Personal Statements of Faith

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Personal Statements of Faith

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02 Aug 2008, 21:17 #1

I thought I would post my personal statement of faith, which I believe aligns well with the RTI SoF. My personal statement of faith is always undergoing testing and revision as I learn more from study of Scripture under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I cannot think of a time that I have pulled out the statement below and have not had occasion to add a verse here or there, modify a turn of a phrase, or add something to be more clear.

You are free to use this statement of faith or the RTI version to develop your own. Every believer should do this and continue to test their beliefs against the Scriptures.

What I Believe

1. There is but one God (Deuteronomy 4:39), who is eternal (Isaiah 57:15; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 90:4; Revelation 1:8; Revelation 4:8; John 8:58; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 45:21; Isaiah 46:9-10; Galatians 4:4-5; Acts 17:30-31), a spirit (John 4:24), sovereign (Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:17; Acts 17:28; Nehemiah 9:6; 2 Peter 3:7; Job 12:23; Job 34:14-15; Job 38:32; Matthew 5:45; Matthew 6:26; Numbers 23:19; 2 Samuel 7:28; Psalms 33:14-15; Psalms 104:14; Psalms 104:29; Psalms 135:6; Psalms 139:16; Psalms 141:6; Psalms 148:8; Proverbs 16:1; Proverbs 16:33; Proverbs 20:24; Proverbs 21:1; Proverbs 30:5; John 17:17; Ephesians 1:11; Galatians 1:15; 1 Timothy 6:15; Jeremiah 1:5; 1 Corinthians 4:7), good (Psalms 86:4; Psalms 107:1), loving (1 John 4:16), holy (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8 ), transcendent (Isaiah 40:25), omnipotent (2 Kings 19:25; Psalms 135:6; Jeremiah 32:17; Jeremiah 32:27; Genesis 8:14; Luke 1:37; Matthew 19:26; Psalms 115:3; Matthew 3:9), omniscient (Job 37:16; 1 John 3:20; 1 Cor. 2:10-11; Hebrews 4:13; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Job 28:24; Matthew 10:29-30; Isaiah 46:9-10; Isaiah 42:8-9; Matthew 6:8; Matthew 10:30; Psalms 139:1-2; Psalms 139:4; Psalms 139:16; Romans 11:33), unchangeable (Psalms 33:11; Psalms 102:25-27; Malachi 3:6; James 1:17; Isaiah 46:9-11; Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Zechariah 8:17), yet not existing in an eternally frozen pose but possessing Godly passions and emotions (Isaiah 62:5; Psalms 78:40; Ephesians 4:30; Exodus 32:10; Psalms 103:13; Isaiah 54:8; Psalms 103:17), and perfectly righteous (Psalms 7:11).

2. Every unregenerate person is a sinner (Romans 3:23), spiritually dead in his sins (Ephesians 2:1), possessing a deceitful heart (Jeremiah 17:9), is full of evil(Mark 7:21-23), wholly unable to understand spiritual truths (1 Corinthians 2:14), is unrighteous, does not understand and does not seek for God (Romans 3:10-12), is helpless and ungodly (Rom. 5:6), is a slave to his own sin nature (Romans 6:14-20), is hostile in mind and deed to God (Colossians 1:21), loves darkness rather than light (John 3:19), is dead in his trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1), naturally and rightfully are objects of God's wrath (Ephesians 2:3), and unless elected to salvation by God, are destined to eternal condemnation in Hella place of outer darkness, a lake of fire, a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth, a place of eternal separation from the blessings of God, a prison, a place of torment where the worm doesnt turn or die (Matthew 8:11-12; Mark 9:42-48; Luke 16:19-31; Jude 1:3-13; Revelation 20:11-15).

