At Sacra Script Ministries we adhere to the historical Christian faith whose crown jewel is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This faith is defined in its essential doctrine in the historical creeds of the Early Church: The Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Definition of Chalcedon. The biblical basis and the gospel centeredness of this doctrine was later reaffirmed and exposed by the Reformers in the XVI century. We are evangelical Christians who seek to proclaim the supremacy of the Gospel in the life church and the individual. If you desire to know in greater detail the content of our beliefs you can read below the Historical Creeds of the Christian Church. You are also welcome to read The Gospel Coalition’s Confessional Statement to understand the basics of our Evangelical beliefs.
The Apostles Creed (c. A.D. 250 – 700)
I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth;
And 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, dead and buried. He descended to hell, on the third day rose again from the dead, ascended to heaven, sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty, thence 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 Nicene Creed (A.D. 325)
We believe in one God, the Father all Governing, creator of all things visible and invisible;
And in One Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father as only begotten, that is, from the essence of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not created, of the same essence as the Father, through whom all things came into being, both in heaven and in earth; Who for us men and for our salvation came down and was incarnate, becoming human. He suffered and the third day he rose, and ascended into the heavens. And he will come to judge both the living and the dead.
And [we believe] in the Holy Spirit.
But, those who say, Once he was not, or he was not before his generation, or he came to be out of nothing, or who assert that he, the Son of God, is of a different hypostasis or ousia, or that he is a creature, or changeable, or mutable, the Catholic and Apostolic Church anathematizes them.
The Definition of Chalcedon (A.D. 451)
Following, then, the holy fathers, we unite in teaching all men to confess the one and only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. This selfsame one is perfect both in deity and also in humanness; this selfsame one is also actually God and actually man, with a rational soul and a body. He is of the same reality as God as far as his deity is concerned and of the same reality as we ourselves as far as his humanness is concerned; thus like us in all respects, sin only excepted. Before time began he was begotten of the Father, in respect of his deity, and now in these “last days,” for us and behalf of our salvation, this selfsame one was born of Mary the virgin, who is God-bearer in respect of his humanness.
[We also teach] that we apprehend this one and only Christ-Son, Lord, only-begotten — in two natures; [and we do this] without confusing the two natures, without transmuting one nature into the other, without dividing them into two separate categories, without contrasting them according to area or function. The distinctiveness of each nature is not nullified by the union. Instead, the “properties” of each nature are conserved and both natures concur in one “person” and in one hypostasis. They are not divided or cut into two prosopa, but are together the one and only and only-begotten Logos of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus have the prophets of old testified; thus the Lord Jesus Christ himself taught us; thus the Symbol of Fathers [the Nicene Creed] has handed down to us.
The text of the Creeds has been cited from Creeds of the Churches, third edition. Edited by John H. Leith. John Know Press.