The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit And born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, And is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, The holy universal Church, The communion of saints, The forgiveness of sins, The resurrection of the body, And life everlasting. Amen
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM”, the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10; Isa. 43:11; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Jn. 5:7)
About the Bible
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. It is the supreme source of truth of Christian beliefs and living.
(2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1Thess. 2:13; John 10:35)
About Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. We believe in the incarnation of Christ through the virgin birth, which we hold without question, as written in the Word of God. We believe that He was a perfect sinless human being in who dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, that He was very God and perfect man. We believe that He died upon the cross as an all-sufficient atonement for our sins, for our personal transgressions, and also for original sin. He will return again someday to reign as King of Kings. (Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; Heb. 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; 10:38; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21; Matt 28:6; Luke 24:39; 2 Cor. 15:4; Acts 1:9, 11; Acts 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:1-3)
About the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is of one substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person. He anoints the preaching of the Word, convicts of sin and applies the benefits of the atonement; that He is our Teacher, Comforter, and Guide, taking the things of Christ and revealing them to us, glorifying Christ, guiding us into all truth, and showing us things to come. (John 14:16-17; John 14:26; John 15:26; John 16:7-11; John 16:13-15)
About Human Beings
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 2:17; Gen. 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19)
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the benefit and sufficiency of the shed blood of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins committed in the past: for the new birth from above of penitent sinners, and for salvation or deliverance from sin and sinning. (Matt. 26:28; Luke 22:20; Acts 20:28; Rom. 5:9; Eph. 1:7; 2:13; Col. 1:14, 20; 1 Peter 1:18, 19; 1 John 1:7; Rev. 1:5, 5:9; 1 John 2:1; 3:5-10; 5:18; Rom. 6:22; 7:24, 25; 8:1-4).
About the Church
We believe that the universal church, the body of Christ, consists of all believers regardless of organizational affiliation and that Christ commanded for His church the observance of water baptism and the Lord’s Supper until He returns. (Col. 1:18; Eph. 4:4-6; Acts 1:5, 11:15-16; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Thess. 4:13-17; Matt. 16:18, 28:19; 1 Cor. 11:24-26)
We also believe the local church should be a witness to the contemporary world.
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. People were created to exist forever. To be eternally in union with God is eternal life (I Thess. 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; I Cor. 15:51-52).
“In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”St. Augustine