3. Because of their sinful condition (Romans 6:14-20), the unregenerate do not and cannot freely choose to believe the gospel (Romans 3:10-12; Romans 6:14-20) and that they cannot come to God unless it has been granted to them, such that no one might boast (1 Corinthians 1:17-20; John 1:13), from the Father (John 6:65) who appoints them to eternal life (Acts 13:48 ) and grants that they believe (Philippians 1:29).

4. God owes no person mercy or grace, only justice. Grace is getting what you don't deserve and mercy is not getting what you do. God in His love and mercy and out of solely the kind intention of His own will (Ephesians 1:5), from before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4), elected (Mark 13:20; Romans 8:33), chose (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14), and predestined (Ephesians 1:5,11) some of the lost to salvation and left the others to go their natural way, to eternal damnation (Ephesians 2:3).

5. God's sovereign predestination of the elect was not based upon God looking into the future to see who would choose Him (this would mean that God learned) for no one would choose Him because they are slaves to their sinful natures (Romans 3:10-12; Romans 6:14-20), full of evil (Mark 7:21-23), enemies of God (Romans 5:10), with nothing good dwelling in them (Romans 7:18 ), hateful, disobedient, and enslaved to their lusts (Titus 3:3). Instead, the election of God was wholly unconditional, based upon His decree, plan, and purpose; it is the expression of His will and good pleasure, not a response to man's free-will choices. (Deuteronomy 7:6-7, Isaiah 55:11, John 6:44, John 15:16, Acts 13:48, Romans 8:28-30, Romans 9:11-13, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, Ephesians 1:3-5, Ephesians 2:4-7, 2 Timothy 1:9)

6. The elect's believing is based solely on the grace of God (Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:8 ), not the will of man (John 1:13; Romans 9:13), and not based upon any foreseen goodness in man (Romans 9:11-13).  If God elected based upon the foreseen goodness or choice of someone, then God would be a respecter of persons. God's decisions are according to His own perfectly holy will, His decrees according to His own purpose (Ephesians 1:4-5), because God is not a respecter of persons (Romans 2:11).  

7. Furthermore, those who receive Christ (John 1:12) are justified by faith alone (sola fide) (Romans 5:1), through grace alone (sola gratia) (Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 3:6-11), in Christ alone (solus Christus) (John 14:6(John 14:6; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Colossians 1:13-18 ), all due strictly to the glory of God alone (soli Deo Gloria) (1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Pete 4:11; Revelation 1:6; 2 Peter 3:1; Ephesians 3:21; Revelation 7:12; Romans 11:36).

8. God loves all peoples of the world (Matthew 5:43-48; John 3:16), not just the Jews (John 7:35; Romans 1:16; Romans 2:10), and gave His Son as a propitiation (1 John 4:10), not only for the Jews to whom the Son was sent (Matthew 15:24; Acts 13:46), but also for all peoples of the whole world (1 John 2:2), that is, both Jews and Gentiles (Romans 1:16).

9. As many as receive Christ (John 1:12) do so because they have been appointed to eternal life (Acts 13:48 ), granted that they believe (Philippians 1:29), granted that they repent (2 Timothy 2:25), and caused to be born again (1 Peter 1:3), not by their own wills (John 1:13).

10. The atoning work of Jesus who is God in flesh, fully God and fully man, (John 1:1,14; John 8:40; John 8:58; Colossians 2:9), the second person of the Triune Godhead (John 1:1-3; John 10:30; Philippians 2:5-7; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3), who in His humiliation became sin on our behalf (2 Corinthians 5:21), who bore our sins in His body on the cross (1 Peter 2:24), who died, was buried, and rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4), in the same body that He died in (John 2:19-21; Luke 24:39; John 20:27), whose sacrifice was sufficient to save all, but was intended only for the elect and therefore, Jesus only bore the sins of the elect (John 10:11,15; Romans 5:18; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Psalm 34:22; Isaiah 53:8; Matthew 1:21;Matthew 20:28; Luke 1:68; John 3:16; John 10:14 -18; John 17:2,6,9; Acts 20:28; Romans 5:8-9; Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 5:25; Hebrews 10:14; Titus 2:14; Revelation 5:9).

