We're so glad you stopped by for a visit and we hope you find some things that are useful for you on here.
What we write is primarily for the Christian, but if you don't see yourself in that category, we hope you can still find plenty to interest you. Our desire is that our Lord Jesus permeate everything in our life, including this blog, so you're going to bump into Him repeatedly on here. One day every knee will bow to Him, ours as well as yours, so perhaps you will let us introduce you to Him before then so it will be a joyful occasion for you.
We are a husband and wife team - John and Kim Namestnik, happily married for over 45 years! We are blessed to have six wonderful adult children - three by birth and three more through their marriage to our children. We also have three precious grandsons, and five sweet peas of little granddaughters! Each one of these loved ones is perfectly wonderful!
...to bring glory to God by making Him more accurately known so that He is praised and celebrated.
...to remind ourselves of God's truth that we may walk in it.
...to encourage our children on their journey with the Lord and give them tools to help train their children.
...to exhort the Body of Christ by sharing ideas and resources.
...to entreat those who have yet to receive Jesus as their Savior to be reconciled to God through Him.
These are our beliefs...
Complete Depravity of Man
Jesus the Savior
Salvation, a Gift and Work of God
Eternity For All
Christianity Alone: We firmly believe that true Christianity alone reveals to mankind all crucial things needing to be known about 1) how to be forgiven of the guilt of sin and be made right with God through what He's done and provided, 2) how to live increasingly holy lives that bring glory to God, 3) what lies ahead eternally for everyone. (Acts 2:38; Rm 10:9; 1 Pt 1:15)
Bible Alone: We firmly believe the Bible alone is God's Word to mankind. It is inspired (God-breathed), complete, sufficient, efficient, living, active, performing its work in those who believe, renewing the mind and transforming lives. (1 Ths 2:13; 2 Tim 3:16; Heb 4:12)
One God: We firmly believe there has been, is, and only ever will be, one true and living God. (Is 43:10; 45:21; Jn 17:3; 1 Tim 2:5)
Trinity: We firmly believe the one true and living God is revealed as a trinity / tri-unity of three separate but equal and eternally existing Persons; God the Father, God the Son - Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit. (Gen 1:26; Mt 3:16-17; Mk 1:9-11; Lk 3:21-22)
Complete Depravity of Man: We firmly believe mankind is totally depraved. We do not understand this to mean that everyone is as bad as they can be, but that all are completely dead in sin and therefore unable in and of themselves to please God or to effect any portion of their own salvation. All have sinned and this sin earns death (spiritual, physical, eternal). (Rm 3:10,23; Eph 2:1-7)
Jesus: We firmly believe Jesus is fully God, and fully man. He is the Savior, the Way - the Truth - the Life - and the Resurrection, and so much more. He is Immanuel - God with us, Who condescended to come to earth and be born of a virgin, being conceived of the Holy Spirit. He lived a sinless and perfect life, then shed His blood on Calvary's cross, dying in our place to fully pay the penalty due for our sin. He was buried, and He resurrected bodily after 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb. He returned to heaven, but will one day soon return to gather His own to Himself, and to judge the world that has rejected Him. (Is 7:14; Mt 1:20,23; Jn 14:6; Acts 1:11; Rm 10:9; 2 Cor 5:21; Col 2:9; Heb 4:15)
Salvation: We firmly believe salvation is by grace through faith, a gift of God. It is not a work of man. It is initiated, sustained, and completed by God alone. Salvation allows us to have a right relationship with God, having been reconciled to Him through Jesus and His atoning work. Those made alive in the spirit (born again) are enabled (and, indeed, are responsible) to believe on and trust in Jesus' finished work on Calvary's cross, and will enjoy all the benefits of being God's child, being conformed to Christ's image, and spending all of eternity with Him. (Jn 3:3, 14:6; Acts 4:12, 20:28; Rm 5:6, 6:23b; 1 Cor 15:3-4; 2 Cor 5:21; Eph 1:4,7, 2:8-9; 1 Ths 5:9-10)
Eternity For All: We firmly believe those saved by God's grace will have ETERNAL LIFE spent in His presence. We firmly believe those not saved will have ETERNAL PUNISHMENT in hell. (Mt 25:31-46; Jn 6:47; Rev 21:1-7; 2 Ths 1:9; Jude 15; Rev 21:8)
We welcome your questions, comments, ideas, and kind corrections!