What We Believe
Presbyterians are part of the Reformed branch of the Protestant Church. Here are some of the beliefs we hold in common:
We believe that God is holy and righteous, and has made himself known to us in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God created all things good, and created us in his image. There is evil in the world because of human sinfulness.
We believe that Jesus is God in human form, and that we can best know God by the teachings and example of Jesus. He willingly sacrificed his life on the cross to resue us from our alienation from God. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead as a sign of the truth of God’s promises or resurrection and eternal life for all those who accept his Lordship and follow him.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s continuing presence on earth, leading and guiding believers and working to transform us in the image of Jesus.
We believe that the purpose of the church is to glorify God by making disciples and meeting human need.
We believe that the Bible is to guide our life as individuals and as the church in the world. We believe that all of the Bible is true and of value for guiding the lives of believers, but that parts of the Bible may not be intended as histrical or scientific fact.
We believe that at the end of time, God will be victorious and will bring to fulfillment an everlasting kingdom. The disciples of Jesus will experience resurrection to share in that kingdom.