11. God, by His irresistible grace (Ezekiel 11:19-20; John 5:24; John 6:37-39,44; Romans 8:8; Romans 8:30; Ephesians 2:1-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 2:13; James 1:18; Titus 3:5; 1 John 5:1; 1 John 3:7, John 1:12-13), first regenerates the hearts (Ezekiel 36:26-27) and minds of the unsaved so that they are then able to respond to the Gospel message and then, by faith, they receive Christ as is evidenced in the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:22-23), the third person of the Triune Godhead, and that they are born again not of their own wills, but of God's will (John 1:13) who has caused them to be born again (1 Peter 1:3).

12. Because the salvation of the elect is completely grounded in Christ, they cannot fall away (John 10:27-28; 1 John 2:19; Isaiah 43:1-3; Jeremiah 32:40; John 3:36; John 10:28; Romans 8:35-39; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 2 Timothy 1:12b & 4:18; 1 Peter 1:4-5; Jude 24-25) and will love God, that is, will obey God (1 John 5:3).

13. The innately perspicuous Scripture and the Scripture alone is authoritative for the faith and the practice of the believer (sola Scriptura). "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness." (2 Timothy 3:16). If something is inspired, that is God-breathed (theopnuestos), and God is perfect, then what He has delivered is also perfectly true and infallible. Inspiration is not just a stirring of the mind of the author, it was the very means by which the author's wrote, and accurately wrote, exactly what God wanted written. The authors of the Scriptures were supernaturally influenced, and divinely superintended for the exact words that they used. The authors clearly wanted to communicate God's messages to His creation (2 Peter 1:20-21; Jeremiah 1:9; Exodus 4:22; Genesis 15:4; Exodus 17:14; 2 Corinthians 13:3; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 14:37). The Bible alone, and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word of God written and is therefore inerrant in the autographs. When all the facts are known and proper interpretations are applied, the Scriptures are completely true in all that they assert or affirm, including doctrine, morality, social, life, or physical sciences.

In summary, I am a five-point Calvinist Christian, infralapsarian, inerrantist, moderately preterist, rapture at the Final Judgment, paedo-baptistic (not for salvation), cessationaist, and covenantal.
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25 Jan 2009, 04:44 #2

Ask Mr. Religion wrote:You are free to use this statement of faith or the RTI version to develop your own. Every believer should do this and continue to test their beliefs against the Scriptures...
Here's mine:

This I Believe:


I believe God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth (John 4:24, Acts 17:25, Psalm 90, 139, Hebrews 6:17, 18, Acts 15:18, Genesis 18:14, 25, I John 1:5, Psalm 33:5, 117:2). God is creator and sustainer of all things.

I believe that God is sovereign over all His creation and creatures; nothing happens outside of His knowledge, permission, direction, plans, or purposes (Genesis 50:20, Job 9:12, Isaiah 46:10, Acts 2:23, 17:26-27, Romans 9:13, 17-18, 21-22).

I believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The one true God is personal, yet beyond our comprehension. He is an invisible spirit, completely self-sufficient and unbounded by space or time, perfectly holy and just, and loving and merciful. In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God created the heavens and the earth, and all they contain. He upholds and governs them in accordance with his eternal will. God is sovereign (in complete control) yet this does not diminish human responsibility.


I believe that the Scriptures are the Word of God, completely contained in the Old and New Testament, infallible in the original manuscripts, communicate truth in all areas they touch on, are plenarily and verbally inspired by God, and are the only authority for what we may believe and how we live (Matthew 5:18, John 17:17, II Timothy 3:16-17, I Thessalonians 2:13, Revelation 22:18-19).

I believe the Bible is the revelation of Gods truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. The Bible, having been inspired by God, is entirely trustworthy and without error. Therefore, we are to believe and obey its teachings. The Bible is the only source of special revelation for the church today.

