Statement of Faith
Trinity Church identifies with the worldwide church and its more than 2000 years of following Christ. We are in one mind on the essentials as spelled out in the historic declarations of faith throughout the years, like the Nicene Creed written in the third century AD, and practice grace and love in issues which often just divide us.
FIRST COUNCIL OF NICAEA IN 325 A.D.
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, visible and invisible.
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 from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man. 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. Amen.
*catholic, lower case “c”, means the church is universal. It does not refer to the large “C” Catholic Church