Who is Jesus?

We say this about Him:

The Apostles Creed

I 
believe 
in 
God,
 the 
Father 
Almighty, 
maker 
of 
heaven
 and
 earth.


I believe 
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
 rose
 again 
from 
the
 dead. 
He 
ascended 
into 
heaven
 and 
sits 
at
 the 
right 
hand 
of
 God
 the 
Father 
Almighty.
 From 
there 
He
 will
 come 
to
judge
 the
 living
 and 
the 
dead.


I
 believe
 in
 the 
Holy
 Spirit, 
the
 holy 
Christian 
Church,
 the
 communion 
of
 saints,
 the
 forgiveness
 of
 sins,
 the
 resurrection
 of
 the
 body,
 and 
the 
life
 everlasting.
 Amen.



The Nicene Creed

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 
His
 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 
at 
the 
right 
hand 
of 
the 
Father. 
And
 He 
will 
come 
again
 with
 glory
 to 
judge
 both 
the
 living
 and
 the 
dead,
 whose 
kingdom
 will
 have
 no 
end.


And I 
believe
 in 
the 
Holy 
Spirit, 
the 
Lord
 and
 giver 
of 
life, 
who 
proceeds 
from 
the 
Father
 and
 the 
Son,
 who
 with
 the 
Father
 and 
the
 Son 
together 
is
 worshiped 
and 
glorified, 
who
 spoke 
by
 the
 prophets.
 And 
I
 believe
 in 
one 
holy 
Christian 
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.
 


These two creeds, along with the Athanasian Creed form what's called the "Three Ecumenical Creeds" of the Christian Church. Christians from the early centuries after the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ have confessed these words to be true and faithful expositions of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. We join with the faithful Christians who have always confessed these words to be true.



Churches shouldn't walk alone. 

We have the Bible and the historical creeds of the Christian faith, but we believe it's healthy for churches to keep themselves in check by walking with other congregations that confess the same things about Jesus. The churches we walk together with are those that belong to the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Together, we find our roots in the theology of the 16th century reformation that inspired a return to the gospel by focusing solely on Jesus, faith, grace, and scripture. You can find out more about our beliefs at lcms.org.