Redeemer Presbyterian Church is a congregation of confessing Christians rooted in the Reformed tradition. As such,
- We are committed to preserving the historic Christian expressions of faith found in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.
- We affirm the Articles of Unity outlined in the Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, and Westminster Standards, as useful guides that accurately present the doctrines of our faith contained in the Bible.
- We are a member of the denomination of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), which provides a standard for our church governance and accountability.
Our beliefs concerning God’s plan of redemption and salvation as revealed in Scripture are summarized in the following five points, historically known as the solas:
- Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura) We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, without error and true in all that it affirms (i.e., inerrant), as well as incapable of leading into error (i.e., infallible). Scripture alone is our sufficient, final authority for all matters of faith and life. Cf. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19–21
- Grace Alone (Sola Gratia): We believe that God’s grace alone initiates, secures, and completes his work of salvation of sinners—those who stand condemned and helpless in their disobedience before God. He does this as a free gift, unmerited by any human contribution, whether in nature or work. Cf. Genesis 8:21; Romans 3:10–12; Ephesians 2:1–10
- In Christ Alone (Solus Christus): We believe that Jesus Christ alone is our Redeemer, and Jesus Christ alone mediates the blessings of God’s salvation to us. He alone is the fulfillment of the all Scripture and the founder and perfecter of our faith Acts 4:12, Luke 22:37, 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 12:2
- Faith Alone (Sola Fide): We believe that faith alone is the instrument—not a meritorious work—by which God saves those who rest on him in complete and humble dependence for salvation from their sins. Ephesians 2:8–9; Romans 5:1–2; Galatians 2:16
- For the Glory of God Alone (Soli Deo Gloria): We believe that to God and God alone belongs all glory, and that the goal and supreme end of all life is to glorify God. Isaiah 60:21; Romans 11:33–36; 1 Corinthians 10:31
For your convenience, find the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds supplied below:
We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spake by the Prophets. And I believe one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church; I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.