Our Doctrinal Basis
We are in full agreement with the faith confessed by the Presbyterian Church in Canada in the subordinate standards of the Westminster Confession of Faith as adopted in 1875 and 1889, and in the Declaration Concerning Church and Nation of 1954, 1954, and Living Faith (Foi Vivante and 산 믿음) as adopted in 1998. In affirming the convictions of our denomination, we wish to underline the following emphases of our biblical, evangelical and reformed faith.
(a) The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
(b) The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
(c) The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(d) The value and dignity of all people: created in God’s image to live in love and holiness, but alienated from God and each other because of our sin and guilt, and justly subject to God’s wrath.
(e) Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine, who lived as a perfect example, who assumed the judgment due sinners by dying in our place, and who was bodily raised from the dead and ascended as Saviour and Lord, to be King and Head of the Church.
(f) The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
(g) The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone.
(h) The indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit, who gives all believers a new life, identity, meaning and purpose, and a calling to obedient service in response to God’s love.
(i) The unity of all believers in the One, Holy, Universal and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, made evident in churches worshipping, witnessing and making disciples throughout the world.
(j) The victorious reign and future personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge all people with justice and mercy, giving over the unrepentant to eternal condemnation but receiving the redeemed into eternal life.
To God be glory forever!