1. Who is the Father?
The Father is the first person of the
Trinitarian God. His role in salvation is the one rejected by mankind's sin and rebellion.
2. Who is Jesus?
Jesus, second person of the Trinitarian God. He becomes incarnate, and takes the punishment for mankind's sin in our stead. The Father punishes Jesus as if our sin was His sin. Thus we can be reconciled to God because our debt is paid by One who owed no debt Himself.
3. Who is the Holy Spirit?
The third person of the Trinitarian God. He comes into the life of the believer and the church, sanctifying us until Jesus comes back to reunite us with God the Father.
4. What is the church?
The church is the body of Christ, with Jesus literally its head (as in authority). He bought the church with His blood, so it is named for Him and awaits His return.
5.Why does a person need a Savior?
A person needs a savior because we are dead in our sins, we have trespassed God's commands and have separated ourselves from God condemning us to hell.
6. How can a person be saved?
By accepting what Jesus did for us by uniting with Him in His death, burial, and resurrection in water as He did on the cross and in the tomb.
7. What is your view of scripture?
I believe in the full inspiration (God breathed) authority of Scripture as complete and perfect in the original autographs when faithfully transmitted in modern
translations. (I do not use paraphrases or gender neutral translations from the pulpit).
8. What is the biggest issues facing the church today?
Two issues, with the first being liberalism: The denial of the authority of the scriptures through church growth fads and ecumenicalism.
The second being traditionalism: The belief that the truth is preserved in the founders likes and preferences. Thus insisting the next generation must do as the original group or it will be labeled as aberrant, even though likes and preferences have no bearing on the core issues of faith and practice.