GENERAL STATEMENT OF FAITH


Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy *universal church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN.


Please Note:
*Originally catholic (lower-case) meaning the church universal, the Body of Christ, and is accepted by Protestants and Roman Catholics.

The use of the term "catholic" can cause confusion. The word catholic, with the lowercase "c", means "universal". So the catholic church refered to in the creed is the one universal church represented by the body of Christ. It is the body of believers.

Here are some scriptures which cast light on this universal body of believers.
Please refer to: Romans 12:5, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:3-6, Colossians 1:16-19