We believe in:
The deity of Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father (John 8:40, 10:33; Acts 2:22);
His humanity (John 8:40; Acts 2:22);
His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35);
His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26);
His miracles (John 2:11);
His substitutionary and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9);
His bodily resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4);
His bodily ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9);
and His personal return in power and glory (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 22:12).
As a Reformed congregation, we shaped by three confessions of the Reformation:
The Heidelberg Catechism – This confession has 3 parts: Our sin, our salvation, and our service to God. It begins with a personal confession that “our only comfort in life and death is that we are not our own, but belong, body and soul, to our faithful Savior Jesus Christ.” We use the Heidelberg Catechism as a tool both in teaching and preaching.
The Belgic Confession – The Belgic Confession was written in 1561 as a statement of faith to defend Reformed Christians against persecution. It covers such doctrines as our view of Scripture, the divinity of Christ, our responsibility to the government, and the end times.
The Canons of Dort – The Canons of Dort explain biblical salvation. In theology it can be known as the 5 points of Calvinism: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Definite Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints.
As a Reformed Congregation we stand on the five great doctrines of the Reformation:
Scripture Alone –We believe that the Bible alone is the ultimate authority for our faith and life. We believe the Bible is inspired and inerrant (it is God’s Word and without errors). Neither church tradition nor subjective feelings are the authorities for life. God’s Word is the powerhouse to drive our worship, evangelism, education ministry, and growth in discipleship.
Christ Alone – We believe that Jesus alone is the way to God. As the only God-man, Jesus Christ fully paid the penalty for our sin by his perfect life and his death on the cross. Nothing we do can or needs to be added to Christ’s work.
Grace Alone – We believe that as human beings we have no claim on God. The only thing God owes us is punishment for our sin. We can never earn anything with God. Apart from God’s mercy and the work of his Spirit in our hearts we would never believe nor be saved. God alone gets the credit for salvation.
Faith Alone – We believe that by faith alone we can receive the benefits and blessings of Jesus’ life and death. God has accomplished our salvation and all we must do is receive it with a believing heart. Through faith, we become right with God. Such faith will show itself through works of gratitude.
Glory to God Alone – As a church we live to bring glory to God. God alone deserves our praise. Our aim is that our ministry would have one goal: To glorify God and enjoy Him forever is the main reason why God made us and saved us.