THE BASICS

Scripture

We believe that Scripture is the written word of God,  inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original writings. It is necessary to reveal God's will for man's salvation and is final in its authority for all that we are to believe about God and all that God requires of us.

God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who  is infinitely perfect in holiness and love. He is the Creator of all things and sovereignly rules all things. He alone is to be glorified.

Man and Sin

We believe that man was created by God, male and female, in his likeness to live in his blessedness. Yet, man sinned against God and fell from their original righteousness into sin. As a result, all men are sinners by nature and are under God's wrath and curse, save by God's grace alone.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He, by his righteous life and sacrificial death as the representative of and substitute for his people, reconciles sinners who repent of their sin and believe in him alone for salvation. He, having been resurrected from the dead and ascended into heaven, will return at the last day to judge all men and to eternally save his people.

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the work of God alone. He purposed from all eternity to save sinners, and, by his grace and for his glory, sovereignly elected a people to be saved. These sinners who, effectually persuaded by the Holy Spirit, repent of their sin and believe in Jesus Christ alone for salvation are accepted as righteous by God. Believers, through the indwelling Holy Spirit, are enabled to live in holiness, will persevere to the end and, at death, will enter into God's eternal blessedness.

The Church

We believe that the church includes all who believe in Jesus Christ and their children. God's grace is available to all in it, through the preaching of Scripture and the administering of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper.

 

Christ Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. We believe and publicly confess the words of the historic Apostles' and Nicene Creeds. We also affirm the standards of the Westminster Confession of Faith and its Larger and Shorter Catechisms, as faithfully representing the teaching of Scripture.