CATA Theological Standards

Apostle’s Creed

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.

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,  the Father almighty,  Creator  of heaven and earth,  of all things seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,  the only son of God, begotten of the Father before all time,  light from light, true God from true God, begotten not created,  of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things came into being, who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became human.  He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried. He rose on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended into heaven, and is sitting at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life,  who proceeds from the Father [and the Son] and is worshipped and glorified together with the Father and Son, and who spoke through the Prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.  We confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins, and we look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.