We believe in God, the only true
God, the Creator and Ruler of human beings and all things. He is the
Lord of history and of the world. He judges and saves. His Son Jesus
Christ, the Saviour of humankind, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born
a man of the Virgin Mary and became our brother. Through His suffering,
crucifixion, death and resurrection He manifested God's love and
justice, and through Him we are reconciled to God. His Spirit, which is
the Holy Spirit, dwells among us, and grants us power, so that we may
bear witness among all peoples until the Lord comes again.
We believe that the Bible is revealed by God, the record of His redemption and the norm of our faith and life.
We believe that the Church is the
fellowship of God's people, called to proclaim the salvation of Jesus
Christ and to be ambassador of reconciliation. It is both universal and
rooted in this land, identifying with all its inhabitants, and through
love and suffering becoming the sign of hope. We believe that through
the grace of God, human beings are brought to repentance, their sin
forgiven, that they may glorify God through lives of devotion, love and
We believe that God has given
human beings dignity, talents and a homeland, so that they may share in
God's creation, and have responsibility with Him for taking care of the
world. Therefore, they have social, political and economic systems, arts
and sciences, and a spirit which seeks after the true God. But human
beings have sinned, and they misuse these gifts, destroying the
relationship between themselves, all creatures, and God.
Therefore, they must depend on
the saving grace of Jesus Christ. He will deliver humankind from sin,
will set the oppressed free and make them equal, that all may become new
creatures in Christ, and the world His Kingdom, full of justice, peace
translation, based on the original Romanized Taiwanese text authorized
by the 32nd General Assembly, was officially adopted by the General
Assembly Faith and Order Committee on10 January 1986.