What We Believe

The beliefs and doctrines of Christ the King Presbyterian Church (PCA), Austin, TX

We are part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a denomination committed to the full authority and truthfulness of Scripture, the glory of God in all things, and the worldwide proclamation of the good news about Jesus's death and resurrection in our place.

Our pastors, elders, and deacons all subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms as excellent summaries of biblical doctrine, though subordinate to Scripture itself.

Our beliefs can be briefly summarized as follows:

The Bible
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

The Trinity
There is one God, eternal and self-existing in three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who are to be equally loved, honored, and adored.

The Fall
All mankind participated in Adam's fall from his original sinless state and is thus lost in sin and totally helpless.

The Sovereignty of God
The Sovereign God, for no other reason than His own unfathomable love and mercy, has chosen lost sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit and through the atoning death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ.

The Perseverence of the Saints
Those sinners whom the Spirit quickens, come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons of God, and will persevere to the end.

Justification is by faith and through it the undeserving sinner is clothed with the righteousness of Christ.

Heaven and Hell
At death the Christian's soul passes immediately into the presence of God and the unbeliever's soul is eternally separated from God unto condemnation.

Baptism is a sign of God's covenant and is properly administered to children of believers in their infancy as well as to those who come as adults to trust in Christ.

The goal of God's salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, and service for the glory of God.

The Second Coming
Jesus Christ will return to earth, visibly and bodily, at a time when He is not expected, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.