Statement of Faith
As a member of the Northwest Christian Writers’ Association, I ascribe to the following statements of faith and practice:
The Apostles’ Creed
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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended to the place of the dead; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic* church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. [*universal or general]
We also believe the following:
- We believe in one God, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, coequal and eternal (Gen. 1:26; John 1:1–3; 10:30; 14:16).
- We believe all have sinned and that sin separates us from God (Rom. 3:23).
- We believe salvation has been provided through the Lord Jesus Christ alone (John 14:6).
- We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Tim. 3:16–17).
- We believe in the sanctity and fidelity of marriage between one man and one woman and in chastity and sexual abstinence outside of marriage (Exod. 20:14; Matt. 19:4–5; 1 Cor. 7:8–9).
- We believe every Christian is called according to God’s purpose to serve in obedience to Jesus’ teachings in thought, word, and deed (John 14:15; 2 Cor. 3:17–4:1).
- We believe the chief aim of humanity is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever (1 Cor. 6:20; Rev. 4:11; 21:3–4).
As members of the Northwest Christian Writers’ Association, we seek to glorify God through our personal lives and in our writing for both the Christian market and the general market.
My signature on the membership form indicates that I concur with the Northwest Christian Writers’ Association’s statement of faith and, with the help of God, will seek to embody these beliefs and practices.