Hebrews 12:15 - "See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many."
I am an open minded believer who constantly renews mt commitment to a deeper understand of God and His will for us. In the Joy of Salvation, I freely Fellowship and worship in Christian Unity. I believe in the Freedom of Choice, being individually responsible before God for our lives, thoughts, and actions. Christians hold various views based upon our spiritual gifts, abilities to understand scriptures, past teachings, and national origins.
I therefore advocate Freedom of Religion, seeking answers through study, prayer, and guidance by our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Having, great love and admiration for each other without respect for wealth, race, gender, age, social status, or doctrinal differences. We are committed to seeking the will of God in our lives and faithfully dedicating our life to the service of Jesus Christ that we may be helpers in the Joy of Salvation.
Freedom of Choice: As a Chaplain my mission statement is that I am obligated to teach biblical truths. In doing so I advocate freedom of choice even as God gave Adam and Eve freedom of choice so I will never stand between you and God. We will never try to force any one to believe something contrary to what they want to believe. I will not engage in practicing, public ridicule, criticism, or unfriendly fellowship. honor all people no matter where they come from.
God: God is the creator of all things, for God is eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent whose fullness is beyond all human conceptions.
Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah, born of the Virgin Mary who died for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Savior. He was then resurrected and ascended to heaven and will at the appointed time return to earth to establish the Kingdom of God. He is deserving of great Honor, Glory, and Reverence of which every knee should bow.
Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is our Comforter promised by Jesus Christ that lives inside of us, guiding in all truths to salvation.
The Bible: The Bible is the infallible inspired word of God containing his plan of salvation for mankind and is the foundation of knowledge and the final authority of faith, life, truth, and happiness.
Salvation: Salvation is the deliverance from the bondage of sin, our atonement to God with the assurance of eternal life. Salvation is a free unmerited gift from God through faith in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice on the cross for our sins.
Grace: Grace is the free, unmerited gift of eternal life, which God gives to those who have a change of heart and start a new life in Christ. Through faith in Christ we are always under the umbrella of grace.
Christianity: Christians are people acting in faith who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and in whom the Holy Spirit lives inside creating a new birth. This new birth lives a different life by following the footsteps of Christ and shows Christian fruits of the Holy Spirit as evidence.
Ministry: I believe all Christians have varying callings from God, and are given spiritual gifts to fulfill their callings. Minister ordination is a spiritual gift and calling directly from God and is not to be taken lightly. God chooses to call who he will, or to use any instrument, to accomplish his will.
From the beginning, the spread of the Gospel was a lay movement. Men like Peter and John were untrained fishermen. The majority of ministry and missionary activity in the early Church and Ministry was accomplished by non-professionals, ordinary men and women involved in secular work as occupations. Jesus entrusted the laity "ordinary people" with major responsibilities of spreading the Gospel. Taking fishermen from their boats, He made them into fishers of men. Jesus knew that ordinary people would become extraordinary when empowered by the Holy Spirit.