The creed of a follower of Jesus should proclaim, not what we happen to believe to be true at the moment (which can and should be provisional, always subject to change as new evidence and insights are revealed to us), but how we commit to living our lives. Here's my attempt at such a creed, inspired by a similar effort by the MadPriest and by the Soldier's Creed. I merely paraphrase Jesus' core teachings, as indicated in the right-hand column below:
We are followers of Jesus. Always and everywhere, to the best of our ability:
|we will put God first, and seek the best for others as we do for ourselves;|
Love God with your whole heart, mind, soul, and strength, and your neighbor as yourself.
|we will face up to our mistakes and our misdeeds;|
Repent - when you see that you're going in the wrong direction, make a change (that's roughly the meaning of the Greek word metanoia, commonly translated as repentance). And when you sin against your neighbor, fix it.
|we will live as if, in God's good time, all things will be well.|
Don't fret about the future; instead, trust that things will turn out OK.