A person’s personal Faith can be a touchy subject. But I believe that if someone is willing to believe something, then they ought not to be ashamed of it. Faith isn’t something people should be ashamed of, but rather something that people should be willing to give their life for.
Anyways, I’ll stop that little rant and start telling you what I believe. I know that some of you, if not many of you, will not believe the same as me, but please do not get angry if I believe differently than you. There’s enough drama over the internet these days, and I am merely stating what I believe for the purpose of anyone that is interested in knowing. If you’d like to state what to you believe, then please do so in the comments below, but not in a hateful manner, please. Thank you.
I believe that Jesus Christ existed. I believe that He died on the cross for everyone’s sins and that, after being sealed in a tomb for three days, He rose again. I believe that He went back up to heaven and is waiting for all those that are faithful to Him.
I do not believe in Regeneration Baptism.
John 14:6 says, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
If Jesus had wanted people to baptize themselves for the sake of them going to heaven, then why would He have even died for us in the first place?
1 Timothy 2:5 states, “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,”
That verse plainly states that there is ONE mediator between God and man, and that’s Jesus. Not being baptized.
I do believe, however, believe in Believer’s Baptism, which is when someone confesses that Jesus is their Christ and Savior, and they are then baptized. They are not baptized to gain salvation, but to show others that they are a Follower of Jesus Christ and are willing to take up His cross.
I believe that the world was created in 6 days, and on the 7th day, God rested. I do not believe in Evolution, but firmly believe that God was the One that created the heavens and the earth and that He made mankind after His own image (see Genesis 1:27).
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, I believe that there is a Heaven and a Hell. I believe that those who believe that Jesus died on the cross for their sins shall be saved from eternal damnation and they will go to heaven. Those who do not believe this and forsake Jesus as their Lord and Savior will go to Hell, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth (see Matthew 13:50).
All of this is what I, as a Christian, believe.