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We Believe

A Brief Statement of Faith PC(USA)

image007We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life. 
The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, 
sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor, 
and binds us together with all believers 
in the one body of Christ, the Church.

The same Spirit 
who inspired the prophets and apostles 
rules our faith and life in Christ through Scripture, 
engages us through the Word proclaimed, 
claims us in the waters of baptism, 
feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation, 
and calls women and men to all ministries of the church. 
In a broken and fearful world 
the Spirit gives us courage 
to pray without ceasing, 
to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, 
to unmask idolatries in Church and culture, 
to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, 
and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.

In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,
we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks 
and to live holy and joyful lives, 
even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth, 
praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death 
can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.