Articles of faith

What We Beleive

 Our system of doctrine is the Reformed faith, also called Calvinism (because Calvin was the most important exponent of it during the Reformation). It pulls together the most significant doctrines taught in the Bible. These doctrines are set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms (with accompanying biblical references). Our system of doctrine is summarized in the following paragraphs.

Our Articles of Faith

Fundamental Doctrines of the Church

Article one

The Presbyterian Church of East Africa is part of the Holy Catholic or Universal Church; worshipping God Almighty, All-wise, and All-loving, in the Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the same in substance, equal in power and glory; adoring the Father, infinite in majesty, of whom are all things; confessing our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son, made very man for our salvation, glorying in His cross and resurrection and owing obedience to Him as the Head over all things in His Church; trusting in the promised renewal and guidance of the Holy Spirit, proclaiming the forgiveness of sins and acceptance by God through faith in Christ and the gift of eternal life; and labouring for the advancement of the Kingdom of God throughout the world. This Church receives the Word of God, contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as its supreme rule of faith and life; avows the fundamental doctrines of the Catholic faith founded thereupon, and in its interpretation and teaching thereof adheres to the guiding principles of the Protestant Reformation.

Ecumenical Relationship

01 Ecumenical Commitment.

Ecumenical Commitment.

The Presbyterian Church of East Africa seeks to manifest visibly the unity of the Church of Jesus Christ and will be open to opportunities for conversation, co-operation, and interaction with other ecclesiastical bodies and secular groups.

The Presbyterian Church of East Africa will seek to initiate, maintain, and strengthen its relations and engage in mission with other Presbyterian and Reformed bodies and with other Christian Churches, Alliances, Councils, and Consortia.

All governing bodies of the Church, in consultation with the next higher governing body, shall be authorised to work with other Christian denominations in the creation and strengthening of effective ecumenical agencies ,for common mission.

The Presbyterian Church of East Africa will seek new opportunities for conversation and understanding with non-Christian religious bodies in order that interests and concerns may be shared and common action undertaken where compatible means and aims exist.

The Presbyterian Church of East Africa will initiate and respond to approaches for conversation and common action with movements, organisations and agencies of the business, educational, cultural and civic communities that give promise of assistance towards accomplishing the mission of the Church in the world.

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