Corona Presbyterian Church
Sunday morning worship • 9:30 am

What We Believe

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Corona Presbyterian Church is…

Biblical: we believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the infallible Word of God. The Bible is sufficient for our spiritual needs, clear to understand, and the final authority for how we ought to live in this life (2 Tim 3:16-17). For all these reasons, the Scriptures must be studied and believed. Above all, though, we believe that the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, points us to our gracious and merciful Savior Jesus Christ (Luke 24:27). It is for this reason that we love studying the Bible.

Confessional: we hold to the ancient creeds (like the Nicene and Apostle’s creeds) and the Reformed confessions, as we believe they are an accurate and faithful summary of the teachings of Scripture (2 Thes 2:15). As a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, we hold to the Westminster Standards, which includes the Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Our creedal and confessional commitments unite us with the church universal, that is, saints down through the ages and around the world (Jude 1:3).

Presbyterian: we are governed by a body of elders called by God and elected by the congregation. Jesus, our Chief Shepherd, has appointed under-shepherds to care for His flock until He returns (Eph 4:11-14; 1 Pet 5:1-4). Following the pattern of the Apostolic Church, we are united to other churches in a supportive and collaborative manner (Acts 15:1-4). Our elders serve the denomination regionally through the Presbytery of Southern California and nationally through the annual General Assembly.

Going Deeper …

The best way to learn more about what we believe the Bible teaches is by reading the Westminster Confession of Faith along with the Shorter and Larger Catechisms.

The OPC Book of Church Order answers any question you might have about how our church is governed.

Finally, B.B. Warfield, a very godly and highly respected professor at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921, nicely summarized our faith with A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith.