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The Apostle Paul, one of the pioneers of the early church, listed the following truths which he considered as "of first importance" in an early New Testament letter called 1 Corinthians: "that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures and that he appeared." (1 Corinthians 15 : 3 - 4).

We value that summary for its clear focus on Jesus Christ - and his death and physical resurrection; for its emphasis on the human problem - our sins, for which Jesus suffered and died; and for the high value it places on the Scriptures - God's written word, through which he speaks perfectly to us...

For a fuller summary of core truths, which we hold in common with many other Christians, please see the 39 Articles of the Church of England and the Jerusalem Declaration of 2008.