We are part of the church catholic, and we stand with, not apart from, this church universal which today and throughout the ages is that body of believers founded upon Jesus Christ and his atonement for our sins. Because the church is his creation, its history reveals a common doctrine of orthodox faith and practice. This orthodoxy is reflected in the sacraments of baptism and the eucharist, and in the church’s common credal confessions which we also embrace, i.e., the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Chalcedonian Creed. Because these creeds reflect the clear teaching of Scripture, which is God’s only written revelation, they provide the benchmark for orthodoxy today. Continue reading “ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY”