Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

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Getting To Know You Meme - Day 9

Day 01 - Introduction
Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail
Day 03 – Your parents, in great detail
Day 04 – What you ate today, in great detail
Day 05 – Your definition of love, in great detail
Day 06 – Your day, in great detail
Day 07 – Your best friend, in great detail
Day 08 – A moment, in great detail

Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail

Although I am not a member of the Anglican (Church of England), I have been to many services and one thing that is recited at Morning Prayer is, for me, a basic truth -

The Apostles' Creed - From the 1662 Book of Common Prayer

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

Now, below the cut, I shall ramble a bit more. I'm quite happy for people to ask me why, but I hope that you, in turn, accept that these are my beliefs .... my life.

As I said I don't go to an Anglican Church, I'm a member of The plymouth Brethren ... but in all honesty, I have been to services in most Protestant denominations.
I believe in God, that He is creator of Universe, and  I believe that He is eternal. 

I believe in The Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   This is one of the hardest concepts to explain - The Trinity are 3 separate people, with separate roles, yet they are all God, who is one person.  Hard to explain, but I do believe it!

Jesus Christ is God's son, born to the Virgin Mary, and lived a normal life until 30 (ish) and then showed His life as seen in the 4 gospels, plus some secular writings at the time.  He was crucified, and rose from the dead.  He died so that those who believe and ask for forgiveness can be part of eternity.  They are 101% forgiven of anything and everything ... their sins are forgotten.

The Holy Spirit then lives within the person - so I can honestly say I am never alone.

Yes, I will be going to Heaven when I die, or if the world finishes first. 

I believe 100% in The Bible - I try to obey the rules ... not because I don't want to be punished, but because I want to do my best for God.

As I said, I'm a member of the brethren - we have very basic servuces, no crosses, icons etc ... but if that helps people focus their faith, then I don't have a problem with them - in fact I love going round Churches.  My only worry is if people focus on the picture of a Saint, rather than focussing their faith on God Himself.

Yes, I can talk forever - but the few of you who will read this will either agree with me, or know me well enough to have guessed half these points.

Anyway - any questions, any thoughts - just ask - it doesn't worry me.

I have friends of all faiths, and no faith ... a friend is a friend - although I do wish all the people I love could commit their lives to God, as I would love to spend eternity with them n Heaven.

Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail
Day 12 – What’s in your bag, in great detail
Day 13 – This week, in great detail
Day 14 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 15 – Your dreams, in great detail
Day 16 – Your first kiss, in great detail
Day 17 – Your favorite memory, in great detail
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday, in great detail
Day 19 – Something you regret, in great detail
Day 20 – This month, in great detail
Day 21 – Another moment, in great detail
Day 22 – Something that upsets you, in great detail
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better, in great detail
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail
Day 25 – A first, in great detail
Day 26 – Your fears, in great detail
Day 27 – Your favorite place, in great detail
Day 28 – Something that you miss, in great detail
Day 29 – Your aspirations, in great detail
Day 30 – One last moment, in great detail

Tags: faith, getting to know you, god, meme

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