Kwasizabantu - CONFESSION OF FAITH
- German version - Dutch version)
1) The Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired
Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts, the complete revelation of His
will for our salvation and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and
2) There is one, and only one, true God:
Creator and Sustainer of all things, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Self-existent,
Immutable, Spirit, Incomprehensible, Eternal, Sovereign and Master of the universe,
infinitely perfect in love, goodness, holiness, and justice.
3) Within the one Being or essence of God,
there eternally exists three distinct yet equal Persons, God the Father, God the Son, and
God the Holy Spirit.
4) In the full Deity and full humanity of
Jesus Christ. These two distinct natures, perfect deity and perfect humanity, are
inseparably united in the one Person.
5) In Jesus Christ's virgin birth, sinless
life, death on the cross for our sins, burial, bodily resurrection from the dead,
ascension into heaven (where at the right hand of God, He is our High Priest, Advocate,
Savior, and Lord), and in His visible and bodily return.
6) In the full Deity and full personality
of the Holy Spirit and in His work in regeneration and sanctification, and His work of
uniting His Church.
7) Human beings were created in the image
of God, to glorify God and be in fellowship with Him. We, however, rebelled against Him
and are now sinners by nature and by choice. We, therefore, stand condemned before God,
deserving of His wrath and are unable to reconcile ourselves to Him by any form or amount
of human works, merits, or ceremonies.
8) Salvation comes only by the grace and
love of God, through regeneration by the Holy Spirit, repentance of sin, and faith in the
Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
9) In the bodily resurrection of the dead,
of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to
judgment, everlasting conscious torment and separation from God. We further believe in the
conscious existence of all souls between death and resurrection, of the believer in heaven
with God, of the unbeliever in Hades apart from the Lord.
10) In the existence of angels and Satan
and his demons. Angels are personal, spirit beings in the service of God. Satan and his
demons are personal, spirit beings who are in rebellion against God, His angels, and His
people. Their fate of eternal damnation was sealed by Christ at the cross and authority
over them and their activities has been granted to all believers.
(Kwasizabantu also holds to the Apostles' Creed):
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 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. Amen
(note: some are confused by the word "catholic" and regard it as synonymous
with Roman Catholic. In Protestant theology, and especially in the context of the
Apostolic Creed, "catholic" means the universal church of Christ.)