All churches in our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), stand together by affirming that:
- 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 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 life, come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons of God, and will persevere to the end.
- Justification is by faith and through it the undeserving sinner receives 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 Jesus Christ.
- Jesus Christ will return to earth, visibly and bodily, at a time when He is not expected, to complete history and the eternal plan of God.
- The Gospel of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ must be published to all the world as a witness before Jesus Christ returns.
Additionally, the PCA believes the Westminster Standards are a succinct summary of Christian doctrine. They are the confessional (doctrinal) standards of all PCA churches.
We also affirm that our Reformational brothers and sisters in other branches of Jesus Christ’s one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church throughout the world confess the true faith in the following reliable historical documents (commonly referred to as the “Three Forms of Unity”).
We also believe B.B. Warfield in the 20th century beautifully expressed the Christian faith in his Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith.
Of course, as a congregation of evangelical believers, we stand in the broad stream of historic orthodox Christianity by believing and confessing the ancient ecumenical creeds: