Wildwood is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) denomination.
As a PCA church, we recognize the core beliefs outlined in the Westminster Confession of Faith, which is rooted in Scripture as the final authority on faith and life. These core beliefs are summarized below.
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
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.
All mankind participated in Adam’s fall from his original sinless state and is thus lost in sin and totally helpless.
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.
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.
The goal of God’s salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, and service for the glory of God.
This message of salvation is what we call “the gospel”, translated literally as “good news”. Click here for a more complete gospel overview on the PCA website.
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.
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.
The Gospel of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ must be published to all the world as a witness before Jesus Christ returns.
What is Reformed Theology?
As a Presbyterian church, we enjoy a rich history that can be traced back to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. We get what we call our “Reformed Theology” from this period, which can be summed up in five basic beliefs: Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, and God’s Glory Alone.
We encourage you to listen to Pastor Bob Evan’s series “Roots”, in which he explains each of these five points of Reformed Theology.