We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father;
By whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost and of the Virgin Mary, and was made man;
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried, and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; From thence He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end.
And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.
In one Apostolic Church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Regarding Apostolic Authority:
The papal hierarchy created a mistrust of Apostolic authority. The reformation was birthed from righteous indignation around the abuse and misuse of the hierarchy.
That seed of indignation has carried through the development of church government through the years and effected the American church severely. The worst case scenario example of this is congregational government. Still more subtle forms just disregarded the Apostolic and developed doctrines that said the Apostolic died with the original twelve and the completion of the New Testament. The Apostolic reformation will be rejected by many but will carry the next great awakening to America.
Senior Leader Hilltop Church