A Twenty-One Session Blog-Series Exploring Our Core Christian Beliefs.
In our society, being a Christian can mean a lot of different things to different people. Depending on who you ask, a Christian can be one who votes Republican, has leanings toward white supremacy, carries a gun, and drives a Ford F-150. Others would say a Christian is one who marches in the streets to protest injustice, supports open borders, and does everything they can to protect the planet.
So where is truth? In a society where it’s really hard to find a common ground when trying to define a Christian, or what a Christian believes, maybe it might be beneficial to look back at The Apostles’ Creed to see if we can find what the ancient church thought was important when defining the basic beliefs of a Christ-follower.
I invite you to join me over the next few weeks as we take a journey into The Apostles’ Creed, contemplating the foundational truths found within this ancient text. Who knows, you just might be surprised with what we find!
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I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day, He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. (Ecumenical version)
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