What We Believe: Our Theological Identity
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a denomination that subscribes to the Westminster Confession of Faith as our statement of faith. Below is a summary of our beliefs:
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
There is one God, eternal and self-existing in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) who are to be equally loved, honored, and adored.
All mankind participated in Adam’s fall from his original sinless state and is thus lost in sin and totally helpless.
The Sovereign God, for no other reason than his own amazing love and mercy, has chosen lost sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit and through the atoning death and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ.
Those sinners to whom the Spirit gives new life, come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons of God, and will persevere as Christians to the end by his power to keep them.
Justification is by faith and through it the undeserving sinner is clothed with the righteousness of Christ.
The goal of God’s salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, and service for the glory of God.
At death, the Christian’s soul passes immediately into the presence of God and the unbeliever’s soul is eternally separated from God unto condemnation.
Baptism is a sign of God’s covenant and is properly administered to children of believers in their infancy as well as to those who come as adults to trust in Christ.
Jesus will return to earth visibly and bodily at a time when he is not expected, to call everyone to an account and fulfill the eternal plan of God.
The Gospel of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ must be proclaimed in all the world as a witness before Jesus Christ returns.