As a congregation of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, we hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms as our secondary Standards under the Supreme Authority of Scripture.
Below is a summary of some of our essential beliefs.
We believe in the full verbal plenary inspiration of the Bible - that is, every word of the Bible is inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16), and therefore it is without any error since God cannot lie (Titus 1:2).
The True and Triune God
There is only one true and living God, who has all life, glory, goodness, and blessedness in Himself. In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
The Sovereignty of God
God is in control of everything.
God made the world and everything in it, visible or invisible, from nothing by the word of His power, in the space of six days, and all very good.
Humanity and Sin
God made man in His own image, upright and holy. Adam, the head of the human race, sinned against God by eating the forbidden fruit. Adam's sin resulted in the loss of his original righteousness, the corruption of his entire nature, and the intrusion of death into the world. Both the guilt of Adam's sin and the corruption of his nature are passed to the entire human race, descending from him in the natural way.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, being fully God, equal with the Father, did, in the fulness of time, take upon Himself man’s nature, with all the essential properties, and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin, being conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the womb of the virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man - one Person with two distinct but inseparable natures. He is very God, and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man.
Jesus Christ, by His perfect life of obedience as the Son of God, His atoning death on the cross for sin, and His resurrection, accomplished the redemption of His people. In time, His people are called by the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit to faith in Christ alone. This faith, created by the power of the Holy Spirit in the sinner's heart, mind, and will, unites the sinner to Christ inseparably and eternally and makes him the recipient of the salvation Jesus accomplished.
The Last Things
Jesus will literally return at the end of the world. He will raise the dead and judge the world. Those who have trusted Him will be with Him forever. Those who have not trusted Him will be cut off from His grace forever in hell.
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