Confession of Faith of the Independent Church of India
The following is the confession of faith taken by the Independent Church of India from the Apostles‘ Creed, Nicene Creed, Westminster Confession of Faith and the Holy Scripture. It should be faithfully followed by the ministers and members for rule of faith and life.
Krista thisen zâra India rama Kohran umhai hin Apostle Creed, Nicene Creed le Westminster Confession of Faith, ICI Kohranin thuring a puonga a sutdawkhai (Confession of Faith) le hieng a hnuoia Thuring zieksuoka umhai po hi Pathien Thutak inchuktirdan indik a nih tiin, ICI Kohran sunga member po po zui dingin lunginruoltakin kan pawm.
SCRIPTURE: We believe that the whole 66 book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is the inspired and infallible Word of God given by the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit to the Saints of the past. As such it is the highest authority for faith, and ministry.
PATHIEN LEKHATHU: Bible pumpui Genesis a inthawka Thupuongsuo chen, bu 66 hi Pathien thu, Pathien Thuokkhum le inkhêl theilo, Pathien Thlarau Thienghlimin tienlaia mi inthienghai kuoma a pêk a nih ti kan ring. Chuongchu a ni leiin ringna le rawngbâwlna dinga thuneitu insângtak a nih.
TRINITY: We believe in One Eternal God in three persons, having the same essence – Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
PATHIENA MI PATHUM: Pathien pakhata mi pathum, chatuon mi, Pa, Naupa le Thlarau Thienghlim kan ring. Ropuina le Thilthawtheinaah inang seng an nih ti kan ring.
GOD, THE FATHER: We believe in the almighty God, Creator and sustainer of all things in heaven and on earth. We also believe that beside him there is no God.
PA PATHIEN: Pa Pathien, iengkim thawthei, hnuoi le vân siemtu le enkawltu a nih ti kan ring. Ama naw chu Pathien dang hrim an um nawh ti kan ring.
GOD, THE SON: We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God born without sin of a Virgin Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe his miraculous works, his substitution death, the shedding of his blood on Calvary for cleansing sins; his bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, his being seated on the right hand of the Father; and of his visible, bodily return into power and glory.
NAUPA PATHIEN: Isu Krista hi Naupa Pathien a ni ngeia, nunghak inthieng sûngah Thlarau Thienghlim thilthawtheinain ân sienga, suol hrim neilo a nih ti kan ring. A thilmak thawhai, âiâwtu nina le suol intlan dinga a thi zie le, Kalvari tlângah suol sâwpfaina dingin thisen suokin a thi ti le, taksa putin a thonâwka, vânah lâwnin Pathien changtieng a ṭhunga, hmutheiin a thilthawtheina leh ropuitakin a mi inthienghai lâwr dingin a hung nâwk ding a nih ti kan ring.
GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and life giver, a Person proceeding from the Father and the Son. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the author of salvation through the word of God; the comforter, the sanctifier, who indwells and guides the believers.
THLARAU THIENGHLIM PATHIEN: Thlarau Thienghlim Pathien, Hringna Lal le hringna petu chu Pa le Naupaa inthawka mi (person) a nih ti kan ring. Chu Thlarau chu Pathien thu leiin piengtharna bulpui, thlamuongtu, sukthienghlimtu le ringtua chêng le thuneitu a nih ti kan ring.
MAN: We believe that man was created in the likeness of God; that man fell into sin by his own free choice thereby incurring not only physical death but spiritual death as well, which is separation from God, resulting in all his progeny being conceived in sin.
MIHRIEM: Mihriem hi Pathien angpuia siem a nih ti kan ring. Chun, mani ditthlangna ngei hmanga suola a tlûk leiin taksa thina chau nilovin, thlarau thina, Pathien le inṭhena chu a tuoka; chu tlûkna lei chun mihriem po po suola insieng an nih ti kan ring.
REGENERATION OR CONVERSION: We believe that salvation is obtained only through faith in the life, death and resurrection of Christ. We believe that man must be born again in the Spirit to reconcile himself with God. Conversion is possible neither by birth in a Christian family nor by living in the midst of believers; it is possible only through personal faith in Christ as Lord and savior. The new birth in a person should be evident through daily life in spirit.
PIENGTHARNA: Krista hringna, thina le thonâwkna lei chauvin chatuona hringna a um ti kan ring. Pathien le mihriemhai chu inrema an um theina dingin Thlarau Thienghlimah mihriem chu a piengthar zet a ngai; chu piengtharna chu Kristien sûngkuoa pieng lei le ringtuhai laia um lei ela chang thei an nawh a. Pathien lunginsietna leia ringna a Isu Krista sandamtua pawm lei chauva nei a nih a; piengtharna changtu chun Thlarau kalchawina le nitin nunin a suklang ding a nih ti kan ring.
CHURCH: We believe in the Holy Catholic Church, the fellowship of the saints, the body of Christ planted by him to propagate the eternal Gospel of Salvation.
KOHRAN: Khawvêl huop kohran thienghlim, mithienghlimhai inpâwlkhâwm chu a um kan ringa. Chu kohran chu Krista’n a phun, Krista taksa chatuon hringna Chanchin Tha puongdartu dinga mawphurna pêk a nih ti kan ring.
RESURRECTION: We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. The just shall enter eternal glory of Christ while those who rejected Christ shall go to eternal damnation.
THONAWKNA: Mifel le felnawhai taksa putin thonâwk an tih ti kan ring. Sandam nauhai chu Krista chatuon vanramah fêng an ta, Krista pawmnawtuhai ruok chu chatuona hremhmunah fêng an tih ti kan ring.
SACRAMENT: We believe in two Sacraments – Baptism and Lord’s Supper.
SACRAMENT: Sacrament pahni Baptisma le Lalpa Zânbu kan pawm.