A statement of faith? On a blog?
Yes, a statement of faith on my personal blog.
But you’re not a church or anything like that – why on earth would you feel the need to offer a statement of faith?
I’m glad you asked…
You see, any Suzie Q can put up a blog, throwing her writing, rants, opinions, teachings, or ideas out into cyberspace. Within that realm of Susie Q’s there are many who write blogs of a religious nature, claiming to base their thoughts or teachings on God’s Word.
Some Christian blogs are wonderful – they have touched me personally, they are Biblically sound, and they are edifying to the body of Christ. Other such blogs are shallow, unbiblical, or downright heretical.
Sometimes it is difficult to initially pick up on where the blogger is coming from, or what belief system he or she holds to. Unfortunately, not everyone who dons the title “Christian” is such a person (Matthew 7:13-23), and of those who are genuine believers there are some who are ungrounded; tossed to and fro by unsound doctrine (a la Ephesians 4:14).
Oftentimes I have thought that it would be helpful for “Christian” bloggers to supply a statement of faith – at least a general one. It would help me to avoid spending any time on those which would waste my time completely, and help me to understand where the writer is coming from so that (whether I agree 100% with the writer’s worldview/belief system or not) I can properly interpret what they are saying.
Personally, I think it’s important to know what someone believes before accepting their council – especially when their council claims to be based on the Word of God. That claim makes it critical that their belief about the message of God’s Word lines up with what God’s Word actually says, wouldn’t you agree? And wouldn’t it be helpful to know in advance, before soaking up any of their teaching?
All that said, may I kindly point out that to you, my friend, I am merely another Christian Susie Q.
So, yes, here is my Statement of Faith. Just in case there is anyone else out there who thinks along those lines, and might be interested in knowing what I believe, before listening to what else I have to say.
In fact, if you hadn’t considered this before, I would strongly encourage you to do so. As followers of Christ, the type of council we accept is extremely important.
“Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.” Proverbs 19:27