I believe that the best interpreter of Scripture is Scripture itself (II Peter 1:20-21, Acts 15:15). Although much of Gods Word is intended to be understood literally, not all passages are to be taken literally, but rather should be interpreted according to the grammatical-historical approach (Amos 4:4, Matthew 13:24, 31, 44, 47, Luke 13:32).


I believe that before the fall, man was sinless with freedom and the ability to do good or evil (Genesis 1:31).

I believe that after the fall, man was yet free to do good, but totally unable to do any spiritually good thing. Man as a result of the fall, and apart from Gods intervention is able only to do evil in the sight of God continually(Genesis 6:5, John 6:44-45, Romans 3:10-18, 5:6, 10, 8:5-8, I Corinthians 2:14, Ephesians 2:1, 5).

I believe that after regeneration man is free and able to do good because he has been given a new heart, and yet he does not obey perfectly or consistently because of his old nature, the presence of evil around him, and the temptations he gives in to (Ezekiel 32:36, 27, Romans 7:7-25, Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 2:12).

I believe that freedom of will means man is not forced by some eternal force greater than himself to do what he does not want to do; he is free to do what he wants to do within the limits of his abilities. Freedom, however, does not mean ability. This means man is responsible for his choices and actions.

I believe that only when we see how far man fell when he sinned, do we appreciate how much God has done to save us. All mankind participated in Adams fall from his original sinless state and is thus lost in sin and totally helpless.

I believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from Gods displeasure, except by His mercy. Because of the sin of the first man, Adam, all mankind is corrupt by nature, dead in sin, and subject to the wrath of God. But God determined, by a covenant of grace, that sinners may receive forgiveness and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.

Covenant Theology

I believe that God has planned from before creation to save sinful men by a redeemer who would keep the law which sinners could not keep and pay the penalty that sinners should pay so that by faith they would become Gods people (Ephesians 1:4-5, Romans 5:19, Galatians 3:13).

I believe that the way of salvation has always been the same in the Old and New Testaments, that is, by faith in Christ (Romans 4, John 14:6, Galatians 3:6, 8).

I believe that the purpose of the law is to convict sinners of their sin and thus their need of Christ (Romans 7:7, Galatians 3:24, Romans 3:28-31).

I believe that the Old Testament prophecies that a redeemer would come and bring salvation from sin and that the New Testament tells us He has come, what He has said and done, and what we must then do.

I believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. The Sovereign God, for no other reason than His own unfathomable love and mercy, has chosen lost sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit and through the atoning death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ.

I believe Justification is by faith alone and through it the undeserving sinner is clothed with the righteousness of Christ.

I believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him alone, for salvation.


I believe the Son of God took upon himself a human nature in the womb of the virgin Mary, so that in Him the divine and human natures were united in one person. I believe that Christ was fully human and divine, born of a virgin, experienced the same trials of life that we face, revealed the Father more fully, taught and perfectly kept the way of obedience, offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice on the cross, rose from the dead, and was exalted to Gods right hand where He now intercedes for us (John 1:1-18, 19:30, Hebrews 4:15, 7:25, Romans 3:23-25, Matthew 1:18).

I believe Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and died on a cross, bearing the sins of, and receiving Gods wrath for, all those who trust in Him for salvation (his chosen ones).

I believe He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where he sits as Lord and rules over his kingdom (the church).

I believe He will return to judge the living and the dead, bringing his people (with glorious, resurrected bodies) into eternal life, and consigning the wicked to eternal punishment.

I believe His atonement was a sacrifice (John 1:29, I Corinthians 5:7), substitutionary (I Peter 3:18), propitiatory (I John 2:2), reconciliatory (Romans 5:11, I Peter 3:18), and redemptive (Mark 10:45, Galatians 3:10, 13).

