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Christian theology is like a river, flowing from a source. 

The New Humanity Institute stands at the sources of Christian theology, upon the Apostlesí Creed,

the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed,

and the Chalcedonian Definition. 

 

The Council of Chalcedon (451 AD) interpreted the humanity of Christ by

 Athanasius' Letter 59 to Epictetus of Corinth, and

Gregory of Nazianzus' Epistle 101 to Cledonius Against Apollinarius

These letters shed very important light on beliefs about the atonement

held at the time of the Council.  See also John Meyendorff, Orthodox theologian and church historian, on the history of beliefs about atonement.

As an expression of those creeds in contemporary times,

we specifically affirm:

 

The only true God, the almighty Creator of all things,

existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

full of life, love, and goodness.

 

The unique divine inspiration,

entire trustworthiness

and authority of the Bible.

 

The value and dignity of all people:

created in Godís image to live in love and holiness,

but corrupted by the fall,

alienated from God and each other because of our sin,

and experiencing the wrath of God.

 

Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine,

who reveals the Father perfectly,

who lived as humanityís perfect representative,

who judged the corruption of sin within himself,

who cleansed his human nature through his life, death, and bodily resurrection,

who ascended as Savior and Lord,

and who stands as humanityís representative before the Father.

 

The Holy Spirit, the lord of life

who indwells believers, joining them to Jesus Christ

who shares with believers the transforming life and power of Christ,

who restores relations intended by God from creation,

and who empowers men and women for leadership in the church and service in the world.

 

Justification in Jesus Christ by the Spirit to all who repent

and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

 

The unity of all believers in Jesus Christ by the Spirit,

manifest in worshiping and witnessing churches

making disciples throughout the world.

 

The future personal return and victorious reign of Jesus Christ,

 who will renew the creation,

who will reveal the secrets of all,

who will judge all people by our responses to him,

who will continue to condemn the corruption within the unrepentant

but welcome the redeemed into

the eternal life, love, and goodness of the Triune God.

 

May God be glorified forever.

 

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