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Beliefs

Every church has biblical and theological beliefs upon which they stand and from which they seek to carry out their purpose. These are called doctrinal commitments and are generally expressed in creeds and summaries of the Christian faith, which systematically state what the Bible teaches about God, humanity, salvation, the church, the world, and the future. Christ the King Presbyterian Church embraces the historic Christian faith as it is revealed in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments – the Bible. We believe these scriptures are God- breathed, without error, true, and the ultimate authority for all matters of our faith and life. Therefore, all creeds, confessions, catechisms and traditions must be subordinate to the authority of Holy Scripture.

Together with virtually all Christian churches throughout history and around the world we affirm the great creeds of the early church – The Apostle’s Creed, The Nicene Creed, and The Athanasian Creed – as excellent expressions of our catholic (universal) faith. We also stand within the rich tradition of the Reformation of the Sixteenth century, which is anchored in the gospel of grace as revealed in the Bible and summarized in several Reformed creeds and catechisms. In particular, The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms are excellent summaries of the central teachings of the Bible, and have served as the doctrinal standards for Presbyterians since the Seventeenth century, including our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America.