baptist. Although the term “fundamentalist” means different things to different people, I identify as a “fundamentalist” in the sense that I believe the Bible is God’s literal Word and that, properly understood in its proper context, it contains literal truth and instruction from God.
It’s a bit peculiar to me that people criticize fundamentalism. What, are we supposed to only believe some of the Bible? The Bible itself teaches that
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:20-21).
Below is a summary of my beliefs on various issues:
The Holy Bible (Scriptures)
I believe that the Bible (the Holy Scriptures containing Old and New Testaments in a total of 66 canonized books) is the God-breathed, God-inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of the living God, as indicated in the passages above. The Bible is the final authority for all matters and questions in this life. It has the power to convict and rebuke people of sin and to lead them into the knowledge of the truth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Despite constant attacks, the Bible has stood the test of time and is just as relevant today as when it was penned by God’s human instruments thousands of years ago.
I interpret the Bible both literally and naturally, meaning that the Bible is to be interpreted in its proper context and intent, while also recognizing the use of some obvious figurative metaphors, allegories, symbolism, and/or poetic language.
The Bible is a completed work, with nothing more to be added or subtracted, and it is the only book that contains (and is) God’s word. Any religions claiming “new” revelations or “new” scriptures are false religions. Anyone suggesting the Bible is not God’s word is a false prophet/teacher.
It is my conviction that the King James Version is the best, most reliable version/translation of the Bible. While some archived passages posted on this site may be displayed in other translations, I use the King James when it comes to reading, teaching, preaching, and examining important doctrinal issues.
I believe that there is only one (true) God, triune in nature, eternally and simultaneously existing in three persons: The Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. While each person in the Trinity is distinct, each person is clearly co-equal, co-powerful, co-eternal, and of the same divine nature/substance. Thus, there is only one God, but He eternally and simultaneously exists in 3 persons. There are not “3 gods,” and God does not merely exist in different forms or offices at different times in history.
God is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipresent, omnipotent (all-powerful), infinite, sovereign, and never-changing. He is Holy, loving, merciful, forgiving, and just. He desires that no person perish, but that all come to the knowledge of the truth in repentance. However, it is important to note that God also hates sin and is full of wrath to those who do evil. As a righteous judge, God must punish unrepentant sinners and will bring eternal judgment on those who reject His free gift of salvation (eternal life).
Jesus Christ is eternally and fully God. He is the literal Word of God. By the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of a virgin (Mary), and He became man without ceasing to be God, existing as both God and man while on Earth. He lived a sinless life and offered His own life on the cross as the payment for sin for the whole world, that whosoever believes on Him shall receive eternal life. His shed blood provides justification for all sinners who turn to Christ for salvation by placing their faith and trust in Him.
His life and death were prophesied many times in the Old Testament. In fact, Jesus Christ is the lamb that was slain before the foundation of the world. He is the only answer to sin, and the only rescue from eternal death. Jesus is the only means of salvation, for there is no other name under heaven by which man can be saved.
Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and was literally and physically resurrected on the third day. He later ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He serves as our High Priest, intercessor, advocate, and representative. He will one day rapture the church and later return to the Earth to establish His Kingdom.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is also fully God as a person of the trinity. The Holy Spirit indwells and regenerates believers, convicts people of sin, leads us to the truth, baptizes us into the body of Christ, and seals us for redemption.
I believe that the supernatural, miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit (such as speaking in tongues) were temporary gifts that were meant to aid the New Testament church in its growth and establishment, and they cease to exist in the same form today.
Jesus is the way of salvation, and the only way a person can be saved is by God’s grace alone, by faith alone, in Christ alone. There is no other way to earn salvation than through faith in Jesus Christ. And Jesus is the only name in the whole universe that can bring salvation.
Good deeds won’t save you; being baptized (although an important ordnance) won’t save you; having an emotional experience with tears streaming down your face won’t save you; being a millionaire won’t save you; having Christian parents won’t save you–only faith in Christ can save you from your sins and eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire.
The Bible teaches that to be saved, you must “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” This does not mean mere intellectual belief, but a deep trust and faith that Christ died personally for your sin. The Bible says that if we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive our sin. We must realize that we’ve sinned and have fallen short of God’s glory. We then repent of our own, wicked thoughts and sins and turn to believe the truth about Christ.
The moment we place our faith and trust in Christ, we receive a new nature, and the Holy Spirit indwells us. He then leads us to the truth, convicts us of sin, and molds us into the image of Christ. Good works and turning from sin are a result of salvation, not the cause.
God hates any and all sin with a passion. Sin is disobedience and rebellion against God; it’s a transgression against His commands and will. There are two types of sin:
- Sins of commission (meaning a sin you directly commit, such as lying or stealing)
- Sins of omission (meaning you fail to do something God says to do, such as failing to help a person in need when it is in your capacity to do so).
The Bible makes clear that ALL are sinners and have fallen short of His glory. By our very nature we are sinners. The only way to be cleansed of our sin is to confess it to God and receive forgiveness and cleansing by the power of the blood of Jesus. When we place our faith in Christ, we are justified, which means we are no longer counted as sinners in God’s eyes. We are made righteous by the blood of Christ, not our own effort. The righteousness of Jesus is imputed to us.
After becoming saved, believers can and still do sin, unfortunately. However, the Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit will sanctify us, helping us to overcome sins in our lives and live more holy over time. We are instructed to rebuke others who are in sin. While we may never be 100% sinless in the flesh, we should sin less. When a person lives in a consistent pattern of willful, unrepentant sin, the Bible says that they have never been truly saved and are children of the devil (1 John 3:9).
