What I Believe

July 18, 2008 | 6 comments

This blog is a place where I share my faith, question what it means to be Christian and share how my old assumptions are often turned upside-down. Because of this, I want to make my core beliefs clear:

I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe Jesus is God, the living Word, who became flesh. I believe He voluntarily atoned for my sin by dying on the cross. I believe He rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father. I believe in the Holy Spirit as a divine Person, sent to indwell, guide and empower believers.

I believe that salvation is a work of God’s free grace and is not the result of human works, “being good” or taking part in religious ceremonies.

The basis of my belief is the Bible, the inspired Word of God found in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments.

I believe that being a Christian isn’t a thing we do just on Sundays, and that church isn’t something that just happens at the altar, and that grace abounds everywhere – sometimes where we least expect it.

I have named this blog “Getting Down With Jesus” because my intent in life is to become increasingly personal, honest and real with God. Frankly, He already knows my thoughts and words anyway. My hope is that my honesty will bless others, while drawing me closer to God, who gives us this promise:

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)

by | July 18, 2008 | 6 comments

6 Comments

  1. James Oh

    Jennifer,

    I agree with you.

    Ephesians 2:8
    For by grace have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.

    God bless,

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  2. PW

    What a refreshing thing to read, thanks.

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  3. Pfeiffer Photos

    So well written and summed up simply and to a tee. Amen, sister, amen. 🙂

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  4. Anders

    Hello Jennifer!

    You wrote (right menu): “I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe Jesus is God, the living Word, who became flesh. I believe He voluntarily atoned for my sin by dying on the cross.”

    You wrote about atonement and I want to comment on that.

    (le-havdil) The same that is outlined in Tan’’kh (the Jewish Bible) about kipur – atonement – was taught by first century Ribi Yehoshua (the Messiah) from Nazareth. Read this essential teachings here: http://www.netzarim.co.il

    Anders Branderud

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  5. Goose

    Awesome blog. Iowa seems like a magical place to live.

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  6. TheSoapSister

    Just found your blog -fabulous! A hearty "Amen!" from Southern Illinois! 🙂

    Reply

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