We believe in one God, existing eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the old scriptures wrote the name of God as YHWH.
We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He came to earth as God in human flesh. He is the only way to God the Father. We believe that all people who repent of their sins against God and believe in the name of Jesus Christ as Savior shall be saved for eternity.
Bible (The Scriptures)
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We can’t earn our salvation. It is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ that we are saved.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Ephesians 2:8-9
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We believe in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed which sums up our belief in the one true God.
This is the text of the Apostle’s Creed before the liturgical changes in Advent 2011.
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 to the dead. 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 catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The word’ catholic’ was used in the early version of the creed. It means “relating to the church universal,” which means the church, the body of Christ, as an all-embracing companionship, in the sense of “universal” or “global” (the Latin uses the adjective catholicam).
This interpretation fits with the historic nature of the creed, which predates the split of the Orthodox and Catholic churches in its tradition.
Old Nicene Creed
This is the text of the Nicene Creed before the liturgical changes in Advent 2011.
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, one in being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of 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 worshipped 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.
We believe that God established marriage as a divine institution and is a holy covenant between 3 persons: God, the man, and the woman.
We believe that every believer in Jesus Christ (regardless of nationality, race, ethnic group, and Christian religious denomination) is a member of the body of Jesus Christ, the one, holy, universal, and apostolic Church.