The beliefs we hold as a church are not just things that we might like to happen one day. They are not things that we tell ourselves are true just so we can feel better. They are not even things that we feel most confident about but could see some variant truth turning out to be right as well. They are, instead, things that we know with 100% certainty. They are the things that are true whether anyone ever acknowledges them or not. They are the things that, when all is said and done, will turn out to have been right and true all along. And we are unashamed to say that we know these certain truths.