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Rt. Rev. David Gathanju applauding greetings from Meru Senator Hon. Kiraitu Murungi during the opening of the 2nd GAC of the 20th GA at Chogoria

The Presbyterian Church of East Africa is part of the Holy Catholic or Universal Church; worshipping God Almighty,  All-wise, and All-loving, in the Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the same in substance, equal in power and glory; adoring the Father, infinite in majesty, of whom are all things; confessing our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son, made very man for our salvation, glorying in His cross and resurrection and owing obedience to Him as the Head over all things in His Church; trusting in the promised renewal and guidance of the Holy Spirit, proclaiming the forgiveness of sins and acceptance by God through faith in Christ and the gift of eternal life; and labouring for the advancement of the Kingdom of God throughout the world. This Church receives the Word of God, contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as its supreme rule of faith and life; avows the fundamental doctrines of the Catholic faith founded thereupon, and in its interpretation and teaching thereof adheres to the guiding principles of the Protestant Reformation.

  This Church receives the historic Confessions of the Faith known as the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and Short Catechism as containing the same substance of faith of the Church. Until such time as this Church shall exercise its right to frame its own Confession of Faith, it adopts as a subordinate standard the statement known as The Short Statement of Faith adopted by the Presbytery of East Africa in the year 1943.

               This Church expresses the faith of the Reformed tradition. Central to this tradition is the affirmation of the majesty, holiness, and providence of God which creates, sustains, rules and redeems the world in the freedom of sovereign righteousness and love. Related to this central affirmation of God’s sovereignty are the other great themes of the Reformation, such as:
         the election of the people of God for service as well as for salvation, covenant life marked by a disciplined concern for order in the Church according to the Word of God; a faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and improper use of the gifts of God’s creation:
         the recognition of the human tendency to idolatry and tyranny, and the need to call the people of God to work for the transformation of society by seeking justice and living in obedience to the Word of God; and the motto Ecclesia reformanda, semper reformanda. “the Church reformed, always being reformed.”