WHAT WE BELIEVE
It’s all about Jesus!
GRACE ALONE. FAITH ALONE. CHRIST ALONE. GOD’S WORD ALONE.
We believe that men, women, and children are rescued from sin, death, and the power of the devil purely by the undeserved mercy of God in Jesus Christ. Period. Through faith (a relationship of dependence upon Jesus that God Himself gives), forgiveness, new life, and redemption become ours. God’s Word stands over us as the ultimate authority and serves as the rule and norm for all belief and life. Through it, God makes us aware of sin, fills us with faith in Jesus, and guides us in faith-filled living.
We believe the APOSTLES’ CREED contains the essentials of the Christian faith. . .
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator 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. 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 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 the life everlasting. Amen.
The words of the Apostles’ Creed, along with the Nicene Creed and Athanasian Creed, have served as a summary of Spirit-filled and scriptural belief since the earliest days of Christianity. They summarize what Christians have always confessed when they gathered around God’s Word in the name of God’s Son – and they are the truths that we believe, teach, and confess as Barefoot Christian Community.
“As for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:14-15)
Throughout the history of the Church, each new generation of God’s people has been called to “hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering” trusting that “he who has promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23).
The Common Confession (below) is a seven-part statement of faith, highlighting some of the important biblical and confessional doctrines of Lutheran theology. As Barefoot Christian Community, we believe, teach, and confess. . . .
THE COMMON CONFESSION