1. The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
2. There is one God, eternal and self-existing in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) who are to be equally loved, honored and adored.
3. All mankind participated in Adam’s fall from his original sinless state. Thus every man born into this world is lost in sin and totally helpless to save himself or by good use of grace assist in his salvation.
4. The Sovereign God, for no other reason than His own unfathomable love and mercy, has chosen lost sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the atoning death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the quickening power of the Holy Spirit.
5. Those whom the Spirit quickens, come to believe in Christ as their Savior, becoming sons of God. Those who savingly believe in Christ are enabled, by God’s power, to persevere to the end.
6. Those whom the Spirit quickens and who have come to believe in Christ, God justifies, not because of infused righteousness which makes them personally righteous, but by imputing the obedience (righteousness) and judicial satisfaction earned by Christ. Faith that saves receives and rests upon Christ and his righteousness alone for salvation.
7. The goal of God’s salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, and service for the glory of God.
8. At death the Christian’s soul passes immediately into the presence of God and the unbeliever’s soul is eternally separated from God unto condemnation.
9. Baptism is a sign of God’s covenant and is properly administered to children of believers in their infancy as well as to those who come as adults to trust in Christ.
10. Jesus Christ will return to earth, visibly and bodily, at a time when He is not expected, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
11. The Church has been commissioned by Jesus Christ to preach the Gospel and make disciples of all nations until the return of Christ.
For further information about Presbyterian distinctives, we recommend the booklet entitled “Distinctives of Biblical Presbyterianism” by John M. Otis. A free copy is available upon request.