Belief Statement

Nicene Creed: (First Ecumenical Council at Nicea in AD 325, written to combat Arianism)

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe one holy catholic (defined as ‘Universal’) and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

 

My Belief statement:

One of the things I am grateful for about not being raised Christian is that I don’t put a lot of weight on the doctrinal differences between Christian denominations. I love how Paul talks about the inessential issues in Romans (specifically Romans 14:19).   My gist of what Paul says is this: If it isn’t heresy, does it matter?  That said, I am NOT a fuzzy-thinking ”feeling above all else“ Christian.  Christianity is a hard truth, but the Truth, nevertheless. For in this belief system, it does distinguish that a LOT of nice people are going to hell.

Some “Christians” have become more concerned with being “Nice” than with speaking Truth.  Being nice does in no way equate itself with what is best for a person and it is at these uncomfortable times, best to recognize the incredible power of the Holy Spirit to speak Truth into people’s life’s.  He will NOT compromise the Truth.  When I was an unbeliever, I had no use for this Truth, but He wooed me anyway.  It was eventually this Truth, which won me over.  NEVER discount the power of Truth.  “Nice”, then, in its highest, most unselfish form, will mean showing people God’s truth, no matter where He leads you to do that and no matter how uncomfortable it makes you, the believer, feel.  God WILL reveal to any sincere ‘Seeker’ (as far as they allow their Pride to allow Him) a clear distinction about the necessity of making a decision toward God and life and away from death, hell and Satan. You, as the believer, just may be one of His avenues.  Maybe…

 

Who I am:

I’ve been a Christian since Winter 2008 (I was 48 years old), but I had been in close proximity to Christianity since 14 years old.  Since becoming a Christian, it’s been an amazing & ongoing discovery about God’s character, made possible by respectfully placing Him properly in Context within Old and New Testament scripture.  It is my desire for God’s Leadership to rule my life.  I am His bondservant, bought and paid for  😀

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