Hi, my name is Dave and I live in country Western Australia. I set up PASSIONAustralia.blog to share reflections on faith, life and the Bible.
In the past I have completed my Bible college studies and have worked as a Pastor in several country churches. Currently I attend my local church, where I am on the preaching roster, and during the week I work as a school Chaplain.
I hope and pray that you enjoy your time on my blog and that God blesses you while you are here. If you would like to visit my main ministry website, you can find it here at PASSIONAustralia.org.
The sole basis of my belief is the Bible, which I believe is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters of faith. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — each possessing all the attributes of Deity.
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our separation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s saving grace — not human effort — and must be received personally by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplishes salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God. He will return to earth to consummate history.
The Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, draws sinners to Christ and equips believers for personal growth and service to the church. The church’s role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Those forgiven through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.