Our Beliefs

WHAT WE BELIEVE


We believe in God

*  We praise God’s majesty, holiness, and providence
*  God creates, sustains, rules, and redeems the world
*  God made the world and God can let the world be as God chooses
*  God chooses to love the world and us


We believe in Jesus

*  Jesus Christ is the Son of God
*  Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church
*  God raised Jesus from the dead to save us from sin
*  Jesus blesses the children, heals the sick, rescues the captives, and cares for the outcasts of the world


We believe in the Holy Spirit

*  The Holy Spirit is Christ’s gift to the church
*  The Spirit makes us One
*  The Spirit keeps the church alive
*  The Spirit gives us power to do the work of Jesus, to be his hands, feet, and body in the world


We believe in Scripture

*  The words of the Bible are inspired by God
*  The Old Testament and the The New Testament are part of one Book
*  The Bible is God’s unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ in the Church universal
*  The Bible is and God’s Word to us


We believe in God’s salvation

*  Sin is a condition of the heart, a spiritual sickness that separates us from God
*  God reached out through the greatest possible love and compassion and saved us through Jesus Christ
*  God triumphed over sin through Jesus’ death and resurrection



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We firmly believe in and uphold the Essential Tenents and Confessional Standards as written by ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.


ESSENTIAL TENENTS

*  God's Word
*  Trinity and Incarnation
*  Essentials of the Reformed Tradition


CONFESSIONAL STANDARDS

The appropriate confessional standards for ECO are the creeds, confessions, and catechisms in the Book of Confessions.

The Book of Confessions includes:
The Nicene Creed,
The Apostle's Creed,
The Scots Confession,
The Heidelberg Catechism,
The Second Helvetic Confession,
The Westminster Confession of Faith,
The 
Westminster Larger Catechism, 
The Westminster Shorter Catechism, 
The Theological Declaration of Barmen,
The Confession of 1967,
and A Brief Statement of Faith.


This collection is theologically faithful, ecclesiastically appropriate, and organizationally suitable. 
The Book of Confessions contains the confessions that we have taken vows to receive.  
It also embodies the Reformed understanding of the way confessions function in the life of the church.

 
 
 
  
 
 
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