Posted by: Dale | February 13, 2010

I Believe

I believe in God. I  believe in God’s purpose for the believer. I believe that God already knows the day I will breathe my last breath on this mortal coil and be forever with Him in eternity. I believe there is a heaven to be gained and a hell to be shunned.  But because I believe those things, I am in the minority in my country and in the world.

I live in a good country (Canada) and am blessed to live here, but one fault of Canada (and the western world in general) is that we no longer as a society  believe in God. We no longer believe in Heaven and Hell. We no longer believe in Jesus coming to die for us. To many it is nice literature, and that is as far as it goes.  In fact my daughter who attends Catholic High School in Grade 9, even though we are not Catholic, came home this week with some pretty wild stories about what he religion teacher has said. Things like there is no Hell as hell is not believing in God. The creation account is fictional. Things that made me as a bible believing Christian shudder. I would have expected a little more of an orthodox viewpoint from a Catholic Religion teacher.

People at a whim are throwing out beliefs that were established thousands of years ago. Jesus did not come to be a good example alone, He came to die, because we needed a sacrifice to cover our sins. So with that in mind, I ask you to read with me this statement of faith. Do it out loud, because it is the basis of our belief system;

I believe in one God,
the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible;

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only begotten Son of God,
begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God,
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father;
by whom all things were made;
who for us men and for our salvation
came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost
of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man;
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried;
and the third day he rose again
according to the Scriptures,
and ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of the Father;
and he shall come again, with glory,
to judge both the quick and the dead;
whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,
who proceedeth from the Father [and the Son];
who with the Father and the Son together
is worshipped and glorified;
who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church;
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;
and I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

Until tomorrow…. Be Blessed!


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