TERRA BELLA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
We believe the Scriptures to be the Inerrant and Authoritative Word of God witnessing to God's self-revelation.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
• In life and in death, we belong to God through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit. We trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve. We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life. The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to be reborn by God’s transforming grace, and to love God and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers in the one body of Christ, the church.
“The Apostle’s Creed”
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
Where that Word is read and proclaimed, Jesus Christ the Living Word is present by the inward witness of the Holy Spirit. For this reason, the reading, hearing, preaching, and confessing of the Word are central to Christian worship.
• In a broken and fearful world, the Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing, to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in church and culture, “to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke, and to share our food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter, and when you see the naked, to clothe him”. (Isa. 58:6-7)