What We Believe

We believe that in the beginning, God created the world and made it good. Initially, life worked the way it was supposed to. Adam and Eve were in perfect harmony with our world, with each other, and with God.

This beautiful beginning didn’t stay that way for long. Adam, acting as a representative for all who would come after him, disobeyed God by breaking his command. That act brought death into God’s good world. It changed our home, it broke our relationships with each other, and it separated us from God.

Instead of leaving us to die, God promised Adam that he would send another. Then, when the time was right, God sent his own Son, Jesus. Jesus is fully God and fully human; the second person of the Trinity come to earth as one of us. He came to obey where we had failed. He carried our death and guilt and destroyed them at the cross. He rose again from the dead on the third day to prove that justice was done and to give us a new kind of life.

Our hope is in Jesus’ return, when he will make all things new. The world will not remain the way it is forever. Jesus will come back, and when he does, the world will be remade and his people will live with him forever.

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, and inerrant word of God.

We worship the one, true, and living God; one God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that all people have fallen short of the glory of God and need to repent and put their trust in the savior Jesus.

We believe that we are saved from judgment by God’s grace through faith in Jesus.

The Confessions and Creeds of Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Our beliefs are rooted in the historic Reformed faith. Our statement of faith is the Westminster Confession of Faith, along with the Westminster Larger Catechism and Westminster Shorter Catechism, subordinate to the Word of God

Other helpful information

Visit our Presbytery web site at the Presbytery of New Jersey.

Visit our denominational web site at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.