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this gave me chills it’s so beautiful


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a Maasai Creed thanks to Mike

We believe in the one High God, who out of love created the beautiful world and everything good in it. He created man and wanted man to be happy in the world. God loves the world and every nation and tribe on the earth. We have known this High God in the darkness, and now we know him in the light. God promised in the book of his word, the Bible, that he would save the world and all nations and tribes.

We believe that God made good his promise by sending his son, Jesus Christ, a man in the flesh, a Jew by tribe, born poor in a little village, who left his home and was always on safari doing good, curing people by the power of God, teaching about God and man, showing that the meaning of religion is love. He was rejected by his people, tortured and nailed hands and feet to a cross, and died. He was buried in the grave, but the hyenas did not touch him, and on the third day, he rose from that grave. He ascended to the skies. He is the Lord.

We believe that all our sins are forgiven through him. All who have faith in him must be sorry for their sins, be baptized in the Holy Spirit of God, live the rules of love, and share the bread together in love, to announce the good news to others until Jesus comes again. We are waiting for him. He is alive. He lives. This we believe. Amen.

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  1. sonja — August 23, 2007 #

    We used that at my CLB one summer when we were exploring the old stories of the OT. We wanted to continue to hear a creed, but in a more story form … so we used this. You’re right … it’s really, really beautiful. I loved that summer … it was so special to read that creed aloud with our community.

  2. Erin — August 23, 2007 #

    That IS beautiful. Reminds me of the New Zealand Lord’s Prayer I came across awhile back.

  3. kathy — August 23, 2007 #

    loved it. read it at our theology pub tonight…such a beautiful expression that cuts right to the essence…thanks

  4. Steve — August 24, 2007 #

    Fantastic - thanks for putting this up. It’s the little nuances that make it amazing isn’t it? The way it shows our Lord as transcendent, but graciously condescending to where we live and what are experiences are

  5. Tameshia — August 24, 2007 #

    Simply (and I do mean simply) beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing.

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