I also believe that the atonement is limited not in its effectiveness but its intent, not in quality but quantity. His death is sufficient for the sins of the whole world but it is applied only to the elect (John 10:11, 15, 26-28, Romans 8:31-39).

I believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ

The Holy Spirit

I believe that the Holy Spirit is a person with the same abilities, characteristics, and work of the Father and the Son (John 14:16, 17, 26, Acts 5:3-4, I Corinthians 2:10-11, Ephesians 4:7-13).

I believe that He indwells believers in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament (Psalm 51:11, Exodus 28:3, Judges 6:34, Ezekiel 36:27, Romans 8:9-11).

I believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs once, when a person is born again. (I Corinthians 12:13, Romans 8:9). It is a gift from God totally by grace and not a second blessing. Christians are commanded, be filled with the Holy Spirit and this can occur repeatedly (Ephesians 5:18, Luke 4:1, Acts 2:4, 4:7-8, 31).

I believe that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts and produces spiritual fruit (I Corinthians 12:7-12, Galatians 5:22-23). The miraculous sign gifts given during the early days of the Church were given for a special time and purpose, and not intended to be a pattern for the present day (I Corinthians 12:1-14:40).

The Application of Christs Work

I believe the work of the Holy Spirit, as He calls us through the Word, brings about new life and thus enables us to respond with faith and repentance (John 3:1-8, II Corinthians 5:17, Acts 16:14, Titus 3:5, Isaiah 53:1, Romans 10:17, Ephesians 2:8-10, Acts 2:37-38).

I believe that this results in justification, a once for all time act of God in which He forgives our sin and accepts us as righteous in His sight based on Christs righteousness imputed to us and received by faith (Romans 3:24-25, 1:17, 5:19, Philippians 3:19).

I believe that after this, God will persevere in His grace to bring us to sanctification and glorification. All those whom God calls and justifies will be glorified (Romans 8:30, 11:29, John 10:28, Philippians 1:6, II Timothy 1:12).

The Church

I believe that Christ died to save sinners and put them into His family, which is seen through the local church here on earth (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 5:25).

I also believe that there is an invisible church, which includes all believers in all ages and places. The local church is a visible representation of Christs true church in any given place or time.

A true church should have Christ as its head and its husband, have biblical teaching and preaching centered on Christ, leaders who meet Biblical qualifications (I Timothy 3 and Titus 1), have genuine concern for the lost, seek to help its people grow spiritually, have love present, and worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.

I believe that the New Testament identifies two scriptural offices, those of elder and deacon (I Timothy 3:1-13).

I believe Christians are to assemble on the Lords Day to worship God by praying, hearing the Word of God read and preached, singing psalms and hymns, receiving the sacraments, and giving of their means to further His Kingdom.

The Sacraments

I believe that the sacraments are signs and seals of Gods covenant of grace and show a visible difference between believers and unbelievers. There are only two sacraments, baptism and the Lords Supper, and their ability to communicate Gods grace depends only on the work of the Spirit, not the person performing the sacrament or the methods used, as long as they are within Biblical guidelines.

I believe that Baptism is a sign of Gods covenant and is properly administered to children of believers in their infancy as well as to those who come as adults to trust in Christ.

I believe that believers should strive to keep Gods moral law, which is summarized in the Ten Commandments, not to earn salvation, but because they love their Savior and want to obey him. God is the Lord of the conscience, so that men are not required to believe or do anything contrary to, or in addition to, the Word of God in matters of faith or worship.

Civil Government

I believe that civil government has been divinely appointed for the good of society. Leaders are to be prayed for, honored and obeyed, except in things opposed to the Scriptures (Matthew 22:21; Acts 4:10-20; Romans 13:1, 7).

The Family

I believe that the first institution established by God is the family. As Christians, we must commit ourselves to protect the marriage covenant between a man and a woman, and maintain moral purity before and during marriage. Parents are to assume primary responsibility for the spiritual instruction and training of their children (Genesis 1:27; 2:18; Malachi 2:13-15; Mark 10:7-9; Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 13:4).

