As the Beginning and End Team has grown, this page has been revised to reflect our beliefs as a group.
What is your religion?
What denomination are you?
Although we do not believe denominations are required by the Bible, we attend a Fundamental Baptist Church and thus identify as Fundamental Baptists. Denominations are good in that they are helpful in identifying what your church’s beliefs are generally. But at the end of the day, we are Bible-believing Christians.
Do you take the Bible literally?
Yes. Except where things are intended as metaphor, analogy, symbolism, etc. (i.e., Jesus saying “I am the bread of life”). Otherwise I believe that God says what He means and means what He says.
Do You Follow a Creed?
No. It is our firm belief that the Bible is the true creed and guidance for Christians. It is our “Statement of Faith” as we submit to its authority wholly. However, it is informative to address questions to give a sense of our specific theology so hence this page.
So you believe in all of the miracles of the Bible? Like Jesus actually walking on water or raising people from the dead?
Do you believe in the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to a physical, glorified body?
Do you believe believing in Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven?
Yes (see John 14:6)
What kind of Bible do you read?
King James Version.
Do you ever use any other kinds of Bibles?
Yes, I also use the 1599 Geneva Bible, Brenton’s Septuagint and Greek Inter-linear New Testament.
Do you believe in the Trinity (God the Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit)?
Yes. See 1 John 5:7
Do you believe in a literal Heaven and Hell?
Do you believe in the Rapture?
Are you pretrib, postrib, prewrath, etc?
I do not believe any of the tradition models on the rapture are entirely correct. But I will be doing a blog soon on exactly where I think the Rapture occurs in the Bible. Stay tuned!
Are you a Calvinist?
Are you affiliated with _________ group?
The following are groups that we are NOT connected to in any form or fashion:
Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witness, Mormon Church, Reformed, Joel’s Army, Hebrew Roots Movement, Church of Christ, Signs and Wonders, Pentecostal, Emergent, Purpose-Driven,
Do you believe in the 7 literal days of Creation as described in Genesis?
So how do you account for scientific factors like geological record, stars being light years away, etc.?
The Bible never states the age of the Earth. We are only told it was created “in the beginning.” There is a part of the Biblical history the predates humanity on Earth. While we are not given lots of details on it, there were clearly things happening before God created humanity (i.e., Angels singing and rejoicing in God’s presence at the time the Earth is created, and thus predating the Creation Week of Genesis 1 – “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? ..When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” – Job 38).
How exactly can someone make 100% sure they are going to Heaven?
Great question! See here.