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This post was written by Tee Akindele on January 9, 2009
Posted Under: Everyday Christian,personal

Maiden Post: The things that I believe in

This is my very first post on the Everyday Christian Blog.

Anyway, I thought starting a personal Christian blog with some statements about my beliefs and religious convictions (kind of) made sense. Every one has to regularly review and clarify for themselves what they believe in, because that’s what makes us who we are. Apostle Paul said: “examine yourself whether you still are in the faith…”. Well for me, here goes:

  1. I believe in God – omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent divine being. I believe that God pre-existed the universe, and that He is the creator of the heavens, the earth and everything that exists in them.
  2. I believe the bible. I believe it contains the word of God and that it’s central message: the redemption of mankind through the grace of the Lord, Jesus Christ, is inspired by God and therefore infallible.
  3. I believe that God came to earth as a man - Christ Jesus, birth by a virgin, and lived as a man. I believe the man Jesus literally died on the cross to pay the ultimate price for the redemption of humanity and the forgiveness of sins.
  4. I believe that Jesus Christ literally rose from the dead three days after He had been buried and ascended to heaven in a glorious body, that He is alive today, giving hope and life in eternity to as many as believe on him, filling them with the Holyghost.
  5. I believe that all men, without exception, are born into sin and are fallen short of the grace of God, since Adam – because Adam sinned; that all mankind are thus subject to God’s judgment, but can be justified freely before God by obedience to the gospel, and trusting in the grace and righteousness, imputed through Jesus Christ alone, not by any deeds of their own self-righteousness.
  6. I believe that Jesus Christ has been appointed to judge all evil, rebellion against God and disobedience to the gospel, and that He is coming to earth again one day for this purpose.
  7. I believe that declaring the gospel, to every part of the world is the primary mission of the church; I believe that carrying out this responsibility is the first priority of every true Organisation of Christians anywhere.
  8. Not only do I not have any denominational affiliations, I am anti-denominational in my religious philosophy. I believe denominationalism may contradict God’s original plan for church leadership and undermines the essence of the church in the world by fostering it’s division. A denominational mind set affects adversely the spiritual growth of many Christians, impedes the work of ministry and interferes with the harmony that is supposed to characterize the body of Christ; in many ways, it poses a temptation and excuse to want to defend individual or sectarian opinions and make our non-essential differences more popular than they need to be.
  9. However, I do have a high regard for ministerial authority and spiritual leadership, as God’s plan to institute and maintain true unity and order in the church universal, and essential in aiding every individual believer functional as a member of the body.
  10. As much as possible, I fellowship at a bible-based church and show commitment to her worship activities, meetings and outreaches. And so, I have pastors who provide me with mentor-ship and spiritual leadership. I believe this is necessary for my spiritual growth and accountability.
  11. I believe in sanctification; that God destined his Church to be holy by redemption; that we believers faithfully, constantly, renew our minds and way of life through the word of God, by minding spiritual things and exercising the special ability inherent in our divine nature by grace, to resist the temptations of sin and in producing the fruits of righteousness.

All right, I’ll leave it here for now.

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Reader Comments

Nothing defines a man better than what He believes in.

#1 
Written By Tee Akindele on January 15th, 2009 @ 1:23 PM

“Nothing defines a man better than what He believes in.” That’s true.

#2 
Written By Dede on January 15th, 2009 @ 1:27 PM

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