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STATEMENT OF FAITH

crossand thornesIn 1996, I became interested in apologetics and what was happening in the world around me and went through scores of prophecy books – some good, some bad.  After much study, I realized our world was undergoing preparations for the final prophetic days and the coming reign of the Antichrist and the birth pangs are increasing.  Even in this country, Christianity and Christians are mocked.  God is silenced from classrooms to courtrooms.  I set no time table on the events heralding this new age of Darwinian atheism, but it is clear that our world is being propelled into a global “New World Order”.

May we all commit ourselves to following Jesus closely as we see the days approaching.

I believe

  • that God is the creator of everything and that there is design in creation (Romans 1:20)
  • that there is only ONE God and He manifests Himself as three persons – Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19)
  • that Jesus is God’s Son and the 2nd Person in the Trinity (1st John 5:8)
  • in the virgin birth (Matthew 1:20-1:23)
  • He died for His church and rose again on the third day and that He will return physically, just as He left physically (John 10:14 – 15; Acts 20:28; Romans 14:9)
  • that sin has separated mankind from God and that Jesus paid the price for the sins of the world in general – Jews and Gentiles, men of every tribe, tongue and nation, but effectually for those whom the Father gave Him and who believe through the gift of faith  (John 3:16)
  • that those who do not recieve Jesus as Lord will die in their sins (John 14:6; John 8:24)
  • in a literal hell (Mark 9:43; Matthew 10:28)
  • that all those who are appointed to eternal life WILL believe because it is through God’s mercy that men CAN believe (Romans 9)
  • that God’s people have been known by Him from the foundation of the world  (Ephesians 1:4)
  • that He chose us, we didn’t choose Him (John 15:16)
  • that children are under the grace of God until they are able to reason (age of accountability) (Matthew 19:14; Luke 18:16; Isaiah 7:16)
  • that the first act of obedience as a Christian is baptism, but this comes AFTER one BELIEVES  and is NOT required for  salvation (1st Corinthians 1:14-17)
  • that baptism is the visible, public confession of faith in Christ representing his burial and resurrection, and is a sign of a new birth in Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 3:12)
  • the communion table is one of reverence and remembrance.  We celebrate the Lord’s supper until He comes again (Luke 22:19)
  • that New Testament tongues are actual languages that are (or were) supernaturally acquired (Acts 2:6)
  • that we are in the time of “falling away” from the faith and there is great deception and false teaching (1st Timothy 4:1)
  • that faith in Jesus Christ is the ONLY way of salvation and there is no other (John 14:6; Acts 4:12)

I do not believe…

  • that one can earn salvation…
  • that one can lose salvation…
  • or that “free will” has anything to do with being saved (Romans 9:16)
  • in a Pretrib rapture (although the time of Christ’s return should not be a cause for division within the body.  It is NOT an essential of the faith!)
  • in infant baptism
  • in the exclusivity of the KJV as the only “authorized version” of God (the Word of God in different versions and languages has been saving God’s children before the KJV and after!)
  • that Jesus is the Archangel Michael or Lucifer’s brother (Hebrews 1:13)
  • that worship on Sunday is “the mark of the Beast”  (Revelation 13:17)
  • that “slaying of the spirit” or excess manifestations are the work of the Holy Spirit
  • in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

As you might have guessed, I am in agreement with some very great preachers of their day –  Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and many others who understood the “Doctrines of Grace.”

Editor and blog author: Victoria Day, is a Christian writer and artist, formerly publisher of the community magazine, “Heart of Moahve.”  A native Californian, and lives with her husband, Dr. Gary Day, pastor of Canyonville 1st Baptist Church in Myrtle Creek, Oregon.  

 One more thing that we both believe… in the essentials we stand firm, in the non-essentials…

GRACE….GRACE….GRACE….GRACE….GRACE

 

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelleigh Nelson permalink
    March 25, 2010 5:18 pm

    Hi Victoria…very nice site…I’m impressed…believe almost as you do although I was baptized as an infant in the Lutheran church and have never felt the need to be dunked. However, the pastor that married us baptized one of my dear friends when she came to Christ and she wanted to be immersed, so they borrowed the Baptist church’s “tub” and she was thrilled. Our Lutheran Pastor that married us is very dear and special to us…after 20 years, he remarried us and we keep promised to go to CA and do it again. We were originally married in Dayton, Oh., and now live in Knoxville, Tn, where our dear pastor and his wife have even visited. He is truly one of the best at teaching, although the BEST teacher is Dr. Arnold Fructenbaum of Ariel Ministries. Glad to have found you, will bookmark your site.

    • March 25, 2010 8:45 pm

      Thank you, Kelleigh. We probably disagree on some non-essentials, but we both seem to be standing on the rock. I hope to be in contact with you in the future…God bless you, you are an excellent writer (and most people know I don’t give compliments unless I mean it – just as my husband Gary. Smile)

    • March 25, 2010 9:27 pm

      Hi Kelleigh,

      I do believe that immersion is the correct way because I believe in a “believer’s baptism.” However, I don’t believe that to be saved you must be immersed. I doubt you are depending upon your infant baptism to save you! I can see your passion and your love for God through your writing.

      Hmmm….. if you ever want to be dunked, come to Chloride Arizona and we’ll be happy to oblige! LOL!

  2. Nathan Zuniga permalink
    November 9, 2009 8:42 pm

    Im proud to see God using my mom Victoria write these articles to build His kingdom. Keep up the great work!
    Nathan Zuniga.

    • November 10, 2009 12:49 am

      Awwww…..

      Nathan, they might think I paid you to write this!

      Actually, I know you love the Lord and that is the best comment of all.

  3. Patricia McIntyre permalink
    October 27, 2009 3:36 am

    Really nice site Victoria, I very much enjoyed what I read. Blessings..

  4. Jordan permalink
    October 24, 2009 6:06 am

    Great site. Very nice design, and interesting.

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