Theological Statement For NUC
IN ONE GOD, who is the Almighty Father and Creator of all things.
IN JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God, who is our Savior and our Lord.
IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, who is our Comforter.
THAT THE BIBLE is the holy, inspired word of God, and therefore the authority for our faith and practice. We believe in the central message of the Bible as it is summed up in the traditional confessions of faith: the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.
IN ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM AND ONE CHURCH. Christ is the head of the church; the church is His body. We follow the traditions and principles of the Protestant reformers, but we recognize as fellow Christians all who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
THAT ALL HUMANS ARE SINNERS and need forgiveness of their sins. Only God can give that forgiveness. We can never earn it or be good enough to deserve it. Only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior do people receive “salvation”: forgiveness of sins, power over evil, the filling of the Holy Sprit, and eternal life. Christians are assured of salvation and eternal life by asking Jesus to be their Savior and committing themselves to Him. This is the beginning of a new, on-going relationship with God and commitment of life.
THAT ALL BELIEVERS are part of the universal church. As such we are called to spread the love of God and share the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ for the work of God’s kingdom. We are called to fellowship and worship with other Christians to glorify God and to continue to grow in our faith and support others in faith. A commitment of faith leads Christians to address social concerns in the community and the world for the work of God’s kingdom.