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What is your statement of belief?

There are many statements of belief, or confessions, or creeds, in the history of the church. Paul, in giving a defense before a Roman official, gives a concise statement. It is not designed to be a exhaustive theological statement like the Nicene Creed. It is a personal statement given at the beginning of a larger speech. He states his identity as a worshipper of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who follows Jesus (the early church was often referred to as The Way).

“But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust. So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.” Acts‬ ‭24:14-16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

What is your confession?

When accused of following Jesus, what is your reply?

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