We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, breathed out by the Spirit, without error, and sufficiently teach us what we are to believe about God and what duties He requires of us.
The Holy Trinity
We believe there is only one living and true God, and that He has always existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.
Christ The King
We believe the eternal Son of God became man by taking to Himself a body and soul, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of His people, was resurrected on the third day, ascended into Heaven, sat down at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
Hope in Christ Alone
We believe that every person is born in sin and is under the wrath of God and utterly dead in their trespasses—but that the Father sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, so that by His life and death those who believe in Him by the power of the Holy Spirit will be reconciled to God, shepherded by Him, and have eternal life with Him.
We believe God requires us to worship Him exclusively as He defines in His Word, and not according to the inventions of men, or any other way not prescribed in the Bible (Deuteronomy 12:32, Mark 7:7-9). The worship of God is first and foremost about glorifying our Creator and Redeemer. Yet at the same time we are called to enjoy it as our hearts are knit to Him. We must truly worship in Spirit and in Truth.
We believe that God has established marriage to be between one man and one woman, with different but complementary roles. Religion in the home should be just as real and vital as that in church. To that end, we encourage personal and family worship and catechizing (concise questions and answers) of our covenant children.
Confessing Our Faith
We are a confessional church. As such, a more detailed statement of what we believe the Word of God teaches can be found in the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the RPCNA Constitution. These summaries of our faith are the church’s candid and public witness to the truth, they promote unity around the truth, distinguishing it from error, and are resources for studying and understanding the Bible better, and how it applies today.