Question 9. Each of the three parts of the creed begins with the words, “I believe.”

What does it mean to believe?


Belief or faith is a wholehearted trust in God, created in us by the Holy Spirit through hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ. It involves confessing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, repenting of our sin, and resolving by the power of the Holy Spirit to live the Christian life. Faith is nurtured and renewed by worship, hearing the proclaimed Word, celebration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, prayer and the reading of scripture.



Ps 56:4 In God I trust; I am not afraid, what can flesh do to me?

Isa 26:4 Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an

everlasting rock.

1 Cor 12:3 No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.

Rom 10:17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through

the word of Christ.