Confession of Faith
I believe in God the Father who is without beginning and without end,
who is the source and Creator of all life. He is Spirit and is the
personification of love. Through the Holy Spirit, God convicts man, and
leads him back to God. Through the Holy Spirit, God inspires, teaches,
converts, and empowers his servants.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God the Son who has eternally existed and
through whom the Father created all that is. He is the only begotten of
the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit and through his sinless life
and atoning sacrifice, provides the only salvation for mankind. I
believe he was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth and
after the resurrection from the dead, ascended to the Father, as the
first fruits of many brethren. He gave his life willingly and is our
advocate, our high priest and our elder brother. He is the Word made
flesh, the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, the
Messiah and, through his promised return, the only hope for the world.
I believe the Holy Spirit is the active agent of God in the world,
that the Spirit proceeds forth from both Father and Son. I believe that
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one. Thus, God is revealed to us in the
familiar terms of a Divine Family.
I believe in the Holy Bible as the authoritative Word of God,
complete in both Old and New Testaments. It is inerrant in its original
languages and is inspired by God. The Bible is God's revelation to man
of his will, and through diligent and repeated study of the Bible, man
may understand the message of salvation and be guided to the way of true
holiness and abundant living.
I believe that man was made in the image of God but has corrupted
himself after the example of Adam. All men have sinned and stand in need
of the grace of God. I believe that we are saved by grace, through
faith, and that not of ourselves.
I believe that sin is the transgression of the Law and that the wages
of sin is death. Because all have sinned and because man cannot justify
himself, God through his love has provided a payment for human
transgressions through the death and sinless life of his Son. Man cannot
justify himself, but once justified by the sacrifice of Christ, he
should live a life of obedience to God.
I believe in the observance of the Ten Commandments including the
celebration of the seventh day Sabbath. The Sabbath is a gift from God
and should be celebrated with prayer, study, and worship. It is a day of
rest. I also believe in the celebration of the annual festivals of the
Bible through which God reveals his plan of redemption. I believe the
annual festivals point to Christ and are rich with Christian symbolism.
I believe in the resurrection from the dead, by which man's mortal
and decayed body will be changed in the twinkling of an eye at the last
trumpet into a new body that can never die.
I believe that the Greater Church of God is composed of all the
saints, those in whom the Holy Spirit dwells, who are called according
to God's purpose. They are those whom God has called out from the world,
though they live in the world, led to a life characterized by spiritual
growth, obedience to God's Word and the fruit of His Holy Spirit. I
believe that the Christian's life is meant to be joyful and triumphant
(which is why I titled my radio program, Born to Win).
Ronald L. Dart