In addition to the published foundational statements of First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg and the six Great Ends of the PCUSA, and recognizing this is a living document, the following declarations briefly summarize my faith. I, Brandt Goodwin, by the Holy Spirit:
Proclaim Jesus Christ to be my personal forgiving Lord and Savior, and believe one God exists in the trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Recognize the authority of Scripture as the Word of God and the Bible as an inspired record of the revelation of God to all.
Embrace the Book of Confessions and will be directed by the essential tenets of the Reformed tradition.
Subscribe to Justification by Grace through Faith.
Believe God created the universe, Christ is the Son of God, the incarnation of God on earth, and the Holy Spirit is the presence of God in the world.
Yearn to follow Christ and Christ’s example of living!
Trust the forgiveness of sin was made possible by the crucifixion of Jesus and life everlasting was revealed by the resurrection of Jesus.
Emphasize God’s sovereignty, His covenant and His will.
Rejoice that nothing in life nor in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord! Romans 8:38
Internalize the doctrine of Providence.
Acknowledge and celebrate the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as described in the Bible.
Need a savior due to original sin and I am eternally thankful that Jesus Christ is my Redeemer! Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.