Affirmation of Faith (excerpts from PCUSA's Belhar Confession)

We believe in the truine God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who gathers, protects and cares for the church through Word and Spirit.

This, God has done since the beginning of the world and will do to the end.

We believe we are called to unity with Christ: that this unity must become visible so that the world may believe that separation

and hatred between people and groups is sin which Christ has already conquered, and accordingly that anything which threatens

this unity may have no place in the church and must be resisted.

We believe in one God, are filled with one Spirit, are baptized with one baptism, eat of one bread and drink of one cup,

confess one name, are obedient to one Lord, work for one cause, and share one hope.

We believe that the church must stand by people in any form of suffering and need and that the church must speak out against

and work against any form of injustice. Our hope is that justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

We believe that, in obedience to Jesus Christ, its only head, the church is called to confess and to do all these things,

even though the authorities and human laws might forbid them and punishment and suffering be the consequence. Jesus is Lord.

To the one and only God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be the honor and the glory for ever and ever.      


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