Westminster Presbyterian Church in the United States

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The Westminster Presbyterian Church in the United States (WPCUS) is a small Presbyterian denomination which was constituted in January 2006 in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. The founding churches separated from their former denominations and came together because of perceived equivocation on central Protestant doctrines and because of tolerance of perceived excesses in worship practices in other Presbyterian denominations.[1] The founders were particularly concerned with the perceived spread of liberal teaching within Presbyterianism in the United States and in particular with Federal Vision theology, which they believe supplies a different understanding of doctrines such as justification and the perseverance of the saints.[2]

The WPCUS strictly subscribes to the Westminster Standards (The Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism, the Shorter Catechism, the Directory of Public Worship, the Directory for Family Worship, and the Form of Presbyterian Church Government) as they were originally adopted by the Church of Scotland (1645–48) and the colonies of North America (1716).[3]


Regarding its doctrine, the WPCUS:

Additionally, the WPCUS adheres to the following distinctives related to public worship:


  1. ^ (April, 2006, Page 14). "News: Westminster Presbyterian Church in the United States." Banner of Truth Magazine, Banner of Truth.
  2. ^ (January 3, 2006). "New Presbyterian Denomination." British Church Newspaper.
  3. ^ The Westminster Presbyterian Covenant of Union

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