Credo: I Believe...

A good friend, Jason Dulle, has just posted a wonderful article on a positive understanding of the concept of creeds.  We all have them whether we deny it or not.  In fact, it is impossible not to have a creed, at least personally.  Credo simply means "I believe" in Latin.  So start with "I believe" and follow that with whatever you believe.  That is your creed.  And you do have one!  So: what do you believe and why do you believe it? I really, really like Jason's short creed, which is just a summary, not a full-orbed reflection of his doctrine.

I believe in one God, eternal and almighty, creator of heaven and earth,who is one in essence, and one in person and who for us became one of us, and yet remained God.

I believe in Jesus Christ, the image of the invisible God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,born of the virgin Mary, and descended from David, being both true God and true man.

Who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day, who ascended to heaven, from whence He’ll return in glory to judge the world, raise the dead, and inaugurate a kingdom without end.

I believe in salvation through Christ alone, by grace through faith, and evidenced by good works. I believe in repentance from sin, baptism in Jesus’ name, and regeneration of the Spirit.

Amen.

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