Vicki’s Statement of Faith
My personal statement of faith is based solely on the Bible. I believe that its teaching is the final authority for all Christian life in matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is God-inspired and without error.
I believe in the one true and living God who eternally exists in three equal persons…God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit, identical in nature: all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present and unchangeable.
I believe God created people to have fellowship with Him, but they were corrupted by their sinful ways. As a result “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,” including those who consider themselves “the worst” (1 Timothy 1:15).
I believe Jesus suffered and died as the only completely satisfactory sacrifice for the sin of the whole world (Acts 4:12). He arose from the dead on the third day and ascended to the right hand of God the Father where He reigns over the universe and intercedes for Believers. He will return to earth to further establish His kingdom.
God’s saving grace – not our good works or best efforts – is our only means to salvation.
I believe that “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
I believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every Believer at the moment of saving faith. The Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, transforms the believing sinner, indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers and equips the Believer for godly living and service (1 Corinthians 12:4). I believe that Christians should witness for Christ in His power and that ability to successfully do so requires a sincere, ongoing study of God’s Word, obedience to the Word of God and fellowship with other Believers.
I believe that “our citizenship (as Believers) is in heaven” (Philippians 3:21) “and so shall we forever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:17).