Beliefs

The Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA) is founded upon the conviction that the Bible is the Word of God.

  • We believe it is infallibly inspired and the only rule of our faith and our daily lives.
  • We believe that there is one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son of God, is the only Redeemer of men; and that He is coming again according to His promise.
  • We believe that God is sovereign, in personal salvation and in every area of life.
  • We believe that the Christian Faith is relevant for today’s problems and life.
  • Our full doctrinal beliefs are founded in the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Reformed Presbyterian Testimony.

Our denomination traces its lineage to the Presbyterians of Scotland, also known as the Covenanters of Scotland. It had its visible birth in the Reformation Days in Scotland.

The name REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN is best understood when stated, REFORMED AND PRESBYTERIAN. We are Reformed or Calvinistic in doctrine, and Presbyterian in church government.

A few of our distinguishing practices: the exclusive use of the Psalms of the Bible in worship (sung a cappella), a testimony against secret societies, and an emphasis on the Kingdom of Christ in every area of life.


Covenant of Communicant Membership

  • Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, the only infallible rule for faith and life?
  • Do you believe in the one living and true God—Father, Son, and oly Spirit, as revealed in the Scriptures?
  • Do you repent of your sin; confess your guilt and helplessness as a sinner against God; profess Jesus Christ, Son of God, as your Savior and Lord; and dedicate yourself to His service?
  • Do you promise that you will endeavor to forsake all sin, and to conform your life to His teaching and example?
  • Do you promise to submit in the Lord to the teaching and government of this church as being based upon the Scriptures and described in substance in the Constitution of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America? Do you recognize your responsibility to work with others in the church and do you promise to support and encourage them in their service to the Lord? In case you should need correction in doctrine or life, do you promise to respect the authority and discipline of the church?
  • To the end that you may grow in the Christian life, do you promise that you will diligently read the Bible, engage in private prayer, keep the Lord’s Day, regularly attend the worship services, observe the appointed sacraments, and give to the Lord’s work as He shall prosper you?
  • Do you purpose to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness in all the relationships of life, faithfully to perform your whole duty as a true servant of Jesus Christ, and seek to win others to Him?