Our Beliefs

Our mission at First Presbyterian Church of Corinth, NY, is to grow in relationship with God and to share the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

As a member of the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO), First Presbyterian Church of Corinth affirms and is guided by the Essential Tenets of ECO, including: 

Our purpose: To glorify God and enjoy him forever.

The Bible: We know this purpose through the Scriptures. We believe God reveals himself to us both in the infallible (without error) Scriptures of the Old and New Testament and also in the incarnation of his Son, Jesus.

The Trinity: We worship the only true God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - who is both one essence and three persons. God created the world for his people to enjoy with him forever.

Sin: We believe the world exists in its chaotic, broken state not because of God’s fault, but because of humanity’s free, sinful rebellion against his will – and due to that rebellion, we remain trapped in our sins and under God’s judgment.

Jesus Christ: We believe Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth to live the perfect life no human could, and to die the death all humans deserved. Jesus, being fully God and fully human, took the penalty of our sin in his death on the cross, then triumphed over death’s power when God raised him from the dead through the Holy Spirit.

Salvation: Only by the grace of Jesus can we be forgiven of our sin and brought into God's family. Those who put their faith in Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death and forgiven of the guilt of sin, and receive the gift of eternal life.

Sanctification: By believing in Jesus, the believer is forgiven of their sins. When one believes in Jesus, they receive his Holy Spirit, who gives them power to begin to live a different life; further and further from sin, deeper and deeper into God’s holiness.

The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is sent to live within each person who believes in Jesus Christ; sanctifying them from sin and unifying them to be a part of God’s family, the Church.