The Devil

I believe that Satan, the devil, the prince of this world is the open and declared enemy of God and man. He has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and he and all his cohorts will be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Matthew 4:1-11; II Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10).

The End Times

I believe that at death all mens bodies return to the dust but that believers spirits go immediately to heaven and unbelievers spirits go to hell. (II Corinthians 5:8, Luke 23:43.) At death the Christians soul passes immediately into the presence of God and the unbelievers soul is eternally separated from God unto condemnation.

I believe in a literal Heaven for the saved (John 14:2-3), and in a literal Hell for the lost (Revelation 20:14-15).

I believe that there will come a day of judgment known only to God when Christ will judge all men according to their works so that His holiness, justice, mercy, and glory may be seen and so that the righteous and wicked will receive their proper reward or punishment.

I believe that Christ will return suddenly, bodily, gloriously, visibly, and worldwide (Acts 1:6-11, I Thessalonians 5:1-11). Jesus Christ will return to earth, visibly and bodily, at a time when He is not expected, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
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25 Jan 2009, 05:29 #3


I renamed the thread so as to make it a place for all interested persons to develop and post their statements of faith.

I paste mine into a word processor, then print it and carry it in my bibles. That way, when I am in a witnessing or bible study situation, I can draw upon it as a guide.

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05 Sep 2009, 05:28 #4

I renounced roman catholicism, her pope and its false teachings and became a Presbyterian in 2007.

I wrote the following to the elders and the Presbyterian minister and brought it to a meeting I had to be examined by them before making a Public confession of faith a few Sundays later in the Sunday service. It was not required but I wanted to do it.

I have encouraged the other roman catholic converts to do something similar and they have. I do because I believe that a roman catholic needs to reject openly roman catholicism and her pope to be truly free and experience a true Protestant conversion after being born again by Gods amazing grace. I renounced my roman catholic faith"and it's doctrine because it has a "Christian" appearance while not being Christian at all."  

I Dudley Davis reject all the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic church and as a Protestant I accept, embrace and believe the following as part of my Christian Reformed Protestant faith

I believe in the God of the Bible
I believe that the bible is the inspired word of God
I believe God is trinity, one God in three persons
I believe Jesus Christ is very God of very God
I believe that the Christ has come in the flesh
I believe in the resurrection of the dead
I believe in eternal judgment

I believe in a heaven and a hell and that all who are elected by the saving grace of God and accept Jesus Christ as their Redeemer and thus are born again in Jesus Christ as believers of His Gospel and live the life of evangelizing his good news will be with his Father in Gods Kingdom of Heaven for all eternity.

I believe in justification by faith alone.

I sincerely receive and adopt the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms of the Presbyterian church as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures and I submit to the teachings of the Presbyterian Protestant tenets and doctrine.

I believe the Bible as the word of God and the only and final authority and path to salvation I submit in discipline to the doctrines of John Calvin and the teachings of the Presbyterian Church in doctrine and life.

It is Christ alone who is salvation to our souls, not the Church of Rome or the Pope"

I believe in the doctrines of the Protestant Reformation, the authority of the Bible alone in all matters of faith and practice and that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

I believe now as the Reformers who realized as they studied the Scriptures that the great central doctrine of the gospel was expressed in the comprehensive sentence, Christ died for our sins. The death of Christ was the great center from which the doctrine of salvation sprung.

In grace,
May we all be Sons of the Reformation and continue to proclaim what it means to be Reformed Protestant Christians!
In grace,

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08 Sep 2009, 23:45 #5

Amen all! I think I'm gonna like it here!

Testimony and beliefs to follow soon:  8-)
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life...nor any other created thing (including ourselves), shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

That's Perseverance Baby!

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09 Sep 2009, 00:10 #6


Welcome to RTI! :wave:
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