Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Friday, January 1, 2010

What I believe version 2010.01

My original 'What I Believe' Post was kind of long. I've noticed it is a page that visitors often check out. I see problems with long creeds, or statement of faiths... so here is my simple faith belief.

Jesus Is Lord!
  • Jesus reigns in my life through the Holy Spirit who lives in and through me.
  • I am united with Jesus, and my selfish (sinful) ways died on the cross with Him, they no longer direct my life.
  • When I walk in this truth, my selfish ways are replaced with God's love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
I believe this is the good news message we are to share with the world. I believe all those who follow Jesus share these common beliefs, yet may not recognize it as 'the gospel'... and we all frequently fail living in this truth.

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The longer What I believe version 2009.07 is still supported here.


Elana said...

So, I'm killing time just randomly flipping through blogs. The first thing I saw was the 'I believe' page. I just want to say well put, and if I knew you I bet we could be friends.

Jonathan said...

Hi, thanks Elana. I appreciate most any comments and feedback to my sometimes out-there thoughts. I especially appreciate nice comments like this one.

God bless!

Mr. Marx said...

Hmm... I would like to hear how you know what you say is true...

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Jonathan said...

Thanks Mr. Marx for the comment. How do I know what I say is true... I wish I knew that myself. I'm just a traveler on a journey trying to sort out what beliefs I've been holding on to are worth hanging on tightly too, and which ones need further examination.