Hi, I’m Jonny Wilson. A student at The University of Liverpool, (formerly Liverpool John Moores 2017-2020). I often get asked the question around campus what do I actually believe as a Christian. In the past, I’ve been able to give short summaries. I would like to write a post to elaborate in-depth, what I believe, why I believe it and how it affects you & everyone else in this world.
My Beliefs about God
There is one unique and eternal God, who exists in an everlasting, loving relationship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one God in three persons – co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory. God is sovereign in all things: including creation, revelation, salvation, judgement and the establishing of His kingdom. As the sovereign loving creator and redeemer, He is worthy of all glory, honour and praise.
*(Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
My Beliefs about the bible
The Bible, Old Testament and New, is God’s revelation to us. It is God-breathed and infallible as originally given, and has supreme authority in all matters of faith, conduct and experience. Scripture is sufficient for knowing God and His plan. It is not only central to the well-being of the church but is able to thoroughly equip the Christian community for life and godliness.
2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13)
My Beliefs about Humanity
Men and women together are created in the image of God, and therefore enjoy a unique dignity in creation and a unique relationship with God. Men and women together have dominion over the created order
Tragically, human nature is universally sinful since the Fall and all are guilty before God. This leaves us under the wrath and condemnation of God. We are unable and unwilling to turn ourselves to God, without the prior work of God’s Spirit who gives us new birth.
Genesis 1:26-28, Romans 8:5-8; John 3:3.5
My Beliefs about the Person and Work of Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful humanity. The Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as our representative and substitutionary sacrifice. As a result of Christ’s death the guilt, penalty and controlling power of sin is removed.
In addition, God demonstrates both His justice and His love to us most perfectly at the cross and establishes His victory over Satan and all His foes. Our justification and our resurrection are made sure by His bodily resurrection from the dead
The Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our King and High Priest, He fulfils the ministry as Ruler, Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. I believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead
1 John 2:1–2, John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35, Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5