James’s Blog: Creed.

I believe in God the Father, the creator of the world and everything in it.

I believe that He has guided His people over the years, with many miraculous signs.

I believe that He parted the Red Sea, provided manna from heaven and led Israel as pillars of smoke and fire.

I believe in Jesus Christ, the God with us.

I believe that through His life and death, God has worked salvation for all humanity.

I believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and so delivered the ultimate “Take that!” to the forces of evil.

I believe that death is defeated, and life is eternal.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the God in us.

I believe these things, because they are easy to believe from a distance.

But I don’t believe that He is that committed to using me to bring His kingdom on earth.

I don’t believe that He has much interest in my day-to-day life,

or that He even has much to say,

and if He did, He certainly wouldn’t do it through that person.

I don’t believe that God will part my Red Sea, nor do I expect Him to provide manna, or to lead me.

I don’t believe, in the grand scheme of things, that it matters much what I do.

And I don’t believe that He really means what He says.

Amen.

2 thoughts on “James’s Blog: Creed.

  • April 7, 2017 at 6:24 am
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    I saw this in my inbox a couple of days ago and thought I’d save it to read until I had a quiet moment. I was expecting something kind of Rich Mullins-ish! Are you ok? I do think we have to get this stuff out and wrestle with it. I love the honesty of your blogs. Thank you.

    • April 7, 2017 at 6:59 am
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      Hi Anne. Yes, I’m good. This post is a comment on how we claim that we believe that God can do anything, but when it comes to our day-to-day needs we tend to make Him a lot smaller. It doesn’t reflect my current mindset!

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