A Brief Biography
My name is Joshua D. Bethay and I am a Christian, a husband, a father, and a churchman living in Omaha, Nebraska. I was born in Leesburg, Virginia and raised in Fort Wayne/New Haven, Indiana.
I grew up in the Wesleyan Church and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2019 with a B.Sc. in Christian Ministries. After graduating I moved to take a staff position in Omaha, Nebraska at Emmaus Bible Church, a Reformed Baptist church. Today I am a member of Emmaus and work full time for my own small business.
“What Do You Believe?”
I am a Christian, meaning that I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that salvation from my sin against God is by His grace, through faith, in the substitutionary death of His Son in my place. My salvation is not by my own works, nor my own righteousness, but of Christ’s (Romans 3:20-31).
Within the Christian faith there are several branches, traditions, and denominations. Amongst these veins, I am:
- Protestant – I believe that salvation is through faith and affirm the five solas of the Reformation.
- Evangelical – I believe in the gospel and that it is to be proclaimed to those who do not know it.
- Reformed – I believe in the doctrines of grace, popularly called Calvinism.
- Baptist – I believe in the administration of baptism to believers alone and affirm an elder-led congregational model of church government.
In short, I am a Christian who could be particularly identified as a Reformed Baptist, subscribing to The 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith as an accurate summary of what the Scriptures teach about God, man, salvation, and the church. Nevertheless, I joyously call anyone who believes in the same God (Matthew 16:16) and gospel (Ephesians 2:1-10; cf. Galatians 1:8-9, 5:1-6) a brother or sister whether or not they belong to my particular tribe within the Christian faith.
“How Do I Get In Touch With You?”