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A Contemporary Affirmation of Faith

We believe in Jesus Christ the Lord,

  • Who was promised to the people of Israel,
  • Who came in flesh to dwell among us,
  • Who announced the coming of the rule of God,
  • Who gathered disciples and taught them,
  • Who died on the cross to free us from sin,
  • Who rose from the dead to give us life and hope,
  • Who reigns in heaven at the right hand of God,
  • Who comes to Judge and bring justice to victory.

We believe in God His Father,

  • Who raised Him from the dead,
  • Who created and sustains the universe,
  • Who acts to deliver His people in times of need,
  • Who desires all men everywhere to be saved,
  • Who rules over the destinies of men and nations,
  • Who continues to love men even when they reject Him.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

  • Who is the form of God present in the church,
  • Who moves men to faith and obedience,
  • Who is the guarantee of our deliverance,
  • Who leads us to find God’s will in the Word,
  • Who assists those whom He renews in prayer,
  • Who guides us in discernment,
  • Who impels us to act together.

We believe God has made us His people,

  • To invite others to follow Christ,
  • To encourage one another to deeper commitment,
  • To proclaim forgiveness of sins and hope,
  • To reconcile men to God through word and deed,
  • To bear witness to the power of love over hate,
  • To proclaim Jesus the Lord over all,
  • To meet the daily tasks of life with purpose,
  • To suffer joyfully for the cause of right,
  • To the ends of the earth,
  • To the end of the age,
  • To the praise of His glory.

Amen.