Sometimes in Christian worship, we become so familiar with certain liturgies that we fail to see their uniqueness, as might be the case with the Apostles Creed. However, this creed is not just some Christain doctrine that should be recited mechanically because the Apostles Creed is the Christian confession of what we believe to be eternal truth. When these words are spoken in unison, we are standing before God and witnesses professing that our God, the only God, is the creator of the universe. We are admitting that we believe without a doubt that Jesus the Messiah was miraculously conceived, died a sinner's death, and then rose from the dead, not minutes but days later to redeem humanity. We then unabashedly proclaim that we know for a fact that Jesus ascended into heaven and is sitting to the right of God. These are not a set of abstract philosophies but radical confessions of God's story and our place in it.
In a world where truth is often based on one's perceptions, where right can be wrong and wrong can be right, Christians should take great comfort in these words. They are absolute, unwavering and they protect us from the temptation of uncertainty.
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