Repentance and Sanctification
Repentance means to completely change one’s mind, which almost always results in a change in action, although the change isn’t always immediate. Repentance from sin means to turn from sin and to Christ. In other words, you accept what you’re doing as sin–you see it as God sees it, and turn to Christ and ask for forgiveness. You have remorse, and you make a serious effort to abstain from that sin in the future, knowing that it is wrong in God’s eyes.
Repentance does not mean that you can never sin again (which would be impossible in the flesh), or that you have to eliminate all sins and live perfectly before you can be saved. That would be works-based salvation. However, there should be a sincere sorrow, disgust, and/or grief once you view your sin from God’s perspective, and you should work to avoid sin. Over time, by God’s grace, you will find that you can live in increasing obedience thanks to the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. However, your salvation is not based on your ability to live perfectly, it’s based on your faith in Christ.
Nevertheless, the Bible forbids using grace as a license to sin, and Christians are exhorted numerous times to flee from sin, to repent, and to live holy and separate lives. John tells us that individuals living in gross, unrepentant sin were never really born again of God–they’re children of the devil (1 John 3:9).
Repentance is an important part of faith, and many point out how faith and repentance are really just two sides of the same coin. You can’t place faith in Christ unless you repent of your previous beliefs.
Once a person genuinely receives salvation, they will never lose it. We are kept by God’s power and grace. The Holy Spirit will chastise us and convict us when we sin. In addition, we can rejoice in the assurance of our salvation. We are literally sealed for the day of redemption by the Holy Spirit.
End Times and Rapture
I believe the end is near due to the immense amount of evil and the rapid progression of wicked movements. However, no man knows the hour, and anyone suggesting exact dates is a false prophet.
I believe the rapture will occur prior to the great tribulation (premillennial, pre-tribulation). During the great tribulation, antichrist will be revealed and will proclaim himself to be God. Christ’s second coming will then happen, and He will reign for 1,000 years during the millennium reign. Heaven and Earth will ultimately be destroyed, and a New Heaven and Earth will then be established.
Death and Resurrection
I believe that when believers die today, their spirits immediately go to be with Christ in heaven, and their bodies begin to decay on Earth. During the resurrection, the spirit of believers will unite with a new body. There is no such thing as “soul sleep.”
When unbelievers die, they go to hell, a temporary place of torment, to await their future judgment at the Great White Throne. Unbelievers will be resurrected from hell and joined to a new body that will be judged in the final judgment at the Great White Throne. They will then be cast into the the Lake of Fire that was prepared for the Devil and his angels. There will be conscious, eternal torment in the Lake of Fire, not annihilation or death in the way we typically think of it.
Creation and Evolution
I believe that God created the heavens and the Earth in six literal days, and He rested on the seventh. While I formerly believed in the theory of evolution before coming to Christ, I now fully reject it as a cleverly orchestrated, Satanic lie against God’s creative glory and power. The theory of evolution is mostly propagated by God-hating liberals and confused, liberal “Christians” who have been engulfed in the dogma and propaganda and fail to see how the theory contradicts the Bible on many different levels (the creation account, the fall of man, the need for a savior, the way death entered the world, and essentially the entire theological framework).
The main goal of evolution is to contradict God and cast doubt on the Bible, lower man to the status of a mere animal, provide unbelievers with an alternative creation model, and brainwash the masses into one mindset for the new, one world religion of antichrist which will be peddled as a “scientific fact.” Evolution is a doctrine of demons, literally.
The Fall and Depravity of Man
Man was created in God’s own image and likeness, but he sinned. This fall caused humanity to become alienated from God, and sin entered the world. Because of the fall of man, humanity inherited a “sin nature.” Just as death and sin entered through one man (Adam), eternal life and resurrection has been made possible through one man, Jesus.
Angels, Satan, and Demons
Angels are literal beings that are servants and messengers of God. They praise and worship God, and carry out His requests.
Satan, also called the devil, was formerly a beautiful angel named Lucifer. He rebelled against God in an act of Pride and rebellion, and was subsequently cast out of heaven. He took 1/3 of the angels with him, which are now called fallen angels or “demons.”
Satan is a literal person, not a mere personification of evil. He tempts people to sin, works evil in the world, and is a liar and the author of sin. Satan and his demons will ultimately be tormented day and night in the Lake of Fire forever. I personally believe there is an enormous influence of demonic activity in our present world, perhaps more so than any other time in recent history.
Human Sexuality and Marriage
Marriage is meant to be between one man and one woman only. The model of marriage comes from Genesis (Adam and Eve) and is reiterated throughout scripture. Marriage is meant to last until death, and God hates divorce.
Man is to be the primary provider and spiritual leader, providing a loving and nurturing environment for his wife and children. He is to treat his wife with dignity, tenderness, and a sacrificial love. The wife is to be submissive and helpful to her husband, keep the home, and raise children up in the faith. Feminism is a particularly wicked movement that attempts to rewrite the woman’s role in society and override God’s ordained social order, all in the name of “women’s rights” or “it’s my body, so I’ll do what I want.”
Sex is a God-given activity given for both pleasure and procreation. It is a wonderful gift from God that allows a husband and wife to express their love and committment through an act of bonding and intimacy.
The Bible teaches that appropriate sexual activity occurs only between one man and one woman in the context of a marriage.