The Church has always defined itself by what it believes. From very early on in the Apostles' Creed through the creeds developed from controversy arising in the church, we join our forefathers in the faith wholeheartedly confessing what we understand the Bible to teach.
Our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America, uses the Westminster Confession of Faith along with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms developed by the Westminster Assembly as the theological standards of our church. What that means is that we believe those documents, while being subordinate to the Bible, accurately reflect the teaching of God’s Word. Below are a few statements that succinctly summarize those Wesminster Standards.