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My wife just came home from the store where she bought recycled toilet paper.  What I want to know is what’s it being recycled from?

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This week I had the opportunity to listen to the Apostles Creed and I ran square into something that doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe you can help.

Here is the full text of the Apostles Creed.

“I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth; I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.”

This is a good site on the history of the Apostles Creed. It was likely started by Irenaeus in 200 and finalized by Augustine or Pirminius.

The stuff that doesn’t make sense to me is the line: “He will come again to judge the living and the dead.”

John 5:22 – Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son.

John 5:27 – And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

Scripture is clear from the verses above that God give Jesus the power to judge. But then Jesus seems to throw a crazy twist into the whole thing.

John 12:47 – “As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it.

And what is really interesting is that he doesn’t pick Christians to say He does not judge. He says, “the person who hears my words but does not keep them.”

So you tell me. Is the apostles creed wrong? Love to hear your thoughts on this.

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