What we Believe
We are not here by accident. Nor are we here for casual reasons. We are here because the Reformed faith is biblical faith. The Reformed faith exalts and glorifies the majesty and holiness of God. At this point, it is helpful to see just what a Reformed church looks like. What we have below will help you to see what this Reformed church looks like.
The Overarching Principle
Our faith comes from an unswerving commitment to the Bible as the inerrant and infallible Word of God.
The Rule of Christ
The issues of this world are all under the rule of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is even now the Ruler of nations, just as He is now the Ruler of the church. He is “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16). He is to be supreme in every issue and decision of our life.
The Worship of God
The centerpiece of Christian life is the worship of God. As Jesus says, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth” (John 4:24). Our praise uses the biblical psalter, found right in the center of the Bible. This is the church’s hymnal. When God calls us to worship Him with “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs” (Colossians 3:16), these are the psalms, hymns, and songs of the psalter. When Jesus sang a hymn in Matthew 26:30, this was the concluding hymn of the Passover celebration, the Great Hallel of Psalm 118. We, like Jesus, His disciples, and the early church, sing only the Psalms in worship.
In short, and to the point, we believe:
- We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, the only infallible rule for faith and life.
- We believe in the one living and true God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as revealed in the Scriptures.
- We confess our guilt and helplessness as sinners against God.
- We profess Jesus Christ, Son of God, as our Savior and Lord.
- We endeavor to forsake all sin and to conform our lives to the teaching of Jesus and His example.
- We believe in the visible and physical return of Jesus Christ from heaven on the last Day to judge the living and the dead.
This page is a taste of Reformed thought. If such thinking has caught your attention, visit our Articles page and be prepared for a real treat.
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