we believe

We Believe

the Bible to be God’s inspired and inerrant Word. For us as a community of believers, the Bible is our ultimate and infallible authority in faith and practice.

that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We refer to God’s Triune nature as the Trinity.

that this Triune God is omnipotent, that is, He is all powerful. He is omnipresent, that is, He is present throughout all Creation but not limited by it. He is omniscient, that is, nothing is hidden from His sight. In all things God is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character.

the Triune God we serve is perfectly holy, righteous, just, good, loving and full of mercy. Out of nothing God created the heavens and earth, and everything in them, in the space of six normal days, and all very good. God is the Creator, and continues to sustain and govern everything which He created.

that Christ Jesus is Immanuel – God with us in human flesh – one person with two natures, one fully divine and the other fully human. We confess Jesus Christ’s virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return in power and glory.

in the full deity of the Holy Spirit, acknowledging Him together with the Father and the Son in the works of creation and redemption.

that because of Adam’s sin all mankind is in rebellion against God. Man is guilty with Adam and adds to his own sin daily. For the salvation of such lost and sinful men, conversion and repentance worked in the heart by the Holy Spirit is essential.

that salvation is all of grace through faith alone, and that faith without works is dead.

in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who lives in the hearts of Believers and enables them live a godly life in the service of the Triune God.

in the resurrection of both the saved and lost; those who are saved are resurrected to eternal life, and those who are lost are resurrected to eternal judgement.

in the spiritual unity of all true believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

three forms of unity

The” Three Forms of Unity” is a collective name for the ‘Belgic’ Confession of Faith, the Canons of Dort, and the Heidelberg Catechism, which are accepted as official statements of doctrine by many of the Reformed churches, including the URCNA.

creeds

Our church holds to the historic creeds which summarize the message of the Bible: that we are saved through Jesus Christ and we need to live in thankfulness before him. This is the message we live by and this is the message we want to share with others.