I am a Christian, a husband and a father to two daughters and a son. I am a member of Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I both serve as an elder and am employed in an administrative capacity.
As a Christian, I adhere to the classic creeds of historic Christianity: the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
As a Protestant, I hold to the five solas of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone), sola gratia (by grace alone), sola fide (through faith alone), solus Christus (in Christ alone), soli Deo gloria (to God alone be the glory). As a Calvinist, I affirm the doctrines of grace, commonly summarised by the acronym TULIP: total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints. As a Baptist, I adhere largely, though not minutely, to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. As an evangelical, I affirm the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
All the views presented on this website are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the formal teachings of the church of which I am a member.
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