What We Believe

  • The 66 books of the Bible are inspired by God and are completely true with no contradictions, as they were originally written, and that we have enough information about the original writings to fully understand what God wants us to understand.
  • That the Bible tells us about God who is three persons in one: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit.  Some of God’s attributes are: Holy (perfect), Good, Just, Wrath, Love, Mercy, Grace, and Patient.
  • That God made the universe and everything in it perfect and without blemish.  He made the first people: Adam and Eve and they were responsible for their choices.
  • That Adam and Eve chose to disobey God – sin.  Because of God’s holiness, goodness, and justice, their sin brought the curse of death on them, their offspring, and all creation – God’s wrath.
  • But, because of God’s love, mercy and grace, He had a plan from the beginning to make a way for man to be made right again – through faith (not by good works).  If we trust God we can be saved from God’s wrath.
  • God’s plan culminated in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  Jesus was perfect (He never sinned) meeting God’s standard of holiness (He fulfilled God’s law).  Jesus died on a cross and at this time the sins of all those that put their faith in God, past, present, and future, were laid upon Him.  Jesus could do this because He could represent us (He is fully man), but because He was God (He is fully God) He could pay for all our sins.  God’s justice was satisfied by Jesus taking His wrath.  Jesus rose again proving He had defeated death.  This is the Gospel.
  • That the Gospel should be preached to all.
  • To be saved from our sin and the wrath of God, and receive the free gift of God’s mercy and grace, we must repent of our sin and put our faith in Jesus alone.
  • That the Father sent the Holy Spirit to empower those of faith to do good works for God’s glory.
  • That those of faith are part of God’s Church and that every member should be a member of a local Church fellowship.
  • That God is patient and holding back with wrath so that men can repent and trust Jesus, but that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead.
  • That God will restore creation to it’s perfect state which will include those people redeemed by Jesus eternally.  But that those who don’t repent and trust Jesus will exist eternally under God’s perfect justice and wrath in Hell.
  • That ultimately, all things are for God’s glory, and God’s glory alone.
  • That we should be true to our statement of what we believe at all times and in all situations, and not have it just be a thing that we point to so Christians will know we are Christians to gain their support and then compromise what we believe in practice.

Note, those involved with Tell Me hold differing views on aspects of the faith considered non-essential for effective ministry of the Gospel.  This includes: Calvinism / Arminianism, Cessationism / Continuationism, and various Eschatological views.