Presbyterians belong to the stream of Christian believers known as "Reformed," who seek to base their faith and life on Biblical principles.
We believe in the following Reformed distinctives:
(1) the Bible reveals Godís will for faith and practice;
(2) we have a sinful human nature;
(3) we are saved by grace through faith in Christ;
(4) that in response to Godís goodness to us, we practice stewardship of all Godís gifts.
As "Presbyterians," we are led by elders (Greek: "presbyteroi") who guide the church and encourage it towards faithfulness.
Additionally, we believe:
1. In the Triune God: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Luke 3:21-22; John 14:26;
2. God is in control. This belief is often cited by Presbyterians as the sovereignty of God.
Isaiah 55:8-9; Romans 8:28
3. Human beings are sinful and separated from God.
4. Only God can save people.
6. Christ is the head of the church.
7. Jesus is fully human and fully divine.
8. There are two sacraments: Baptism and The Lordís Supper.
Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
9. Christians should belong to a church.
Ephesians 2:19; Acts 2:42-27