What do we believe?

One of the most important questions that anyone asks about any church is: "What do you believe?"

Sometimes getting an understandable answer to this question can be a challenge because humans tend to over-complicate that which is actually quite simple to understand: God, as understood through Scripture, and what His plan is for His people and His church.

Redeemer Church maintains the essential and ancient beliefs found in two documents of the early church: The Apostle's Creed and The Nicene Creed. Rather than reinventing the wheel with a long list of doctrinal statements, we acknowledge that these ancient creeds of the church do a good job of stating the basic essentials of what Christians around the world and throughout history have believed about God.

The apostles' creed

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

We 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.

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.

We 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.

*"Catholic" here means "global" and doesn't refer to the Roman Catholic church.

the 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, of one being with the Father; through Him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.

For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried. On the third day He rose again in accordance with 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, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

*"Catholic" here means "global" and doesn't refer to the Roman Catholic Church