WHAT I BELIEVE is my personal statement of faith.
Many Christian web sites include a Statement of Faith. I have often pondered whether I should put one together or not. Every time in the past I have decided against it, as I have always got the impression that such statements are like drawing a line in the sand.
Upon prayerful consideration, the decision was made to go ahead and compose a personal statement of faith. My goal, however, is not to draw a line in the sand. Rather, it is my desire to confess that I am a wretched sinner and that without the atoning death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, I would be a son of perdition (without any hope at all).
I believe everything it says in the Bible.
I believe that it is only by the grace of God that I am still alive today.
I believe that I am a child of God and that there will come a time when God will hold me accountable for what I have done with what He has given me.
I believe that I deserve nothing but eternal punishment – eternal separation from God – because of the darkness of my heart and the evil that lingers therein.
I believe that there has not been one day in my life – since I reached the ‘age of accountability’ – that I have not grieved God’s Spirit of Holiness within me.
I believe that the path to salvation through Christ is completely personal and different for each individual.
I believe that the truest testimony as to our salvation in Christ – comes not from the words we use, but from the life we live.
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Categories: On A Personal Note
Karl D Rhoads
I am a Married, Forgiven, Imperfect Follower of Christ.
I am a recovered alcoholic (since July 12, 1999) and an ordained minister of the Gospel of Christ (since July 6, 2002).
I have been saved from the grave (more then a few times) by the loving hand of the God and Father of our Lord, Christ Jesus.
My heart's desire is to meet the needs of others with the love of Christ as he directs and enables me to do so.