What We are For

What We are For

by Wesley C. McCarter

Many people make the claim that Christians only make a stand on things that they are against. It is true that many who claim the name of Christ seemingly show more passion for the things that the Bible condemns than for the things that the Bible promotes. But, we are not near that extreme. We try to speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent. We try to speak truth on both sides, that mankind is created in the image of God, which is a great positive truth, and that mankind is fallen and sinful to the point of condemnation because of the holy God’s righteous judgment.


(1) We are for the truths that God exists, that He is one in essence and three in persons, and that He is Creator of every single thing, the things we can see and the things we cannot see.


(2) We are for the word of God. The Bible is God’s clear revelation to us of his character, his will, the order he has given creation, and our hope of ultimate salvation and eternal life.


(3) We are for the gospel — believing it, defending it, sharing it, promoting it, proclaiming it in this pulpit, in our church classrooms, in our homes, in our communities, and around the world among every nation and language and people group.


(4) We are for God as sovereign over our lives. We are for learning and proclaiming his holiness and his character and his deeds in history.


(5) We are for Jesus Christ as unique Son of God and the only Savior of the world.


(6) We are for marriage between one man and one woman. This is for the glory of God and for human flourishing.


(7) We are for wives respecting their husbands and following their godly lead. We are for husbands loving their wives like Christ loved the church.


(8) We are for raising children “in the Lord.” We are for raising boys to be men and girls to be women. We are for guiding them in the faith.


(9) We are for people working hard, submitting to leadership at work, doing a good job, and earning a living. We are for people making as much money as possible and giving away as much money as possible.


(10) We are for submitting to our governing authorities. And we are for praying for all people and those in high positions of government. 


(11) We are for compassion and support and generosity. We are for reconciliation and forgiveness.


(12) We are for older men mentoring younger men and older women mentoring younger women.


(13) We are for godly leadership in the church. For a plurality of elders who are biblically qualified, called by God to lead, love the Lord, their families, and the church.


(14) We are for honesty, letting our yes be yes and our no be no. Our word being our honor. We are for telling the truth. 


(15) We are for God’s glory and human flourishing.