St. John's united methodist church

4700 SW 14th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

(515) 285-3983

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A Modern Affirmation

Where the Spirit of the Lord is,

there is one true church, apostolic and universal, 

whose holy faith let us now declare:

We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, power and love, and whose will is ever directed to His children's good.

We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father's unfailing grace,

the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need. 

We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth. Amen.

Background and Source: The Modern Affirmation is found on page 885 in the United Methodist Hymnal. It was written by Professor Edwin Lewis (1881 - 1959), a Methodist Theologian and Professor of Theology at

Drew University in New Jersey.