Tweet Creed Meme
Memes seem to be like busses, you don’t see one for ages, then two come along at once. Lingamish has tagged me with another meme asking me to produce a basic Christian creed in 140 characters or less.
I don’t have time to really explore this at the moment, but I’ve been pondering the relationship between orthodoxy (believing the right stuff) and orthopraxy (doing the right stuff). David’s challenge states:
If someone sincerely confessed this creed you would:
- Consider them to be a brother or sister in Christ.
- Believe that they are true believers and inheritors of eternal life.
But I’m not entirely sure that any statement of faith would fully convince me of these things. I would want to see evidence of their faith worked out in actions too – by their fruits you will know them. I realise that this seems to go against the Evangelical view that salvation is by faith alone, but equally I believe that faith will produce concrete actions. So with all due respect for my esteemed colleague, I’m going to forgoe this meme till I can work out what my thoughts are on the subject. Sorry, David.
Update. Today’s cartoon from ASBO Jesus might have something to add to the subject – or it might not, but it is funny.