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Liquid Creed April 27, 2006

Posted by fajita in emerging church/emergent, Philosophy/Religion.
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I promised a few days ago that I would have a draft of a personal creed or faith statement on the blog the next day. Well, it's the next day about three times since then – so here it is.

I want your critique and comment. Challenge this. Make it better. THis is reall yimportant to me because I ahve spent a lot of time unleanring what I used to believe and I need to invest some thought into renewing what I do believe.

God is the infinite power in and beyond the universe, which is an ongoing creative process of love and generosity. As an artist can be known in part by his or her art, God can be known in part by the universe.

Jesus is God in a real man, a son. Unique in all history, Jesus fulfilled many promises made in ancient Jewish scripture. He showed that the Kingdom of God was about love, not religious or political power. He was killed by religious and poitical leaders, but proved love is stronger than death by miraculously defying death in a bodily resurrection. He was the final sacrifice for all of the mistakes and evil in the universe at any period in time and time to come. That sacrifice freed all creation to either choose or refuse God for present and eternity.

Holy Spirit is God's mystical and mysterious presence in all who are willing to be intimate with God. This Holy Spirit is present in the universe and beyond it and is accessible to humans. This Holy Spirit is an untamed, unpredictable, and wild force who is determined to do good through natural and supernatural means.

The Trinity is God expressed in a Father, a son, and this Holy Spirit.

The Bible is a multi-genred story describing God's relationship to people and the universe. It was written by the hands of people, refined through tradition – guided by God's benevolent relationships with these people. It is influential and authoritative in that no other writing or word can replace it. It is some of the story of God, but not all of it. That story presently continues in the lives of people and in the universe.

The Church is a gathering of people seeking deeper intimacy with God.   

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1. heidi - April 28, 2006

I especially appreciate the simple and to-the-point description of the church. We can make it so much more complicated than it needs to be. Have you read REVOLUTION yet?

2. heidi - April 28, 2006

How about a paragraph about how you have responded to these beliefs…how it has changed your life, etc.

3. fajita - April 28, 2006

Heidi, good idea. That's coming in the next few days.

4. Fajita’s Blog » Emerging Faith 1: Deconstructing Restoration - May 1, 2006

[…] This begins a series on what got me to the point I am at now in my faith walk. See Liquid Creed for working statement of faith. It is liquid because it is not solid. It can be shaped, moved, influenced and changed. […]


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