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CONFESSION OF FAITH IN A MENNONITE PERSPECTIVE

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THE APOSTLES' CREED 

We are Christians who affirm the historic creeds of the early church.
With disciples of Jesus around the world, we embrace the faith expressed in The Apostles’ Creed:

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 to the dead.  On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated                             at the right hand of God the Father, and he will come again 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.



SHARED CONVICTIONS OF GLOBAL ANABAPTISTS

We are Anabaptist Christians who embrace Jesus as the centre of our faith, community as the centre of our                   lives and reconciliation as the centre of our work. To learn about seven core convictions (Listed Below) we share with other Mennonites and Brethren in Christ, download this brochure developed by Mennonite World Conference in 2006.

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By the grace of God, we seek to live and proclaim the good news of reconciliation in Jesus Christ. As part of the one body of Christ at all times and places, we hold the following to be central to our belief and practice:

  1. God is known to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Creator who seeks to restore fallen humanity by calling a people to be faithful in fellowship, worship, service and witness.
  2. Jesus is the Son of God. Through his life and teachings, his cross and resurrection, he showed us how to be faithful disciples, redeemed the world, and offers eternal life.
  3. As a church, we are a community of those whom God's Spirit calls to turn from sin,acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, receive baptism upon confession of faith, and follow Christ in life.
  4. As a faith community, we accept the Bible as our authority for faith and life, interpreting it together under Holy Spirit guidance, in the light of Jesus Christ to discern God's will for our obedience.
  5. The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of life so we become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice, and share our possessions with those in need.
  6. We gather regularly to worship, to celebrate the Lord's Supper, and to hear the Word of God in a spirit of mutual accountability.
  7. As a world-wide community of faith and life we transcend boundaries of nationality, race, class, gender and language. We seek to live in the world without conforming to the powers of evil, witnessing to God's grace by serving others, caring for creation, and inviting all people to know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

In these convictions we draw inspiration from Anabaptist forebears of the 16th century, who modelled radical discipleship to Jesus Christ. We seek to walk in his name by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we confidently await Christ's return and the final fulfillment of God's kingdom.

Adopted by Mennonite World Conference

General Council    March 15, 2006