What We Believe



Foundational Truths

About the Bible

The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living.


About God

There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man.


About Sin and Salvation

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. As the Bible teaches, we believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Faith in Jesus is the means by which a person is justified. At the same time, a sinner must believe the gospel. They are commanded to repent of their sinful life, to be baptised in water in the name of Jesus Christ, and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues (Acts 2:38; Acts 4:12; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:43-48; Acts 19:1-6). Thus the various aspects of faith and obedience work together in God's grace to reconcile us to God.


About the Gospel

The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection).


About Christian Living

As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a Holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. We believe that God, who is holy, calls each of us into relationship with Him. This relationship with Him manifests itself in every aspect of our lives, including our families. As such, the UPCA stresses and supports the family unit as God's primary institution.


About The Future

Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death.





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