I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth
I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that he has given me my body and my soul, eyes, ears and all my members, my reason and all my senses and still takes care of them
And I believe 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, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the vigrin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with his holy precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be his own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true.
And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the ressurection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
- I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, me Lord, or come to him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way he calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and it keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.
- In this Christian church he daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. on the last day he will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.