I BELIEVE


Eyes that see may behold visions
Ears that hear may hear God's voice
Hearts that are open and contrite
May come to understand the things of God


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The basic belief systems of man come in various forms, not that they are not each and all founded in and from God, but they have their differing perspectives to various degrees. Yet they each and all come back to one basic reality. That is that GOD IS. If any perspective of a man's belief system is not founded in God, then there system of belief is but a false and anti-system against the true reality of the truths of the universe. And all such anti-systems such range from false God to nul Gods, and those devices of man of the world that men do worship instead of the 'One True God.'

Now, that said with all of its implications, I turn to the various structures of one's own forms wherein a man's beliefs rest and may be manifested. Thus far I have but identified three such perspectives and or forms of one's belief system. 1) There is the totality of one's belief system rolled compactly into one statement of all things and how they inter-relate. It ranges from a simple short form of one's testament of belief in a marked few universally all incompasing states of witness to the reality of God. And it continues on into an entire 'visionary perspective' of all things and how they fit together in a more complete beginning to end limited statement with in those confines. From there the witness of God's eternity does thus become ever expansive to include even all things that have been in eternity pass, all things in the eternity of now, and all things future internity to come. In deed it is one vast eternity of being, and one may testify and witness to it all in that testimony which does ever grow into the unlimited eternal of God's knowledge and understanding of all things.

Secondly 2) there is the very structured belief system perspective of the stucture of formal interactive organized belief system. It is often referred to by various names such as 'organized religion,' the church, the system of religious government, the Law of Moses, the patriarchal order and so on and so forth. Each are a relatively complete set of beliefs so stated from the 'organizational' point of view. Such may will begin with a structured statement of rudimentry articles of faith upon which is founded that belief system. Such is as are the LDS Church's basic thirteen articles of faith. And though that basic 13 are not all expansive, they are a representative foundational basis from which other such structured statement and further 'articles' of that beleif system's expansion may proceed.

A third 3) such perspective or stucture of one's belief system is exactly that. It is that which come out of personal introspection as to what one does personal perscribe unto himself that his belief system that he hold himself to is from an introspective prescription of self. Whereas the 'organizatinal' perspective is stated in terms as such as 'We Believe' the personal belief system perspective is stated in terms of that which 'I Believe.'

Now whereas to be true, each such perspective of belief must rest upon WHAT IS and WHAT IS ULTIMATELY TRUE or the TRUTH. And therefore there will be unmistake overlap in the informational truths of what truely is. And they all will, it they are untimately true, begin in that one univeral truth of GOD.


[Churched Belief Articles]   [Testimonial Witness Belief]   [Personal Belief Articles]


~ I ~

I Believe in God

    "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." ~ John 17:3


~ II ~

I Believe in God's Justice

    "There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated——
    "And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated."
    ~ D&C 130:20-21


~ III ~

I Believe in Christ's Atonement, that Is God's Love and Mercy

    "¶For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16


~ IV ~

I Believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in the Principles and Ordinances of that Gospel

    "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." ~ John 3:5


~ V ~

I Believe in the Power, Authority, Priesthood, and Order of God in the Administration of God's Kingdom on Earth

    "FOR every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men pertaining to God ... And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron." ~ Hebrews 5:1


~ VI ~

I Believe in the Church that Jesus Christ Established While He was on Earth

    "And he [Jesus Christ] gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
    "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
    "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:"
    ~ Ephesians 4:11-13


~ VII ~

I Believe in the Gifts and Powers of the Spirit of God, the Same Being Administered by Holy Ghost

    "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all JudŠa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." ~ Acts 1:8

    "Yea, wo unto him that shall deny the revelations of the Lord, and that shall say the Lord no longer worketh by revelation, or by prophecy, or by gifts, or by tongues, or by healings, or by the power of the Holy Ghost!" ~ 3 Nephi 29:6


~ VIII ~

I Believe in the Word of God as Spoken by God and Given Through His Prophets in Scripture and as Spoken to Man

    "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    "That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
    ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17


~ IX ~

I Believe in Revelation from God, Past, Present and Future, and that God Speaks to Man

    "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." ~ Amos 3:7


~ X ~

I Believe that God Is Gathering Israel from the Nations of the Earth, that Christ Will Reign in Zion and the Earth Glorified

    "Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders." ~ Isaiah 49:22


~ XI ~

I Believe in Worshipping GOD the Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ According to My Faith—May Others Do Likewise

    "And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight." ~ Acts 20:7


~ XII ~

I Believe in the Being Subject to Just Civil Leaders Who Uphold the Agency of Man within the Civil Laws of God

    "LET every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    "Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
    "For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
    "For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
    "Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
    "For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
    "Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour."
    ~ Romans 13:1-7


~ XIII ~

I Believe in the Right to Live Righteously According to the Word of God as My Faith in God Dictates

    "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
    "Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
    "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
    "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
    "Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you."
    ~ Philippians 4:4-9


~ XIV ~

I Believe in God's Institution of Marriage and the Scancitity of the Family as the Fundamental Foundation of Society

    "Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
    "For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God."
    ~ 1 Corinthians 11:11-12


23 January 2016