My Statement of Faith
I've never written a statement of faith. I looked around on the net at some of the others and they all looked like they copied each other. All of the pertinent beliefs were there. But I decided to make mine a little more personal.
I've always believed in God and Jesus, there in the back of my mind. But I was grown before I learned about the true God and the real birth of Christ. So this is what I learned.
I believe that the Bible, from Genesis to Revelations, is the inspired Word of God. Every single word. Even the ones in red. I believe it's important for Christians to read and learn from God's word as often as possible. It's our instruction book for life.
I believe that Jesus was born of the virgin Mary and that Mary and Joseph were both descendents of David. I believe that when Jesus was thirty years old He began His ministry. He taught for three years. Then He was arrested, tried, taunted, spat on, stripped, beaten over and over, had a crown of large thorns placed on His head and beaten down further and then crucified. I believe that through all of this horror He thought only of us. He paid for all of our sins, past, present and future. While He was on the cross He had to pay the ultimate price for our sins and be separated from the Father. But thanks be to God, after three days He was raised again and sits at the right hand of the Father.
I believe that Jesus is coming back for the Church. He will come on the clouds and with the sound of the trumpet we will meet Him in the air and be with Him for eternity.
In the mean time we are to do our best to live our lives as Jesus lived His life on earth. We are to love our neighbors. We are to fight for the weak and downtrodden. We are to help those in need. And most of all share the Good News. God be with us.