Summary of Our Faith

4 12 2007

We subscribe to the APOSTLES’ CREED as follows:

WE BELIEVE in Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth.

WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ His Only Begotten Son, Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered and died under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. On the third day He rose back to life and ascended into heaven and sits at the Right Hand of the Father from where He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Universal Church, the Fellowship of the Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.

AMEN.

Specifically, we believe…

…in the Bible as God’s written Word, the basis of Christian Faith and Conduct.

… in God who revealed Himself to be of three co-equal, co-eternal Persons as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

… in Jesus Christ as the only way back to God. (John 3:16, John 14:6; Acts 4:12).  He was crucified in our behalf and shed His blood for the forgiveness of our sins.  Thus, He purchased, once and for all, our eternal salvation.

… in the full deity and full humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 1:1-3,14)

… in the deity of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 5)

… that Man is a sinner who cannot save himself. (Romans 3:23; 6;23; 3:10,11)

… that Salvation is God’s free gift and can be received only by faith. (Ephesians 2:8,9).

… that the Church exists to glorify God, by bringing people into its membership, nurturing them to maturity, and equipping them for ministry and their mission in the world. (Matthew 28:19,20)

…in a literal, eternal heaven. (John 14:1-6)

…in a literal, eternal hell. (Luke 16:19 &ff.)

…in the spirit world inhabited by both good and evil spirit beings.

…in the Rapture of the Saints of God. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

…in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 24)

…in the Resurrection of both the Righteous and Unrighteous. (1 Corinthians 15)

…in the Final Judgment. (Revelation 20, 21)

…in the Restoration of all things. (Revelation 21,22)

…in an eternity with God. (Revelation 22)

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