Renfrew Trinity is a parish church of the Church of Scotland. The following creedal statement was approved by the General Assembly of 1992.
We believe in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We praise God the Father: Who created the universe and keeps it in being. He has made us His sons and daughters, through grace, repentance and faith.
We proclaim Jesus Christ, God the Son: Born of Mary, by the power of the Holy Spirit, He became one of us, sharing our life and death. He made known God’s compassion and mercy, giving hope and declaring forgiveness of sin, offering healing and wholeness to all. By His death on the cross and by His resurrection, He has triumphed over evil. Jesus is Lord of life and of all creation.
We trust God the Holy Spirit: Who unites us to Christ and gives life to the Church; Who brings us to repentance and assures us of forgiveness. The Spirit guides us in our understanding of the Bible and calls us to serve God in the world.
We rejoice in the gift of eternal life: We have sure and certain hop of resurrection through Christ, and we look for His coming again to judge the world. Then all things will be made new and creation will rejoice in worshipping the Father, through the Son, in the power of the Spirit, one God, blessed for ever. Amen
The Apostles’ Creed
The Church of Scotland believes in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and proclaims Jesus Christ crucified, risen and glorified.
Our standards of belief are to be found in the Old and New Testament (the Bible) and in the Church’s historic Confession of Faith. For a brief summary of our beliefs, it is useful to look at the Apostles’ Creed, which is used by many churches in declaring Christian faith:
“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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; he descended into hell.
“The third day he rose again from the dead, he ascended into Heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
“I believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholic Church; the Communion of Saints; the Forgiveness of Sins; the Resurrection of the Body; and the Life Everlasting.”