My name is Harry A. Gaylord. I am a believer in Jesus Christ who has been saved for about 30 years. Although I am not a Bible scholar, God has revealed many things to me in his word, the Bible, and I’m here to share a few of them. I am striving to be all God would want me to be, but like every other Christian, I am still fallible. My prayer is that this website will bless you in some way.
The following statements are my basic Christian beliefs:
There is only one true and living God who is the same God in both the Old and New Testaments (Isaiah 45:22; Eph. 4:5,6).
God, who is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, created the heavens and the earth in six 24-hour days (Genesis 1).
The word of God, as recorded in the Textus Receptus and manuscripts that support it, is a true account of events from Genesis to Revelation. Therefore, true believers can place total trust in what it says and should look to God’s word for guidance in how we should conduct ourselves individually, corporately, publicly, and privately.
God manifests himself in three persons–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit–and these three are one (1 John 5:7).
All human beings are sinful from the moment of conception–a trait we inherited from the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve.
Because of our sinful nature, we are in need of salvation from our sins since it is our inherent wickedness that keeps us separated from God.
Jesus Christ is God who appeared in the form of a man by birth to a virgin named Mary. This Jesus of Nazareth was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, this Jesus, who is Christ (the Messiah, the anointed one) was without a sinful nature (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:14, 15).
Jesus Christ is the only way to get to God, for he said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
Jesus was crucified to death, laid in a tomb, and rose from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).
Jesus came to earth from heaven to die for our sins so we could be saved from our sins by believing in him (1 Corinthians 15:3). We are saved by grace (unmerited favor) through faith in Christ, not by works such as baptism, communion, or any other good work (Ephesians 2:8, 9). Good works are a result of our salvation, not a means to obtain it or keep it.