I’m a follower of Yeshua (Jesus) the returning Messiah, a humble student of the Bible, an amateur artist, a faithful husband to my beautiful bride, and the father of two precious young ladies.
I currently live in the Atlanta, GA area (Hey y’all).
If you care…
I believe in one God, as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures. “Hear, O Israel: YHWH our God, YHWH is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4). I believe that the intended meaning of this word “one” is found in the original Hebrew text, which uses the word “echad” and means “a composite unity.”
I believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the only begotten Son of God, the Messiah, in whom all the fullness of the deity dwells in the bodily form (Colossians 1:15), and who is the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us, and whose glory we beheld, the glory of the uniquely begotten Son of God, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
I believe that the Spirit of God comforts, teaches, leads, indwells and empowers all whom He regenerates.
I believe that the Bible, both the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the B’rit Hadasha (New Covenant), is the only inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
I believe that all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
I believe that Yeshua’s death and resurrection accomplish the atonement for all who would place their faith in Him. Whoever trusts in God, in His work alone, is made a new creation in Messiah, indwelt by the Spirit of God, and is transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His own Son. (Ephesians 2:8-9 | Romans 5 & 6)
I believe salvation is by faith through the grace of God alone, and not by human efforts. One cannot earn, merit or keep this eternal salvation by his own efforts. A new creation is the work of God alone. (Ephesians 2:8-10 | Romans 8:29-39)
I believe that everyone who trusts in Yeshua Jesus is grafted in to the “olive tree” of Israel. While this does not make them Jewish, they are granted the privilege of having God’s laws written upon their hearts, as participants of the New Covenant (Romans 11:11-24 | Jeremiah 31:33).
I believe in the spiritual unity and equality of all believers in Messiah Yeshua. (Ephesians 2:11-22)
I believe in God’s covenants with the physical people of Israel according to Jeremiah 31:35-36 and similar passages. Part of the fulfillment of these covenants is the physical return of the people of Israel to their Promised Land (Deuteronomy 30).