The Holy Trinity
There is but one living and true God: everlasting; of infinite power, wisdom and goodness; the Maker and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity within this Godhead there are three Persons of one substance, power and eternity; namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Word or Son of God, Made Flesh
The Son [which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, and is of one substance with the Father] took human nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin: so that two whole and perfect Natures [that is to say, Divinity and Humanity] were joined together in one Person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God and very Man; who truly suffered, was crucified, dead and buried, to reconcile his Father to us and to be a sacrifice, not only for original sin, but also for the actual sins of all people.
The Descent of Christ into the Place of the Dead
As Christ died for us and was buried, so also is it to be believed that he descended to the place of the dead and proclaimed the Gospel to those in captivity.
The Resurrection of Christ
Christ did truly rise again from death and took again his body with flesh, bones and all things pertaining to the perfection of human nature. He ascended into Heaven and there remains until he returns to judge all people at the last day.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son, equally very and eternal God.
The Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for Saving Truth
Holy Scripture contains all truth necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not found therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any person to be believed as an article of the Faith or to be thought essential to salvation. “Holy Scripture” or “Holy Bible” we do understand to be those canonical Books of the Old and New Testament, of whose authority was never any doubt in the Church.
The Old Testament Books: Genesis,
Song of Solomon,