My name is Jerry Nanson and I’m a sinner who has been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. I’m a husband of almost 30 years, father of 5 children and am undergoing the process of sanctification, usually much more slowly than I would like. I have much to learn and know that the Lord is faithful to teach me through His word, as guided by the Holy Spirit, as I go about my daily activities. I hope to share valuable, gospel-centered information and ideas, but am under no delusions that I’m the best source for anything I happen to write. I don’t claim any special understanding or knowledge and am always looking to improve my understanding of the Gospel message as it is delivered through the whole of Scripture. The purpose of this blog is to share ideas with certain basic beliefs as the foundation for all topics of discussion. These beliefs include, but are not limited to:
1. The Bible is God’s inerrant, authoritative, inspired and complete revelation to man; it is all the revelation that we need to “…work out our salvation with fear and trembling…” (1 Timothy 3:16, Philipians 2:12).
2. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, the second person of the trinity, wholly God & wholly man, existing eternally, born of the virgin through immaculate conception, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as the perfect substitute for His sheep, physically rose from the dead on the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, is our blessed hope who will return at His appointed time that is unknown to man, putting an end to all earthly rule & authority, at which time the dead in Christ shall rise with imperishable bodies, and those believers who are alive shall be changed instantly, and will be with Christ forever. (1 Corinthians 15, 1 Thessalonians 4)
3. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone, for He “…is the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through [Him].” (John 14:6)
4. Not only did Christ begin the work of Salvation in His children, according to His sovereignty, but He will also faithfully complete the work. (Philippians 1:6)
As you might suspect from the title of this blog, I would consider myself reformed in my theology, not that I believe that any man made systematic method of interpreting the holy scriptures is perfect, because I don’t. I do believe, however, that reformed theology is the closest system I’ve found that has established a thoroughly consistent, biblical and logical approach to understanding God’s word.