The Bible is God’s infallible Word written and preserved throughout time so that we can be assured we have all that He wants us to have today. Though written by the hands of men, it was lead by the working of the Holy Spirit and is complete, inherent, and fully relevant to us today. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
God; Three Distinct Beings in One Godhead
God the Father – God created all things and subjected them to His authority for His Good Glory. (Revelation 4:11)
God the Son – Jesus Christ was God’s Son, fully God and fully man. His birth and life served as a new beginning and model for us to live as Christians. He lived a sinless life and in doing so, was the complete atonement for our sins as required for redemption and fulfillment of the Old Testament. (John 14:8-9)
God the Holy Spirit – sent to us to be our helper, comforter, and to help us discern His Truth. (John 14:16-17) The Holy Spirit is an active participant in all healing work and in the coaching process.
In the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, he went before us, taking our sins on Himself, and overcame death so that we might be able to spend eternity with Him. It is through Christ’s blood alone that we have faith and hope of eternal life in heaven; a place with no tears and no pain. In the end, at His name, all of Heaven and Earth will bow. (Acts 4:12)
The Church exists to encourage and equip the saints for Christian living. The head of the Church is Jesus Christ and as he so treasures us, so we should treasure one another. (Ephesians 4:11-16)
A Theology of Suffering
Though we’d love a Christian life without suffering, the Bible clearly shows us that our growth and maturity are dependent upon the trials God allows in our lives. (1 Peter 4:12-13) It is through this suffering that we can actually know Jesus more intimately. Though I’d never wish pain upon anyone, it is into this pain that God reaches down and offers us peace. He is with you. He is with me. Though the waters threaten to overwhelm, God is our refuge and the waters will not overcome. (Isaiah 54:10)
Because of this suffering, He sends His Comforter and others to help guide us in the hope, healing, and joy that are available in Him.