Confession of Faith I believe in God, the Almighty, Father, Creator of heavens and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only-begotten Son, our Lord, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, who under Pontius Pilate suffered and was crucified, who descended into hell, died and was buried and on the third day according to the Scriptures rose from the dead, who ascended to heaven and sits on the right hand of the power of God, hence He shall come to judge the living and the dead, I believe in the Holy Spirit; I believe one Christian Church of the elect, the holy congregation of believers, the forgiveness of sin, the everlasting life and the resurrection in the flesh. I believe the Scriptures, the true, only and closed canon of authority for faith, doctrine and living. God speaks in the Scriptures through his Spirit in the Congregation of the Son in Whom we have life. The Election of God, the reconciliation and justification in Jesus Christ of those who according to God’s Eternal Covenant of Grace are predestined and elected thereunto, and in the Baptism of Jesus Christ are sealed and attested by the Holy Spirit in regeneration and the sanctification of repentance and conversion, of redemption from sin and of growth and perseverance in the faith. The Lord’s Supper of bread, wine and the washing of feet, as through faith partaking of Jesus Christ, of his body and of his blood, and of proclamation and expectation of his return. The Lord’s Day the Sabbath of the Lord thy God, for God concerning the Seventh Day thus spoke, and God on the Seventh Day rested according to the working of the exceeding greatness of his mighty power which He wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and finished all his works He had made to reign, the King, for ever and ever.