about T.R.U.T.H.

Ever wondered why teens are given pizza parties and told to play games while the adults disappear to learn about God? I have.

And, quite frankly, I think it's an enormous disservice to young people.

We all deserve to learn the deep things of God.

 

And I believe there's a huge number of young people out there yearning to do just that. 

If this is you, welcome to T.R.U.T.H. We're so glad you're here.

Please join us, we've saved a seat for you.

Here we will be challenged.

To learn the scriptures.

Here we will be supported.

To live like true Christians.

Here we will be encouraged.

To love God more and more.

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Catherine lives in beautiful north Alabama with her husband and son. Primarily a stay-at-home mom, she also teaches part time at a Christian homeschool CO-OP and writes whenever she can. 

what we believe

I can’t begin to cover every part of the Christian faith in one short statement. However, I think it’s important that anyone discovering this website can see what we’re all about. We're called to have discernment, after all.

 

For you folks in a hurry, the super quick version is this:

 

The eternal, immutable, perfect, holy, sovereign God, existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, created all things, including man (as male and female), for His glory and has outlined the only way of salvation (or reconciliation of sinners to Himself) in His perfect, inerrant Word by means of grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone.

 

Whew! That’s one bulky sentence with so much in it! For a little more on each of these things, see the list below. And if any of the underlined “churchy” words are tricky, just check the footnotes. Don’t worry, most people don’t know what they mean either. 

 

  1. The Bible

 

The Bible is the Word of God, written by men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Pet. 1:20-21). Because it is “inspired by God,” it is without error and “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16).

 

  1. God

 

God exists eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the only true God and the creator of all that exists, self-sufficient and without need. He is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, as well as completely holy and perfect in all things. (Gen. 1:1; Is. 6:3; Matt. 28:18-20; John 1:1-3; Eph. 4:4-6; 1 Pet. 1:2)

  1. Jesus

 

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin, sent by the loving Father to redeem His people. Fully God and fully man, Jesus lived a sinless life on earth, yet took our sin and the punishment we deserved for it and died on the cross as propitiation for God’s holy wrath against sinners. He was buried and rose again on the third day, signifying His victory over death and proving that God has accepted His death as a sacrifice for the sins of His people. He ascended and reigns on high forever, interceding for the saints and allowing those redeemed by His blood access to God. He alone is the way to be reconciled to God. (Matt. 1:18-25, 20:28; John 1:1, 14; 3:13, 16, 18; 14:6; Rom. 8:34; 2 Cor. 5:18-21; Eph. 1:19-21; 3:12; Phil. 2:6-8; Col. 1:15; Heb. 4:15)

 

  1. The Holy Spirit

 

The Holy Spirit is part of the eternal Trinity, co-equal with Father and Son, carrying out the will of the Father by convicting, regenerating, indwelling, interceding for and sanctifying believers. Believers are sealed by the Holy Spirit from the moment of regeneration until the day of redemption, and the Spirit empowers believers to obey God. (Ps. 139:7-8; Matt. 28:19; John 16:7, 8, 13; Rom. 8:5-9, 26-27; 1 Cor. 2:10-11, 6:11; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:13; 1 Thess. 1:15, 4:8)

 

  1. Man

 

God created man, male and female, in His likeness. Because of this, every human is God’s image-bearer. However, since Adam, all men “have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” causing separation between us and the holy God (Rom. 3:23). In order to be restored to a right relationship with God, we must be saved by God’s grace through Christ Jesus. We will then live in a way that displays our changed nature. (Gen. 1:27; Rom. 5:9; Eph. 5:1; 1 Pet. 1:15, 3:18; 2 Pet 1:3).

  1. Salvation

Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. (Eph. 2:1-10)

  1. Eternity

All humans will spend eternity either worshipping the Lord in heaven or suffering the wrath of God in hell. (Matt. 25:41, 46; John 3:36, 10:27-28; 2 Cor. 5:8; 2 Thess. 1:9)

Churchy words defined:

  1. Immutable: unchanging

  2. Reconciliation: bringing together two people (or groups) that once could not get along or coexist

  3. Inerrant: without error

  4. Omniscient: all-knowing

  5. Omnipresent: existing everywhere

  6. Omnipotent: all-powerful

  7. Redeem: to buy back (as in to purchase something that was once yours), to purchase or liberate out of captivity

  8. Propitiation: the thing that turns God’s wrath away (as in, the sacrifice that He accepts as payment for the wages of sin) and allows for reconciliation to take place

  9. Intercede: to go between (as in, to go between God and man, closing the infinite gap)

  10. Regenerate: to make alive

  11. Sanctify: to make holy