Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What A Squirrel Believes – Technical Difficulties… Please Stand By

I’ve long collected statements of faith. I’ve got a file on my computer containing about 35 orthodox Christian statements of faith, everything from Grace Community Church’s 19 page What We Teach, to Truth for Life’s short What We Believe; and, of course, the 1925, 1963, and 2000 versions of the Baptist Faith & Message of the Southern Baptist Convention. A personal favorite is the Articles of Faith of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches.

I like orthodox statements of faith. I like to know where a person, group, or organization stands on the doctrines of the Christian Faith. As I said when I first broached this topic last week, I can’t understand why anyone would obfuscate their beliefs, except for nefarious purposes. And, as I said last week, I’m working on composing a statement of faith for A Squirrel In Babylon.

Well, like most things, writing a statement of faith is harder than it looks. Oh, it isn’t that I don’t know what I believe, or even that I can’t put what I believe into words. No, the problem is that I’m finding it hard to be concise in putting my beliefs into words. I have a new admiration for those who wrote all the statements of faith that I’ve collected. It’s hard to be brief and comprehensive at the same time!

All of this is just to say that it’s taking me a little longer then I’d planned to get the first article posted. Please be patient, and stay tuned…

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