What we Believe
- We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts.
- We believe the Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
- We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
- We believe that we are saved by God’s Grace alone through faith in Christ Alone.
- We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who though His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
- 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 Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and give them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
- We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
- We believe that all aspect of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Decatur Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
“Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission”
For a more in-depth explanation of what we believe, we invite you to visit our denomination’s beliefs page where you will find an explanation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Westminster Confession of Faith with Biblical references, and position papers on a variety of topics:
- For God’s Plan of Salvation, click here: THE GOOD NEWS
- For the Westminster Standards, click here: WCF
- A good summary of what the PCA believes can be found in the Preface to the “Book or Church Order”.
- For the Book of Church Order, click here: BCO
- If you are looking for the PCA’s position about a specific topic, please visit the PCA Historical Center’s collection of PCA Position Papers here: PCA POSITION PAPERS