PCU statement of faith
The PCU’s doctrinal standards is derived from the bible as summarized by the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, under these following statements.
- We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons, the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe that the Old and New Testaments as originally received, were inspired and authorized by God; that they unite to present a single message of His redemptive purpose; and supreme authority in all matters of life and faith.
- We believe that the meaning of scripture must be learned through the faithful and accurate interpretation of the text of the scripture. The meaning of scripture is not established by tradition, by appeals to continuing revelation or by the decisions of church councils.
- We believe that Jesus Christ is the divinely begotten Son of God, and He is fully God and fully man in one person.
- We believe Christ died for the sins of his people and rose again according to the scriptures, and that those who repent and trust in the merits of his atoning work are justified, sanctified, and assured of the resurrection of the body at the time of Christ’s return.
- We believe in the blessed hope of the personal return of Christ to receive his bride the church, to complete the conquest of wickedness in this world, and to reign in glory with him.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the eternal punishment of the lost, and the eternal blessedness of the elect.
- We believe that man was created in the image of God, but through sin, he came under the condemnation of God and therefore must be born again of the Spirit in order to be saved from God’s wrath and be reinstated in His favor.
- We believe that the purpose of the spiritual gifts given to men and women in Christ is not self- fulfillment but service to others, to the end that God receives all glory and honor.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.