Monday, July 31, 2006

Statement of Faith

It has been requested that I state my beliefs and so I will. Please understand that I do not expect you to have the same beliefs as I do. However, I do demand that you respect my religion. Also, I will delete any profanity and inappropriate discussions. Political or otherwise. Please know that all are welcome here:) God bless! I Believe:
All Scripture contained in the Old and New Testaments is verbally, plenarily, and inerrantly inspired by God. It is the authoritative guide for all Christian understanding, life and ministry. We believe in the exact equivalent method translation from the original languages.
There is but one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is infinite, eternal, and almighty. That Jesus Christ, the Son, is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and He lived a sinless life. He died, shedding His blood in His substitutionary death for sinners, then was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
The Holy Spirit, Who is Lord and giver of life, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and unites man to Jesus Christ by faith. We believe the Holy Spirit seals and fills all believers.
That man was created in the image and likeness of God. It was by man's free volition that he disobeyed God, incurring physical and spiritual death (separation from God). Each human being is born with a sin nature. Because of this each human is a sinner by nature and is in need of a divine salvation. That salvation is a gift from God. This was accomplished by Christ's substitutionary death; all who believe in Him are justified by the shedding of His blood. Because salvation is given by grace, the believer's salvation is eternally secure.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is sent upon all who believe in Jesus Christ. This takes place in each believer at the moment of salvation. Continual infilling may follow. Each gift given by the Holy Spirit is for the edification of the Body of Christ, and is still present today.
We believe that the fulfillment of the Great Commission is the responsibility of all believers.
That the church is the body and the bride of Christ. It is dedicated to the worship and service of God, and the observance of the sacraments or ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The primary task of the church in all ages is to teach all nations and to make disciples through the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
That Christ will return to rapture His church. Immediately following this event will be the seven-year tribulation period. Concluding this, Christ will come again to the earth and establish His rule for a 1,000 year period. The Great White Throne judgment of the unsaved, coupled with Satan being cast into the lake of fire, will then allow Christ to establish a New Heaven and a New Earth. This is the consummation of all things.


Karin said...

Diana, you wrote that wonderfully - I highly respect that! I was born catholic but did reject since I can think even the thought of split in the church. During long periods of thinking and as well in a way connected to my past I got very close to Islam, the REAL Islam that is - NOT any of the war-mongering interpretations. It is most beautiful and guided me a lot! I feel very close to God and to Jesus, who is HIGHLY respected in Islam together with his mother, in Islam called Mariam. I found Islam to be a most HONEST and warm/family oriented religion .. something I missedmy life long in Christianity. Religion is LIVED in Islam, on a daily pasis ... God is part of the daily life, kind of everwhere present. I learned a LOT during a sty with friends in Amman/Jordan.
I find wonderful that there is mutual respect - that is the way it MUST be! I wish together we could find a way to promote that ...

Karin said...

P.S.: I am very happy you came back!! God bless you and your wonderful family!! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for dropping by my space. I definitely got an eyeful in visiting yours but I enjoyed my read! We're very religious and I've long been fascinated with other's beliefs as well!

Anonymous said...

You wrote that beautifully sweetie! That is what Chrisitanity is. Despite certain differences in worship scheduling, or sacrament observances, or worship styles; that's Christianity.
Belief in Christ, as our Saviour, brother, and compaasionate leader and teacher.
I hope you had a good few days. I am pooped. We hiked, walked, ate, ate, ate, and then ate. When I have my full faculties, I will send you an email and post some pictures.
See you soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi beautiful!

I posted some pictures of the trip. I also had an overwhelming feeling that I had to write something. (go take a look) I have a feeling it was for you...what's going on????
Hope you're doing okay?!??!?!?!
God Bless

Anonymous said...

Hey, look at the post under the'll see my crew..really...kepp scrolling down.

fennymun said...

I like your posting here, so beautifully and accurately summarize the faith which we, regardless of races, believe in. I feel grateful that I am able to stop by.

God bless you.

Diana Joy said...

I hope you got my e-mail:)
Glad to see you here:)
I will be on tomorrow night!

Diana Joy said...

Hi S!
My dear friend! I'm soooo glad you're home:) You have been missed! Yes...I checked out the pictures and noticed your bunch!!
Did you see my comment?
I will be posting tomorrow. I need to catch some ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
God Bless!

Diana Joy said...

I love your blog:)
Thanks so much for stopping by. What an awesome family you have:)
Please share more...
I would love to get to know you:)
God Bless you!

Diana Joy said...

I'm so glad you stopped by. You're an awesome blogger. Isn't it amazing how we can connect even though we live so far away:)
Let's keep in touch too:)
Hang in there with your little one. Been there too many times!!

B.R.L said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I like the way you have stated your faith.

Dr.John said...

I think you did a fine job of stating the faith. I wish other Christian blogers would do the same.

Diana Joy said...

Check your comments...
I left you a note:)
I'll get back on the computer after work tomorrow!!
Every buddy check it out!!!
God Bless you Betty:)

Diana Joy said...

It is nice of you to drop by:)
I was wondering who you were. I saw your name on my friends blog and had to laugh. Every one I went to that day said "Dr. John sent me here" And now Dr. John is here:) And now I know where to find you:D I love your blog! My goodness!! Everyone who comes sure and move on to his too!
God Bless You Dr. John!

Crazy in Colorado said...

Hi Diana!
I love the way you wrote this! Very strong and very good!

I hope all is well with you! I have been incredibly busy (does that sound like a broken record?). My son started Junior Football last week!

I will update my blog soon - I am waiting on pictures to be developed from our vacation!

Take care and God Bless!

Diana Joy said...

WOW! I have missed you soooo much!
Being busy is never a broken record. If it was...I have tons! LOL There will be a day when we can chat....perhaps after the kids get back in school (and off our computers). Yes...let me see pictures! Where did you go for vacation? If you told me remember....I'm losing my mind with all these kids home! LOL have to remind me:) LOL
Let's keep in touch!
I'm counting down the days until school is in...AUGUST 22 (to be exact).

Diane said...

Diana, Everthing you do in this blog and in your writing have a great affect on people around you. You have given others peace from thier own pasts. God has given you a great task to complete and we need to remain patient on him. Never let anyone or anything steel your JOY(Diana JOY) He works in mysterious ways and you will soon see when he chooses the time! Remain strong and remember you have alot of people who love you and believe in the unseen child foundation. Your good friend Diane

Diana Joy said...

My good friend??? YOU ARE A GREAT FRIEND!!
Sorry I wasn't here:( I had to take my mother inlaw to the store. And I forgot I shut my phone off this afternoon at work...
Let's chat tomorrow night:)
LUV YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In His Steps said...

I surfed upon your blog from Sunshine's. It surprises me not that you are a follower of Jesus Christ. Bless you as you stand for the children of the world.
In Christ's Love

Diana Joy said...

Hi Kim!
Thanks for dropping by:)
Do you know Sunshine? She is such a brave little girl! I am so honored to have her as a friend:)
Yes! I am a believer! It's good to know you are out there:)
Now, I will stop by your place;)
Nice meeting you!
God Bless you!
Diana Joy
I love your blog and I love the songs!
Let's chat soon...