Believe Teach Confess
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God,
begotten of the Father from eternity,and also true man, born of the
Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned
creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the
power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with His holy,
precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, in order that
I may be His own, and live under Him in His kingdom, and serve
Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, even as
He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is
most certainly true.
Painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Younger, 1555. St. Peter and Paul Church. Weimar, Germany.