My Faith

I am a Christian.  I believe the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible are the inspired word of God.  I believe that God created us in His image, and although he created us perfect we chose to sin and therefore were separated from Him.  To heal the separation, God executed His rescue plan which involved sending His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to be born of a virgin.  
Christ was both fully God and fully man while He was on earth and lived a blameless life.  When the time came, Jesus who had no fault was punished for the sins of the world and died a horrible death on the cross.  He was dead, and then on the third day He rose victoriously from the grave.  This was all done so that we could be reunited with God and have a growing relationship with Him.  Not because of anything we did, but because of what Christ has done for us. 

I found this poem (below) a few years ago and it pretty much sums it up too!
When I say, “I am a Christian”               
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost sometimes
That’s why I chose this way”
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble –
needing God to be my guide
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on                       
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed
and cannot ever pay the debt
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I’m worth it    
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek God’s name
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved

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