By Ray Pritchard
The Apostles' Creed is the main extensively permitted creed of the church. short yet strong, it's so transparent and biblical that each one branches of Christendom enthusiastically include it. once we get up jointly and say the creed that starts with, ''I believe,'' we're expressing a few of the center ideals of the Christian faith.
But have you considered what you are announcing? no matter if you recite the Apostles' Creed per week or hardly, all Christians should still comprehend what it skill and why it is important. Pastor Ray Pritchard examines this nice creed line-by-line, point-by-point. His causes are brilliant, thorough, available, and firmly rooted in Scripture.
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Extra info for Credo: Believing in Something to Die For
Each of these statements deserves close examination. J. I. Packer notes that when the Creed calls God “the Creator of heaven and earth,” it parts company with Hinduism and by extension all Eastern religions. And when it declares that Jesus is the Christ, God’s only Son, and our Lord, it parts company with Islam and Judaism. 12 These titles were commonly used by early Christians to describe their faith. Sometimes they used the familiar symbol of the fish, which in Greek is IXTHUS, and was used as an acrostic for four words found in this phrase of the Creed and one that is not: The letter I is the first letter of Jesus in Greek.
The Bible tells us plainly that the universe came into existence by God’s command. By the word of the LORD the heavens were made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. (Psalm 33:6, KJV) For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. (Psalm 33:9, KJV) For he commanded and they were created. (Psalm 148:5, KJV) By the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water. ” A few verses later in Revelation 5, we see these same elders fall down and worship the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ, for the redemption he has purchased with his own blood: “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation” (v.
If God is for us, who can be against us? ” Whatever we truly need, our Father will make sure that we have it because he is the “Father Almighty”—El Shaddai—Almighty God. 39 Credo Isaiah 40’s promise of strength for the weary is based squarely on who God is: Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.