Sunday, November 28, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 12

What I believe....

This is a pretty loaded topic. There's a lot of different directions I could go with this. I suppose the first thing I think of is my faith.

I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and that you can't go to heaven unless you accept his gift of forgiveness and repent or turn away from your sins.

Romans 10:9 says "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

It doesn't matter if you are a good person who does good things, without Jesus there is no salvation.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast."

It also doesn't matter how bad the things you have done are. God still loves you and wants to forgive you.

1 John 1:9 says "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

God is not some big vengeful ogre out to get you. He loves us more than we could ever imagine. He wants the best for us.

John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son. That whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."

Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

I will finish of here with a copy of the Apostle's Creed. It outlines the basic beliefs of the Christian church.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of the Father.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

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