Monday, April 4, 2011

What Are You?

Do you label your beliefs? Are you Baptist, Catholic, Assembly of God or just Christian? Or could you be atheistic or maybe a spiritual, but not religious type?

Are you curious about others?

If you read my blog you know that I spend quite a bit of my daily reading with blogs written by Mormon Women. I am not Mormon, I will probably never be Mormon, but I respect anyone who has beliefs – that may be naive – let me correct that a bit. I love and care for everyone, but I choose to spend my time with people who believe in God and believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Oh, I hope I do not offend this Monday morning, but for me to stay balanced and to stay on the path I need to be on, those are the choices that I have made.

Back on Topic: Courtney Kendrick posted a video Friday, yeap that is it below. You may know Courtney from her blog CJane. When I watched it my heart was warmed by her profession of faith and I was intrigued. I have to admit I have lived under a rock religiously, I know what my religion teaches and that is about it – well, I know a bit about Catholicism too because of where I was raised. I know very little about Mormon except the rumors that you hear. I don’t know who Joseph Smith is and I know nothing about the book of Mormon.

I guess I might be different from some (or maybe the same as many) because I want to learn about others and make my own decision based on the knowledge I have. I am not saying today or this month or the next 6 months (because my brain is kind of mush at the moment), but I will read the book of Mormon because I want to know. Interesting fact…our house backs up to the local Mormon church…I just thought it was interesting…it kind of put me a peace knowing there is a church just steps from my back door even though I don’t have a full grasp on what they believe. 

What do I believe you ask?

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker 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, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
This is the Apostles' Creed, this one is taken from the LCMS website.

As Courtney said, this is what I know.

I am Lutheran.

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