This is what we believe
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that — if accurately understood — it is entirely trustworthy and will change our lives for the better.
Better doesn’t mean judgmental
Better means we more accurately mimic the kind of love that made prostitutes and loners feel weirdly comfortable around Jesus. We aim to hold our conclusions with a nearly impossible balance of humility and integrity as we seek the truth through prayer, scripture study, and conversation.
Traditions are important
We also think it’s important to affirm the ancient creeds that have united Christian Orthodoxy throughout the generations, perhaps the most critical of which is 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.
* Meaning the true Christian Church of all times and places that is lead by Jesus and is beyond denominational lines.
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