Westminster Presbyterian Church Bull Creek is a Bible-believing church. Our understanding of what the Bible teaches is in line with the Westminster Confession of Faith, a document which was produced as a summary of the Bible in 1646. Although we are a young church, what we teach is consistent with a long history of reformed Bible confessions.
The points below, following the order of the Westminster Confession of Faith, form a very brief summary of what we believe:
We Believe That
- The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the word of God, inerrant in their original writings, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
- God is the creator and sustainer of all things. The triune God is three persons yet one God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- Although humankind was created good, all people have rebelled (sinned) against God, are subject to His anger, and judgement. We cannot save ourselves or make ourselves right before God.
- Jesus is fully God yet fully man.
- Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross, was buried and rose again bodily on the third day. Jesus died in the place of all who believe in him to pay for their sins. Because of Jesus’ death those who believe are reconciled to God, forgiven, justified, adopted as God’s children and look forward to eternal life in His presence.
- The only way to be saved is through faith in Jesus, not through anything that we can do.
- God is in control of all things that happen, yet all people are responsible for their own actions.
- The church is important, as it is the place where Christians are built up and new disciples made through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus. All people in the church are to serve each other as part of one body with Jesus Christ as the head.
- The Presbyterian form of church government is a Biblical model, where godly men are appointed to be elders to govern and care for the church.
- The sacraments of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism are important illustrations of the gospel of Jesus and should be performed as Jesus directed.
- The Christian life is a life-long walk of discipleship (learning how to follow Jesus). Christians actively resist the temptation of sin, our sinful natures and the devil by the power and work of the Holy Spirit.
- Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people. We believe that the eternal destination of all people is either heaven or hell.