My Beliefs - A Statement
should be stated that I have chosen to accept the Holy Bible as the
final word on Truth, if, indeed, there be any such thing. I have perused
many religions, including the lack there of, and found none seeming to
be as reasonable to my sense of individuality, fairness and common sense
as that which I have found contained in the Holy Bible. My search for
the source of Truth is over... it is now my task to understand that
belief system can objectively prove much of anything. Each system claims
its prophets, traditions, miracles, divine providences and special
manifestations. Yet they cannot all be right for many of their claims
are mutually exclusive. If there is a Truth, a reality, then it is what
it is regardless of what I or anyone else may think or want. Like the
Law of Gravity, Truth is what it is whether we believe in it or not. In
the same manner, God is what He is. It is not for us to define Him. It
is only for us to accept His revelation of Himself.
make the following assumptions:
I believe there is a God. If not, then life is nothing more than a
meaningless tragedy, too often filled with the unfairness of this world
with no hope of justice.
I believe that God is trying to reveal Himself to us. Though helpful in
their place, the tools of the learned (Greek, Hebrew, History, etc.) are
not necessary for the average believer to come to rightly know his God.
If God loves us, He will not make His overtures toward us dependent upon
the studies and teachings of other men. Scripture will interpret itself
to the honest and seeking individual.
I believe the Holy Bible to be the Voice of God revealing Himself to us.
If it be only the observations of pious men, then all Christianity is
but an opinion. I would then rather be an agnostic.
I believe a belief is not true because it is useful. I do not want to
believe anything merely because it meets some emotional or physical need
of mine. People willingly believe what they wish were true. I dare not.
I can not.
Five: I believe that Truth is simple in principle, if not in detail, and needs few words of explanation; Error requires a multitude of words to describe its convoluted path.