宣信 Our Faith

本會相信聖父聖子聖靈三位一體的上帝。

本會相信耶穌基督是主和救主;福音是上帝的大能為要拯救所有相信的人。

耶穌基督是上帝道成肉身,萬物籍著祂受造,也籍著祂的生,死,及復活,上帝做成了一個新的創造。

律法和福音是上帝的道向我們宣講的信息,主以言語和行為向我們啟示了祂的審判和恩慈。祂的道起始於創造,繼續展示在以色列的歷史之中,並豐豐滿滿的專注於耶穌基督一生的工作之中。

舊約及新約正典中的經文是上帝的道被記錄下來,這些經文的作者們得上帝聖靈的默示,他們都是以耶穌基督為中心記錄並宣告上帝的啟示。上帝的靈用經文對我們說話,賜我們信心並維護我們的信仰,使我們互相交往,彼此相助,在世上事奉祂。

本會接受舊約和新約正典中所有的經文是上帝默示的話語,是毫無錯誤,是信仰及生活的絕對權威。

本會接受使徒信經,尼西亞信經和亞他拿修信經作為我們宣認的信仰。

本會接受不更改的奧斯堡信條是福音的真實見證。全體教會在信心和教義中一致宣認接受其教導。

本會接受其他在協同書內的信仰,就是奧斯堡的辯論書,司馬加登文獻,路德大小本基督徒要學,協同書等是教會信仰更進深的有效解譯。

本會宣認記載在聖經,和在大公教會的信條,並在信義會的認信文字中的福音,係上帝的大能用來創造和延續教會以執行上帝在此世界中的工作。


Our Statement of Faith 

·         We believe, teach, and confess the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

·         We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the
       gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe in him.

a.      Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.

b.     The proclamation of God’s message to us as both law and gospel is the
Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy in the person and work of Jesus Christ through whom God was pleased to reconcile all things to himself.
c.      The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God.  Inspired by God’s Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God’s revelation centering in Jesus Christ.  Through them God’s
Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.
·         We believe, teach, and accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New
       Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the sole authoritative source
       and norm of our proclamation, faith, and life.
·         We accept the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true
       declarations of the scriptural faith we believe, teach, and confess.
·         We believe, teach, and accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession and the
       Small Catechism as true witnesses to the Word of God, normative for our
       teaching and practice.  We acknowledge that we are one in faith and
       doctrine with all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the
       Unaltered Augsburg Confession
·         We believe, teach, and confess the other confessional writings in the Book
       of  Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald
       Articles, the Treatise, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord,
       as further valid expositions of the Holy Scriptures.
       We believe, teach, and confess the gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures
       and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional
       writings, as the poser of God to create and sustain the priesthood of all
       believers for God’s mission in the world.