[ orthodoxy ]

We feel that having orthodoxy (right thought) is vitally important to building a strong foundation in a relationship with Jesus. However, we feel that orthopraxis (right action) is just as important. If what we rightly say we believe actually impacts us, then it will inspire us to right action.

We believe in absolute Truth but we want to be careful with what we proclaim as absolutely true. If it does not move us to love God and our neighbor, then we question it. Our doctrine should inspire us to love as Jesus loved!

That being said, we affirm the ancient creeds that have for centuries informed the Body of Christ in basic Christian belief. The following is the Nicene Creed, which originated in 325AD at the first ecumenical council of Nicaea:

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.