Many Christian sites, especially Evangelical ones, contain a "statement of faith": a brief presentation of the beliefs of the particular church, group or individual who put up the site. I thought it a good idea to put a "statement of faith" on my site, so that all visitors might know what my beliefs are as well. I have chosen to use the Profession of Faith promulgated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).
I, Rosemarie, with firm faith believe and profess everything that is contained in the symbol of faith: namely,Over the twenty centuries of her existence, the Catholic Church has composed a number of "statements of faith" known as creeds; among them are the Apostles' Creed (first three centuries AD), the Nicene-Constantinoplean Creed (fourth century), the Athanasian Creed (also fourth century), and, more recently, Pope Paul VI's Credo of the People of God (twentieth century).
I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven: By the power of the Holy Spirit, he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. I believe in the one holy catholic and apostolic church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
With firm faith I believe as well everything contained in God's word, written or handed down in tradition and proposed by the church--whether in solemn judgment or in the ordinary and universal magisterium--as divinely revealed and called for faith.
I also firmly accept and hold each and every thing that is proposed by that same church definitively with regard to teaching concerning faith or morals.
What is more, I adhere with religious submission of will and intellect to the teachings which either the Roman Pontiff or the college of bishops enunciate when they exercise the authentic magisterium even if they proclaim those teachings in an act that is not definitive.
Since I am a Catholic, I accept everything in these creeds as well. So here are links to pages containing all four of these creeds:
Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds
Credo of the People of God
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