Saturday, July 23, 2011

Creeds: Living What We Believe

From How the Creeds Helped Me by Winfield Bevins at The Resurgence:
...Christian doctrine is not just for knowing, but for living. The essentials give us a foundation to build our life upon. What we believe about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit shapes and influences how we live and how we see the rest of the world:
  • God is the Creator of all things, so I should care for his creation
  • Jesus died for my sin, so I must live for Him and share my faith with others
  • God created us to live in community, so I need the church
In the end, a creed is not just what we believe but how we live out what we believe.