Our affirmation of faith is excerpted from the Confession of 1967, the first contemporary American creed. The Confession of 1967 draws heavily on the idea of reconciliation as it aims to address the role of the church in the modern world. This is an excerpt from the longer confession.
The one sufficient revelation of God is Jesus Christ,
the Word of God incarnate,
to whom the Holy Spirit bears unique and authoritative witness
through the Holy Scriptures,
which are received and obeyed as the word of God written.
The Scriptures are not a witness among others,
but the witness without parallel.
The church has received the books of the Old and New Testaments
as prophetic and apostolic testimony
in which it hears the word of God
and by which its faith and obedience are nourished and regulated.