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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Statement of Beliefs Statement of Beliefs

Image result for presbyterian beliefsSt. Andrew's Presbyterian Church holds to the historic faith of the Christian church as expressed in the universal statements of faith of the Church, i.e., the creeds, and how those creeds have been understood in the tradition of the Reformation, our confessions.  The one God is Triune, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The Father has planned all things from before the creation of the world and has a plan for each person.  He sent his only Son into the world in the fullness of time to be like human beings in all ways, except for sin, in order to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life, by whom alone we may come unto the Father.  Jesus Christ lived a perfect life and thus was without sin, as the consummate high priest offering himself, the Lamb of God, once and for all on the altar of the cross in fulfilment of all of the Old Covenant sacrifices, to make atonement for the sins of God's elect.  He rose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate his victory over sin and death and was at the ascension seated at the Father's right hand, where he lives forever to make intercession for believers.  He sent the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost to empower his church with gifts for proclaiming the good news of the gospel and for serving others in his name, to carry on his ministry as the body of Christ. 

God has a people, variously known as Israel or the church, from the fall of Adam until the end.  All of God's elect are saved throughout redemptive history by faith in God's messiah, the Christ; in the Old Testament they looked ahead in faith to his substitutionary sacrifice in the sacrifices of the Old Covenant, and since his incarnation, death and resurrection they have looked to Jesus and all he has done in his finished work of redemption.  We invite you to become a part of that people through turning from sin in repentance and turning to Jesus Christ in faith.  He is able to change our lives and to make us new people, a "new creation" (2 Cor. 5:17) through the new birth.  Salvation is all of God's grace.  It is a free gift of God to all who will receive it.

The beliefs of the Presbyterian Church (USA) are embodied in its Book of Confessions.  Included in that Book are

The Book of Confessions is available online at


Do you know Jesus?  Would you like to?  Give us a call and let's talk.  Or, just talk to God about it!  "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.  For, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved'" (Rom. 10:9-10, 13).  We're all sinners who've fallen short of the glory of God.  "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom. 6:23).  Jesus paid the price for our sin.  Receive him by faith and become a new creature in him.