I Am A Christian

August 25, 2000

If you live in Canada, you've likely seen the Molson beer commercial, I am a Canadian, that has created a burst of nationalism in our country. I did not know, until I read a few weeks ago in the TV Times (which comes every Saturday in the Cape Breton Post), that it was called the Rant. And, love it or hate it, it has a tremendous impact. Even one of our elected officials recently imitated it in our Nova Scotia legislature as I am a Nova Scotian. So why don't we, as Christians, do the same thing?

I can picture a young Christian man in a grey T-shirt and blue jeans, with a huge flag with the symbol of the burning bush fluttering in the background, shouting proudly:

    I believe in God Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth — not in some big bang theory —
    And I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord — not a dead but living Lord —
    And I believe in the Holy Ghost — not one but three Gods in one —
    And I believe in the holy catholic church — not just local, but a universal one —
    And I believe in Christ's blood shed for me — for salvation — for the forgiveness of sins —
    And I believe Christ was crucified, dead and buried and rose from the dead — not just in spirit, but the resurrection of the body —
    And I believe He sits at the right hand of God in heaven — where He will judge the quick and the dead —
    And I believe in a living faith and in a living Christ —
    For I am a Christian — best in prayer — a Christian and a child of God. Thank You, God!

Romans 10:9 – If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (NIV)

Prayer: Lord God, help to confess with confidence and courage that "Jesus is Lord", and to celebrate our life in Him. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

About the author:

Lorne MacLellan <dl.macl@eastlink.ca>
Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

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