Our Faith

Our Faith

We believe that the Westminster Confession and Catechisms are a faithful summary of what the Bible teaches. While church members are not required to subscribe to these documents, they provide a basis of unity, transparency, and accountability for our office-bearers. Included in these documents are the historic creeds of Christianity and the following basic tenets of evangelical faith:

God

There is but one, true, living God, existing eternally in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

Man

When Adam sinned, all mankind lost communion with God and came under his just wrath and curse for sin. Man is, by nature, dead in sin, and can do nothing to save himself.

Christ

In the fullness of time, God sent forth his Son to become a man so that he might redeem us from sin, death, and hell. Truly God and truly man, he rendered perfect obedience to his Father and made full satisfaction for the sins of his people on Calvary’s cross. He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, rules over all, and will come to judge the world at the Last Day.

Salvation

Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. All those who sincerely receive Christ as Lord and Saviour are justified, adopted, sanctified, and will be glorified when Christ returns to make all things new.

Bible

The Bible is the very word of God written, infallible in all that it teaches, and without error in the original manuscripts. God supernaturally inspired the words of Scripture through his holy apostles and prophets, and has, by his singular care and providence, preserved it throughout the ages. The Bible is the only infallible rule of faith and practice, the judge of all opinions of men and councils.

Church

The church is the society of the redeemed, the household of God, the body and bride of Christ, the manifestation of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. She is sent to be the light of the world, the salt of the earth, a city on a hill, calling sinners to be reconciled to God and manifesting the grace and love of Christ to all.

This is but the tip of the iceberg! If you would like to know more, feel free to check out our doctrinal statements and direct any questions to Pastor Ferguson at ferguson.1@opc.org. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!