A House of Prayer for All Peoples

What We Believe

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Through Jesus Christ, our Savior, who is Lord of all and Head of the Church, we believe in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Living our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, we strive to walk in his steps, to love our neighbors, and to work for the reconciliation of the world.

As Presbyterians, we receive the essential tenets of the Reformed faith as expressed in the confessions of our church as authentic and reliable expositions of what Scripture leads us to believe and do. As a congregation striving to be more and more ecumenical, we often recite or sing the Nicene Creed in worship, since it is the only creed used by the vast majority of Christians throughout the world.

 

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.

For more information

You may click on the following link for a whole lot more information about “who we are” as Presbyterians, about what we believe, and about how we put our beliefs into practice!

http://www.pcusa.org/navigation/whoweare.htm