Proclaiming and teaching the timeless faith and foundational truth of our Holy God to edify and strengthen the believer.
Statement of Faith
Within the Godhead there is a perfect unity of three distinct, fully divine persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three persons are one true God, the same in substance, co-eternal and co-equal in power, majesty and dignity.
God the Father:
Eternal, infinite, and almighty God is unchanging in His being, reflected perfectly in His wisdom, holiness, power, judgement, justice, love, goodness and truth. A Spirit, He is fully omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.
True God, the only begotten son of the Father, He was incarnate by the Holy Spirt and of the Virgin Mary and made true man. These two natures are inseparable, united in one divine person, without any confusion, mixture or division, each nature holding its own attributes. Blameless he lived the sinless life according to the Law, and was crucified as the perfect sacrifice, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. On the third day he rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, seated now at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. Our Advocate, he is the only Mediator between us and God.
The Holy Spirit:
Of one substance with the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, and together, with them, is worshipped and glorified. It is the Spirit who convicts the world of its guilt, lives in the heart of the believer, calling the sinner to faith and effecting their regeneration. It is by the fruits of the Spirit that the elect of God shows their faith as He indwells, guides, nourishes, equips and empowers them.
The Divine Scriptures:
Divinely inspired and preserved through the generations, the Scriptures, in their entirety, both Old and New Testament, are the inerrant and infallible Word of God, carrying with it the full weight of God’s authority, and revealing His plan of salvation. The Scriptures are to believed in everything that it teaches, and the believer is obliged to obey in all that it requires, resting in its promises.
God created man, male and female, in His own image, giving him dominion over all that He created. Yet, Adam sinned, and because of that sin, he and all future generations would be dead in unrighteousness. They would become children of wrath subject to the power of the prince of this world, alienated from God, totally depraved and completely unable to save themselves, deserving nothing but death as punishment for sin.
The moral law, as it is reflected in the Scriptures, is a reflection of the unchanging and unchangeable character of God to which there is no abrogation, permanently binding all people through all time.
Law and Gospel:
Scriptures are rightly divided into two principal topics: Law and Gospel. The Law reflects the perfect righteousness of God, while the Gospel concerns Christ either in the promise of his coming or in his incarnation. The Law warns, informs, convicts and condemns mankind, pointing to humanities need for Christ, the perfect sacrifice for the remission of sins, that one may be justified before God, and the Gospel perfectly fulfills the law that the believer may have eternal life. The Law cannot deny the Gospel, nor can the Gospel deny the Law.
There are none who are righteous, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Because of this there must be an atonement that is made that man might be reconciled to God. Christ Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, incarnate of the Holy Spirit by the Virgin Mary, made that atonement, perfect and complete, through His sacrificial, substitutionary death on the Cross. It is his righteousness alone that is imputed to believers, providing for them who truly repent of their sins and trust in him alone full redemption that they may be called the children of God.
The Christian Life:
Saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, salvation transforms the believer through the power of the Holy Spirit and calls them to live their faith as imitators of Christ, observing all that he commanded, loving God with all their hearts, souls and minds, and one another sacrificially. The Christian is directed then to care for and edify others, seek justice for the oppressed, show compassion for the poor, battle the spiritual forces of evil, make disciples of all nations, and purify themselves as their Savior is pure.
By and through the power of His Word, God created the heavens and the earth, and all that is in them out of nothing, and all of it testifies to His glory. Sovereign over all of his creation, He preserves and governs it all by His providential hand.
According to his promises and the promises of Scripture, Christ Jesus will return again in glory to judge the living and the dead. This advent of the Lord will occur at the appointed time known only by God at the end of the ages, and is the blessed hope of all believers.
The Hidden Church:
The hidden church comprises the elect of God through all time and in all places, from the creation to the end of the ages, justified by grace through faith in Christ. The hidden church cannot be seen, nor can it be fully discovered on earth because it is not discernable by the eyes of men. It is the Triune God alone who is able perceive the fullness and the beauty of the hidden church, because only God truly knows who His are.
The Visible Church:
Christ establishes the visible church, the local congregation, which was birthed by the Spirit at the Pentecost and is intended to be a temporal manifestation of the hidden church. The believer, called to faith, will seek out and love the visible church as a child loves their mother, recognizing its role in strengthening, edifying and nourishing them to maturity. The visible church can be recognized by its adherence to the authority of Scripture, the preaching of the Gospel, the administration of the sacraments and the exercise of discipline.
The Place of Tradition:
Tradition, when properly understood and prioritized, strengthens the faith and provides a clear defense of proper scriptural teaching. Yet, it is never to be accepted blindly, and must be perpetually examined according to the light of Scripture to ensure that it is harmoniously in accord with the teaching of God’s Word. Tradition can never be elevated to the same level as the Scriptures and must always be normed by them.
An ordained minister, the Rev. Wyatt McIntyre is an author, theologian and apologist who spent over two decades in the private and public sectors. Dedicated to a Christianity that is faithful to the Scriptures as the Word of God, and committed to the traditions, creeds and confessions that would arise from it, he started Our Timeless Faith to address the real concerns of Christians that occur in the modern world, and to educate on theology, church history, and Christian doctrine from a practical perspective. Holding degrees in Business and Theology, his main area of study has been Christian Apologetics. Currently pursuing his PhD in Theological Studies his focus is on the nature of miracles.