So, what do I believe?

1. I am a Young Earth Creationist, I am not afraid to admit it, and I don’t care what other people think about that.

I have tried for many years to temper this belief with the possibility that the six days in the Genesis account may not be six literal days and could actually be millions of years but have come to the belief that this is unbiblical.

2. I believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell.

If you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and savior, you will spend and eternity in the glorious presence of God in Heaven. If you do not, you will spend an eternity separated from God and all that is good in Hell.

If this offends you, fine. I will not sugar coat the truth in the interest of political correctness or to avoid offending anyone. Pleasing people and the approval of men is NOT what I seek nor what I am the least bit interested in.

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

– Galatians 1:10

3. I believe Jesus Christ was crucified, buried in a known tomb, and raised from the dead on the third day.

Like the apostle Paul, I believe that not accepting the resurrection is a historical fact is foolishness and makes the Christian faith worthless.

“But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.”

– 1 Corinthians 15:12-19

4. I believe we are ALL, me included, sinners in need of redemption that can only be found in Jesus Christ.

This is simple, biblical, and not open for debate.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

– Romans 3:23

5. I believe the Bible is the inspired, error, and contradiction free Word of God.

Modern intellectuals (as they call themselves) who strive to find fault with the Bible are no different from the proud Greeks of Paul’s day who lived in the futility of their thinking. They too were darkened in their understanding… because of the blindness of their hearts (Ephesians 4:17–18).

Long story short here, people don’t have a problem with the Bible; they have a problem with the author.

6. I believe the God of the Bible is a perfect, infinite, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent being who is a god of love, mercy, and perfect justice.

Christians MUST recognize that God is God, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. He is a faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He (Deuteronomy 32:4; see also Psalm 11:7; 90:9).

7. I believe Christianity is THE ONLY way to God and THE ONLY true religion.

Either Christianity is all true or it is not.

Either Jesus performed miracles or He did not.

Either Jesus rose from the dead or He did not.

Based solely and completely on who Jesus is and what He did, Christianity is the truth and by necessity all other religions that disagree with Jesus are wrong.

Truth is, by nature, intolerant of falsehood. If Christianity is not true, then Jesus was not God, then Jesus did not do miracles, then Jesus did not heal the sick, then Jesus did not walk on water, then Jesus did not die and rise from the dead after three days.

But, if He did do these things, then Christianity alone is true since, in all the religions in the world, only Christianity has the person of Jesus; and Jesus said that He alone was the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).

8. As the picture above says, without Jesus I am nothing.

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

-Galatians 2:20

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17 replies

  1. Well said and very well articulated. I agree.

    Be blessed. God is with you.

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  2. Aside from the YEC I’m with you 100% and I’m definitely not knocking you on the YEC. Grace and blessing!

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  3. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.

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  4. Why would many hundreds of years of evidence and bonified scientific discovery be merely hand waved away by you James?

    What are the reasons for explaining the scientific evidence as unbelievable, such as a worldwide conspiracy by scientists against religions or is it God playing tricks by planting fossils and evidence that is not real?

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    • Science is defined as “the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.” Science is a method that mankind can use to gain a greater understanding of the natural universe. It is a search for knowledge through observation. Advances in science demonstrate the reach of human logic and imagination. However, a Christian’s belief in science should never be like our belief in God. A Christian can have faith in God and respect for science, as long as we remember which is perfect and which is not.

      Our belief in God is a belief of faith. We have faith in His Son for salvation, faith in His Word for instruction, and faith in His Holy Spirit for guidance. Our faith in God should be absolute, since when we put our faith in God, we depend on a perfect, omnipotent, omniscient Creator. Our belief in science should be intellectual and nothing more. We can count on science to do many great things, but we can also count on science to make mistakes. If we put faith in science, we depend on imperfect, sinful, limited, mortal men. Science throughout history has been wrong about many things, such as the shape of the earth, powered flight, vaccines, blood transfusions, and even reproduction. God is never wrong.

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  5. This is refreshing in being direct, clear, biblical and yet knowing you James it is compassionate in presenting the Gospel front and center for sinners to hear the Gospel for the sake of salvation!

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  6. Reblogged this on a simple man of God and commented:
    This about sums up my thoughts, too.

    Daniel

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  7. No use playing games. Just say it like it is.

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