In a way, my statement of faith.
I am a Christian. I'm happy to bear that title ... ignoring the great representation that it has endured.
I am Pentecostal ... as in I hold fast to the teachings of the beginning and strive to retain that "which was taught from the beginning".
I am Protestant ... though I'll keep the reasons to myself.
I am ... uncompromising ... in a lot of ways. If I am wrong, I can and will accept that. But saying "trust me" just doesn't fly with me.
The Word of God is the final authority. And if the Word doesn't address it, the Spirit better (or I won't adhere to it). And if the Spirit chooses to remain silent, Wisdom had better scream. And if she remains silent, Discernment is the last line of defense. So, no matter how sweet the words are, if I don't get it from my SOURCE, I'll not accept it. No matter what. But this is prophecy. Prophecy talks about a "rider on a white horse". And, once I've been in here for a while, maybe one day I will post my thoughts on why this is a religion instead of a man (what is consistent with the other riders, and what is clearly seen in our lifetime?), but today is not that day.
"Do not go beyond that which is written" I am not easily overcome by winds of doctrine. Not aliens. Not strong arguments. Not persuasive speech. Christ the solid rock I stand, all OTHER ground around me is sinking sand.
In the end, WHOSE REPORT WILL YOU BELIEVE?
I'll not be a part of the Great Falling Away.
I'm not perfect, God knows. I'm so far from it, it's pathetic! But I am watchful. I am trusting in the Lord. I hold on to the little that I am, and the little that I have ... because HE HIMSELF sustains me. HE HIMSELF upholds me. I am always watching the signs that concern nature, Israel, the Jews, the Church, morality, Governments, global finance, wars, etc.
... now you know a little bit about me. Just a little.