WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Overarching Principle

Our faith comes from an unswerving commitment to the Bible as the inerrant and infallible Word of God.

 

The Rule of Christ

All of creation is under the rule of the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is even now the Ruler of nations, just as He is now the Ruler of the church. He is “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16). He is to be supreme in every issue and decision of our life.

 

The Worship of God

The centerpiece of Christian life is the worship of God. As Jesus says, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth” (John 4:24). Our praise uses the Book of Psalms for Worship. This is the church’s hymnal. When God calls us to worship Him with “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs” (Colossians 3:16), these are the psalms, hymns, and songs of the psalter. When Jesus sang a hymn in Matthew 26:30, this was the concluding hymn of the Passover celebration, the Great Hallel of Psalm 118. We, like Jesus, His disciples, and the early church, sing only the Psalms in worship.

 

We Believe:

~ We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, the only infallible rule for faith and life.

~ We believe in the one living and true God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as revealed in the Scriptures.

~ We confess our guilt and helplessness as sinners against God.

~ We profess Jesus Christ, Son of God, as our Saviour and Lord.

~ We endeavour to forsake all sin and to conform our lives to the teaching of Jesus and His example.

~ We believe in the visible and physical return of Jesus Christ from heaven on the last Day to judge the living and the dead.

 

We accept as our creed The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. In addition to these doctrinal statements, we adhere to the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA), which is our continuing application of God's written word to the world and the church of today. All of these are found in The Constitution of the RPCNA, which can be found on the convictions page at the denominations website.