“Theology” is words about God. It is the art and the science of using human words, with human minds, to explain an infinite and wholly unique God. Sometimes we do it well and other times we struggle.
Revelation Church is a Christian church that submits to the authority of the Bible, the documents called the Hebrew Scriptures (or Old Testament) and New Testament as our source for theology. We hold to the historic teachings of the Christian faith that have been expressed fairly well for hundreds of years through the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.
We recognize that many important issues surrounding Christian belief and practice, especially hot-button issues of the 21st century, are not clarified by these early creeds. However, they do accurately state the positions that we hold the closest and they help to tie us to a long tradition of faithful Christians. If you’re interested in the finer points of our theology, we would love to have a friendly conversation over a cup of coffee rather than try to distill our convictions into easily misunderstood statements online. Send us an email or visit one of our gatherings if you’d like to chat!
THE APOSTLES CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe 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, died, and was buried; 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.
THE NICENE CREED
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: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. 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]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He 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.