It's just after Christmas. I haven't been posting for months. I likely won't post again for months. I might as well post a creed. Creed: n. any system or codification of belief or of opinion. Here's my codification: Christ IS God. Whether you believe this or not won't change it; Jesus of Nazareth is God. The baffling concept of the Trinity is true, and this truth makes belief in God much easier for one like me. I couldn't believe in a God who I could understand. To me that would be foolish. If I could understand God then I probably wouldn't need Him. So I choose to believe in an unbelievable God. One Who sent His Son, Himself, and came to die cursed on a tree for the curse that he put on a disobedient race. The curse of His righteous judgement and the forgiveness of his merciful grace show a paradox which makes God all the more real to one such as me. I am a skeptic at heart, but what I believe in is the one thing I find hardest to believe. That God would die for me.
John 1:1-5 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
Philippians 2:5-8 "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."
Colossians 2:8-14 "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross."
1 Peter 3:18 "For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit..."
Merry Christmas! God bless us every one!
- Hi, my name is Justus, I'm a Christian.I attended Patrick Henry College for three semesters, and I transfered to College of the Ozarks in the fall of 2013 where I graduated as an English major in 2016. I love the Lord Jesus Christ the savior of my soul. He has made me new. He leads me in the Old Path; He is the Way. I am not perfect; my Lord is sanctifying me though.