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What I Believe

Statements of Faith

I accept and believe the Statements of Faith established and recorded by the Early Church.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come 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 life everlasting. Amen.

Catholic Profession Of Faith (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, one in Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of 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. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apos≠tolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the for≠giveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Holy Bible

I believe that the Holy Bible was inspired by the Holy Spirit, and as such is inerrant and true.

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV)

"All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NAB)

I believe the Holy Spirit inspired those people He selected throughout the ages to write the Books of the Bible. I also believe that the Holy Spirit sustains the accuracy and relevance of His Holy Word throughout the years. This is the same Holy Spirit who dwells in every person who has accepted Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah (Christ), Lord and Savior, and has personally invited Him into his/her heart.

I believe that Jesus Christ (God the Son) is the Living Word of God (Re: John 1:1-14). I believe the Holy Spirit progressively revealed God the Son (Jesus Christ) to mankind as He inspired the written Word of God (Holy Bible) throughout the ages. Jesus Christ is the central personality and theme of Holy Scriptures. All Scriptures somehow or in someway points to Jesus Christ.

Jesus Declares: "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me." (John 5:39 KJV)

Jesus Declares: "You search the scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf." (John 5:39 NAB)

When we read/study Scriptures we must rely on the Holy Spirit to reveal the Word of God to us. Scriptures are more meaningful if we think of Jesus Christ as we read/study them. If we approach Scriptures with doubt, unbelief, critical thinking or other impure motives, then our minds are closed to the Holy Spiritís revelation, and we are greatly limited in our understanding.

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)

"But without faith it is impossible to please him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him." (Hebrews 11:6 NAB)

"KJV" are Quotations from Protestant King James Version of the Bible.

"NAB" are Quotations from Catholic New American Bible, 1991 Version.