The Creed of the United Methodist Church

We believe that God is perceived in three distinct forms. Father, son and Holy Spirit commonly refer to the triple nature of God. We sometimes use the terms, such queCréateur, Redeemer and Providence.

We believe in one God, who created the world and all that it contains. We believe that God is sovereign, i.e, God is the Master of the universe. We believe that God Estamour. We can experience the love and grace of God.

We believe that Jesus was a man. He lived as a man and died when he étécrucifié. We believe that Jesus is God. He is the son of God. We believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and that the risen Christ lives today. We believe that Jesus is our Savior. In Christ we receive life in abundance and forgiveness of sins. We believe that Jesus is our Lord and that we are called to follow him as a model of life.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God with us. We believe that the Holy Spirit consoles us when we are in need and convinces us of sin when we err away from God. We believe that the Holy Spirit reveals in us the will of God bumpy and maybe gives the ability to live in obedience.

We believe that God created man in the image of God. We believe that man has the free will to choose to accept or reject a relationship with God. We believe that all men need to be in contact with God in order to be fully men.

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, the extension of the life and Ministry of Christ in today's world. We believe that the mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We believe that the church is "the Communion of the Saints", a community made up of all the disciples of Christ from past, present and future times. We believe that the church is called to worship God and to support those who participate in his life and grow in faith.

We believe that the Bible is the word of God. We believe that the Bible is the supreme authority of our faith and its implementation. We believe that Christians need to know and study the Old Testament and the New Testament (the writings of the Hebrew people and the writings of the early Christians).

Adapted and translated from "What every teacher needs to know about Theology" (what all teachers need to know about theology). Copyright 2002, GBOD Discipleship Resources. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the editor.

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