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 catholic church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
There are many “non-essential” beliefs and doctrines which have caused deep divisions among God’s people. Since we are a federation of a Presbyterian Church and a Baptist Church, we choose to not draw “battle lines” over some of the finer points of theology. We follow the command given in 2 Timothy 2:14:
“Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God’s presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.”
We believe God would have us to show tolerance, patience and love to one another on these disputed matters so we allow each individual to determine their own beliefs as they seek to be true to their faith in God and understanding of His Word.