The ultimate foundation for our beliefs is the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, which we believe to be the infallible and inerrant Word of God. We want everything we think, say, and do to be rooted in what God has revealed in Scripture. Consequently, we embrace the teachings of historic, orthodox Christianity: the Trinity, the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, his substitutionary death on the cross and bodily resurrection, the doctrines of free and sovereign grace, and salvation by grace through faith, as examples.
We are also a confessional church. We believe that an accurate and comprehensive summary of the teaching of the Bible can be found in The Westminster Confession of Faith. Along with the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms, these documents constitute the official doctrinal statement of the Church.
We proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to sinful, broken people – and that’s all of us. The word “gospel” is a Greek word that means “good news.” The Bible’s good news teaches us the answer to life’s most important question: “How can a person be made right with God?” Unfortunately, there is also bad news – you and I are born in sin and enslaved to sin by nature, justly deserving the wrath and judgment of a holy God. There is nothing we can do to fix this desperate situation. No amount of religious activity, good works or trying harder to be a “decent” person will make us acceptable to God. The gospel is not a message of what we must do. It is not good advice. It is good news! The gospel is a message of what God has done for us.
God graciously sent His Son Jesus to earth to save helpless sinners. Jesus redeemed us by living the sinless and obedient life that we couldn’t, and bearing the punishment for sins that we deserve. On the cross, Jesus endured the wrath and judgment of God for us, and after paying for our sins, he died. On the third day, He rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will soon come again to judge the world. Jesus offers to us complete forgiveness of our sins and a right standing with God, if we simply place our faith in Him. This is the good news that we joyfully preach – Jesus Christ crucified for sinners!
At Princeton Presbyterian we maintain a prayerful devotion to the simple, unadorned means of grace in which Christ is pleased to present himself and communicate with his people – the ministry of the Word and the administration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. God has chosen the “foolishness” of the message of the cross to save those who believe, and he has called his church to preach the Word and to remember and proclaim His name in the receiving of the bread and wine. These simple means are exactly what God has given for us to grow in Christian maturity and to persevere in our pilgrimage to glory (Acts 2:42; Rom. 10:17; 6:3-4; I Cor. 11:23-26). Check out our guide for visitors
The Proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ
Worship that is Biblical, Reverent and God-Centered
Christ-Centered, Expository Preaching and Teaching of the Word of God
The Promotion of World Missions & Church Planting
A Community of Believers Who Support and Encourage One Another
An Environment Where People Can Ask Honest Questions and Expect Honest Answers
An Authentic, Humble, and Unpretentious Approach to Christian Living
A Church Where People Can Come to Know Jesus Christ