The Apostles' Creed
Although not written by the apostles, the Apostles' Creed is a concise summary of their teaching that originated in the early centuries of the Christian church. Used by Protestants, Roman Catholics, and Orthodox alike, it is the most widely recognized ecumenical creed of Christianity.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator 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 to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to 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.
The Westminster Standards
The officers (elders and deacons) of FCF are committed to the Westminster Standards as an accurate summary of the Bible's teaching. These three documents, produced by the Westminster Assembly in England in the 1600s, cover the same theology in three different formats:
- Confession of Faith (33 short chapters)
- Longer Catechism (196 questions with answers)
- Shorter Catechism (107 questions with short answers)
PDF versions with Scripture references are available here.