We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried, and continued under the power of death; the third day he rose again from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and is seated on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
“All Scripture is inspired by God,” therefore the Bible is our only infallible standard for doctrine and life. Jesus Christ “is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Him,” “By grace you have been saved, through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” Only Jesus Christ, sent by God, is able to save. It is God who saves us; we cannot save ourselves by any work we can do. It is through faith alone that we receive God’s salvation.
|No one may boast before God; rather, all things are for His glory, not ours. The Bible is the final judge of faith and life. We read and hear what He has said to us, so as to be taught and encouraged, we sing the lyrics He has given us, to both express and mold our hearts, we pray to Him to request His help in need, we observe baptism and communion to signify and renew His promises to us. As part of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, we subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and gladly teach Reformed (Biblical) theology.|
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Worship and Music
“We worship God, as Jesus directed, in Spirit and truth. Our worship must be Spiritual, not worldly, and it must be in truth. This refers not simply to sincerity but to conformity with the true teaching which God has given to us in the Bible.” Christian Adjemian
A. Athanasius, Letter to Marcellinus, https://www.trinityorthodox.ca/sites/default/files/Athanasius-ToMarcellinus.pdf
B. Aquinas, Thomas, Summa Theologica, see excerpt opposing organs as “Judaizing” at https://heidelblog.net/2014/09/aquinas-the-use-of-instruments-in-public-worship-is-judaizing/
C. Calvin, John excerpted comments on musical instruments in the public worship of God at https://reformedbooksonline.com/john-calvin-on-musical-instruments-in-worship/
D. Girardeau, John Instrumental Music in the Public Worship of the Church, https://www.insearchoftruth.org/articles/girardeau_instrumental_music.html
E. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible (See also his Meditations on the Psalms)
F. Adjemian, Christian, How We Worship as a Church
G. LeFebvre, Michael, Singing the Psalms of Jesus: Revisiting the Psalms
History of Church and Denomination
“In the words of the ancient Nicene Creed, the Reformed Presbyterian Church is part of the “one holy catholic apostolic church” of Jesus Christ. Although sin has broken the visible unity of the church, Christ Himself is not divided…” William J. Edgar
C. The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) (denomination page)
D. Edgar, William J., History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church 1871 – 1920, 2020, available from Crown & Covenant (7418 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15208), or on Amazon
E. Foster, Gaines M., Moral Reconstruction, 2002
A. Adjemian, Christian. On Women Deacons //www.reformedprescambridge.com/articles/women_deacons.pdf
B. Google “RPCNA ARCHIVES” for Minutes of Synod, 2002, pp. 114-122
C. Also at RPCNA ARCHIVES, “Women and the Deacon’s Office,” in The Reformed Presbyterian and Witness, November 1888, pp. 383-394, and “Should a Woman Be Ordained as a Deacon?” Reformed Presbyterian and Witness 1888, pp. 392-407.