About Me

Dennis Muse

I'm A Follower of Jesus Christ

Why That Matters

I start with this because this is who I am, everything about me begins here, it molds and shapes everything about me, the what and why I do it, my entire outlook on life.

For me, About Me,  Who I am, starts with Jesus.

The words of Jesus, "Follow Me" are First a call to Do something, Second, to Be something.

In response to His call, I have submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, by accepting Him as Lord and Savior and putting my faith in Him, and Him alone. In His atoning death on The Cross as payment in full for all my sins and in His resurrection from the dead as my hope of eternal life with Him. I am filled with the Holy Spirit, which is Christ in me, and therefore I am empowered by the Holy Sprint to follow Jesus. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” And I now imitate His life by following Him, by keeping His words/commandments, especially “ Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations”.

Theologically Speaking:

I do not identify my self as reformed, I'm Repented, I do not, nor did I ever need to reform from Catholicism (The Reformation was a revolution against the Roman Catholic Church and the pope). I never belonged to the Catholic church or believed in the teaching, theology of the Catholic church. But I was a sinner in need of a Savior and repentance, so I believed in Jesus as my Savior and I repented as Jesus said to, therefore, I am a repented sinner, and a believer in and follower of Jesus Christ.

Nowhere in scripture do I read Jesus telling me I need to be reformed to be saved, but He does say "I must be born again". Nor do I read the disciples or the Apostle Paul saying that I must be reformed, or to follow Luther or Calvin, but they do tell me I need to be "born again", I need to "repent" and to follow Jesus, so I was born again, repented and I follow Jesus.

Like I said, just call me a "Follower of Jesus", or a "Disciple of Jesus" since those are the only biblical labels for the stance I take.

I do not identify my self as a Amillennial, Premillennial, Postmillennial, or what ever the newest ....ennial fad is. I simply believe the word of God, stand on it and follow Jesus. The bible says it was six days, its six days, a thousand years means a thousand years, the rapture will happen, the anti-christ will come, the mark of the beast is real, Jesus will come again, Armageddon will happen and Hell is real. Why? Because the Bible says so.

My theology is simple, I have determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified and that Christ died for my sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. That there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the God man, Christ Jesus, The Son of God who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. That Jesus Himself bore my sins in His own body on the tree, that I, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes I was healed. For I was like a sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of my soul. (1 Corinthians 2:2, 1 Cor. 15:3-4, 1Tim 2:5-6, 1 Peter 2:24-25).

My Beliefs

"The Essentials"

The Bible

I believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. I believe the Bible is the final authority in every area it addresses for every individual Christian, as well as for the church collectively. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21, John 10:35)

God

I believe there is one God who eternally exists as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, co-equal and co-eternal, having precisely the same nature and attributes, and worthy of precisely the same worship, confidence, and obedience. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 45:21-22, Matthew 28:19, John 1:14, Colossians 1:16, Mark 12:29)

Jesus Christ

Who is fully God and fully man – was sent to save us from our bondage to sin. I believe that Christ was born of a virgin, died for my sins, physically rose from the dead, and will one day return to judge the world and deliver His people. Faith in Christ is the only means by which mankind can escape eternal damnation and judgment. (Mark 14:61–62; John 5:18, 20; 8:58; 10:30–33)

The Trinity

The Trinity I believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all and governs all. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 45:21-22, Matthew 28:19, Colossians 1:16)

The Resurrection

I believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, I believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life with Him, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.)

The Second Coming of Jesus

That just as Christ came to Earth once to bear the sins of the world, so, too, He will return again to gather the elect and to usher in the resurrection of all things (1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Hebrews 9:27–28). On that day, the just will be resurrected to eternal life and the unjust to eternal conscious torment and separation from the love and grace of God (John 5:28–29). Paradise lost will become paradise restored, and the problem of sin and Satan will be fully and finally resolved (Revelation 20–22).