God – God is the Creator of heaven and earth, the sovereign Lord of the universe. We believe that God has revealed himself fully in the Bible. The supreme revelation of God is in Jesus Christ.
Humanity – Men and women are sinful human beings, unable to bridge the chasm which exists between themselves and God, and therefore in need of a savior.
Christ – God, out of his great love, provided a Savior. This one and only Savior is the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s own Son, born of a woman, and is therefore God and man and as such is able to build a bridge across the chasm which exists between God and human beings.
Salvation – For our sin Christ died on the Cross, taking upon himself our guilt and penalty of sin that we might be forgiven and set free.
Faith – We receive salvation only through our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord (the leader of our lives) and Savior (the forgiver of our sins).
Repentance – Repentance is more than sorrow for the things we have done wrong, it is a turning away from sin to newness of life in Christ.
The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is the giver and renewer of life. The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith and sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers in the one body of Christ, the Church. The Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing, and to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior.
The Bible – The Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God.
The Sacraments – There are only two holy ordinances instituted by Christ - Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. Both include outward signs and inward spiritual meanings.
A Public Confession of Christ as Savior – Joining the church makes a public confession of Christ as Savior.
Christian Responsibility for Witnessing for Christ – A Christian has the responsibility of telling others about Christ.
The Bodily Resurrection of Christ – The resurrection of Christ was a bodily resurrection. There will also be a bodily resurrection of all men and women and recognition in the life to come.
The Second Coming of Christ – The Second Coming of Christ will be personal and glorious. It is our responsibility to watch and work and be ready when he comes.
The Final Judgment – There will be final judgment with Christ as the Judge; and there will be eternal blessedness for all those who in life accept Jesus Christ as Savior and seek to follow Him as their Lord.
The above comments have been adapted from The Presbyterian Church: Its Beliefs by Earnest Trice Thompson. You will find this information in Presbyterians: People of the Middle Way by Harry S. Hassall on pages 66-68, Providence House Publishers, 1996.