What We Believe
Our knowledge of God and God's purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God's generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone's job - ministers and lay people alike - to share this Good News with the whole world. That is also why the Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women alike.
Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.
Some of the principles articulated by John Calvin remain at the core of Presbyterian beliefs. Among these are the sovereignty of God, the authority of the scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers. What they mean is that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe.
Monument Community Presbyterian Church (MCPC for short) is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The PC-USA has two guiding documents in our Constitution, known as the Book of Order, and the Book of Confessions. The Book of Order describes how we govern ourselves as a congregation and a denomination. The Book of Confessions contains historical statements of faith from the earliest years of the Christian church up through the 1980s.
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