Statement of Faith

Since there are cults who pretend to be biblical creationists, and since it is not reasonable to expect people to assume that my own beliefs are orthodox, a statement of faith is necessary. Some items will be mentioned here, even though they are not discussed on this site, because I feel that they need to be stated. Others will be omitted because they have no direct bearing on biblical creation science. Whenever I write or post about theological matters, do not take my word for anything, check things out with Scripture.
— Robert ("Cowboy Bob") Sorensen

I believe that there is one God (Isaiah 43:10, 1 Timothy 1:17) who is manifest in three distinct simultaneous persons who have existed and will exist eternally: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This is known as the Trinity or Triune Godhead, although the word "Trinity" is not in the Bible, the concept is clearly taught.

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the Word, who created all things (John 1:3, Colossians 1:16). He was born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:42), bore our sins when he was crucified on a cross. Jesus died, was buried, and bodily rose from the dead on the third day, all according to prophesies in the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). The resurrected Jesus was seen by many witnesses (1 Corinthians 15:5-8, John 20:26, Acts 1:3), ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:9, 1 Peter 3:22) and is seated at the right hand of God the Father (1 Peter 3:22, Ephesians 1:20-21, Luke 22:69). He will return for those he has redeemed, and in judgment (Acts 1:10-11, 2 Peter 3:7). How and when Jesus will return are beyond the scope of this site.

I believe that the Bible is the written Word of God (2 Peter. 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16), the sole authority for Christian life and practice, inerrant in the original autographs. The Bible is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16 NIV), and no other books, writings, or philosophies (including "science") are superior. In addition, the historical-grammatical approach to exegesis is the best way of understanding the text.

I believe in salvation that we receive by grace through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), and works are evidence of salvation, not a way to earn or keep it. In addition, I reject that any ceremonies will ensure and keep someone's salvation, and that special manifestations are proof of salvation, such as speaking in tongues (glossolalia).

Water baptism is an important sign for the believer, a symbol of commitment and obedience. I absolutely reject the concept that baptism is necessary for salvation, and "Jesus only" baptism.

I believe in the literal six-day creation (Genesis 2:2, Exodus 20:11), and the global Flood at the time of Noah (Genesis 7:19-23, Luke 17:26-27, Hebrews 11:7, 2 Peter 2:5).