[sword-devel] New Web Site

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 19 Jul 2001 12:08:14 -0700

I think both of these are very good statements of faith that we could
use.  Or possibly we could examine the Apostle's Creed (according to the
typical Protestant translation that doesn't include "Hell" and writes
"catholic" with a lowercase c).  I'm of the opinion that whatever we
decide upon should be short, simple, and broad.  It should be explicitly
Christian rather than Judeo-Christian, Islamo-Judeo-Christian, or other,
but need not encompass Mormonism, etc.


> There ARE essentials 
> and those essentials should be our statment of faith. It 
> doesn't have to be detailed but It should include no less than.
> We believe in One True Holy God.
> We believe we are sinners seperated from God by our sin.
> We believe that God sent His Son Jesus Christ to the earth to 
> die for mans sins. We believe that Jesus Christ is God. We 
> believe Jesus Christ died and was buried and was raised in 
> the flesh on the third day as the scripture declares. We 
> believe he was seen by the apostles and others after His 
> ressurection. We believe He ascended into Heaven and is going 
> to return. We believe that God has sent His Holy Spirit to 
> guide and comfort his church and convict the sinner.
> Each denomination adds it's viewpoint to each of these 
> poionts but the points stand as clear teaching from the Bible.
> Or we could have it as simple as Paul stated it in 1Corinthians 15:1-8
> Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached 
> to you, which you received and on which you have taken your 
> stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to 
> the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in 
> vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first
> importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the 
> Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the 
> third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared 
> to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to 
> more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most 
> of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 
> Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last 
> of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.