I am first and foremost a humble follower of Christ Jesus of Nazareth. I make mistakes and have numerous flaws and shortcomings, but I try to live a cheerful, contented life that reflects the compassion of Jesus.
I am a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, which means that I agree with the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Protestant denomination with a worldwide membership of over 17 million. Seventh-day Adventists, sometimes referred to as Adventists or SDAs, accept the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians. We believe that God creates, loves, redeems, transforms, and triumphs.
I also believe that every individual has the basic unalienable right to believe or not believe as he or she chooses. This is sometimes called the freedom of conscience; that is, the freedom “to hold or consider a fact, viewpoint, or thought, independent of others’ viewpoints.” [source] No one has the right to oppress those who may ascribe to a differing opinion nor dictate the beliefs of others through pressure, bullying, lawsuits, or legislation. Though we may not agree, there should always be respect.
Sharing the love of Christ with others and diving into the teachings of the Bible are a large part of my life. So much so that I created another site called UNashamed.