What I Believe

I believe that every person has sinned and "fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). I believe God is absolutely holy, and cannot have sin in His presence. Because God is holy, our sin has separated us from God. Because we have all sinned, we all deserve to die (Romans 6:23) and be separated from God forever in Hell.

I believe God loved us so much (John 3:16) that He came up with a plan to take away our sin. That plan was Jesus.

I believe Jesus is God, and He was born to a virgin two thousand years ago. I believe He lived a sinless life and died on the cross in our place (2 Corinthians 5:21). By the spilling of His blood, He gave us life (Isaiah 53:5) - He paid the price for our sin, He died so that we wouldn't have to be separated from Him for eternity.

I believe that on the third day after He died, He rose from the dead, He came back to life again (Romans 14:9, Acts 2:24). He is no longer dead - He is alive and waiting to meet us in Heaven.

I believe that if we confess our sins, He will forgive our sins (1 John 1:9) and give us His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21), so that we will be able to spend eternity in Heaven with our Savior. I believe that if we confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved (Romans 10:9). I believe that whoever believes these things will someday be with the Lord in Heaven forever, and there will no longer be any death, or sorrow, crying or pain (Revelation 21:4).

I believe that God sends the Holy Spirit to those who believe in Jesus (Ephesians 1:13), that He lives in us and that we are no longer our own (2 Corinthians 6:19). I believe the Holy Spirit guides us while we are here on earth, reminding us of Jesus' words and teaching us (John 14:26).

I believe the Bible is the Word of God which He gave to us through the divinely inspired men who wrote it (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21). I believe it is our guide for teaching, for rebuking for correction, and for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). I believe it is powerful and active (Hebrews 4:12), and I believe as Christians it equips us for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17).

I believe that if we believe that Jesus has died to save us and rose again that we should no longer be living for ourselves (2 Corinthians 5:15), but that our greatest goal should be to live in a way that is pleasing to Him (2 Corinthians 5:9).

I believe that Jesus will return someday, and "in the twinkling of an eye" He will take all those who believe in Him to Heaven (1 Corinthians 15:51-52), and He will wipe away every tear from our eyes (Revelation 21:4).

If you have any questions for me about my beliefs, please contact me at throughcloudedglass@gmail.com. I'd be happy to talk with you about any questions you may have, and if I don't know the answers I'll do my best to find out for you!
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