Our Beliefs
 
First Presbyterian Church of Westfield, NY  is rooted in the reformed Presbyterian denomination PC(USA).  Our denomination follows the mantra, "Reformed and always reforming."  With that understanding, we reach, we
 reach 
back
 to
 the 
origins
 of
 the 
ancient 
church 
and
 stretch
 our 
hands 
out 
to 
the 
future.  Therefore, we remain in
 conversation 
with
 the
 church 
at 
different 
times
 and
 in
 different
 places as we seek to understand and exist in the changing of times. 
 
We believe in sovereign love God created the world and makes everyone equally in God's image to live as one community.  We believe in the triune God, to be professed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We believe Jesus Christ is both fully human and fully divine and that we have been justified and reconciled to God through Christ.   Through grace alone we have received this reconciliation and we remain grateful for such sacrificial love.  With believers in every time and place, we rejoice in knowing that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God.  We believe in the authority of scripture which leads and governs our lives.  We trust and depend on the Holy Spirit 's guiding as we live out the call to be disciples of Christ in this world. 
 

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