What We Believe

  • God – There is one true God, who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • The Bible – The Bible, that is the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God. It is inspired, infallible, inerrant, and the only written Word of God.
  • Men & Women – God created mankind, both male and female, in His own image with all the dignity that implies. Our first parents, Adam and Eve, disobeyed God’s command and became sinners. Consequently, everyone is born a sinner, and as such is subject to God’s wrath and the punishment of death, which means eternal separation from God in Hell. But God loves us and offers salvation from sin and hell through Jesus Christ.
  • Salvation – Before God even made the world, He knew that Adam and Eve would sin, and He formed a plan to save many people from their sins and from eternal damnation in hell, to a glorious relationship with God as His adopted children, heirs of all of creation, all eternal life.
  • Jesus Christ – The eternal Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, very God of very God, became a man. We call this the incarnation. He humbled Himself and became a full and true man, yet without losing any of his Divine nature, and without mixing the two natures. Jesus came as the great Prophet, Priest, and King. As the great Prophet, Christ reveals God to us in both Word and Deed. As the great Priest, Jesus came to bring healing, to intercede for us, to sacrifice Himself on the cross and make atonement for our sins, and to instruct us in Godly living. And as the great King, Christ came to build His church, and to rule over all of His creation.
  • Being a Christian – God calls many to faith in Jesus. As the gospel is preached and shared, God draws people to Himself, grants them faith to cry out to Him for salvation from sin, adopts them as His children, justifies them, sanctifies them, seals them as His own, unites them with Christ in both His death and resurrection, and grants them a life of faith and repentance. God promises to raise them up on the last day to everlasting life. In response, Christians follow Christ. They live lives of repentance, gather regularly with other believers for corporate worship, pray, participate in the sacraments, and sit under the preaching and teaching of the Word.

Further reading:
Our Confession of Faith
Larger and Shorter Catechisms
Constitution of the RPCNA