In essentials, unity.
In non-essentials, liberty;
in all things, charity.
This quote was written by German Lutheran theologian of the early seventeenth century, Rupertus Meldenius. More about this quote here
The Essentials I believe in:
We believe that the bible is inerrant according to this definition:
“Inerrant: In its best sense that’s most in line with Christian tradition, that the Scriptures are always right (do not err) in fulfilling their purpose : revealing God, God’s vision, God’s purposes, and God’s good news to us. The teachings of Scripture are not to be disregarded or tossed away as if they were a mistake. They must be dealt with straightforwardly, in a way which affects what we say and do as persons and as a body of believers.”
The essentials we believe in:
The Apostles’ Creed
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.
*meaning the universal Christian church–all believers in Jesus Christ
I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, and I endeavor every day to follow Him in all I do, say and think.