I had the opportunity last spring to write a creed that states my beliefs of the Lord. I have included it below. Let me know what you think.
I believe in one God, the almighty, omniscient, omnipresent Abba Father; spoken creator of all things seen and unseen, initiator of time, and designer of man in His own image, and in woman as the suitable helper for man.
I believe in Satan, the originator of Sin and manipulator of humankind such that we are born into sin and incapable of living without it, saved only by Jesus of Nazareth, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and sent by God as His only Son that was the same substance of the Father, perfect and blameless without sin; a teacher and a prophet, who was falsely punished, abused, crucified, and buried under Pontius Pilate. On the third day he arose from the dead as the Messiah, Christ, atoning for our sins and freely granting forgiveness to His children. He stands as the bridegroom, serving His bride, the church, as an example of the marriage covenant.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life and essence of the Father and Son, breathed down at Pentecost as our mediator for Christ, empowering the one holy and apostolic church, inspiring the scripture, lived individually, but experienced in community through one baptism for remission of sins and the sharing of the Lord’s Table.
I believe in one salvation, through Jesus Christ, who will resurrect the dead to eternal life in His kingdom that has no end.