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A Christmas Poem From The Apostles Creed

A Christmas Poem From The Apostles Creed

Based loosely on the Apostles Creed


Begotten of the Father’s nature, offspring of eternal love,

Human child of Mary’s nurture was conceived from pow’r above.

One with God’s eternal being, one with us except our sin,

Opened God’s redemptive wisdom, promised mercies to begin.

Suffered under Pontius Pilate, from the cross into the grave,

This the death planned from the cradle, This the only death to save.

This the only Kin-Redeemer, purchase price was Him alone.

He the God-man, intercessor, none else could for sin atone.

From a manger of man’s making, to God’s bless’d eternal throne.

He will judge the dead and living, take the saved to be his own.

Never may we fail to worship, never may we fail to bow.

Fathomless the grace that saves us, worship ever, worship now.

Tom has most recently served as the Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was Professor of Church History and Chair of the Department of Church History. Prior to that, he taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with numerous journal articles and scholarly papers, Dr. Nettles is the author and editor of fifteen books. Among his books are By His Grace and For His Glory; Baptists and the Bible, James Petigru Boyce: A Southern Baptist Statesman, and Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles H. Spurgeon.
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