A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)


These credos are posts that were originally written as a classroom exercise. Each post provides a brief look at what I believe about the major doctrinal topics of our faith.

indwells the believer

What I Believe . . . Holy Spirit

I believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. That he convicts of sin and that he indwells the believer. He teaches, corrects and equips us.

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What I Believe . . . Christ

I believe that Jesus is fully God and fully man, the second person of the Trinity. He became man, died on a cross and rose again so that we could have life.

disobedience to God

What I Believe . . . Sin

I believe that there are two aspects to sin. Disobedience to God, and a nature that is focused on self and personal desire. Sin separates me from God.

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What I Believe . . . Humanity

I believe that humans are created by God and are his image bearers. He has given us rule over the earth. But we have fallen and are separated from him now.

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What I Believe About The Bible

I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, is authoritative in all matters of faith and practice, and is truthful in what it teaches and affirms.

What I believe about God

What I Believe About God

I believe that God exists, that he is creator, transcendent, immanent, infinite, triune, self-existent, loving, good, and personal.