What Presbyterians Believe
Our Core Beliefs
- Presbyterians confess our beliefs through statements that have been adopted over the years and are contained in the Book of Confessions. These statements reflect our understanding of God and what God expects of us at different points in history but all faithful to these fundamental beliefs.
- As Presbyterians, there is no set list of things that you must subscribe to in order to become a member. The only affirmation required is trusting in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Below are some core beliefs taught in the Presbyterian church:
The Sovereignty of God
God is the supreme authority of the universe.
The Authority of Scripture
Our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ.
Justification By Grace Through Faith
Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments.
The Priesthood of All Believers
It is everyone’s job to share the Good News with the whole world. This is one reason the Presbyterian church is governed by all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women alike.