May 11, 2020 by Jack Flacco
I believe in one God, the only God, creator of heaven and earth, who made me from the dust of the ground and breathed into me the breath of life. He is the Father.
I believe Jesus is the Son of God, the Christ, the Anointed One, whom the prophets had foretold would die so that I might live; through his sacrifice I no longer have the penalty of sin hanging over my head.
I believe in the resurrection, in that Jesus died on the cross, was buried and after three days and three nights rose from the dead and now sits at the right hand of the Father. I draw my hope from knowing I will one day rise also to stand before God justified.
“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”
(1 John 3:16)
I believe the Holy Spirit is the Comforter God pours into His disciples to bring into remembrance all that Christ had said and done. He lives in me, is a member of the Godhead and is always there giving His church the encouragement to move forward in the face of trials and tribulations. Without Him, I am without purpose or direction.
I believe the church is the instrument into which God calls His elect. Through the church, the world has a vision of what the future will look like once God’s government reigns on the earth.
I believe in the elect, whom the prophets had written are those God had purposed from the beginning of the world to reign with God, inheriting all things.
I believe in the Kingdom of God of which the church is now a part, the government of God that will supersede all governments to reign on this earth forever.
I believe the Holy Bible is the infallible Word of God, the book and only book God has inspired, given authority, and is the guide for the church and its calling: to go to all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all Jesus had taught.
I believe in miracles.