What We Believe

God’s Word is like a lion: powerful, living and active. We believe the lion is “caged” when it is used improperly as a pragmatic guidebook, platform for politics, for perpetual therapy, or for phony experience. The Church is responsible to uncage this lion and watch it run and triumph. And it will triumph, for it is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

There is one God, supreme, eternal and self-existing in three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who are to be equally loved, honored, and adored. The triune God is absolutely committed to His infinite Worth and Glory. God will not let His fame fail.

All mankind was representatively united to Adam in his life, and therefore participated with him in his fall from his original sinless state. We are subsequently lost in sin, guilty of wickedness, and totally helpless, without God and without hope.

The Sovereign God, for His own glory and because of His great love and mercy, has chosen guilty, lost and spiritually dead sinners from every nation to be redeemed and brought to life. This is accomplished by the perfect worth and atoning work Jesus Christ, as the Holy Spirit applies it, through the preaching of the Word, to the sinner.

Justification is by faith alone and is the work of God alone. Because God’s people are united to Christ, He accounts and accepts His people as righteous, not for anything wrought in them, by imputing the obedience and satisfaction of Christ unto them.

The goal of God’s salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, service and ultimately the exaltation of the Supremacy of Christ and the Glory of God.

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.

Baptism is a sign and seal 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.

The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament instituted by Christ, given for the enduring remembrance of His sacrifice, the sealing of all benefits thereof to believers, their spiritual nourishment and growth in him, their further engagement in and to all the duties which they owe unto him, and to be a bond and pledge of their communion with him and each other.

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, leaving none of His own behind.

The Gospel of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ must be published to all the world as a witness before Jesus Christ returns.

Confessions

To read our confession, the Westminster Confession of Faith, in its entirety, click here.

We are in agreement with historic creeds and confessions such as:

The Apostles Creed
The Nicene Creed
The Athanasian Creed

Denomination

Redeemer is a particular church of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).