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The primary standard by which we judge all things has to be the Word of God. We stand for the old principle rediscovered at the time of the Protestant Reformation: Sola Scripture - the Scriptures alone. Believing the Bible to be the verbally inspired and infallible Word of God, we hold it to be the final authority for all our belief and practice. To use the language of the Shorter Catechism answer to Qu 2: The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him. Therefore the Word of God must be classed as our primary standard.
The WCF along with the Articles of Faith of the FPC are classed as our subordinate standards. We adhere to the exposition of Scripture doctrine that is set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith [hereafter called W.C.F.] and the Articles of Faith of the Free Presbyterian Church. The W.C.F. & Articles of Faith derive their authority from the Scriptures.