What we teach and believe at CPC
We believe that the bible is God’s written Word and is therefore the basis and ultimate authority for what we teach and practise. As Presbyterians, we also affirm the teaching of the Westminster Confession of Faith as a sound expression of what the Bible teaches.
We believe in the ‘triune’ God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God in three persons who created all things out of nothing. At first, His creation, including man and woman, was good, without fault or wrong.
However, man and woman disobeyed God. As a result sin entered God’s creation; mankind’s alienated from God and relationships with each other, and the environment became spoiled.
In His grace and love for us, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross. There He took upon Himself the punishment for our sins. Dying in our place, so that when we repent of our sins and have faith in Him, we are reconciled to God and become Christians.
When this happens, God’s Holy Spirit comes to live in us and he gives us the power to live lives which are pleasing to God. The Holy Spirit also helps us to relate more positively and harmoniously with each other and with all people.
God raised Jesus from the dead and He returned to heaven to be with the Father. One day He will return and His return will usher in the final judgement and the end of history as we know it. It will also mean the final fulfilment and consummation of all God’s purposes.
Then, Christians will enjoy eternal life with God and with each other in heaven.