What We Believe

I affirm the Nicene Creed:

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

I’m a creationist — a 6-day creationist. I believe in the inerrancy of the Bible:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16-17)

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete,equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

My eschatological beliefs are post-millennial. We are living in the thousand year period described by Revelation 20:3. The Book of Revelation was written chiefly as the last in a long line of covenant lawsuits against an increasingly apostate Israel, as all of the Books of the Prophets were. John wrote the Revelation of Jesus Christ prior to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Much of the prophetic events described by the Book of Revelation was fulfilled after Christ’s ascension and culminated with the Jewish War of 66-70 A.D. and the destruction of the Jewish Temple — as Christ prophesied (Matthew 24:1-3, Mark 13:1-3, Luke 21:5-7).

For supporting evidence testifying to the validity of a pre-70 A.D. writing of The Book of Revelation, start with this free book download: The Beast of Revelation by Ken Gentry.

I subscribe to the post-millennial optimism best described in the books Paradise Restored and Days of Vengeance by David Chilton. If you are unfamiliar with this rare — but historical — optimism, begin with those two well-written, easy-to-understand but heavily documented books for a sound introduction.

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