An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed
Author: Michael F. Bird
Modern Christians have often hesitated to embrace the ancient creeds because of our “nothing but the Bible” tradition. In What Christians Ought to Believe Michael Bird opens our eyes to the possibilities of the Apostle’s Creed as a way to explore and understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Bringing together theological commentary, tips for application, and memorable illustrations, What Christians Ought to Believe summarizes the basic tenets of the Christian faith using the Apostle’s Creed as its entryway. After first emphasizing the importance of creeds for the formation of the Christian faith, each chapter, following the Creed’s outline, introduces the Father, the Son, and the Spirit and the Church. An appendix includes the Apostles’ Creed in the original Latin and Greek. What Christians Ought to Believe is ideally suited for both the classroom and the church setting to teach beginning students and laypersons the basics of what Christians ought to affirm if they are to be called Christians.
An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles' Creed
Author: Michael F. Bird
What Christians Ought to Believe Video Lectures, featuring author and professor Michael Bird, is a full video introduction to Christian doctrine that uses the Apostles' Creed as the entryway to show what Christians should believe about God, Jesus, the church, and the life to come.
Вічна звістка написана для дітей, зрозуміла кожному. Багато років тому, одного особливого дня, люди почули дивовижну історію про Агнця. Вона проводила слухачів дорогою від Створення до Христа, пояснюючи основну думку Біблії і відкриваючи важливість Агнця. А в цій книзі історія переказується знову. Це незабутня звістка,яку має знати кожен.
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