Shepshed Baptist Church

This is our Belief

Colossians 1 v15 - 22

15 Christ is the exact likeness of the unseen God. He existed before God made any thing at all, and, is in fact,
16 Christ himself the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can't; the spirit world
with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities; all were made by Christ for his own use and glory.
17 He was before all else began and it is his power that holds everything together.
18 He is the Head of the body made up of his people - that is, his church which he began; and he is the Leader of all those who arise from the dead, so that he is first in everything;
19 for God wanted all of himself to be in his Son.
20 It was through what his Son did that God cleared a path for everything to come to him - all things in heaven and on earth - for Christ's death on the cross has made peace with God for all by his blood.
21 This includes you who were once so far away from God. You were his enemies and hated him and were separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions,
22 yet now he has brought you back as his friends. He has done this through the death on the cross of his own human body,and now as a result, Christ has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are standing there before him with nothing left against you- nothing left that he could even chide you for.

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The Apostles Creed
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy *catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.

 * This does not refer to the Roman Catholic Church but to the
universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The basic creed of the Reformed churches is called the Apostles' Creed. It dates from very early times in the Church, a half century or so later than the last writings of the New Testament.