First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church317 S Chester St, Gastonia, NC 28052
Our Vision Our Vision is what we are becoming as we are carrying out our purpose. Vision is what we pray, plan and prepare for our church to look like in the Future. Our Purpose Our Purpose is why we exist and how in general we are going to seek to carry it out. Our Beliefs In the scripture of the Old and New Testaments, as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. In one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man. That man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. Jesus died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood. Jesus rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and presently resides there for us as King, High Priest and Advocate. All who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born again by the Holy Spirit and adopted as children of God. The Holy Spirit has given spiritual gifts to all believers to build up the body of Christ and bring glory to God. Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly to judge the world in righteousness and live forever with His followers in the new heavens and new earth. In the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the blessedness of the saved and the retribution of the lost.