what we believe
Being Reformed, we naturally uphold the historic, catholic and evangelical doctrines that are essential to Biblical Christianity. Such doctrines include but are not limited to:
•the God of the Bible as the only true and living God
•the Trinity-- this God subsists in three Persons, "the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory." (WSC #6)
•the eternal deity and the perfect humanity of Jesus Christ
•the truth that there is only one way of salvation - by grace alone, through faith alone in the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
•Christ's atoning sacrifice of Himself as the sufficient, perfect and permanent ground of our salvation
•the Bible as the God-breathed, infallible, inerrant Word of God which alone is our absolute and final standard in all matters of faith and conduct.
•the Second Coming of Jesus Christ at which time He will consummate His kingdom and gather His church unto Himself forever, the rest of mankind being justly condemned to an eternal judgment. This (He alone) is our eternal and blessed hope.
Etc., etc., etc.
But being Reformed also dictates that we subscribe to the:
•5 Solas of the 16th century Reformation
•Doctrines of Grace, also known as the 5 Points Of Calvinism
•System of doctrine contained in such historic Reformed confessions and catechisms as the Westminster Confession Of Faith and the Heidelberg Catechism.
In addition to the above, embracing the Reformed distinctives indicates that we:
•study the Scripture from a theocentric perspective it is God Himself Who is its Author and it is He Who voluntarily reveals Himself to and His purpose for His creatures on its pages.
•view the Scripture from a Christocentric perspective the divine purpose is perfectly fulfilled in the Person and sacrificial atoning work of Jesus Christ. He alone is our Savior, the Author and Finisher of our faith, the goal of our redemption as well as of all history.
•are zealous to proclaim, promote, and protect the sovereignty and glory of God in all His works of creation and redemption.