Statement of Faith

My Christian beliefs are nicely summed up by these ancient creeds which represent the core teachings of the New Testament and the Christian faith.  Believed, embraced, and applied to daily life they take root and grow, yielding a harvest of eternal life, love, and unity in Christ. I am a living testimony to the power of these truths to continually transform the lives of believers.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried. 
He descended to hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead. 
He ascended into heaven 
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. 
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church, 
the communion of saints, 
the forgiveness of sins, 
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Nicene Creed
(ICET translation)

We believe in one God, 
the Father, the Almighty, 
maker of heaven and earth, 
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God,
Light from Light, true God from true God, 
begotten, not made, 
of one Being with the Father. 
Through him all things were made. 
For us and for our salvation 
he came down from heaven: 
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, 
and was made man. 
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried. 
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures; 
he ascended into heaven 
and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, 
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, 
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son. 
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. 
He has spoken through the Prophets. 
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. 
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. 
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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