Two Ways of Viewing the Apostle's Creed

To help bring further clarification between Glory Theology and Cross Theology, I submit the following. 

As you look through Plan A and Plan B it is pretty obvious that Plan B is the Gospel Driven and Gospel Centered approach to understanding the Apostles Creed and the Scriptures.  

To access a PDF sheet on this subject to print off, you can do so by CLICKING HERE. 

The Apostle's Creed As Viewed Through Plan A:

1st Article of the Apostle’s Creed: Creation
If I…
  a) obey the teachings of a creation spirituality
  b) prove to be worthy caretaker of creation through _______
  c) honor the Creator by ________
Then I…
  a) shall be blessed in innumerable creative ways
  b) shall attain praiseworthy status as a faithful steward
  c) shall receive both the temporal and eternal rewards from the Creator God

2nd Article of the Apostle’s Creed: Redemption
If I…
  a) love Jesus devotedly…
  b) serve Jesus exemplarily…
  c) follow Jesus faithfully…
Then I…
  a) shall live in the love of Jesus
  b) shall serve my way into the control of God
  c) shall end up where Jesus is

3rd Article of the Apostle’s Creed: Sanctification
If I…
  a) open myself to receive God’s Spirit
  b) strive mightily and persistently to grow in faith, hope and love
  c) join regularly and helpfully with fellow Christians for piety, study and action
Then I…
  a) shall receive abundant spiritual blessings
  b) shall see my faith, hope and love blossom progressively
  c) shall be more and more enriched through that Christian fellowship

The Apostle's Creed As Viewed Through Plan B:

1st Article of the Apostle’s Creed: Creation
  a) our creator God has created me and all that exists
  b) has given me and preserves to me all that I need for life and meaning
  c) has blessed me with an abundance beyond my serving or needing
  a) I shall thank God
  b) I shall praise God
  c) I shall serve and obey God

2nd Article of the Apostle’s Creed: Redemption
Because our redeeming God…
  a) has sent Jesus Christ, true God begotten of the Father and true man, born of the Virgin Mary, to Lord 
  b) has purchased me out of death through the precious blood and innocent suffering and death of Jesus 
  c) has raised the crucified Messiah as resurrected Lord and honored Him as ascended Christ
Therefore I…
  a) shall live under Christ’s lordship in the power of new life
  b) shall serve my Savior in love through a life of gratitude shall partake of the new life that is no longer subject to death

3rd Article of the Apostle’s Creed: Sanctification
Because our life changing God…
  a) has called me to faith through the Gospel
  b) has gathered me into the arena of the redeemed
  c) has opened my mind with all needed gifts
Therefore I…
  a) shall hold to that Gospel that found and holds me
  b) shall gather regularly with that family of God into which I was first gathered
  c) shall share and show forth the information and message of the Gospel that blessed me

Source: Allen H Sager, Gospel-Centered Spirituality (pp. 67-69).

To join in the conversation on Facebook, CLICK HERE.