The old faith. A new church. Hope for southern West Virginia.
What Do We Believe?
Our beliefs are summed up in the words of the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the 39 Articles of Anglicanism.
Early in the Church’s history, followers of Jesus developed statements that clearly and succinctly expressed the foundational truths of Christianity. Christians have recited these statements or creeds, known as the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed, for centuries, and at Mission Hope, we regularly recount them as a way to visit our core beliefs and stay connected to the historic Church.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty (Deuteronomy 6:4), maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 146:6).
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord (1 Corinthians 8:6). He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:35). He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried (Philippians 2:8). He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again (1 Corinthians 15:4). He ascended to heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father (Hebrews 12:2). He will come again to judge the living and the dead (Matthew 25:31-32).
I believe in the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11), the holy catholic Church (1 Timothy 3:15), the communion of saints (Acts 2:42-47), the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 4:5), the resurrection of the body (1 Peter 1:3), and the life everlasting (Revelation 22:21).