Our Beliefs

Our Vision, Our Mission

Open Your Heart - Grow in God's Love - Reach Out to the World

 

PRESBYTERIAN BELIEFS

WE BELIEVE IN GOD

  • We believe that God is a righteous God who requires that His children be righteous.
  • We believe that God is a loving God who loves us as a Father loves his children.
  • We believe that God is a sovereign God who is supreme ruler over all.  [The Sovereignty of God].
  • We believe that God has a plan for every individual and every nation and no individual nation can ultimately thwart that plan. [Predestination]

WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST

  • We believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of People.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord of every Christian.

WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

  • We believe that the holy Spirit is God's Spirit at work in the world today.

WE BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God.
  • We believe that the Bible is the only sure and certain textbook for faith and life.

WE BELIEVE IN THE CHURCH

  • We believe that the Church is the body of Christ for carrying on Christ's work in the world.
  • We believe that every Church which accepts Christ as Lord and Savior is a true church.
  • We make a distinction between the Visible Church [those who have their names on the Church rolls], and in the Invisible Church. [Those who are true Christians in their hears and lives.]

WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE

  • We believe that people were created in the spiritual image of God, but sin has marred and distorted that image.
  • We believe that people are free agents - free to choose whether they will live as a child of God or child of the devil.
  • We believe that God ordinarily works through people to achieve his purposes in human society.

WE BELIEVE IN SIN

  • We believe that the basic sin is putting ourselves in the place of God, and playing the part of little gods.
  • We believe that every part of people's natures [minds, wills, hearts, and souls] are tainted with sin.  [Total Depravity].
  • We believe that no person of themselves are capable of saving themselves from their sinful nature.

WE BELIEVE IN SALVATION

  • We believe that people are saved by the unmerited favor of God by their faith in Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE IN A REPRESENTATIVE FORM OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT

  • We believe that the representative form of Church Government is taught in the Scriptures and is the best form of Church Government, but not the only form.

WE BELIEVE IN BAPTISM

  • We believe that Baptism is a symbol of our cleansing from sin, of the coming of the Holy Spirit into our lives, and of our formal reception into the family of God's people.
  • We believe that sprinkling, as a mode of Baptism, is taught in the Scriptures, and is the best mode of Baptism, but not the only mode.
  • We believe that children of Christian parents are members of God's family here on earth and as such, have a right to the sacrament of Baptism.

WE BELIEVE IN THE LORD'S SUPPER

  • We believe that the Lord's Supper is a symbol of Christ's death for us.
  • We believe that Christ is spiritually present at His table.
  • We believe that every Christian who is sincerely sorry for his sins and who desires Christ's help that he might live a better life may partake of the Lord's Supper.

WE BELIEVE IN HEAVEN

  • We believe that Heaven is where the love of God reigns supreme.

WE BELIEVE IN HELL

  • We believe that Hell is where the love of God is rejected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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