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The Apostles' Creed is a treasure trove of basic Christian beliefs and wisdom that helps ensure the integrity and orthodoxy of our faith.
Sadly, modern churches have often hesitated to embrace the ancient creeds because of our "nothing but the Bible" tradition. In What Christians Ought to Believe Michael Bird will open your eyes to the possibilities of the Apostles' Creed as a way to explore and understand the essential teachings of the Christian faith.
Bringing together theological commentary, tips for application, and memorable illustrations, What Christians Ought to Believe summarizes the basic tenets of the Christian faith using the Apostles' Creed as its entryway. After first emphasizing the importance of creeds for the formation of the Christian faith, each chapter, following the Creed's outline, introduces the Father, the Son, and the Spirit and the Church. An appendix includes the Apostles' Creed in the original Latin and Greek.
What Christians Ought to Believe is ideally suited for both the classroom and the church setting to teach beginning students and laypersons the basics of what Christians ought to affirm if they are to be called Christians.
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again. (1 Thess 4:14)
[Jesus] died for them and was raised again. (2 Cor 5:15)
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. (Rom 4:25)
Christ died and returned to life. (Rom 14:9)
These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. (Rev 2:8)
He appeared in the flesh,was vindicated by the Spirit,was seen by angels,was preached among the nations,was believed on in the world,was taken up in glory. (1 Tim 3:16)
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,did not consider equality with God somethingto be used to his own advantage;rather, he made himself nothingby taking the very nature of a servant,being made in human likeness.And being found in appearance as a man,he humbled himselfby becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!Therefore God exalted him to the highest placeand gave him the name that is above every name,that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,to the glory of God the Father. (Phil 2:5–11)