About My Faith

To answer some questions I’m sure people will have, especially after reading some of my Saturday posts, I’m a Christian who keeps the seventh-day (Saturday) sabbath and observes the holy days outlined in Leviticus 23 (as did the apostles and early New Testament church). My beliefs bear a strong resemblance to Messianic Judaism, and though that is not the church I grew up in I do attend with a Messianic group fairly regularly. I’ve heard brethren in the other groups I attend describe us as the “independent Churches of God” or people who practice “Biblical Christianity,” but we’re really one church completely dependent on Christ and joined by Him in spite of the slight variations in how – and where – we worship.

One of the head covers I wear to church

My parents came into a 7th-day Sabbath keeping group called Worldwide Church of God before they married, and so I was born into this faith. Worldwide split over doctrinal change when I was just a few years old, and now we regularly attend with a group called United Church of God. I don’t attend exclusively with United, and often visit “independent” groups that still have the same beliefs, but don’t ally themselves with a larger church organization.

Some of the key things in our faith that seem to set us apart from other Christian groups is that we keep the Holy Days outlined in Lev. 23, observe clean and unclean meat laws from Lev. 11 and Deut. 14, don’t believe in the Trinity, and we practice full-immersion baptism as part of an adult believer’s commitment to follow Christ. When I say “I don’t believe in the Trinity,” what I mean is I believe that the God-family consists of two beings — God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. I see the Holy Spirit as a manifestation of Their power and as Their divine essence — the part of God that communicates with our human spirit — but not as a separate person in a triune God.

Some of the things we have in common with other Christian groups is belief in Jesus Christ as our personal savior, belief that the Bible is God’s word and a guidebook for our lives, and belief in the importance of following Christ’s example and commandments. We believe man was created in the image of God to have a relationship with Him, but because of our sins we need salvation through Jesus Christ in order to come to God. We believe prayer, keeping God’s commandments, and loving one another are essential parts of being a Christian.


6 thoughts on “About My Faith

  • That’s interesting. Before now, I’ve never heard of a Christian denomination that doesn’t believe in a three-in-one Trinity – but I don’t see anything non-Biblical about it 🙂

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    • Thanks for your comment 🙂 Once, my family encountered a Christian homeschooling group who became very hostile when we wouldn’t sign a paper saying we believed in a three-in-one Trinity. They didn’t even want to discuss the topic at all 😦 I’ve found with most Christians, though, that when we start talking about and comparing our beliefs we have more in common than we disagree on.


  • From reading your about page it seem you are a Christian believing in a binary god instead of keeping to the belief of the apostles and early New Testament church.

    You say you “attend …. the “independent Churches of God” or people who practice “Biblical Christianity,” by which we do hope you attend church communities who only worship the One True God of Israel, the God of the Jews and real Christians who only worship One True God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus and his disciples. by following such churches their service we sincerely hope you come to see that Jesus is the Way to God and not God himself.

    We wish you good luck in your search for the True God, the Divine Maker, Who is the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. May god guide you and bless you on your way to Him.


  • Oh to find another INFJ keeping the Feasts, food laws, and Sabbath!! LOVE! Rare upon rare. I would love to meet more INFJ’s and hear what their experiences of walking by faith and truth seeking have been. So hard sometimes to find believers that have a balance of worshiping in Spirit AND truth that I can talk to without the deer in the headlights look. He breaks through all my “soft” boundaries while profoundly proving to this cautious INFJ that He is trustworthy AND WANTS to intimately meet me in my head where most others dare not travel. With my Ni I can see His patterns all over the place and I can FEEL him in ways it’s hard to explain to others but my guess is you may know what I’m talking about. Just thought I’d share since it’s comforting to me to know others are out there. Hi others!! 🙂

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    • I’m so glad you commented! I hear from quite a few INFJ Christians on this blog, though only a few of them also keep the Feasts, etc. As you said, it’s so nice to know there are others out there 🙂

      What you mentioned about Him proving that He wants to meet you in your head struck a cord with me. The realization that the Lord really chooses, loves, and wants me is one that keeps coming back to me (I suppose He realizes I need the reminders). And I know what you mean about seeing His patterns and having a hard time articulating it to others. I’ve gotten better at it with blogging, but I still feel like explaining my faith is a challenge.


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