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Our Beliefs
 
 
First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore is a community of ordinary people who have discovered that true fulfillment in life is found only in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
 
We believe that the answers to life’s questions are found in God’s Word, the Bible.  The Bible is our only infallible rule for faith and behavior.  We believe the Bible is God-breathed, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.
 
We believe that God has eternally existed in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, (The Trinity). We also believe that the second Person of the Trinity became human, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect life, died on the cross, rose again, and ascended into heaven, where He now reigns at the Father’s right hand, awaiting the day when He will return and judge the earth in righteousness.
 
We believe what the Bible teaches about Christians: that Christians are humans who have been forgiven and counted as righteous by God – not because of what we do for God, but because of what He has done for us on the cross. The moment you put your faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit fills you and empowers you to live a new kind of life – a life of real joy, meaning, and purpose.
 
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Living Head of the Church. As the Book of Order makes clear, “Christ calls the Church into being, giving it all that is necessary for its mission in the world, for its sanctification, and for its service to God. Christ is present with the Church in both Spirit and Word. Christ alone rules, calls, teaches, and uses the Church as he wills” (F-1.0202).
 
We affirm the faith of the Church Catholic (Universal).  Presbyterians do not have a “corner on the Gospel,” but rather share with all Christians certain foundational convictions about the Christian faith. With all Christians we affirm the Trinity and the Incarnation as foundations doctrines. We invite all baptized Christians to join us at the Lord’s Table.
 
We believe in the Sovereignty of God. The special contribution of Reformed Christians to the Reformation was the focus on the Sovereignty of God. Because God is sovereign over all of life – and not just the Church or our private spiritual lives – we have always sought to witness to God’s justice in the world, to build up our churches as covenant communities, to exercise faithful stewardship, and to joyfully receive our calling as being not just for our salvation, but also to enable us to serve God and others.