All Saints Presbyterian Church is a daughter church of Reformation Presbyterian Church a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
We are Orthodox because we believe, proclaim, and seek to live according to God’s Word as summarized in the historic creeds and confessions of the true Church of Jesus Christ.
We are Presbyterian because we confess that Jesus Christ is the only Head and King of His church and that He exercises all authority in His Church today through the ministry of ordained men, called elders, or presbyters.
We are a Church because we exist as a community of believers and their children, called by the grace of God out of every nation and race of humanity and set apart by baptism and sanctification of the Spirit to live together in holiness and love.
The short answer: All Saints Presbyterian believes the Bible, all of it, because we believe in Jesus Christ.
The longer answer is that we believe:
In the inerrant and infallible Word of God, the Bible, as the final authority for all of faith, life and practice
In one God, eternally existing in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
In Jesus Christ, truly God and truly man, born of the Virgin Mary
In salvation from sin and its power only by faith in Jesus Christ who died on the Cross in the place of His people
In the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day and His ascension into heaven where He rules over all history and all lives with the Father and the Spirit
In the work and witness of the church to the gospel of Christ’s saving work in our community and around the world
In God’s love extended through covenant relationship in the church which Jesus Christ is building in this world.
The above is a summary of biblical truth taught in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms and historically found in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.
Rev. Jay Bennett
What is the Orthodox Presbyterian Church?
We are a gospel-centered church. The word gospel means good news, and we believe we have the best news in the world. Jesus Christ has come. He died for our sins on the cross and God has raised Him from the dead. This is the good news we proclaim. We are unashamed to declare that Christ said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life and that no one comes to God except through Me’ (John 14:6).
We want to be true to the Bible teaches and what Christians have historically believed.Sometimes we are called are a confessional church because we believe the Westminster Standards most accurately summarizes what the Bible teaches. That’s what a confession does, it gives you an anchor to God’s revealed truth. Therefore, we believe that we need to be true to the historic Christian faith. For this reason we are a Protestant church, in line with historic, biblical Christianity. We are called “Orthodox” because we try, by God’s power, to stay true to His Word in the Bible.
We are a connected church, that is, congregations are bound together to serve and help one another. Every one of our bulletins declares on the cover, “A Mission Church of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.” In an age of non-denominationalism why are we denominational? The Westminster Standards connect us to believers from the historic Presbyterian Church as far back at the 17th century. . They also link us to each other. Just as every state in the USA must follow the United States’ Constitution, so every congregation in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church must follow the Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s confession.
The congregations of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church are led by elders or ‘presbyters’, men who have committed themselves to serving the church. There are three parts of a Presbyterian church: the session, the presbytery, and the General Assembly. A session is the elected body of men in a local congregation. Groups of congregations in the same geographic region send elders to a body called the presbytery. In turn, each presbytery in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church elects presbyters to attend the national General Assembly. At every level, Orthodox Presbyterian church government provides accountability and connects each congregation to the worldwide mission of the church.
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church doesn’t have any illusions that we are a perfect church or the only Christian church. We recognize that there are many ways in which we fall short, yet it is our sincere desire to be honest and consistent in our life, worship, and witness – an Orthodox Presbyterian Church.