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What we Believe

What we believe at Northside about Jesus, the Bible, and our foundational Creeds and Confessions

Our Beliefs

• We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.


• We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


• We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.


• We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save.


• We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.


•We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.


• We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.


• We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.


• We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.


• We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Creeds

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended into hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come 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.

Amen.


[*This does not refer to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal Church of all true believers.]

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

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 is seated at

the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again with glory,

to judge both the living and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we 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 we believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church;

we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins,

and we look for the resurrection of the dead;

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

[*This does not refer to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal Church of all true believers.]

Confession of Faith and Catechisms

Additional resources including the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms can be found here.

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