What exactly do you believe?

Whole denominations have their own creeds, and every church there-in have their own creeds, but when it comes right down to it, most Christians aren’t sure exactly what they believe. So they choose to believe what their church tells them to believe. It doesn’t really matter, after all, church is the Sunday thing and the rest of the week Christ doesn’t have to have any bearing on the Christians life. Then the Christian that doesn’t know what he or she really believes finds herself at the food court in the mall in a position where they can’t answer why they believe the things they do. Does the situation bother them? Nope, it’s forgotten half-way into Wednesday. Sometimes our affluence and appathy make us forget just what it means to be a Christian. If we could only experienced what it’s like to be a Korean Christian worshipping in underground churches, what it’s like to be an Iraqi Christian mourning a martyred son, or what it’s like to be a Chinese Christian who just watched her pastor be dragged away for preaching in a house church for a week. What if we sat down, dusted off our Bibles, grabbed a pencil and a piece of paper, and wrote down our very own personal creeds? What do we believe? Why do we believe it? Where does the Bible support the things we believe? Is there one verse or many that agree on the subject? There’s another important reason for the Christian to know what he or she believes. You see, throughout the centuries many people believed in Christianity so well, they believed that it was worth both living and dying for. Today I don’t think a random American teen puts enough value on his or her belief to pass that test either way. For that matter, most adults probably wouln’t pass that test. Hopefully there isn’t a pop quiz.

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...Anyway, that's just how I feel about it ... What do you think?

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