My Take: A Brief Confession

I get asked often what I believe about certain things. I've begun to put down some of my thoughts in a larger document. But for the time being this brief confession will stand. I also reserve the right to edit any portion of it at any point! :-)


I believe in God the Father creator of heaven & earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of the Father who shares the substance and ontological status of the Father.  He is the promised Messiah of Israel.

I believe in the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of the Father and the Messiah.

I believe the Trinitarian equality of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  

I believe that Christ died for the entire world working the ransom of His covenant people and the eternal salvation of His elect. 

I believe that God predestined the fall of man, the crucifixion of His Son and the grace of His election. 

I believe that the Holy Spirit is given to the church to work out the election of God the Father through the powerful resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

I believe that the Holy Spirit works out this election in the sacraments of the New Testament church. 

I believe these sacraments are baptism and the Lord's Supper. Both are administered to all covenant members. This includes infants and children.  

I believe these sacraments are a visible sign and offering of the eternal reality of Christ's death as a ransom for His covenant people. 

I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, through His church and sacraments, is currently reigning upon the throne of David.

The reign of Christ will increase until the nations of the world bow the knee to Jesus Christ.  

I believe that the new heavens and new earth have been renewed. Creation has begun again in Jesus Christ.

I believe that Jesus Christ will return to judge the living and the dead. He will restore creation and implement the perfection of the Torah on the hearts of God's people. 

I await the consummation of history and the marriage supper of the Lamb. 

 

 

For some the above did not delineate my theology in popular terms. I am a Trinitarian, Presbyterian, Paedocommunion, Preteristic, (this comma is apparently an "Oxford comma") and Postmillennial Christian.

Joshua Torrey is the sole proprietor of Torrey Gazette (don't tell Alaina) and the fullness of its editorial process. That means everything wrong with TG can legitimately be blamed on him.