What do you believe? What is a Christian? What separates us from all other religions? How are we to express our faith? If someone asked you to express the belief that makes you a Christian, how would you respond? Well, I would look them right in the eye, and with all my heart, mind and strength recite that very ancient and trusted CREED, the foundation of our faith:
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 Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints: The Forgiveness of sins: The Resurrection of the body: And the Life everlasting. Amen.
Years ago, people in the church would be required to sign a pledge affirming their belief. Today, in our divided church, in an age of wavering, and indecision, half-hearted belief, undermining the very foundation of our faith in Jesus and who He is, there comes a complete body of misdirection and misinterpretation of the prophetic books of Scripture, and the Gospels and Epistles: what is taught and what is not, and, lastly, the comes a cleverness of mental gymnastics, for example, of trying to put other “religions” on equal footing with Christianity! Well, just don’t get caught up in the tangle web and lose sight of the one thing that matters the most above all: just what do you believe and hold to? Now is the time! Sign the Apostle’ Creed in your heart with all your mind, and with all your strength. Never let go. Never! And when someone asks you what you truly believe, you will be ready. May it always be so. Amen.