Statement of Faith
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church acknowledges three ecumenical creeds as declarations of our faith – the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. They are referred to as ecumenical because they are accepted and recited by the majority of Christians worldwide.
All three creeds are affirmed in the Lutheran confessional writings and in the ELCA’s governing documents, and affirm that God is fully present in Jesus and that Jesus Christ is both God and human.
We use the Apostles’ Creed at baptism and during most of our worship services throughout the year. The Nicene Creed is used during the Easter and Christmas seasons.
Some Lutheran congregations recite the Athanasian Creed on the Sunday after Pentecost, because of its focus on the relationship between the persons of the Triune God.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth,
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and 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
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.