"Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints."
Someone may say, "I believe the Bible," but what do they believe about the Bible? Someone may say, "I believe in Jesus," but what do they believe about Jesus?
It's important that Christians hold to and contend for not just any faith or a private faith, but THE faith that was once for all delivered to the saints, (Jude 3).
King's Church, as a part of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP), strives to hold fast to the genuine and historical Christian faith as taught by Christ and his Apostles.
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers," (Acts 2:42).
We believe the Bible, contained in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God and the only rule to direct us and to teach us what we are to believe about God and what duties he requires of us.
We believe in the one living and true God of Scripture who exists eternally in three distinct persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and these three are all the same in substance, equal in power and glory.
We believe man is born in rebellion to God as the result of Adam's sin and is unable to be reconciled to God apart from a Redeemer.
We believe Jesus, the Eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin, suffered the penalty due for sin on the cross, was buried and raised physically on the third day and ascended into Heaven where he rules and reigns over Heaven and earth until he returns in judgement.
In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. He made man as his representative in the earth to have dominion over it. Adam failed his mission when he disobyed God. His sin brought death and corruption into the world and since then, man has naturally been under the curse of God's wrath. In order to be delivered from this curse, a man had to be born who would obey God perfectly and suffer in the place of sinners for their disobedience. That man is Jesus Christ. He came to reconcile sinners to God through his obedience and sacrifice and to break the curse man brought upon all of creation. He came to usher into the world renewal, peace, and perfect justice. He came as the Second Adam to do what the first Adam failed to do - to be God's perfect representative in the earth, guarding it, keeping it, and having dominion over it for eternity.
Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords and he commands all people everywhere to repent of their sin and to turn to him in faith. He says that he turns none away who trust in him alone for salvation and forgiveness of sins. (See Christianity 101)
Simply stated, we believe what Christians have professed to believe for millenia. In the early church, unbiblical doctrines began to circulate and the church formed ecumenical councils to answer these errors with Christian Creeds founded upon the clear teaching of God's Word. One such creed familiar to most is the Apostles' Creed.
WHAT IS "REFORMED?"
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WHAT IS "PRESBYTERIAN?"
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