First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Norfolk – Origin:
Founded as the “Church on the Elizabeth River”, First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Norfolk began its history in Hampton Roads nearly one hundred years before the birth of the nation, sometime before 1678.
Since that time, First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Norfolk has remained a beacon of His light in the community.
Through times of prosperity interspersed with times of great suffering, First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Norfolk has a deep and layered past.
In 2001, 2009, 2011 and again in 2014, the Session of First Presbyterian wrote and affirmed the following three tenets:
1. Jesus Christ is Lord God of all and the only way of salvation.
2. The Holy Scripture is God’s revealed Word, the only infallible rule for faith and life.
3. God’s people are called to holiness in all aspects of life. This includes honoring the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, the only relationship in which sexual activity is appropriate.
First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Norfolk affirms the ecumenical creeds of the Church universal, namely the Nicene Creed and the Apostle’s Creed, as well as the confessions coming out of the Protestant Reformation, such as the Westminster Confession and the Heidelberg Catechism.
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