…the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are God-breathed, inerrant, and infallible in their original writings, and therefore, the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
…there is one God who eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
..Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man.
…man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
… the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood.
…in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into heaven, and His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.
…in the “blessed hope”. the personal and victorious return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
…all who are born again of the Holy Spirit and repent and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, become children of God.
…in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
salvation is only by the gracious choosing of the Father, the gracious sacrificing of the Son, and the gracious regenerating of the Holy Spirit.
a person receives salvation only through a faith given by God, irrespective of any past or future quality of that person.
the sacrament of baptism is for believers and also for their infant children, administered by pouring or sprinkling.
the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is for believers who are publicly repentant, professing, and committed to Christ and His Church.
Though councils,creeds and confessions are fallible and are to ALWAYS be subservient to Holy Scripture, they are none the less valuable expressions of faith and life unifying the church in truth throughout the ages. we believe that God through out the ages, preserved His Church and the authority of scripture by those who clarified the true Christian faith by means of creeds and confessions.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and to life in the world to come. Amen.
Westminster Confession of Faith