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Creed: On Jesus Christ
Have you ever attempted to sit down and write out your beliefs about Jesus? It can be a daunting task! There is much to think about and consider, but it can be a very beneficial exercise in helping you find out what you actually believe. This is my attempt to describe by beliefs in JESUS CHRIST as per what I currently understand. I could have a new revelation tomorrow that would cause me to add, remove, or edit a word or two, but right now, this is what I understand to be true. To read my Creed on the Holy Spirit CLICK HERE. To read my Creed on God CLICK HERE.
SUMMARY: JESUS IS UNIQUE IN THAT HE IS THE “GOD-MAN;” FULLY HUMAN AND FULLY GOD—INTEGRATED INTO ONE PERSON, CONSTITUTING BOTH NATURES. THE WORK HE ACCOMPLISHED RECONCILED HUMANKIND TO GOD, SAVED THEM FROM THE PUNISHMENT OF SIN, AND DESTROYED THE WORK OF THE DEVIL.
JESUS WAS FULLY HUMAN
Matthew 1:1, 16; Luke 2:12; Matt. 2:11; Luke 2:43; Matt. 8:27; Mark 2:7; Matt. 26:12; Hebrews 10:10; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 4:2; Mark 11:12; Luke 7:34; John 4:6; John 4:7; Matt. 11:19; Matt. 11:19; John 11:35; Col 1:15; Luke 2:40; Mat. 4:1; Hebrews 5:8; Luke 23:46
I believe that Jesus was fully human. Born of a woman, He was created in the image of God and was called the “Son of Man.” He shared in the limitations of his brothers, as he was a fragile infant and a young boy before He was a man. He grew in wisdom and stature and had to learn obedience. He had a physical body and was hungry, thirsty, ate food, and drank. He became tired and wept. He was tempted and he died.
JESUS IS FULLY GOD
Matt. 12:25; Matt. 27:18; Eph. 3:30; Col. 2:10; Heb. 1:8-12; Heb. 13:8; Matt. 18:20; Rom. 8:10; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-3; Rev. 1:8; Rev. 4:11; John 1:10; 1 Cor. 8:6; Heb. 3:3-4; 1 Chr. 16:33; Rev. 20:12; Matt. 7:22-23; Matt. 25: 31-33; John 14:1-6; Matt. 11:27; Matt. 16:16; Luke 2:11; Luke 3:4-6; Phil. 2:11; John 20:28; Hebrews 1:8; Matt 1:21, Acts 4:12; Heb 2:10; Luke 2:11; Col 1:15; John 1:41; Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 6:20; Matt. 13:57; Matt. 21:11; Matt. 27:11; Matt. 27:37; Luke 24:1-3; Acts 1:22
I believe that Jesus is fully God. He is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent (in His divine nature), and immutable. Jesus is eternal and is the creator and sustainer of all things. He is the rightful judge of humankind and also their Savior. He is the image of the invisible God and the Messiah. He is called “Son of God,” “Lord,” and “the Christ.” He is King and demonstrated His deity and power by His resurrection. He will return again and every knee shall bow and recognize His Kingship when He establishes His Kingdom upon the Earth.
THE WORK OF CHRIST
Matt. 3:11; John 15:26; Romans 8:9; Gal. 4::6; Heb. 2:17; 1 John 2:2; Rom. 3:25; Gal. 3:13; Rom. 3:24; Col 1:14; Eph. 5:2; Rom. 5:11; Rom. 4:25; Rom. 5:15; 2 Cor. 3:9; Isaiah 53:11; Hebrews 2:17; Rom. 3:25; Rom. 5:6; 2 Cor. 5:19-20; Col. 1:18-20; Heb. 8:9-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Col 2:15; 1 Cor. 15:24-28; John 12:31; 1 John 3:8; 1 Peter 2:21; John 15:13; 1 Peter 2:11; Luke 18:31; John 18:32; Heb. 12:24; Heb. 13:20; Rev. 1:5; Gal. 3:14; Rom. 5:17; Rom. 8:2;
I believe that as by one man, Adam, we were all counted guilty, by one man, also, Jesus Christ, are we counted as righteous. Christ fulfilled the prophecies in Scripture by His life and death, and the Davidic covenant by His own blood. We are justified by faith in Jesus, as His righteousness is both credited to us and infused into us. His blood sacrifice atoned for our sins and appeased the wrath of God so that justice could be rightly administered. He became our substitute and took the punishment of death that we deserved. Christ paid the ransom and set us free from the wages of sin, which is death; Christ conquered death for Him and for us. He released us from the bondage of Satan, as He set the prisoners free. We are free to be obedient to Christ. Through his death and resurrection, we are reconciled to God and our relationship and oneness with God has been restored; our lives have been redeemed. He is the first born of a new creation and by His work we are born again—but not born of woman but of the Spirit of God. He provides a moral example for us to follow, as He represents the ideal of what humanity should be like. His coming to earth, living a perfect life, dying on the cross, and resurrection made a way for Him to send the Holy Spirit—that God would dwell not only with humankind but in them.
Matt. 2:1-2; Matt. 8:2; Matt. 15:25; Mark 5:6; John 9:35-38; Heb. 1:6; Rev. 5:8-14; Rev. 15:3-4; Matt. 22:37; John 8:42; John 14:15; Matt. 19:19; John 14:23; John 21:15; Eph. 6:6; Phil. 3:10; Matt. 21:32; Mark 5:36; Rom. 8:29; 2 Cor. 5:20; Matt. 10:1; 2 Cor. 13:10; Gen. 15:6; Mark 16:14; Mark 16:17; John 1:12; John 3:15.
I believe that Jesus Christ is worthy of worship and praise. He should be adored, loved, and obeyed. He is good and kind-hearted towards His sheep. He is mighty on the field and tender in the fold. In response to His love, we should love others. In response to His forgiveness and grace, we should also forgive others. We are called to be like Him—to have the mind of Christ and to walk as He walked—to be conformed into His image. We are to believe in His name, in His promises, and that we are who He says we are in Him—thereby we are to exercise the authority that He has given us to co-labor with Him in His work.