Beliefs

 

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We are Christians: That is to say, we believe the gospel-- that God saves sinners. We join Christians throughout the world and the ages in affirming the Apostles’ Creed as a summary of our faith in Jesus Christ. See also 1 Corinthians 15:3-5.

We are Reformed: As protestants our heritage includes that historic time in the life of the Church when the gospel was recovered. We affirm the “5 Solas”: that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone and that the Word of God alone is our ultimate authority for faith and practice. Therefore God alone receives all the glory. For a fuller statement, see the Cambridge Declaration here: http://www.alliancenet.org/cambridge-declaration

We are Presbyterian: We are led by a group of what the New Testament calls “presbyters” or “elders.” Thus, we have a representative form of church government.

We are PCA: Our denomination is the Presbyterian Church in America. Our constitution is comprised of the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms plus the Book of Church Order. You may access them at www.pcanet.org 

We are GPC: At Grace, we exalt Christ and prize God’s Word. We have a three-fold focus on Worship, Fellowship, and Discipleship (which are described on the corresponding pages on our site).

 A Brief Summary: 

The Bible is God’s inspired Word, our only rule for faith and life.

There is only one God, existing in three equal Persons of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

All people are sinful and unable to save themselves.

Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human.

He lived the life we could not live, died the death we deserved, and rose bodily from the dead.

Those sinners whom the Spirit quickens are born again, and come to believe in Christ as Savior, become children of God, and will persevere to the end.

Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.

Baptism is a sign of God’s covenant with man and is rightly administered to believers together with their children.

Jesus will return as King!

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