By Will Bergdolt, Confirmation Class of 2014
Romans 13:12–“The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let’s put aside our deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
I believe in God the Father. I believe that He made me and everything around me. He has given me body and mind to live out a life dedicated to Him. Even though I turn my back on Him, He continues to provide for all of my daily needs.
He protects me from the evils of Satan out of His fatherly love for me, and in return, I try to give Him glory and live an obedient life. He loved me so much that He gave me His Son Jesus Christ to die for me. I don’t always live obedient to God, but He forgives me and loves me anyway.
I believe in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord, who was born of the virgin Mary. By doing this He gave up all His glory in heaven and became 100 percent man while remaining 100 percent God. He came to earth to fulfill God’s plan for the world’s and my redemption.
I believe that He lived a perfect life and that He saved me from death and everlasting torture in hell by dying on the cross for me. I believe that He rose from the dead on the third day proving He was God. I believe Jesus is the only path to God, and if I am to get to know God, I must get to know Jesus.
I believe in the Holy Spirit and that He dwells in my heart. I am helpless and alone without the Holy Spirit because I can’t believe in Jesus without Him. The Holy Spirit is given to me by the Father at the request of Jesus, and I also receive the Spirit through the Sacraments.
The Spirit helps keep my faith strong and delivers me that faith to believe in Jesus. My verse reminds me that the Holy Spirit gives me the armor of light to be safe until Jesus returns. My verse also challenges me to keep fighting to do God’s will, even though my eternal life is secured only by the death of Jesus.
My verse also challenges me to keep fighting to do God’s will, even though my eternal life is secured only by the death of Jesus.
God forgives my sins daily, no matter how bad they are. When my life on earth ends, He will give me eternal life in heaven and will raise me up on the day when Jesus returns. I believe the Bible is true and that all the words in it are God-breathed.
I believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen.