Dylan Downs

I am the son of an Apostolic Pentecostal preacher from a small town in Western Kentucky. I did not get saved until July of 2009 at a camp meeting in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In March of 2010, I decided to start reading the Bible. The first Book of God's holy Word that I read was the Gospel of Matthew, and I have been addicted to the Bible ever since. I am fascinated by theology and biblical scholarship. I also have a major obsession with the Hebrew and Aramaic languages, and the Aramaic Peshitta New Testament. My secular interests include reading the Bible (usually Politics, True-Crime, Horror, Thrillers, etc), playing video games, and watching movies.

Here is my statement of faith:

1. I believe in one, uni-personal God named Yahweh (Deuteronomy 6:4), the creator of heaven and earth who manifests Himself primarily as the Father (John 4:23-24), the Son (John 20:28), and the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4).

2. I believe in the inspiration of the original manuscripts of the 66-books of the Holy Bible,  meaning that they were written by the Holy Spirit of Yahweh (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)  through the apostles and prophets who wrote the Books of the Old Testament and New Testament. Copyist errors were made over the process of transmission, as well as translation errors, but scholarship has shown that the original Bible has been extremely well-preserved.

3. I believe in the gifts of the Spirit and that they are still active today (Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12:4-11; I Corinthians 12:28).

4. I believe in baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and that it is a commandment of God (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38).

5. I believe in a literal return of Jesus Christ after the tribulation (Matthew 24:29) and resurrection of the dead, and a judgment of both the living and dead by the Lord and God Jesus (John 5:22; John 5:29).

6. I believe in Heaven and Hell. Those who are saved will be with God after death (II Corinthians 5:8). Those who are lost will be punished in Hell for eternity (Matthew 25:41).

7. I believe that salvation is obtained through faith alone and not by good deeds (Ephesians 4:8-9). Jesus is the only way to salvation (John 14:26). Belief in Jesus's deity is also essential ( John 8:24).

8. I believe in Armenianism and free will, not predestination and Calvinism (Revelation 22:11). Salvation can be lost but only if you walk away from God (II Peter 2:22; Colossians 1:23).

1 comment:

  1. Brother, I am an old preacher that came across your video on the V-A Bible. I left some comments. I saw that you have not continued with your work on youtube for MarYah. It has been years now. I also came across some very dark satanic things you had been involved in. satan wants to destroy u and has badly wounded you. The darkness is still being preached to the world on your channel. You must seek the Face of MarYah before it is too late!!! and you become Hebrews ch. 6!!! Isaiah 58 calls os to fasting and restoration!!!! We must obey HIM or it is Hell even for us!!!! I pray you get this and will pray for your restoration!!!! genesis_ark@yahoo.com is my email. My name is Scott Berner. We must be filled with HIS SPIRIT. Doctrine cannot take the place of that!!!!! Repent and be zealous to purge all leaven and worldly things are leaven!!!! No more dark things, no more violence acted out via video games. HIS soul hateth the man that loves violence!!! You have been given much LIGHT, but this requires us to commit ourselves to holiness more and more that more of HIM would fill us!!!! Doctrinal debates and scholarly endeavors can become very carnal and are a snare of satan if we do not keep THE SPIRIT LIFE first over all else!!!!! I havebeen through this many years ago and ABI is faithful and will keep that which we have committed to HIM unto HIS Day, but we must remain committed!!! Return to the ONE WHO LOVES YOUR SOUL BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Write me any time!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amen. Take your sins and errors to HIM and confess, HE will "forgive us our sins and cleans us of all unrighteousness!!!! 1 John ch. 1