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FPC Waynesboro is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). We are committed to the Reformed Faith summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the Bible is the only inerrant (without error) and infallible source of authority for Christian faith and practice. It is the very word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit as He carried along the human authors. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe in the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three persons are one God, the same in essence, and equal in power and glory. (Gen 1:1-2, 26; John 1:1-14; Matt 28:19)
We believe that along with the first man, Adam, all mankind fell from God’s favor, and are passed down a sin nature. Everyone acts in that sin nature and justly deserves Hell. We are completely unable to save ourselves and are without hope apart from God’s mercy. (Romans 3:23, 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 1:15; 2 Cor 15:20-22)
Redemption in Christ
We believe the only way of salvation is trusting in Jesus Christ. He is the Trinity’s solution to the problem of sin. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God Who took on flesh to live a perfect life in order to be the perfect substitution for our guilt of sin. On the cross He died the death that we deserved, bore the wrath of God in full, transferred His perfect record to any who trust in Him, and defeated death and the Devil ultimately. Through Christ, we who were dead in sin are made alive with Him. (John 1:1-14, Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 2:24; 2 Cor 5:21).
We believe that without the Spirit changing our hearts and unstopping our ears, no one would trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation. We must be born again by the Spirit. Through faith in Jesus and repentance of our sins, we are forgiven, made right with God, and adopted as part of His family making God our Heavenly Father! (John 1:12-13; John 3:1-8)
We believe that once changed by the Holy Spirit, true believers are kept and secure and cannot lose their salvation. Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! (John 10:14-18; 1 John 2:19; Romans 8:31-39)
Growth by the Spirit
We believe that Christ Jesus did not leave His people alone but sent the Holy Spirit as the Helper to live inside those who trust in Jesus. The Holy Spirit is actively working within true believers making us more and more like Jesus and keeping us until Jesus returns (John 14:16-17; Acts 2; Romans 8:26)
An Eternal Heaven and Hell
We believe that Jesus Christ is coming back to judge all mankind, both living and the dead. We believe in a real and eternal Hell, which is the punishment of all who reject Jesus. We believe Jesus will personally take His people to be with the Trinity forever in a renewed Heaven and Earth where God lives with His people forever. (John 5:28-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:1-4
Historic Creeds We Affirm
We affirm these historic creeds of the Christ’s Church as good representations and summaries of what God’s Word teaches: 1 Corinthians 15:3-7; The Apostles' Creed; The Nicene Creed; The Athanasian Creed; The Westminster Confession of Faith & Catechisms.
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