“The one some blame for all this suffering is the only one who actually has done everything that needed to be done about it.” – Kostenberger, Bock, & Chatrew, Truth Matters
Articles of Religion:
I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity
There is but one living and true God, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things. And in unity of this Godhead, there are three persons of one substance, power, and eternity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
II. Of the Word, or Son of God, who was made very man
The Son, the very and eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took man’s nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin; so that two whole and perfect natures – that is to say, the Godhead and manhood – were joined together in one person; never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, who truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, for original guilt and also for the actual sins of men.
III. Of the Resurrection of Christ
Christ did truly rise again from the dead, and took again His body, with all things appertaining to the perfection of man’s nature, wherewith He ascended into heaven, and there sitteth until He return to judge all men at the last day.
IV. Of the Holy Ghost
The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God.
V. Of the Justification of Man
We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, by faith, and not for our own works or deserving: whereof, that we are justified by faith only, is a most wholesome doctrine, and very full of comfort.