What We Believe

sunday worship

9:30 am - Contemporary | 11:00 am - Traditional

OUR Core Beliefs

Indian River Presbyterian Church (IRPC) is committed to the centrality of the gospel message and the call our Lord to "go and make disciples". IRPC is an ECO Presbyterian congregation that practices basic reformed theology. Below is a list of the essential beliefs by which we live.

THE BIBLE

We believe God has revealed the truth about Himself in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament, which are our unique and authoritative guides in faith and action. Matthew 4:4, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:16–17

GOD

We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Psalm 118:1, Psalm 145:1–9, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14

JESUS CHRIST

We believe God has expressed himself uniquely in His Son Jesus, who lived, taught, died, and rose again for our sakes. Jesus is our master and teacher and savior and friend, and now reigns forever with the Father and the Holy Spirit. John 14:6–7, Acts 2:32, 1 Corinthians 15:3–4, Ephesians 2:13, Colossians 1:15–20, Philippians 2:5–11, 1 Timothy 2:5–6

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the absolute and essential deity, and in the personality of the Holy Spirit. He regenerates, indwells, seals, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the Spirit of God is now available so we can be closer to God than the air we breathe. John 14:26, Acts 1:8, Romans 8:26, Galatians 3:14,Ephesians 1:13–14

MANKIND

We believe all human beings have dignity because they were created by God in His own image, and great worth because they are valued by God beyond our ability to measure. Genesis 1:27, 31, Psalm 8:3–6, John 3:16, Romans 5:8

SIN

We believe this world also has pain and suffering because human beings have fallen and sinned, and are estranged from God, from each other, from ourselves, and from creation. Genesis 3:17, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Titus 3:3

SALVATION / GOD'S REDEMPTIVE PLAN

We believe God does not intend for sin and suffering to get the last word, but is at work to redeem and reconcile what He has made through the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and His all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection. Isaiah 11:6–9, Colossians 1:21–23, Revelation 21:1–5

THE CHURCH

We believe the Church is the community through which God wants to bring love, healing, and growth to the human race, to which He invites everyone who is willing to follow Jesus to join. Matthew 18:18–20, John 1:12–13,Acts 1:8, Galatians 3:28, 1 Peter 2:9

ETERNITY

We live in hope because one day Jesus will return, love and justice will prevail, and God will set the world right. Matthew 24:30–31, Luke 12:40, Romans 8:37–39, Revelation 21:1–5