Our Beliefs

 Our “Statement of Faith”

  • One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who is one being, three persons, one eternal Trinity.
  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Word of God incarnate, truly God and truly man, the only way of salvation.
  • One holy, catholic, apostolic church whose ministry is to proclaim the good news of Christ to the ends of the earth.
  • The Bible is the unique and authoritative Word of God, which teaches all that is necessary for faith and life. Any other beliefs, creeds, confessions, or interpretations of Advent Presbyterian Church are based on, but subordinate to, the Word of God.
  • God has left us free to worship Him in a variety of ways and we choose to worship Him through the traditional means of grace, namely, the reading and preaching of Holy Scripture, the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and communal and private prayer.
  • The Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are signs and seals of the covenant of grace. Baptism entails repentance of sin and a resolve to live a new life. The Lord’s Supper is a celebration of and thanksgiving for our crucified and risen Savoir whose presence we experience as we share this sacred meal.
  • We are justified by grace alone through faith alone. We are created and called to good works that God prepared for us before the beginning of time. This call extends to every area of our individual and communal lives and no area is exempt from His Lordship.
  • Marriage is between one man and one woman, as biologically designed by birth and as established by God at creation.
  • Human life is sacred and created by God in His image. We, therefore, value, protect and defend all human life from conception to natural death.
  • We believe in the forgiveness of sins, all sins, and we welcome all sinners. All members of the church of Jesus Christ are called to a life of continual repentance and discipleship.
  • The church is accountable to her Lord for the ways she uses her time, energy, and resources.
  • No person living a life called sin by the Scriptures, who is unrepentant and continues in the way of sin, should be ordained to serve or allowed to teach in God’s church.
  • As Christ followers, we should reject the authority of any who would ask us to accept any belief or to perform any task that we feel is not in accord with our final authority, Holy Scripture.