Sunday, January 04, 2009

The korean creed

I had never heard of this creed before, but I like it. I saw it on p. 453-4 of the 2009 Abingdon Preaching Annual cd. They reprinted it from 'The Book of Worship for Church and Home" (Nashville: The Methodist Publishing House, 1964), 180.

The Korean Creed

We believe in the one God, maker and ruler of all things, Father
of all men, the source of all goodness and beauty, all truth and love.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, our teacher,
example, and Redeemer, the Savior of the world.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, God present with us for guidance,
for comfort, and for strength.
We believe in the forgiveness of sins, in the life of love and prayer,
and in grace equal to every need.
We believe in the Word of God contained in the Old and New
Testaments as the sufficient rule both of faith and of practice.
We believe in the Church as the fellowship for worship and for
service of all who are united to the living Lord.
We believe in the kingdom of God as the divine rule in human
society, and in the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood
of God.
We believe in the final triumph of righteousness, and in the life
everlasting. Amen.