We believe in the absolute authority and divine verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God.
We believe there is but one living and true God; and in the Godhead, there are three Persons, equal in power and glory – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.
We believe in the eternal Sonship, virgin birth and deity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We believe in the personality of God the Holy Spirit, and the absolute necessity of His work in regeneration and sanctification, and His infilling of the indwelt believer for power to live and witness for Christ.
We believe in the substitutionary death of the Lord Jesus Christ and His resurrection as the only way of salvation through faith.
We believe that God has appointed, besides the Word and prayer, the sacraments or ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
- Baptism – The importance of Christian baptism is clear for all to see in the New Testament (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, etc.). And in the FPC, we have long enjoyed the benefits of the fruitful coexistence and cooperation of credo-Baptist and paedo- Baptist brethren (including different modes of baptism) who have stood with equal commitment for the work and witness of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, “we pledge ourselves to hold our views with a loving toleration and respect for differing brethren, all of us being united in repudiating the error of baptismal regeneration” (Additional Statement on The Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter 28.3-4).
- The Lord’s Supper – This ordinance has been appointed by our Lord for remembrance of Him in His work as Saviour. Its purpose to the child of God is for strengthening, and putting of a visible difference between the redeemed and the unregenerate.
We believe in the visible and personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ, allowing charity for differing views in the church related to eschatology. So, on the issues as to whether the second coming of Christ will be pre-, post-, or a-millennial and whether (if it is premillennial), it will be pre-, mid-, or post-tribulational, we allow for liberty of opinion.
As a denomination, the Free Presbyterian Church of North America seeks to be “Confessional,” which simply means that we subscribe to the Westminster Standards, comprised of the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646), the Shorter Catechism (1647), and the Larger Catechism (1648).