What We Believe

The Apostles' Creed 

 

I believe in GOD THE FATHER Almighty;

    Maker of heaven and earth.

 

And in JESUS CHRIST his only begotten Son our Lord;

    who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,

    born of the Virgin Mary;

    suffered under Pontius Pilate,

    was crucified, dead, and buried;

    he descended into hell;

    on the third day he rose from the dead;

    he ascended into heaven;

    and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

    from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the HOLY GHOST;

    the holy catholic* Church;

    the communion of saints;

    the forgiveness of Sins;

    the resurrection of the body;

    and the life everlasting.

 

Amen.

 

 

*The word "catholic" refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy ordinance of water baptism, which signifies the believer's death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus, and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.