My Personal Theological Foundations Undertaking

What do you believe? Really? When it comes right down to it-do you know?

And why do you believe that? Based on what - your feelings, emotions, past experiences, hopes, Biblical truth?

These are some of the thoughts I had tonight, wondering these things to myself. Then I thought of a project that I think would be very beneficial for me...and possibly for you. What I plan on doing in 2008 is generating a 'list of beliefs.' I want to write out the things I believe, respective to my faith in Jesus Christ and that faith's application to my life. Then I want to write out one or two sentences off the top of my head which explain why I believe what I do. Finally I want to make sure I compare what I believe to what the Bible teaches and straighten out any misalignments that exist.
Belief: I believe that Jesus Christ was lived a sinless life.
Explanation: Jesus had to live a sinless life if he was going to be a sacrifice for my sins. The Bible teaches this in many places.
Biblical Support: 2 Cor 5:21
Some other topics might include: alcohol use, women in ministry, providence, reason for suffering, end times, parenting, homosexuality, divorce, the Holy Spirit, heaven, hell, the cross, forgiveness, marriage, birth control, abortion, adoption, salvation, purpose of church, etc.

This could be a long project, and I expect that certain parts of my list will change and need to be revised over time, but I think it is important for me to really outline what I believe. I want to make sure that I am living from a strong Biblical foundation. I also want to make sure that I am ready to give an answer if I am ever asked about my faith.