Bearfruit.org Statement of Faith
- God Created the Universe, the earth and all living things in a literal 6 days, and on the 7th day, He rested
- Every man and woman has sinned and sin permanently separates us from God
- Christ is the son of God and He IS God, He is not separate and He is not a created being. He is, was and always will be
- Christ lived a perfect life on earth and gave us an example of righteousness
- Christ allowed himself to be crucified and died on a cross in order to free mankind from sin and to purchase a place in heaven for us
- ALL who believe in Christ will receive eternal life and spend eternity in heaven with Christ
- Nothing we do will improve our chances of getting into heaven, only believing in Christ will be sufficient
- Eternal life is offered to all, but some will refuse it
- When we believe, God dwells inside of us as the Holy Spirit who is the only mediator we need to communicate with God and no man or woman has or needs a special channel to God apart from the Holy Spirit
- Christ has promised us that He will return again (though He hasn’t yet), but when He does, everyone will know it and recognize His authority
- God is preparing a new heaven which will reside on Earth where all of His believers will spend an eternity with Him
- All of those who do not believe in Christ will be eternally separated from Him in a place of conscious and permanent suffering, also known as hell
Why have a statement of faith on this blog?
Much of the writing and posts here mention or allude to my world view. There are a lot of people who describe themselves as religious and even Christians but their frame of reference is quite different than mine. That’s OK, but I’d like to make it clear to anyone who cares what perspective I have.
Some people will call me a “born again christian” or “evangelical” or “fundamental christian” or maybe even “conservative christian.” These are all OK and accurate descriptions. However I do object to the term “Calvinist,” not because it is untrue but because in addition to the fundamental tenants of Calvinism, which I generally agree with, it associates some baggage that I don’t agree with, most importantly the over-emphasis of pre-destination which causes many who profess such views to disregard the great commission.