The Nicene Creed
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, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. 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, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who 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.
In Christ we are one – what does it mean? It’s hard to give justice to such a big and wonderful topic in just a few words. But, a great place to start is in the words of the Nicene Creed. This is an ancient confession of the faith which we share with Christians around the world. Every Sunday we say either this or the Apostle’s Creed, another historic creed. We cherish these faith statements and they remind us that in Christ we are one whatever else might seem to separate the different Christian denominations.
As Christians, our personal relationship with Jesus is a lifelong quest. And we encourage you to explore and study the word together with us through our worship life, our bible studies and other adult education classes and conversations with our pastor.