The Nicene Creed is a foundational statement of faith that unifies the Church as Christ’s bride across culture, language, and denomination.
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 Christian 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
The Bible is the story of God’s faithfulness since before the beginning of time (Genesis 2:4). Through the study of Scripture, we grow in knowledge and understanding of God’s character. The understanding of who God is reveals the true knowledge of ourselves in light of Him.
God’s Word is “living and active” (Hebrews 4:12), relevant and complete. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” Through Scripture we learn God’s characteristics, the story of his love and faithfulness, and we are spurred to walk in obedience, according to His will (2 John 1:6).
There is nothing that you are doing, have done or will do that can “separate you from God’s love” (Romans 8:38). There is no amount of knowledge or wisdom that can qualify you for the free gift of salvation. As you read the Bible you can trust the Holy Spirit to illuminate His word, “that we might understand the things freely given us by God” (1 Chorithians 2:12).
Every word is meant to point you into relationship with Jesus. John 20:31 tells us "But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."
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