We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified; He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come.
- The word "catholic" means universal and does not make reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
- The word "apostolic" is a reference to the original apostles and does not make reference to any denomination or organization.
- The word "church" is referring to the universal church which includes all members of the body of Christ worldwide. The universal church is made up of many local churches. Crossroad International Church is one local church.
- The phrase "one baptism" refers to the believer being baptized into the body of Christ. Please see 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27; and Ephesians 4:4-6