Monday, July 31, 2006

I Believe In . . .

I have recently felt myself drawn to ancient aspects of our faith, and I have decided to spend time meditating on the great statement of Christian belief, the Apostle's Creed. There is so much depth in each phrase of this that I imagine this project will take some time. To remind you of the core of historical, orthodox Christian belief, here is an English version of the Creed:

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descened into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
From where He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe inthe Holy Spirit,
The Holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

There is power in those words.

1 comment:

Cami said...

Very beautiful! It's great to get back to basics.