Beliefs

Our thoughts on Scripture and the Creed:

The Wheatland Mission is a learning community striving to become practicing disciples of Jesus Christ. As such, we believe that the Bible is the inspired by God and we find guidance, comfort and authority in its teaching. God has been guiding his followers since the beginning of time. We hold that the Apostles’ Creed is a faithful and succinct reflection of the basic truths of Scripture and we join with believers throughout the generations in professing this statement about the nature of God.

The Apostle’s Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN.

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5 thoughts on “Beliefs

  1. I would like to say that I enjoyed my visit to your church and felt a very warm welcome I have been atending Central Christian and feel alot of the personal enteraction is lost in such a large church.I have been atending Central for about 5 years and am feeling the need to find somthing with a closer feeling the only problem is finding this and not compromising my belifes.In trying to do so I have read your beliefs and find myself curious about the part of the apostles creed that says I believe in the holy catholic church and wonder if it wouldnt be better stated as the holy church of the living God wich would be his chosen elect from the world if you could give me some clarity on this by way of my email address I would greatly apreciate it .

    sicerly your brother in Christ

    Heath Herring

    • Heath,
      It was great to have you guys in attendance this weekend. It’s always a blessing.

      Your question is a good one and it has come up before. The word “catholic” in the context of the creed means universal. So, when we say “I believe in the holy catholic church” we are not declaring our allegiance to the Roman Catholic church but the church universal or the church that has always existed down through the centuries and all around the world.

      Some translations of the Apostle’s Creed state that phrase a little bit differently. This is a question that we might need to explore at sometime in the future. While we at Wheatland understand what the phrase refers to it could be confusing.

      Thanks again for worshiping with us this weekend and I hope you’ll join us again soon. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

      Take care,
      Paul

  2. Hi, I was just looking for a small group that was studying The Apprentice Series by James Bryant Smith. I was specificly looking for one beginning with “The Good and Beautiful God”. Seriously, it’s no joke. Through JB Smith’s page at Friends…your name came up on the list as a possible suspect.

    • I’m still looking for a small group as mentioned above but I see you have already studied and understand that particular book. I’m sorry I missed it but apparently I need a list of places that will be conducting this study in the future. My thanks to Vigilance and Forever Automatic!

  3. Patricia,

    It’s great to hear from you. The Apprentice series, including “The Good and Beautiful God” have been wonderful resources for our congregation. It has contributed to our spiritual growth in a way that is hard to describe, it’s simply been invaluable.

    However, right now we don’t have a Good and Beautiful group meeting. However, I hope to see a new group start in the fall, maybe before. We would love to have you join us for worship though. We meet every Saturday at 5:30 and you’ll be able to meet some more folks who have made their way through the Apprentice material.

    Thanks for commenting,

    Paul Hill
    Pastor, the Wheatland Mission

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