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What We Believe

What We Believe. . . Our Essentials

Our Beliefs

All that is required to be a Presbyterian is to:

  • Confess the Christian faith.
  • Trust in Christ as our forgiving savior.
  • Promise to follow Christ and Christ’s example for living.
  • Commit oneself to attend church and to become involved in its work.

Essentials of Our Faith

“In Essentials, Unity;

In Non-Essentials, Liberty;

In All Things, Charity.”

     We believe that the essential tenets of the Reformed Christian faith, as expressed in the Confessions of our church,* are authentic and reliable expositions of what Scripture leads us to believe and to do. What follows is a concise summary of what we, The First Presbyterian Church, Starkville, believe are the essential tenets of our faith as taught in Scripture and summarized in the Confessions. In affirming the essentials of our faith, we also affirm the maxim of our faith that provided wise guidance to 17th century Christians after decades of gospel impeding religious wars between Christians who actually shared the same essential tenets regarding the sole authority of the Lord and His Word: “In Essentials, Unity; In Non-Essentials, Liberty; In All Things, Charity.”

 Essential Tenets

  1. God – Trinity and Attributes

  2. Humanity – Creation and Fall

  3. Jesus Christ – Person and Atoning Work

  4. Holy Spirit – Person and Sanctifying Work

  5. Authority of Scripture – "Scripture Alone"

  6. Salvation – by Grace Alone through Faith Alone because of Christ Alone

  7. The Church and the Great Commission

  8. The Sacraments

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