What We Believe

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We believe in one God

At Trinity Downtown, we don’t talk about what we believe; we speak about who we believe: Jesus Christ.

The Nicene Creed purely and clearly reflects this:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

This Creed is ancient, but its truth is eternal. Its words come from the first two ecumenical councils of the Christian Faith, specifically the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD; and it was amended at the First Council of Constantinople in 381 AD. (Thus, it is historically known as the Niceno–Constantinopolitan Creed, but more widely known as the Nicene Creed).

We not only believe that this is true but we also hold that this creed is a pure and clear exposition of that same truth of Holy Scripture.

For a more on what we believe, visit: Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.