The name “Resolution 28” comes directly from the 28th resolution of Jonathan Edwards, which was written in New Haven, CT in 1722. This resolution states:
28. Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.
This has been my ongoing hope for myself, and my hope for my readers as well.
Currently a student at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, CA pursuing an MDiv, I graduated from UCLA (2010) with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in the Study of Religion. Born and raised in Southern California, I grew up in the Christian church but didn’t fully understand the Christian gospel until college where God was gracious in drawing me to Himself, reminding me that I was a sinner saved by grace through faith alone. Through the help of many solid men of God and a newfound hunger for his Word, I’ve been motivated to know and understand as much as I can about God and his great love for us.
I’ve come to better understand the Love of God: that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, would sacrifice himself on the cross for my sins, taking the wrath of God upon himself in my place. Like everyone else, I was dead in sin and in a constant rebellion against God; my sin was enough to condemn me to hell for all eternity, to face the wrath of an almighty God and his anger poured out against his enemies. For Romans 3:23 says that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” and in Romans 6:23 it says that “the wages of sin is death.” But the because God so loved the world, he sent his only Son to take away my sins, granting me and anyone who believes in him eternal salvation (John 3:16). Now, I can say that I’m alive–no matter how undeserving–and that I’m living for Him.
I am currently a member at Lighthouse Community Church in Torrance, CA and I serve there as a college ministry intern.