Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, whom we adore as our Lord, is true God and true man. According to the eternal decree of God he became man, and was crucified, accomplishing our redemption by offering a complete sacrifice for the sins of mankind; he rose from the dead, thereby assuring us of eternal life, and continues intercession for us until the day when our salvation shall be fully accomplished.
Whosoever believes in the work of this salvation, being elected of God, is justified in Christ, receives the unmerited forgiveness of sins, and is made a child of God.
The Holy Spirit, who with the Father and the Son is adored and worshipped, sanctifies the believer, and enables him to do the divine will.
Without the grace of the Triune God man, who is dead in sins, cannot enter the kingdom of God.
The Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments is the word of God; and the Holy Spirit, who speaks in it, reveals the Lord Jesus Christ, and is the infallible judge of faith and life.
The Church is the body of Christ, the communion of saints called by God throughout all ages; on commission of the Lord she rightly proclaims the word of God, administers the sacraments, disciplines believers, and makes ready for the last day, awaiting the coming of the Lord.
Based upon the Holy Scripture the ancient church confessed the following creed. We also confess this creed with praise and thanksgiving, following the tradition of the apostolic faith:
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
(“The Minutes of the Twentieth General Assembly of Church of Christ in Japan,” pp. 119-120)