Statement of Faith
What does Scooter, dancing with me, have to do with God?
Great question! I am so glad you asked. The Dance with Scooter has become a lovely
picture, for me, of what it means to live, and move and have my being in Christ.
Scooter and I were both rescued, redeemed (paid for in a transaction we have no
ability to comprehend: Scooter with cash, me with His blood) and reconciled.
I rescued Scooter; Jesus rescued me. I have no ability to initiate, perfect or complete
this relationship. I am (apart from Christ) able to do NO thing ~ nothing). Scooter, likewise, is dependent upon me to reveal myself as his source of life.
I am not suggesting that my horse is spiritual, or that our relationship is spiritual.
The Dance is simply a visible picture of a spiritual Truth. It's a metaphor, a contemporary Shepherd/sheep image. Scooter finds his life in me. The more he knows my heart for him, the free-er he is. I think my walk with Jesus is about learning what it means to trust Him. No matter what occurs. And that makes me free. To dance with my Heavenly Dad, in each moment, no matter where He leads me.
Below is a more theological statement. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Dancing in Him,
Verbal Inspiration of the Bible
We believe the Holy Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be verbally inspired of God in the original manuscripts; infallible, inerrant and God-breathed, a perfect rule of faith and practice.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 5:7).
The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that God, the Son, who has always existed, became a man (without diminishing His deity) by virgin birth through Mary. He lived a sinless life and as the infinite God-Man took upon Himself the sins of all men, died in their place and satisfied God concerning their sins.
We further believe in the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He was then ascended and exalted to the right hand of God as the Great High Priest of all believers.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, who convicts the world of sin; believers of righteousness; and of judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. His present ministry to believers also includes empowering, teaching, and leading into all truth.
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved and, of himself, is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. Apart from faith in Jesus Christ each person remains in Adam. (Genesis 2, 3 and 5)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace (apart from any works) and received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins. Upon receiving salvation, the person receives eternal life, and becomes a partaker of Christ's life. At the moment of faith Christ indwells that person and that person is in Christ. He (or she) becomes a new creation and obtains a new identity as a child of God.
We believe that all who have come to reliance upon the work of Christ for their salvation will never lose this relationship.
HALLELUJAH! What a Savior!
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