OUR BELIEFS » THE APOSTLE'S CREED
While there are diverse ideas, backgrounds, and cultures within our church, we focus on the core truths of the historic Christian faith to find agreement. The Apostle’s Creed is the most universally received statement of the Christian faith. It has its origins around the second century A.D. and is attributed to the apostles themselves. It is not exhaustive, nor is it meant to be; rather it is a summary of the essentials of the Christian faith.
Outside of these, we follow the motto of St. Augustine, “In essentials, unity; in matters of opinions, liberty; in all things, love.”
The Apostle's Creed
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from where He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the one global church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
*The word 'global' refers to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ around the world. This has been changed from the word 'catholic' so as not to be confused with the Roman Catholic Church.