I, Hannah Mae, am a born again Christian. What that means is I’m a natural-born sinner through Adam, who was the first of all humanity. I was dead in my sin. I’m thus deserving of eternal death before a holy God, who is three persons in one (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost). I could do nothing to save myself. However, I also believe—though while I still was lost to my sins—He loved me so much as to send His one and only Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus came to earth to fulfill the Old Testament Law and to offer Himself on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for my sins and for the sins of all who repent, believe, and claim His sacrifice to cover their sin-debts. I, Hannah, declared Him my Savior, the Master of my heart, and the First in all my desires at seven years old.
Therefore, not by my works or my virtues, but by God’s grace and His grace alone have I died to self and was born again to be His adopted daughter. I believe His Holy Spirit is living and active in His adopted family: the church. His Spirit now indwells in me as it does in all believers, and He continues to sanctify me to become more and more like Christ, who is coming back soon for His church.
I, Hannah, also believe in the authority of God’s Scriptures. God Himself, through the empowerment of over forty authors within the course of 2,000 years, wrote its pages and preserved its canon 66 books throughout all time. It is a fully cohesive narrative that reveals His character and His mission for our rescue through Jesus. It is without equal. It cannot be added to or subtracted from in any way and supersedes any and all human opinion whether that opinion be collective, individual, or personal. It is useful for edification, discernment, learning, encouragement, and for every kind of need a Christian might have in order to live a life that best honors the Lord who loves us and who’m we love.