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What are the most important beliefs of Christianity?

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2012-02-01 10:17:49

The most important beliefs in Christianity are the understanding

of who God is, who we are, and why we need what He has done for us.

The best (and one of the earliest) statements of this is what is

known as the Nicene Creed:

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven

and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord,

Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the

Father, God from God, light from light, true God from true God,

begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all

things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from

heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and

became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius

Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose

again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again

in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will

have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of

life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son], who with the

Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken

through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic

Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We

look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to

come. Amen.

Most churches will have a statement of faith that covers these

issues:

1) God

2) The Bible

3) Jesus

4) Man

5) Sin

6) Grace/Salvation

7) Heaven & Hell

8) The Church

9) Our mission

10) God's return


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