Confession of Faith
While I am convinced that personal/organisational confession of faith statements tend to saw unnecessary discord, particularly amongs ernest Christian parties who may just have differences on one two details on their confession of faith statements, I feel it is a practice we must sadly keep so it may be known whether on not we are of the heretic Christian professing assemblies.
Simply stating that we are not may not be enough. So detailing out what theology one is of helps in commending oneself to interested parties. Yes I belive there may be detail deferrences on essential Christian doctrines that are too triffle to be made an issue of. Below is the basic skeletal structure of the theology I am hanging on as a Christian.
I believe in the triune God. On God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Who, while are Three, are One.
While I do not wish to categorize myself into any of the known denominations, especially since each one of them proves to have drifted from Biblical Christianity in one way or the other over the years, I wish to openly declare that I am a Protestant (which is to simply say “non-Roman Catholic”). Because it is true that Protestnats have from within themselve seen great divisions and drifting from mainstread Christianity over the years in one way or the other, I am making this declaration mainly for positional substance’s sake. As vegue as it may sound to some, I would rather choose to call myself a Biblical Christian. Which is to simply say I wish to only bear atributes that a Bliblical Christian should bear.
I believe Jesus died for our sinner, that we may be able to find forgiveness of the same before God.
I belive salvation is experimental and abides more in direct (though invissible to naked eye) working of the Spirit of God rather than the saying of the “sinner’s prayer” so called. That the Spirit of God must first work conviction of sin from within the heart of a sinner, then reveal Jesus as the Savior and lastly testifies to the sinner’s heart that they are saved following repentence and ernest acceptance of Jesus Chist as the Lord and Savior. And that I should NOT be able to tell if someone else is a true Christian prior to staying with them, interacting with them and observing them (and of cause if it is devinely reveled to me that they are a true Christian).
On Life after Death/Rapture
I believe that only individuals who not only say Lord, Lord but also keep the Lord Jesus’ commands (as revealed in the Bible) shall spend eternity in Heaven. While the many others (including impenitent sinners and dishonest Christian professors) will spend eternity in Hell which is defined as a place of unimaginable grief and afflictions.
On the Election
While the Christian doctirne of election is one that I have yet to fully get to the bottom of (with the help of grace of cause), my stand point is currently more arminianist than calvinist. Arminianism states in substance that Christ died for all men and not just for the elect. In the contrary, Calvinism states in substance that Christ died only for the elect. Why I maintain an arminianist position is sadly beyond the scope of this article. But I am aware of two great evangelists who stood an either of the positions but time came where they held each other’s ministry and zeal in honor until separated by death. Of cause they tried at some points to argue with each other on the subject but non could be convinced otherwise. And yet each seemed to minister with the great unction of the Holy Spirit of God. The saints alluded to are John Wesley and George Whitefield.
With all the above said, the foregoing is a typical list of prominent saints who’s lives and works I hold in honor: John Wesley, George Whitefield, Charlse G Finney, D.L Moody, David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards, Leonard Ravenhill, A.W Tozer, Duncan Campbell, John Welch, Smith Wiggleworth, Jonathan Goforth.
There must of cause be other great men who did great spiritual exploits I trust – the above marks only the few men whose history I personally read and came to cherish. Yes there may be a handful of assertions that I and any of them may differ on but generally I found them sound their theology and their works attended with unction. I currently believe that differences amonst pious saints must proceed from indifference and well as human falibility.
This confession of faith statement may be expanded upon or modified as need should prove to be. I by modifying do not suggest that the above view points should change in substance but refer to simple modifications that should be deemed necessary to assist with clarity.