Friday, February 10, 2012

I Believe In Christ

I Believe in Christ. Such a simple phrase, yet SO full of meaning. A few months back my belief in Christ as our Savior and Redeemer was challenged by someone. This was the first time in my life someone was blatantly telling me what I "believed", and that, I, as a member of the LDS church did not believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer. I was told I should "go back and read my Book of Mormon and bible, and learn about what Jo Smith taught" It stung. But I held strong to my testimony and told them what I know is true, and that I know, as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, that WE BELIEVE in Christ. He is God's son. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and died on the cross to save me from my sin. He knows my pain and suffering, because he has felt it. I know that He died, that I might live again. (If you are not of my faith, and would like to know more of what we believe you can visit THIS website
I love the song "I Believe in Christ", written by Bruce R. McConkie. The words are so powerful and piercing to the soul. Here are the words, and my testimony, my belief, in our Savior of the World, Jesus Christ.

I Believe in Christ
I believe in Christ; he is my King!
With all my heart to him I'll sing; I'll raise my voice in praise and joy,
In grand amens my tongue employ.
I believe in Christ' he is God's Son. On earth to dwell his soul did come.
He health the sick; the dead he raised.
Good works were his; his name be praised

I believe in Christ; oh, blessed name!
As Mary's son he came to reign 'mid mortal men, his earthly kin,
To save them from the woes of sin.
I believe in Christ; who marked the path, who did gain all his Father hath,
Who said to men: "Come, follow me, that ye my friends, with God may be."

I believe in Christ- my Lord, my God!
My feet he plants on gospel sod. I'll worship him with all my might;
He is the source of truth and light.
I believe in Christ; he ransoms me. From Satan's grasp he sets me free,
And I shall live with joy and love In his eternal courts above

I believe in Christ; he stands supreme!
From hi I'll gain my fondest dream; And while I strive through grief and pain,
His voice is heard: "He shall obtain."
I believe in Christ; so come what may. With him I'll stand in that great day.
When on this earth he comes again
To rule among the sons of men.

If you are looking for some wonderful renditions of this song check out Michael Dowdle's version, he is a truly remarkable guitarist. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir also has many beautiful recordings of this song.

1 comment:

AE Jones said...

I LOVE this song. Loved this post... thanks for commenting on my blog. Glad to find your blog!!