To point couples to Christ and commission marriages for the Gospel.
Our Core Beliefs
In addition to affirming the Apostle’s Creed (below) and the Westminster Confession of Faith, Ryan and Selena Frederick uphold the following (summarized) doctrinal statement individually and as a couple, as basic and essential orthodox belief:
God and Man
We believe in one God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created man in His own image and for the purpose of glorifying Him. However, instead of glorifying God, man glorifies himself and worships the created things instead of the Creator. Because of his rebellion and sin, man is separated from God and deserving of God’s punishment.
For His glory and because of His love for His children, God initiated a plan of redemption, which He fully accomplished on their behalf. God the Father sent Jesus the Son, fully God and fully man, to die on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of His children. Jesus lived a sinless life on earth, suffered death on the cross, was buried, and then rose again from the dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death. Jesus fully paid for the redemption of God’s children, and, by God’s grace, we respond with repentance and faith.
The Holy Spirit
God, the Holy Spirit, opens blind eyes and draws God’s children to salvation. He then dwells in the hearts of believers, enabling their sanctification, and sealing them for eternity. The Holy Spirit has also been given to the people of God to empower them for obedience, service, and witness.
God brings His children together to form a family of believers, called the church, whose joy and duty is to live in unity in the power of the Holy Spirit and under the authority of Scripture.
We believe that the Bible is divine revelation, and we submit to its authority, acknowledging it to be inspired by God, without error and carrying the full weight of His authority.
Traditional, Biblical Marriage
We believe that marriage is a God-made institution meant for the flourishing of mankind and His ultimate glory. We believe that the Bible clearly defines marriage as a lifelong, exclusive union between one man and one woman.
The Apostles’ Creed
As a reinforcement of the above core beliefs, we affirm the Apostles’ Creed as written below.
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit;
born of the virgin Mary;
Suffered under Pontius Pilate;
was crucified, dead, and buried.
He descended to hell; the third day
He rose again from the dead;
He ascended to heaven and sits on the
right hand of the Father Almighty,
From whence He shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*catholic refers to the global, unified Church.