About Me

Dennis Muse

I'm A Follower of Jesus Christ

Why That Matters

I start with this because this is who I am, everything about me begins here, it molds and shapes everything about me, the what and why I do it, my entire outlook on life.

For me, About Me,  Who I am, starts with Jesus.

The words of Jesus, "Follow Me" are First a call to Do something, Second, to Be something.

In response to His call, I have submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, by accepting Him as Lord and Savior and putting my faith in Him, and Him alone. In His atoning death on The Cross as payment in full for all my sins and in His resurrection from the dead as my hope of eternal life with Him. I am filled with the Holy Spirit, which is Christ in me, and therefore I am empowered by the Holy Sprint to follow Jesus. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” And I now imitate His life by following Him, by keeping His words/commandments, especially “ Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations”.

Theologically Speaking:

I do not identify my self as reformed, I'm Repented, I do not, nor did I ever need to reform from Catholicism (The Reformation was a revolution against the Roman Catholic Church and the pope). I never belonged to the Catholic church or believed in the teaching, theology of the Catholic church. But I was a sinner in need of a Savior and repentance, so I believed in Jesus as my Savior and I repented as Jesus said to, therefore, I am a repented sinner, and a believer in and follower of Jesus Christ.

Nowhere in scripture do I read Jesus telling me I need to be reformed to be saved, but He does say "I must be born again". Nor do I read the disciples or the Apostle Paul saying that I must be reformed, or to follow Luther, but they do tell me I need to be born again and to follow Jesus, so I was born again and I follow Jesus.

I do not identify my self as a Calvinist or Arminian, I am a "Biblicist" if you please. That is, I'm NOT a follower, or worshiper of Calvin, Arminius, or Luther, or any other mere man. I follow Jesus, the Word of God and the Holy Spirit only.

It seems that today if you are not a Calvinist, then you must be an Arminian. Well, I'm certainly am not a Calvinist because I believe in man’s free-will (God did not make us with no will or capacity to love Him on our own, Joshua 24:15, Matthew 23:37, Ezekiel 18:30-32). But I also am not an Arminian because I do not completely agree with how they view the election ether. So I am not a Calvinist or Arminian or even something in-between. What am I? Like I said, just call me a "Follower of Jesus", or a "disciple of Jesus" since those are the only biblical labels for the stance I take.

I do not identify my self as a Amillennial, Premillennial, Postmillennial, or what ever the newest ....ennial fad is. I simply believe the word of God, stand on it and follow Jesus. The bible says it was six days, its six days, a thousand years means a thousand years, the rapture will happen, the anti-christ will come, the mark of the beast is real, Jesus will come again, Armageddon will happen and Hell is real. Why? Because the Bible says so.

My theology is simple, I have determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified and that Christ died for my sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. That there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. That Jesus Himself bore my sins in His own body on the tree, that I, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes I was healed. For I was like a sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of my soul. (1 Corinthians 2:2, 1 Cor. 15:3-4, 1Tim 2:5-6, 1 Peter 2:24-25).