The phrase comes from the Westminster Shorter Catechism, adapted from the Westminster Catechism written some 350 years ago. It was apted by the Church of Scotland and brought to America with the Presbyterians.
I’m not Presbyterian, nor am I of the Reformed tradition. Although I did spend some time journeying through that land, my heritage is distinctly Wesleyan.
But I believe this statement, and probably much of the other writings in the Catechism which I won’t get into here.
365 Things I Believe is a revisioning of a year long web project. I initially launched the blog 365 Things I Believe because I think there are important things I have to say. There are eternal truths that are non-debatable, although I realize they’re not universally accepted.
So for a year I did a daily post of one thing I believe to be an indisputable truth. I’m relaunching here at The Write Side of My Brain and will continue through the next year to re-post (mostly) from the original project.
This time graphics and commentary are included. You can buy today’s print here. And, by the end of a year, if not sooner, you’ll be able to purchase the entire series in ebook format.