University Presbyterian Church is a member 
of the Presbyterian Church in America.

2010 E. Wisconsin Ave, Las Cruces, NM88001
Phone: 575.522.0828 
Fax: 575.522.0175
 


OUR BELIEFS

University Presbyterian Church is a particular church of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The PCA seeks to be a denomination that is faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission (Matthew 29:18-20).

We are an evangelical denomination that emphasizes the gospel, the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ alone, and other orthodox Christian doctrines that are founded in the infallible, inerrant and authoritative Word of God.

We are Reformed in that we are connected to the teachings of the historical church and the doctrinal beliefs recovered by the Reformation. Our doctrinal beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith.

We are Presbyterian in that we are governed by a representative form of church government. The PCA's representative form of church government is rooted in its name -- presbyterian. Local churches are governed by elders (presbyters) elected by the church members. This form of government extends through the regional presbyteries, which facilitate connectionalism, to the national General Assembly, which expresses PCA's connectionalism and the bond of union between/among all the churches.

As a PCA church,

  • We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. 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 salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
  • 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 gives 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 aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.


 

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