Christianity 201

May 30, 2011

I Believe What I Believe is What Makes Me Who I Am

“It is the very truth of God and not the invention of any man”
~Rich Mullins, Creed

I had a friend tell me once that his denomination’s members were “not creedal people.”  I realized later it was just his way of saying that he didn’t want to be nailed down on anything.  Some of doctrines should be written in pencil, not ink, because as we mature in Christ and grow in both grace and knowledge, we realize that the things we held as absolutes may not be exactly as we think.  However… no wait, let me put that in capitals… HOWEVER, there are some core beliefs which should be not subject to negotiation; the basics, the essence of the Christian faith summed up in a few short sentences that we should “always be ready to give account” concerning.

The lyrics to Creed appear on the screen in this version.

  • Here’s a bonus article from TOL, written in response to the ongoing controversy concerning the Trinity.
  • Here’s another TOL piece, for those of you who get tripped up in the “holy Catholic church” line from the Apostles’ Creed.


  1. I agree that some beliefs shouldn’t be etched in stone, but some are essential. Possibly the biggest factor in young people leaving the faith is that they never understood WHY they believe WHAT they believe, and are therefore easily influenced by worldly/secular/evolutionist arguments. The basic doctrines of Christianity are essential and should not only be believed but understood.

    Comment by meetingintheclouds — June 1, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

  2. It is the very truth of God ,not the invention of any man. creed. Rich Mullins check it out

    Comment by Vicki Driscoll — August 4, 2011 @ 6:43 pm | Reply

  3. […] for introducing the song Creed by Rich Mullins, we talked about the elements of a creed as containing the non-negotiables of the faith. Today we’re introducing the song Yes I Believe by John Blake. Although it does […]

    Pingback by Call and Response: An Affirmation of Faith « Christianity 201 — June 25, 2012 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

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