Beliefs

As a Reformed church here in Monroe County, we seek to be faithful to the Word of God and the confessions of faith that have taught sound doctrine to Christians for many years. Learn more about what it means to be Reformed and what Monroe County Orthodox Presbyterian Church believes.

The Westminster Standards

All churches within our denomination, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, subscribe to the system of doctrine that is taught in scripture and summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.

The churches also agree to operate according to certain standards of order and worship. The links to the right will lead you to these documents.

Confession of Faith

Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men unexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of his will, which is necessary unto salvation… [keep reading]

Shorter Catechism

Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever… [keep reading]

Larger Catechism

Q. 1. What is the chief and highest end of man?
A. Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever… [keep reading]

Form of Government

Jesus Christ, upon whose shoulders the government is, whose name is called Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, of the increase of whose government and peace there shall be no end… [keep reading]

Looking for a shorter summary?

A Brief and Untechnical

Statement of the Reformed Faith

By B.B. Warfield

 

I believe that my one aim in life and death should be to glorify God and enjoy Him forever; and that God teaches me how to glorify and enjoy him in His holy Word, that is, the Bible, which He has given by the infallible inspiration of His Holy Spirit in order that I may certainly know what I am to believe concerning Him and what duty He requires of me.

I believe that God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal and incomparable in all that He is; one God but three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, my Creator, my Redeemer, and my Sanctifier; in whose power and wisdom, righteousness, goodness and truth I may safely put my trust…

 

Websites

Below are a few websites that will help you learn more about the reformed faith.

Reformed Resources

monergism.com

Reformed Sermons

sermonaudio.com

Reformed News

aquilareport.com

Reformed Forum

puritanboard.com