Everyone Has a Creed

Everyone has a creed.  Even those Christians who claim that their “only creed is Christ” have a creed, because the very moment they begin to explain what they believe about Christ, they are in fact reciting their creed about Christ.  In truth, its impossible not to have a creed.  So the question is this: Is our creed carefully formulated and written down, biblically and doctrinally orthodox, and attested to by faithful forefathers of the church?  Or is it based on our own authority and clever invention, always changing according to the last internet post we read or according to our own doctrinal whim?

Parson, Burk; “Five New Points of Old Heresy”; Tabletalk; January, 2019; p. 2

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The Problem of God

All the problems of heaven and earth, though they were to confront us together and at once, would be nothing compared with the overwhelming problem of God: That He is; what He is like; and what we as moral beings must do about Him.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 3

God Creates Out of Nothing

God doesn’t save people who have it all together.  He saves whores, prostitutes, porn stars, Bible college professors and stay-at-home housewives who wear head coverings in church, because God loves to create righteousness out of nothing.

– Sprinkle, Preston; Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us; David C. Cook Publishing; Colorado Springs, CO; Kindle version; copyright 2014; page 110

Ezekiel 16 is Your Spiritual Autobiography

Whatever your actual biography looks like, Ezekiel 16 is your spiritual autobiography.  You were a promiscuous sinner delightfully forgiven by Jesus – the One who found you in the Dumpster and turned you into a real ingredient of divine happiness.

– Sprinkle, Preston; Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us; David C. Cook Publishing; Colorado Springs, CO; Kindle version; copyright 2014; page 103

AWANA Champions and Soccer Moms Included

At the height of his morality, King David plummeted to the valley of wickedness, and it began with one bad decision.  Sin, pain loneliness and twisted sexual sins are crouching at our door waiting to pounce on us.  Yet we – through the power and grace of God – must master them.  We would all be streetwalkers were it not for the grace of God.  Awana champions and soccer moms included.

– Sprinkle, Preston; Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us; David C. Cook Publishing; Colorado Springs, CO; Kindle version; copyright 2014; page  96-97