As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), Redeemer Presbyterian Church is a confessional church, fully committed to living out in today’s context the rich theology, piety, and practice of the historic Christian faith recovered at the Protestant Reformation, and best summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith. We subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith, as well as the Shorter Catechism and Larger Catechsim, and these function as our doctrinal standards.
Below we offer a brief summary of our convictions:
We believe that the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is God's truth revealed to us, and is infallible, authoratative, perspicuous, and sufficient in all matters of faith and practice. We hold to the conviction of Sola Scriptura, Scripture alone being the highest authority in our lives.
We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one true God, infinite and unchanging, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Man and Sin
We believe that all people are sinners by nature, and are guilty before a Holy God, unable to save themselves from God's righteous judgement, save for his mercy and grace.
We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through a life of perfect obedience, and a sacrificial death on the cross as the representative and substitute for his people, atoned for the sins of all who would trust in Him alone for salvation.
We believe that this salvation is the work of God alone. He sovereignly chooses whom He will save. We believe that His choice is based solely on His grace, not on any merit found in his people, their foreseen faith, or their religious activity.
We believe that the only way to salvation and acceptance with God is by His grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
God's Covenant Promises
We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His covenant promises.
We believe that the church is the covenant community of God and the sphere within which the grace of God is available to all, through the preaching and teaching of the Bible, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Outside the church there is no ordinary possibility of salvation.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and enables them to trust Christ and follow Him. Faith is the gracious gift of God.
The Perseverance of the Saints
We believe that having come to saving faith in Christ, believers can never be lost, but persevere to the end, being kept by the power of God through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This perseverance is both the responsibility of every believer, and the infallible promise of God to all his people.
The Return of Jesus Christ
We believe Jesus Christ will return at the last day, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
The Christian life
We believe that we are made to glorify and enjoy God, by bringing all aspects of our lives under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Sex, Gender, and Marriage
We believe God created man out of the dust, in His image, both male and female. While both men and women have equal value, dignity, and worth, God designed men and women to have distinct and separate roles. These roles complement one another, and serve both the joy of men and women, as well as the glory of God. God designed sex to be a good gift to humanity, when it is in its God given context. Sex is designed to be enjoyed between one man and one woman, in the context of a lifelong covenant of marriage, which is only to be between one man, and one woman.