The Redemption Creed

The Redemption Creed is the product of months of work and feedback. It is born out of pastoral concern, outlined in this brief guide, in reflection of the values of the EPC Reformation Project. Feel free to use it in your church. I am still soliciting feedback, so if you have any, please send it to cameron at cameronshaffer.com


We believe
God created us in his image,
righteous and holy.
Our first parents rebelled and fell into sin,
leading to our death and separation from God.
Defiled by sin,
we fell short of God’s glory, deserving his condemnation;

God demonstrated his great love for us,
in that while we were still sinners, God the Father did not spare God the Son.
Apart from any good done by us or anything we are,
Jesus Christ saved us;

For our redemption,
Christ the Son, who knew no sin, was made sin for us,
humbling himself to death,
bearing our sins, in his body, on the cross.
By his obedience and death,
Christ satisfied the just wrath of God in our place,
freed us from the dominion of sin,,
and provided himself as our righteousness,
whom we receive and rest upon by faith.
He reconciled us to the Father,
who pardoned and accepted us as his children
for Christ’s sake alone;

For our redemption,
Christ rose from the dead
so that we may live
as his righteous and holy new creation;

And we believe
That Christ ascended to the Father,
and gave us his Spirit.
God the Spirit drew us to the Lord Jesus Christ,
uniting us to him through the washing of regeneration.
He leads us in repentance and faith
as he abides with us,
growing us in grace and holiness,
as the guarantee of Christ our inheritance, until he comes again.