Our mission is to create a community to discuss all aspects of life from a Christian perspective. We hope to touch on a wide range of topics that we all face, every day, such as faith, culture, family, technology, entertainment, sports, food, missions and much more.
Sometimes we may discuss topics that are outside the comfort zone of some of our readers, and that’s okay. We will always strive to write our articles, no matter what the topic, in a way that will glorify God and help our readers grow a closer relationship with Him.
From time to time we will ask questions, but we may not have the answers. This is where you come in. We will always provide a way for you to communicate to make your voice known. We want to hear from you because we know that our readers will be teaching us things along the way as well. We are a community and that’s what communities do.
Extant Magazine was founded, in 2010, by David Showers.
Statement of Faith
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, who is Creator of all things by a direct act, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe by the miracle of the virgin birth that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, in order to reveal God and to redeem man, that He died for our sins as substitutionary sacrifice and rose bodily from the dead for our justification.
We believe that He is now exalted at the right hand of God, that He is the Head of the Church, that He is the Lord of the individual believer, that He is ministering as our Great High Priest and Advocate, and that we are awaiting His bodily return.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and that He convicts the world of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, and baptizes him into the Body of Christ. We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life which is our holy calling.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and which is inherited by every member of Adam’s race.
We believe that salvation is the free gift of God (neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of man) to be received only by personal faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, in whom all true believers have, as a present possession, the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, deliverance and security from all condemnation, every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness, and the divine guarantee that they will never perish.
We believe that the true Church is composed of all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and thereby constitute a spiritual unity of believers, the Body of Christ.