To be caught believing...
If you are going to listen to someone it is important to know where they are coming from. Here I’ve endeavored to provide a shortcut to getting to know me in that way.

What is a conviction? In its truest sense, a conviction is something one is found guilty of by way of evidence. A conviction of faith then, is a set of ideas that I hold to be true that I would hope to be found guilty of by way of the evidence of my life.

This is a living document, because I am a living person. My faith, thankfully, is growing. As I continue to learn from Jesus, and be renewed, I will return to this document to update it. For now, this is what I hope my life bears evidence of.
My Conviction of Faith
I believe in God the Father
The Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1)
Who is love (1 John 4:8)
In whose image we are made (Genesis 1:26)
I believe in Jesus Christ
Through whom all things were made (John 1:3)
Who has been given all authority in heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18)
Who was born of the Holy Spirit to Mary, a virgin (Matthew 1:18-25)
Who lived a life experiencing all temptation as is common to man, yet was without sin (Hebrews 4:15)
Who laid His life down – being lifted up on the cross, experienced death, and was buried – only to raise it again on the third day (John 10:18, John 19:17-38, John 20:1-21)
Who currently sits at the right hand of the Father (Romans 8:34, Acts 2:33, Hebrews 3:12)
Who is the only mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5)
That through Him, his body and blood, all sins are forgiven
(Matthew 26:26-28, Hebrews 3:16-22, Ephesians 1:7)
That by following Him we can enter into the reality of the Kingdom of God right now (John 14:6)
That through Him we can experience eternal life (John 6:54, John 10:28, John 17:2-3)
I believe in the Spirit of God
Who is sent to be with us forever, to remind, testify of Jesus, convict the world in regards to sin, righteousness, and justice, and guide in all truth.
(John 14:16, John 14:26, John 16:8, John 16:13)
I believe in the Kingdom of God
God’s current and active will in heaven and on earth (Matthew 4:17, Matthew 6:10)
That it is accessible to all people (Matthew 5)
That it is seen and entered into by being born again (born of the Spirit) (John 3:3-7)
That it is received by becoming like a child (Matthew 18:3, Mark 10:15, Luke 18:17)
Updated December 2, 2021