Articles of Faith

  • Of Faith in the Holy Trinity – There is but one true and living God, and in the unity of this Godhead there are three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • Of the Son – The Son, who is the Word of God, is fully divine and also fully human (born of the virgin Mary). That is to say that the Godhead and Manhood were joined together in one person, never to be divided.
  • Of the Resurrection of Christ – Christ did truly rise from the dead with His human body and ascended to Heaven where He wait to judge all men on the last day.
  • Of the Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is of one substance with them.
  • Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures – The Bible contains everything necessary to salvation; so that anything not written in the Scripture or proved by the Scripture can be thought requisite or necessary for salvation.
  • Of Original Sin – Original sin is the corruption of every person that is from the offspring of Adam, whereby every person is by nature inclined toward evil.
  • Of Free Will – We believe man is fallen from righteousness and, apart from the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, is destitute and prone to evil. Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God. In his own strength, without divine grace, man cannot do good works pleasing  and acceptable to God. We believe, however, man influenced and empowered by the Holy Spirit is responsible in freedom to exercise his will for good.
  • Of the Justification of Man – We are accounted righteous only through the merit of and faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  • Of the Church – The visible church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men and women in which the pure Word of God is preached and the Sacraments are duly practiced.
  • Of the Sacraments – Their are two ordained of Christ our Lord in the Gospel; that is Baptism and Holy Communion.
  • Of Baptism – Baptism is not only a sign of profession and mark of difference from those who are not baptized; but is also a sign of regeneration or new birth.
  • Of Holy Communion – Holy Communion is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have for one another, but rather it is a sacrament of our redemption by Christ’s death; insomuch that, to those who rightly, worthily, and with faith receive the same,the bread which  we break is a partaking of the body of Christ; and likewise the cup of blessing is partaking of the blood of Christ.

 

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