Saturday, April 29Spiritual Warfare and Other Cool Bible Stuff

Statement of Faith

Below you will find a very detailed and itemized statement of faith. My goal is to be as transparent as possible about what I believe so that you can make an informed decision as to whether or not you would like to subscribe to my site or listen to what I have to say. In an ongoing effort to ensure that my beliefs are clear, I may update this page from time to time with new information. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below.

The Bible – I believe the Bible is the word of God and that the original manuscripts are free from error and contradictions. I believe the Bible is truth (John 17:17).

Bible Versions – I use the KJV for a vast majority of my studies. However, I do occasionally reference other versions, because I do not have a “KJV Only” policy. The original manuscripts were not handed down by God in English, therefore I believe it is our responsibility to look past the English versions and study the Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, and Latin versions as well.

The idea that the original versions are no longer needed is the same false doctrine that the Catholic Church taught before Protestants broke away. Many people attempt to use the Bible for manipulation and referencing the original versions can quickly put an end to that.

Be very cautious if you find any teacher with a “KJV Only” position. They usually have some sort of twisted doctrine that they teach with it.

God (The Father) – I believe that there is one God and that He created the heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1).

Jesus (The Son) – I believe that Jesus is the Son of God (Mark 1:1). I also believe that He is God in the flesh and that He died and rose again the third day (Romans 14:9). I believe that He was present and participated in creation (John 1:!)

Holy Spirit – I believe that the Holy Spirit is the Comforter sent by Jesus after He ascended into heaven (John 14:26). I also believe that the Holy Spirit lives within us once we are saved (John 14:16).

I believe that the Holy spirit is God because blasphemy of the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven (Mark 3:29). It is only possible to blaspheme God. Therefore, the Holy Spirit = God.

The Trinity – I believe that God (The Father), Jesus (The Son), and The Holy Spirit are three distinct manifestations/offices/embodiments/persons of God, but that they three are all one (1 John 5:7).

I’m also aware that the exact word “trinity” does not appear in the Bible. However, it is a word that describes the concept that appears in 1 John 5:7.

Salvation – I believe that if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus was raised form the dead, you shall be saved (Romans 10:9).

Angels – I believe that some angels are servants of God, but the devil and his angels chose to rebel against the creator, and are now fallen (Isaiah 14:12-14).

If you are interested in learning more about angels (good and bad) and demons, I’ve written a 228 page book on the subject. Beyond Flesh and Blood: The Ultimate Guide To Angels and Demons.

Prophecy – I believe that prophecy is a result of people being moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). However, I do not endorse any modern day prophets and I encourage you to test their spirit before you endorse or follow them (1 John 4:1).

The Rapture – I’m aware of all 4 teachings on the Rapture, but I do not adhere to any of them. I do believe that there will be a Rapture, but the timing of that event is of no importance as far as salvation and sharing the Gospel is concerned. The immense of Christ’s return is not the sole reason to share the Gospel. Death is just as, if not more imminent than the Rapture, and should give anyone reason enough to preach the Gospel.

I’m also aware that the word “rapture” does not appear in the English version, but it does appear in the Vulgata Sacre, dating back to 321 A.D. The English word “rapture” is a variation of the Latin word “rapturo” or “rapimeur” which means to be “caught up”. The Greek variation of the word is “harpazo”, which means to be forcefully snatched away. This concept can be found in 1 Thessalonians 4:17

In the following video, I fully clarify my views on the rapture. Please leave a message if you still have questions after watching it.

Prosperity Gospel – I believe this is the biggest scam on earth in the way that it is taught. I believe that God will bless those that give for the right reasons, but when people like Mike Murdock start talking about sowing $1,000 seeds into his ministry, that’s just BS. Sorry to be frank, but that’s just what it is.

Replacement Theology – I do not believe in replacement theology at all. This rumor was started by Georgia Johnson, a follower of the false Serpent Seed doctrine. I believe that Israel is Israel and the Church is the Church.

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