It is of great importance, in my opinion, for each website that exists for the purpose of any sort of communication of Christian thought, doctrine, or discussion—be it a church, forum, group, newspaper, blog, etc.—to have readily accessible a statement of faith that most accurately and succinctly lays out the author’s or authors’ various doctrinal positions.
Statements of faith serve multiple purposes. As stated before, they serve the primary purpose of outlining core doctrine for an individual or group of people. They also serve as a wonderful teaching and learning tool. One of the quickest ways to learn systematic theology (doctrine) is to study an extensive confession of faith. For all who read this, I encourage you to read this confession or the confession of another denomination, whether it be your own or another. It will help you better understand what a group believes and it will also inform your theological or doctrinal discussions with other believers.
The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed (381 A.D.)
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 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 proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spake by the prophets.
In one holy catholic and 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. Amen.
For a full statement of my beliefs, refer to the Westminster Confession of Faith.