This short statement is more than a creed, it is a celebration of new life given by God that we cherish and live by. Our faith defines us and our faith inspires us.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.. (Hebrews 13.8)
We believe in Jesus Christ!
We receive Him as our Savior;
We worship Him as Lord; and
We await His promised return.
We worship Him with many titles because no single attribution is sufficient to describe His presence, power, promise, and personality. Therefore we call Him:
Savior and Lord
Son of God and Son of Man
Lamb of God and Good Shepherd
King of Kings and Prince of Peace
Our Ransom and Redeemer
Healer and Deliverer
Suffering Servant and Mighty God.
We recognize that Jesus exceeds our attempts to describe Him because while He was simply a man He was also nothing less than wholly God. This most wonderful of mysteries is not intended to confuse us; it is intended to compel us to bow before an awesome God who would cross the frontier of our sin and brokenness to reconcile, redeem, and restore us to Himself.
In Jesus we see the Creator who has become a Creature
The One in whom all things hold together and
The One by Whom and for Whom we were made.
In Jesus we behold the face of God and learn that God is a Father
Who freely gives up His one and only Son so that
He might adopt and endow countless more as His own children.
In Jesus we recognize that all the promises of God find their fulfillment in Him.
Therefore we regard the Bible, the written Word, to be the completely
trustworthy testimony, without error, to the Living Word, Jesus.
In Jesus we witness the power of God
That heals the sick
That breaks down strongholds of evil
That delivers the afflicted.
Through Jesus we can enjoy lives filled, flooded, and baptized with the living water of the Holy Spirit,
given by the Father through the Son
to advocate, counsel, comfort, assure, anoint, empower, and gift
every life surrendered to Him.
Through Jesus, God assures and the Spirit testifies
that we are His children in life and through death
unto the forever life with Him that we long and live for.
© Mark Slomka 2006
* For a more complete statement of faith please see "What Does the Foursquare Church Believe?"