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Died for our Sins - by Michael Phillips
Of First Importance - Part 1 of 3
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1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Mar 25, 2012 am - A couple of weeks ago, we began a Friday night study of the Apostles' Creed. Other than the Bible itself, the Creed is the oldest, most beloved, and widely used document in the Church. It doesn't teach everything the Scriptures do, of course, and how could it? The Creed is only 109 words long, while the Bible contains a million words! What the Apostles' Creed aims to do is to highlight the most important things in the Bible and the beliefs that distinguish Christians from Jews and Pagans of the first centuries AD, as well as Orthodox Christians from heretics in the Church. This is what I said a couple of weeks ago at our home study, and everyone was with me-I think-except for one man. He had no problem with doctrinal summaries in general, and objected to nothing in this one, but he was worried about what the Apostles' Creed didn't say-especially what it didn't say about the sufferings and death of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Oh, it says that He suffered and died, how He suffered and died, and who made Him suffer and die. The question it doesn't answer is, Why He suffered and died. This is what Paul addresses in 1 Corinthians 15, especially in v.3. He doesn't say everything he could ... More >>>

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