Statement of Faith
The AwesomeSciTV VOD Platform exists to present and persuade our viewers of the authenticity and authority of scripture from the very first verse. We desire to bring Glory to God by upholding His Word and presenting the wonders of His Creation by His Word and Works of His Hands. We desire to present God as our Creator, Sustainer, and Hope of people everywhere. Presenting science and evidence is secondary to leading people to the Creator and encouraging the worldwide Body of Christ that the Word of God can be trusted from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. Therefore, we hold to these truths:
Section 1: The Bible
- We believe the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
- In faith we hold the Bible to be inerrant in the original writings, God-breathed, and the complete and final authority for faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Revelation 22:18-19).
- While still using the individual writing styles of the human authors, the Holy Spirit perfectly guided them to ensure they wrote precisely what He wanted written, without error or omission (2 Peter 1:21).
- In addition to affirming the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, we also affirm the sufficiency, and necessity of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
- We use the Grammatical-Historical hermeneutic when reading Scripture.
Section 2: God
- We believe in one God, who is Creator of all (Deuteronomy 6:4; Colossians 1:16), who has revealed Himself in three distinct Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14), yet who is one in being, essence, and glory (John 10:30).
- God is eternal (Psalm 90:2), infinite (1 Timothy 1:17), and sovereign (Psalm 93:1).
- God is omniscient (Psalm 139:1-6), omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-13), omnipotent (Revelation 19:6), and unchanging (Malachi 3:6).
- God is holy (Isaiah 6:3), just (Deuteronomy 32:4), and righteous (Exodus 9:27).
- God is love (1 John 4:8), gracious (Ephesians 2:8), merciful (1 Peter 1:3), and good (Romans 5:6-11).
Section 3: Jesus Christ
- We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is God incarnate, God in human form, the expressed image of the Father, who, without ceasing to be God, became man in order that He might demonstrate who God is and provide the means of salvation for humanity (Matthew 1:21; John 1:18; Colossians 1:15).
- We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23); that He is truly fully God and truly fully man (John 1:1,14); that He lived a perfect, sinless life (1 John 3:5); that all His teachings are true (John 14:6).
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for all humanity (1 John 2:2) as a substitutionary sacrifice (Isaiah 53:5-6). We hold that His death is sufficient to provide salvation for all who receive Him as Savior (John 1:12; Acts 16:31); that our justification is grounded in the shedding of His blood (Romans 5:9; Ephesians 1:7); and that it is attested by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; 1 Peter 1:3).
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven in His glorified body (Acts 1:9-10) and is now seated at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25).
Section 4: The Holy Spirit
- We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4).
- He regenerates sinners (Titus 3:5) and indwells believers (Romans 8:9).
- He is the agent by whom Christ baptizes all believers into His body (1 Corinthians 12:12-14).
- He is the seal by whom the Father guarantees the salvation of believers unto the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13-14).
- He is the Divine Teacher who illumines believers’ hearts and minds as they study the Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:9-12).
- We believe that the Holy Spirit is ultimately sovereign in the distribution of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:11).
Section 5: Angels and Demons
- We believe in the reality and personality of angels. We believe that God created the angels to be His servants and messengers (Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 148:2; Hebrews 1:14).
- We believe in the existence and personality of Satan and demons. Satan is a fallen angel who led a group of angels in rebellion against God (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:12-15). He is the great enemy of God and man, and the demons are his servants in evil. He and his demons will be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).
Section 6: Humanity
- We believe that humanity came into existence by direct creation of God and that humanity is uniquely made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27).
- We believe that all humanity, because of Adam’s fall (Romans 5:12,14), has inherited a sinful nature, that all human beings choose to sin (Romans 3:23), and that all sin is exceedingly offensive to God (Romans 6:23). Humanity is utterly unable to remedy this fallen state (Ephesians 2:1-5,12).
Section 7: Salvation
- We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9). Christ’s death fully accomplished justification through faith and redemption from sin. Christ died in our place (Romans 5:8-9) and bore our sins in His own body (1 Peter 2:24). On the third day after His death, Jesus physically rose again, demonstrating His victory over sin and death (Romans 14:9).
- We believe salvation is received by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Good works and obedience are results of salvation, not requirements for salvation. Due to the greatness, sufficiency, and perfection of Christ’s sacrifice, all those who have truly received Christ as Savior are eternally secure in salvation, kept by God’s power, secured and sealed in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 24). Just as salvation cannot be earned by good works, neither does it need good works to be maintained or sustained. Good works and changed lives are the inevitable results of salvation (Philippians 1:6).
Section 8: The Church
- We believe that the Church, the Body of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all believers of this present age (1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27).
- We believe in the ordinances of believer’s water baptism by immersion as a testimony to Christ and identification with Him, and the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of Christ’s death and shed blood (Acts 2:41-42, 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). Through the church, believers are to be taught to obey the Lord and to testify concerning their faith in Christ as Savior and to honor Him by holy living.
- We believe in the Great Commission as the primary mission of the Church (Matthew 28:19-20). It is the obligation of all believers to witness, by word and life, to the truths of God’s Word. The gospel of the grace of God is to be preached to all the world (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20).
Section 9: Things to Come
- We believe in the blessed hope (Titus 2:13), the personal and imminent coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to rapture His saints (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
- We believe in the visible and bodily return of Christ to the earth with His saints to establish His promised millennial kingdom (Zechariah 14:4-11; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; Revelation 3:10, 19:11-16, 20:1-6).
- We believe in the physical resurrection of all human beings—the saints to everlasting joy and bliss on the New Earth, and the wicked to eternal punishment in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13).
- We believe that the souls of believers are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where they await their resurrection when soul and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
- We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until their resurrection when, with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire to suffer everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15).
Section 10: General Beliefs about the Bible, World History, & Science
The following points are held by Awesome Science Media to be consistent with or implied in the Holy Scriptures.
- The scripture implies through genealogies that the earth was created about 6,000 years ago by the Word of the Creator (Luke 3:23-28). The appearance of long ages here on earth are mostly due to the Global Flood and many astronomical indicators lead to interpret the universe as being young as well.
- Jesus tells us that God Created the first man and woman (Mathew 19:4-5),as well as recounting the real events of the Global Flood (Mathew 24:37-39), Paul refers to Adam as the first man (1 Corinthians 15:45)
- The Days of Creation found in Genesis are not geologic eras or ages, but seven  literal twenty-four  hour days. A second scripture to back this up is Exodus 20 where God gives the Ten Commandments. (Genesis 1,2:1-3; Exodus 20:11)
- The Flood told of in Genesis was a significant geologic and worldwide event generating most (but not all) of the fossiliferous sediments we find today (Genesis 6-8).
- The proposed Gap Theory has no basis in scripture and is a false attempt to marry naturalism with scripture.
- Knowledge and/or truth may not be divided into secular and religious, which is a common method used to evade the implications of the authority of biblical teaching.
- Scientific evidence is always subject to the interpretation by fallible people who do not possess all information. That being the case, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record.
- Jesus was at the beginning of Creation (Colossians 1) and was an eyewitness to the events. He was there when Adam and Eve were created and has firsthand knowledge of these events.