I, Andrea Stunz, am a Christ-follower. I am a stumbling pilgrim in need of and eternally thankful for the grace and eternal salvation from what I deserve. Ephesians 2:8-9
This is what I believe.
Love God. Love People.
The highlight reel:
I believe I am created in God’s spiritual image, but as a human, I am capable of sin. I believe that God is three parts in One – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I am saved by grace through the blood of Jesus on the cross. I believe that I am to live out my faith with the power of the Holy Spirit and by the teachings of the inerrant and living Word of God, through prayer and edification from the Church community. It is my desire to live a life of love, grace, forgiveness, redemption through the power of the Holy Spirit and always choosing to serve with kindness – although I am not perfect and I don’t always live those out well. I believe works are important but I believe God values the intentions of the heart over acts of service. I believe that all who believe in Jesus’ death on the cross and choose His ways will be living an eternal life together in the glorious presence of our Creator.
The full-length feature:
I believe that the Word of God, what we call the Bible, is living and alive in me. Its contents are God’s heart words penned by human hands. They are not fully understood but they are to be fully trusted. 2 Timothy 3:16
I believe that God created human beings in His spiritual image to bring glory to Him not out of conceit but from the purest of love. He was so pleased with His creation. Genesis 1:1, 26, 31, Romans 11:33-36
I believe that all of us sin and our sin separates us from God. I also believe that no one is above or below God’s amazing grace and redemption if we’re willing to receive it. I believe that He stands at the door to our hearts. The Holy Spirit on one side to draw us to Him, Jesus our Savior to cleanse us as we walk through and God the Father on the other to welcome us once we’ve chosen to follow and receive His grace. Once we’ve walked through the door, we have eternal salvation once and for all. Romans 6:23, Titus 3:5, Revelation 3:20
I believe that Jesus made a way for us to the Father and to eternal life with Him by way of His death on the cross. It was by His blood alone that my sins are forgiven and I can come into the presence of the Most Holy One. I believe that Heaven and Hell are real and all humans will be presented with the choice as to where they will spend eternity. I believe it is my purpose to help and hope that all would choose Heaven. John 3:16
I believe that God’s divine plan rules and reigns. I believe that, with our free will combined with our sinful nature, we take re-route His plan, but I believe He is not surprised and that His plan will never be derailed. Job 42:2, Colossians 1:17
As a Christ-follower, in relationship with other followers and non-followers, I believe that…
In essentials, we have unity.
“There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…” Ephesians 4:4-6
In non-essential, we have liberty.
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master, he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1,4,12,22
In all, we show charity.
“…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Corinthians 13:2
Denominational affiliation: I am foundationally Southern Baptist but have been a regular attender of multiple non-denominational churches around the globe.