What’s Your Creed?
Matthew 16:15-16 – “He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
The Latin word ‘credo’ means simply, ‘I believe.’
‘Creed’ is defined as ‘a system of one’s belief, principles, or opinions.’ Christian creeds are merely a short statement of faith but they in no way should ever usurp what the authority of God’s Word says. They are a summary, not a full description. For example, a Christ-follower’s ‘Jesus Creed’, could be something like:
I believe in God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ His only begotten Son.
Our Lord was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate;
Jesus willingly gave up His life for our sins; was crucified, buried, He descended into hell and on the third day He rose again.
He ascended into Heaven where He sits at God Almighty’s right hand.
He's returning again one day for His children.
Isaiah 43:10-11 - "Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I [am] he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, [even] I, [am] the LORD; and beside me [there is] no saviour."
Truth is truth, whether you believe it or not ... and God is still God whether you believe it or not! Acts 8:37 - “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
If you do not experience spiritual birth into God’s family, you will spend eternity separated from Him. Belief is only the beginning (even the devil believes) … you must receive His Holy Spirit to become a child of God.