Along with the rest of the Church, I believe the reality that God is completely holy, absolutely just, and inﬁnitely merciful. In the community of the Trinity, God demonstrates these qualities from eternity and then reveals them to His Creation.
The Son of God, Jesus Christ, took on human ﬂesh – equally God, equally man. He was born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit and chose to humble Himself to the point of obedience, taking on human form, to bring human beings to God by His grace, through Himself, the Truth. Jesus received the Holy Spirit and everything that He did was led by and empowered by Him from the beginning of the Gospel declaration to Jesusʼ resurrection. The Holy Spiritʼs primary work is to reveal that same Jesus to the world.
Not only does the Spirit testify to the Truth about Jesus, but Jesus has given a mission to the Church to testify to the Truth of His Gospel in the entire world. Every believer has a direct command and call from Jesus to ensure that the Gospel is preached, and to push it to every corner of the world.
God, by His Spirit, gives people faith in Christ, that brings their soul from spiritual death to spiritual life. The Spirit’s work in revealing our sinful nature directs us to the Jesus’ Cross and Resurrection. God gives us faith in Christ’s work on our behalf and seals us with the Holy Spirit, the Comforter who always points us back to Jesus, so that we are continually changed by the Cross and Resurrection.
This work of God will continue until the Last Day, when Jesus will return from the right hand of God and judge all people, living and dead, and take His place as the King over Godʼs creation. Those who are the people of God will be renewed to live a life of everlasting blessing and those who did not turn away from sin and escape the bondage to Satan will be cut off from God, to experience the punishment their sins have earned. At that time, all creation will be made new and God Himself will live with His people.
I affirm the Apostles and Nicene Creeds. I affirm the use of creeds and confessions of faith to express the teaching of the Scriptures as maintained by the people of God throughout all ages.