To start this off... I believe that I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I believe that if left to my own works and words, I would fail and forever be separated from God. But I believe that God did not abandon me, but that he gave me my Savior Jesus Christ, through his mysterious gift of Baptism. That at my Baptism, he claimed me as his own, and that he sealed me with His Holy Spirit, who now lives in me. Now, I also believe that I'm still not perfect and that I daily (sometimes even more than daily) need to repent and ask God to forgive me for the things I do and say and even not say or do. I believe that he forgives me, not because I realize that I did wrong and some how that makes it ok, but that Jesus died and gave himself up as a offering for me. I believe that God's Holy Spirit lives in me, causing me to see good vs. evil, causing me to want to live a life pleasing to God, and only by His spirit am I able to do so.