quotes tagged with 'creeds'
Author: Lord Acton, Source: Unknown
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers, Source: "The Greatest Drama Ever Staged", Sunday Times, Apr 1938. Published in Creed or Chaos, 1949.
The Christian faith is the most exciting drama that ever staggered the imagination of man – and the dogma is the drama. That drama is summarized quite clearly in the creeds of the Church, and if we think it dull it is because either we have never really read those amazing documents or have recited them so often and so mechanically as to have lost all sense of their meaning. The plot pivots upon a single character, and the whole action is the answer to a single problem: What think ye of Christ?
Author: John Oxenham, Source: "Credo"
Not what, but Whom, I do believe,
That, in my darkest hour of need,
hath comfort that no mortal creed
To mortal man give;--
Not what, but Whom!
For Christ is more than all the creeds,
And His full life of gentle deeds
Shall all the creeds outlive.
Not what I do believe, but Whom!
Who walks beside me in the gloom?
Who shares the burden wearisome?
Who all the dim way doth illume,
And bids me look beyond the tomb
The larger life to live? --
Not what I do believe,
As a Church we have critics, many of them. They say we do not believe in the traditional Christ of Christianity. There is some substance to what they say. Our faith, our knowledge is not based on ancient tradition, the creeds which came of a finite understanding and out of the almost infinite discussions of men trying to arrive at a definition of the risen Christ. Our faith, our knowledge comes of the witness of a prophet in this dispensation who saw before him the great God of the universe and His Beloved Son, the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. They spoke to him. He spoke with Them. He testified openly, unequivocally, and unabashedly of that great vision. It was a vision of the Almighty and of the Redeemer of the world, glorious beyond our understanding but certain and unequivocating in the knowledge which it brought. It is out of that knowledge, rooted deep in the soil of modern revelation, that we, in the words of Nephi, "talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that [we and] our children may know to what source [we] may look for a remission of [our] sins" (2 Ne. 25:26).Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://beta.lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655...