What We Beleive
The Presbyterian Church of East Africa adopts the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647), as its secondary standards (the Bible itself being the only infallible rule of faith and practice).
Officers in the Church take a vow to "sincerely receive and adopt" these confessional documents "as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures."
The following links will carry you to OPC website. We commend them as helpful reources for biblical research.
The following PDF documents contain the Confession and Catechisms with full Scripture proofs (several are quite large; please wait for them to load):
- Title page, contents and preface
- Westminster Confession of Faith with Scripture proofs (658K)
- Larger Catechism with Scripture proofs (900K)
- Shorter Catechism with Scripture proofs
- Scripture Index
See also: Modern English Study Version (MESV), a helpful paraphrase of the Confession of Faith, but not a part of our doctrinal Standards; First Catechism (for children); Westminster Confession of Faith (frames); Larger Catechism Bulletin Inserts.
The following files were kindly supplied by ruling elder Bill Carson.
A table showing the American Revisions to the Confession of Faith is also available.
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